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 2020 Invasive Species Workshop

Location: Anchorage 

Specific dates and location information for the 2020 workshop will be posted here as it becomes available. 

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 file name that includes your last name, and email it to Gino Graziano at

Call for Speakers 2020 workshop

Theme: TBD

Requested submission deadline: TBD

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: TBD

AccommodationsCheck back for hotel and other accommodations information.

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 7
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 (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 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