Annual Invasive Species Workshop

About the Workshop

The Alaska Invasive Species Partnership organizes an invasive species workshop held annually in the late fall.  The workshop rotates between locations in Anchorage, Fairbanks and various rural communities. 

The workshop is a forum for discussing invasive species management activities within the state, offers expert presentations about emerging invasive species science and management issues, and training for new and experienced invasive species managers alike.  The workshop typically draws 100 to 150 participants.

The 2021 Invasive Species Workshop

Location: Anchorage and Online

Dates: November 3-4, 2021

Final Agenda

Student scholarships

Scholarships are not offered in 2020 because the virtual workshop is free, check back in 2021.

Call for Speakers 2021 workshop

Theme: Working Behind the Screen to Prevent and Manage Invasive Species

Requested submission deadline: Coming Soon

The Alaska Invasive Species Partnerships requests presentations encompassing all types of invasive species management from all areas of the state, with a special emphasis on topics related to the workshop theme. 

If you are interested in presenting at the workshop, please submit an abstract through our online submission form (Currently not available). 

If you are unable to submit abstracts using the online submission form contact Gino Graziano at or 907-786-6315.

For examples of past presentation abstracts see the workshop proceedings.

Registration and Accommodations

Registration: Coming Soon

Accommodations: Coming Soon

Certified Pesticide Applicators, Continuing Education Units

The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation typically offers 6-12 continuing education units (CEU's) to Alaska Certified Pesticide Applicators for full attendance of the workshop.

See below for CEU amounts offered for attendance at the 2019 workshop. 
Day Attended CEU's Offered
All 3 days 2
10/27/2020 1
10/28/2020 1
10/29/2020 None


Remember to sign in and out to recieve CEU's for the day(s) you attend.

Nominate outstanding contributors to invasive species management!

The Alaska Invasive Species Partnership (AKISP) would like to recognize and celebrate the amazing contributions and achievements of our friends and colleagues in the invasive species community. Please take a moment to shine a light on a particularly outstanding member of your team by nominating a volunteer, collaborator, employee, or contractor for their exemplary service.

The AKISP board is accepting nominations for excellence in four categories: lifetime achievement, leadership, outreach, and volunteerism.

Nominations should include:

  • Name of nominee
  • Category of achievement
  • Description of achievement, project or reason for nomination. Please give details.
  • Name of nominator

Members of the AKISP community are welcome to submit nominations to the AK ISP board through Tammy Davis:

Support the workshop

Generous contributions from supporters keep the registration costs for the workshop low, and allow workshop organizers to bring in excellent speakers. If you or your organization would like to support the workshop, contact Gino Graziano ( to arrange for recognition on workshop materials. 

Past workshop proceedings