The goal of the Graduate Climate Conference (GCC) is to provide a discussion forum for graduate students undertaking research on climate and climate change in an array of disciplines, including atmospheric, biological, earth and ocean sciences. We seek to share new techniques and avenues of research, discuss recent findings and their implications, and consider the major questions in the future of climate research. The format is designed to encourage new climate scientists to grow acquainted with the details of diverse areas of climate research and to place their own research in the broader context of the climate science community. We envision fostering connections that will lead to future collaborations across disciplines and between institutions.

The 2010 event at the University of Washington's Charles L. Pack Forest marks the fourth GCC. It is the direct result of a decision made by a group of graduate students from several climate science disciplines at the University of Washington to design, organize, and orchestrate a conference for students from a variety of backgrounds. We hope this event and others like it will continue in the years to come, welcoming new participants to share and expand knowledge of climate science.


Graduate Climate Conference 2010 - GCC


June 1: Application Deadline

July: Acceptance Notification

August: Confirm Participation

October 15-17: GCC 2010

2010 Conference Schedule:


10:30-11:30: Registration

11:30-12:00: Introductions

12:00-1:00: Lunch

1:00-2:30: Session I - 


2:30-2:45: Break

2:45-4:30: Session II -



4:30-5:45: Poster Session A

6:30-7:30: Dinner

7:30-8:45: Keynote Speaker

8:45+: Social


7:30-8:30: Breakfast

8:30-10:00: Session III -

    Biogeochemical Cycles

10:00-10:15: Break

10:15-12:00: Session IV -


12:00-1:00: Lunch

1:00-2:15: Poster Session B

2:15-3:45: Session V -


3:45-4:00: Break

4:00-5:45: Session VI -


6:30-7:30: Dinner

7:30-8:45: Poster Session C

8:45+: Social


7:30-8:30: Breakfast

8:30-10:00: Session VII -


10:00-10:15: Break

10:15-11:45: Session VIII -

    Climate Impacts

11:45-12:15: Concluding


12:15+: Departure &

    Afternoon Hikes

Our Vision

Download Conference Poster:

Pack Forest Info:

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Some relevant info:

  1. -Talks will be videotaped for your later enjoyment.  If you’d like to take your talk home with you, please bring a thumb drive or blank CD (we’ll have some CDs available)

  2. -There will be Wifi in Scott Hall

  3. -We will have both a Mac and PC available for talks - if you have movies/complex graphics you can test them beforehand

  4. -Gerard Roe is our Keynote Speaker - Here is his bio