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 2019 Conference and workshop

October 22-24 at Pike's Waterfront Lodge in Fairbanks .
Workshop agenda 

Student scholarships available

A limited number of scholarships are available for students and teachers to attend the Alaska Invasive Species Workshop. Scholarships will cover conference registration fees only, no travel funds are included in the scholarships. Eligible students include middle school, high school, college and graduate students, as well as post docs. Any K-12 teacher is eligible.

Please fill out this form completely, save it with a filename that includes your last name, and email it to Gino Graziano at The due date for 2019 scholarships will be announced during the summer of 2019.

Call for Speakers 2019 workshop

Theme: Invasive species in Alaska: Where have we been? Where are we going?

Requested submission deadline: Sept. 13

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. 

Evening Poster Session: For hanging posters, Pike's Waterfront Lodge has requested that we use museum putty. A limited amount of museum putty will be made available for participants to hang posters with, however, if you can bring your own that would be appreciated. 

Registration and Accommodations

Registration: Registration is available online. The $180 registration includes three days of workshops, lunches and light snacks.

AccommodationsPike's Waterfront Lodge is offering a special rate of $69.00 per room for conference attendees. Use the discount code below when you make your reservations. 

Phone: (907) 456-4500; extension 0 
Discount Code: species 2019

Certified Pesticide Applicators, Continuing Education Units

The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation will offer 7 continuing education units to Alaska Certified Pesticide Applicators for full attendance of the 2019 Conference and workshop.

CEU's can also be earned for partial attendance. 
Day Attended CEU's Offered
10/22/2019 4
10/23/2019 1.5
10/24/2019 1.5


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 (AISP) 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 AISP 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 AISP community are welcome to submit nominations to the AISP board through Tammy Davis: Nominations will be accepted until August 15th.

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 follow this support link, and contact Gino Graziano ( to arrange for recognition on workshop materials. Please use code AKINV when submitting payment for sponsorship.

Past workshop proceedings