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For the first time, the US Permafrost Association (USPA) and the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) have joined forces to organize the joint 2021 Regional Conference on Permafrost (RCOP) and 19th International Conference on Cold Regions Engineering (ICCRE). RCOPs are convened by the International Permafrost Association (IPA) as part of their motto to "foster permafrost research to the ends of earth". The RCOP & ICCRE joint conference in October 2021 will strengthen ties between the scientific, engineering, and local communities.

Conference Update

We are excited to share that we have received over 250 abstract submissions and early bird registration is open through September 30! Abstract submissions are closed.

Conference Registration is OPEN!

Early Bird Conference Registration IS NOW OPEN! We offer reduced fees for USPA Members and for Early Bird Registration through September 30. Please follow the link below for more information and to register! 

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Permafrost Young Researchers Network (PYRN) Short Course

We are excited about the Permafrost Science and Engineering Short Course PYRN is planning to offer in the months leading up to RCOP & ICCRE. The virtual short course will be 1 to 2 hours per week and take place between September 13 and October 11!  Sign-up for this short course is now open. 

Sign up for PYRN Short Course

Conference Schedule

We are planning an exciting and interactive virtual event. If you have ideas for workshops or meetings associated with RCOP & ICCRE, please contact Tom Douglas to see how we can help support you. To find out more about the conference schedule, follow the link below!

Conference Schedule


Learn More

Follow the links below to learn more about RCOP & ICCRE! Thank you for your interest in our conference. We are excited to have you!

Virtual Venue
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Why you should attend

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 Abstract Submissions

Abstract submissions are closed. The final due date was Monday, August 16th. Thank you to all of you who submitted an abstract to this conference! Follow the links below for more information on technical sessions.

Technical Sessions


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