International guests to dine in Fairbanks

Submitted by sdubowski on 03/14/2016 - 18:36.

Arctic Science Summit Week at UAF is getting ready to host the International Arctic Assembly Banquet at the Carlson Center Tuesday Night.

The banquet is open to the public and features variety of entertaining events for locals and tourists to enjoy.

More than 700 people are expected to attend from the 30 different countries.

Some of the guests include members of the Arctic Council, Ambassadors from Arctic countries, all three local mayors, and of course the scientists who make it all happen.

There will also be plenty of Alaskan entertainment including Athabascan Dancers, the Fireweed Fiddle, and the Inu-Yupiaq Dance Group.

Scott Rupp, Deputy Director for the International Arctic Research Center said "We're just hoping to let everyone experience what Alaska is like, for those that are from other Arctic countries, or from regions other than the Arctic, and give a sense of what Fairbanks is all about. Just a chance to have fun and meet some new people."

For more information, check out the Arctic Science Summit Week's website at http://assw2016.org