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A Letter of Invitation can be obtained from APCOM 2015 Secretariat on request. This Letter of Invitation will only be issued to delegates upon confirmation of their APCOM 2015 registration and after full payment for registration and accommodation has been received.


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When attending the Symposium, you will be in the northern most, western most and yes, eastern most state of the United States (the Aleutian Islands extend into the eastern hemisphere).
Take a deep breath and explore Fairbanks! With the summer sun shining nearly 24 hours a day, we are simply bursting with energy. Strike it rich panning for gold, float the Chena River, mingle with reindeer and musk oxen, cool off in an ice museum, take a refreshing hike, or be inspired by brilliant art galleries, museums, and historic sites.
Late August to April you have a great chance to see the shimmering light of the aurora borealis. A host of other fascinating activities and events are unveiled during the winter. Once a gold rush boomtown, Fairbanks is now Alaska’s second largest metropolis known as the " Golden Heart City," a testimony to the warmth of the people. The Alaska Highway, trans-Alaska oil pipeline, military bases, mining and the University of Alaska are all integral to Fairbanks’ past and future. The city population hovers around 32,000, but nearly 98,000 live in the Fairbanks North Star Borough—an area the size of New Jersey. Visitors find Fairbanks, the Last Frontier, inviting, invigorating and awe-inspiring.  



Attendees and their families have a variety of choices for things to do outside the symposium. Some popular ones are wildlife viewing (including orca and gray whales, sea otters, stellar sea lions, bears, moose, dall sheep, wolves and lynx), glacier viewing (Alaska has approximately 100,000 glaciers), rafting, canoeing, hiking, fishing, gold panning and golf. Attractions also include museums and cultural parks.
The middle of May is a good time to visit Alaska due to round-the-clock daylight and cheap pre-tourist season (begins in May 15) prices.

Important Dates & Deadlines

Submission of Abstracts:

August 31, 2014

Notification of abstract acceptance:

September 5, 2014

Submission of full paper:

November 15, 2014

Notification of Acceptance of full paper:

December 15, 2014

Submission of corrected/final full Paper:

January 15, 2015

Early bird registration:

February 15, 2015

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