2017 Region 1 and 2 Conference

Dates: March 30-31, 2017
Location: Humboldt State University- Arcata, California

Within our AISES Regional Conference we will be having our abstracts Peer Reviewed for our Poster Symposium.  All posters are welcome.  It is not our intention to exclude anyone, so please bring what you have.  Our peer review process is a way to give you feedback and improve upon your posters.  We will be having cash prizes at our awards dinner immediately following our Poster Symposium. Please email your abstracts to Katia: Katia.Karadjova@humboldt.edu


Wednesday 3/29/17

(Early Bird Special)

2:00pm – 5:00pm

Earth Quake Country, FYI from Dr. Lori Dangler (History of Humboldt Bay)

(Gwynn Neilson, Geology)

The Fire Lab, Dr. Jeffrey Kane                                                                                                    

Taxidermy for a DNA museum, Tamar Danufsky                                                                               

Fisheries lab and hatchery, Ms. Sabine Mader                                                                                   

Green House


Thursday 3/30/17                                                 

8:00am – 10:00am VD
Registration and continental breakfast (Bagels, fruit, hard boiled eggs, smoked salmon etc.)

Campus Welcome  VD

10:00am - 10:30am VD

Opening prayer/Wiyot Welcome (Cheryl & Ted) & Overview; Message from AISES

10:30am -12:00pm VD

1st Keynote Speaker (Corey Gray, Physicist for Caltech at the LIGO Hanford Observatory)             

12:00pm – 1:15pm NHE

Lunch & Breakout Sessions Combined (Rita’s Catering, working lunch)

*  Ah Pah-Traditional Village (College for Traditional Knowledge)
*  Doctrine of Discovery
*  Natives at NASA; message from an Engineer
*  Youth Track

1:30pm – 2:30pm VD

2nd Keynote Speaker (Sawar Young-Tripp, Message from an MD)                                                                             

2:45pm – 4:00pm VD

Federal Agent Panel:                                                                                                                                                    

*Bureau of Indian Affairs
*United States Forest Service  
*Fish & Wildlife Services        
*National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration
*Nation Aeronautics & Space Administration

*Youth Track  (Head to Library 2nd floor)

Ariel Dasher poster example

4:00pm – 6:00pm Library 2nd floor

Poster Symposium (Library 2nd Floor; Dinner Served on site at 5:00pm)                                  

5:45pm Library 2nd floor

Poster Symposium Awards $$$ and catered dinner (Sammy’s BBQ)                             

6:00pm Library 2nd floor (Fishbowl)

Klamath Basin Tribal Youth, Summer Researchers presentation

8:30pm Blue Lake Casino

Blue Lake Karaoke (Voluntary)

(Informal conversations with professionals in your field)


Friday 3/31/17

Breakfast on you own

8:30am – 9:00am NA Forum

*Remembrance of Cesar Chaves and women’s contribution to the movement

9:00am – 10:45am NA Forum

*USFS; Sharing of Tribal Collaborations (Merv, Nolan & Frank)

11:00am – 12:00pm

Breakout Sessions:                                         

BSSB Classroom

*rroulou’sik REU presentation

Native Forum 

*TEK applied to problems in river ecology and dam removal on the Klamath River Basin


lunch on your own

1:00pm – 6:00pm

Coral Sea Field Trip (Meet at Woodley Island Marina/Eureka)

1:00pm – 2:30pm   Native Forum

Breakout Sessions (Messages from):

*The River Keepers

* Food Sovereignty

BSSB Classroom

*National Transportation & Safety Board

*Inter-Tribal Timber Council   


*Cooking Fish Traditional Style INRSEP

3:00pm – 4:45pm

NA Forum

*Next Steps for Stewards of the Environment, student led discussion

5:00pm – 6:00pm

BSSB classroom

*Grooming for professional hiring

Main Building BSSB classroom

*Conversations with career specific professionals

6:00pm – 6:30pm NA forum & BSSB classroom

Regional Causcus


Blended dinner & closing circle

Traditional Salmon Dinner/informal discussions


Saturday 4/1/17 West Gym

10:00am - 6:00pm

10th Annual HSU California Big Time (California Centric American Indian Cultural Sharing)


Blue Lake Casino and Hotel (707-668-9770, ext. 2881)

Red Lion Inn (707-441-4711)

Everything for lodging is about 10 mins. from campus.

Let either Hotel know that you are part of AISES/Big Time crew for the reduced rate.

AISES’ Regional Conferences take place every spring and provide an opportunity for AISES College and Professional Chapters to gather and share information, form partnerships, and to network with each other and with selected presenters and partners.

Each regional conference has a number of informative sessions and activities for both college and high school students. Among the activities provided are mini career fairs, poster presentations, and engineering competitions. AISES’ student representatives and the host chapters for the following year are selected at the regional conferences.