8th GEWEX Open Science Conference: Extremes and Water on the Edge

May 6 - 11, 2018 | Canmore, Alberta, Canada


  • Thank you for a successful 8th GEWEX Open Science Conference! 360 scientists hailing from over 40 countries discussed and presented on issues ranging from mountain and high latitude hydrology to atmospheric and land modeling and observations. We’d like to thank our sponsors for making the Conference possible, and for generously providing the grants allowing students, early career researchers, and scientists from developing nations to attend the event.
  • If you would like to have your poster presentation featured on the Conference website, please upload it using the form at the bottom of the poster information page. The file must be smaller than 1 MB and should be a JPEG or PDF. Posters will be linked to their titles listed  on the poster program page.
  • Please note that you may need an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) to visit Canada. Most non-US and Canadian citizens have to apply for an eTA. Please check for details and see whether you need it here.
  • Each poster is assigned to a session by topic and will be presented for two days of the conference (Monday and Tuesday or Wednesday and Thursday). The poster numbers have been assigned and are located here. Posters in Groups A and B will be presented on Monday and Tuesday, and posters in Groups C and D will be presented on Wednesday and Thursday
  • The draft program is now available in PDF format here.
  • Register by April 8th to attend the Conference! To complete your registration, you must pay the registration fee, which is 500 CAD for non-students and 400 CAD for students. Follow the instructions on the registration page to pay the fee. Please note that you must pay a registration fee in order to attend the Conference.
  • Registration for the Icefields Tour has closed. Check here for the trip itinerary.
  • The room block at the Conference venue, the Coast Canmore Hotel and Conference Centre, has sold out. Rooms are no longer available at the Coast Canmore, but other options nearby are listed at the bottom of the lodging page.
  • The early bird deadline, extended until 11:59 PM PST on Wednesday, 28 February 2018, has now passed.
  • Abstract notifications have gone out! If you have not yet received a notification about the acceptance of your abstract and its presentation type, oral or poster, please email Shannon Macken at contact@gewexevents.org.
  • Travel support and Early Career Researcher Workshop notifications started going out later in the week of February 19th, and have now been distributed.
  • We are still accepting new registrations for a limited time, but new registrants will not be able to submit abstracts.


October 15, 2017: Registration and abstract submission opens
January 15, 2018: Final deadline for abstract submission, travel support requests, and applications for the ECR Workshop
*If we reach our maximum number of registrants before January 15th, the deadline will be that day and not the 15th
Abstract submission has closed.
Starting February 5, 2018: Abstract acceptance notification
Starting the week of February 19, 2018: Travel support notification
February 28, 2018: Early bird registration closes


Full week registration:                                           500 CAD (~405 USD)
Full week early bird registration:                           450 CAD (~365 USD)
Full week for students:                                          400 CAD (~325 USD)
Abstract submission fee (non-refundable):            80 CAD (~65 USD)
Attendance for guest at banquet & reception:      100 CAD (~80 USD)

Note that one-day registrations are not possible. We also do not accept payment on site at the Conference, without exception.


If you are unable to attend the Conference, and you notify us by the date below, we can refund most of your registration fee. Our refund policy is as follows:

All refund requests must be received in writing (contact@gewexevents.org) by March 5, 2018. No refunds will be issued after this date. A 50 CAD processing fee will be assessed on all general registration refunds due to cancellation. Student refunds will be assessed a 30 CAD fee. Guest registrations are fully refundable.