• Fairbanks, Alaska

    May 8-9, 2017

    Fairbanks, Alaska

  • Fairbanks, Alaska

    May 8-9, 2017

    Fairbanks, Alaska

  • Fairbanks, Alaska

    May 8-9, 2017

    Fairbanks, Alaska

  • Fairbanks, Alaska

    May 8-9, 2017

    Fairbanks, Alaska

Welcome to The Arctic Broadband Forum 2017

The University of Alaska Fairbanks and the University of the Arctic are pleased to announce The Arctic Broadband Forum 2017 which will be held in Fairbanks, Alaska, USA, May 8-9, 2017.

The Arctic Broadband Forum will bring together educators, researchers and industry from across the World to discuss the challenges, successes and potential of telecommunications and broadband deployment in the Arctic. Specific emphasis will be placed on the role of broadband and digital technologies on the cultural preservation and self-determination of indigenous populations throughout the Arctic.

Forum's Theme

Telecommunications and Broadband in the Arctic

The forum theme is broad, but we especially invite presentations in the following areas:

  • Broadband possibilities in Education, Healthcare and Economics in the Arctic
  • Digital possibilities for indigenous culture and language preservation
  • Digital possibilities for indigenous self-determination

Conference Language: English

TABF in the news

Experts outline benefits of boosting Arctic broadband; but some cite cultural ‘concern’
Alaska Public Media
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Experts to Meet in Fairbanks to Consider Expanding, Improving Broadband in the Arctic

read more: fm.kuac.org


Rep. Guttenberg Remains Focused on the Need for Broadband Infrastructure and Access in the Arctic
MyInforms.com/
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Arctic Broadband Forum to Bring Together Experts from Around the World
eNewsWire UK
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Pierce, Jukka-Pekka to give keynote speeches at Arctic Broadband Forum
Fairbanks News-Miner
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Expanded Broadband will Transform Education and Economics in the Arctic
eLearning Inside
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TABF 2017 is being held in conjunction with:

Arctic Interchange: Fairbanks, May 8–12

Alaska’s science, policy and business community have come together to celebrate the successes of the U.S. Chairmanship, toast the future of the Finnish Chairmanship, and recognize all the hard work still to do in meeting high goals of environmental protection, sustainable development, inclusion of indigenous peoples and international cooperation. Join us in Fairbanks and learn more about the University of Alaska Fairbanks, America’s Arctic university and Alaska’s research university.
See all Arctic Interchange events

North by North: Anchorage, May 12–14

Anchorage will host a number of unique activities from May 12–14. These are designed to celebrate the state’s Arctic, share that Arctic with community members, and attract visitors from other Arctic states to learn, exchange and build.
See all North by North events

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