December 9-12, 2024

ArcticNet's Arctic Change 2024

About the Event

Hosted in Ottawa, December 9 - 12, 2024, ArcticNet's 5th International Arctic Change Conference (AC2024), a special 20th edition of our Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) is a hub for Arctic and northern research in Canada. The AC2024 brings together researchers from the natural, health, and social sciences to meet the challenges and opportunities of a rapidly changing Arctic region. This conference will push the boundaries of our collective understanding of the Arctic and strengthen our ability to address the issues of today and tomorrow.

Interdisciplinary cooperation and knowledge sharing, across the Arctic and the North, as well as innovative and evidence-based research, are key in achieving climate change adaptation and proposing sound mitigation strategies. As a hub for Arctic research in Canada, the AC brings together a broad range of research in and about the Arctic and northern regions of Canada and the world. The AC2024 advances our collective understanding with an inclusive view of the North spanning from Inuit Nunangat, across the Canadian territories and provinces, circumpolar Arctic regions, and beyond.

The Venue - Voted "The World's Best Conference Centre" in 2021!

The Shaw Centre — Canada’s Meeting Place — is an internationally renowned convention centre located on the Rideau Canal in downtown Ottawa. Situated on the Old Congress Centre site, the Shaw Centre breathes new life into Ottawa’s downtown core, and was voted the "World's Best Convention Centre" in 2021 by the International Association of Conference Centres. The Shaw Centre is a strong advocate for environmental respect, conservation, and sustainable living and was awarded LEED Gold certified status in LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is a green building rating system administered by the non-profit Canada Green Building Council.

The Venue - Voted "The World's Best Conference Centre" in 2021!

Hotel Options

All of the below hotels are within a 5 minute walk to the venue. Reserve with the provided links to gain access to discounted room rates while supplies last!

Travel Codes (more codes to come)

  • ViaRail: Use code 15594
    • Valid: December 6th 2024 to December 15th 2024
    • TERRITORY: From all stations throughout the VIA system to  Ottawa and return.
    • RESTRICTIONS: Fare applies to a maximum of two passengers per booking.
    • DISCOUNT: 10% off the best available fare in Economy, Economy Plus, Business, Business Plus, Sleeper class. "Subject to the conditions and restrictions of the fare plan to which the additional discount is being applied."
    • EXCEPTION: Discount does not apply in any Escape fares and Prestige Class.
  • WestJet: Use code 5J8C8VO when booking on your own and code YBL99 when booking through a travel agent using GDS.
    • The booking is to be made to the following city: Ottawa, ON
    • The travel period is: 12/2/2024-12/19/2024

Event Code of Conduct

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Thank you to this year's sponsors!



    Shaw Centre

    55, Colonel By Drive Ottawa, ON Canada, K1N 9J2

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