Arctic Futures 2018 Programme: A View to the Future

This year the symposium will focus on: 1) Arctic institutions 2) Transport and logistics 3) Culture, innovation and entrepreneurship 4) Blue growth and biodiversity.

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Opening Keynote Session

The 9th Arctic Futures Symposium will open with a series of keynote speeches.

  • Maria-Anne Coninsx
  • Elle Merete Omma
  • Eirik Sivertsen
  • Jean Lemire

Coffee Break

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A Look at Arctic Institutions

How well are the Arctic institutions that were created in the past 25 years serving the needs of the Arctic and its people? What changes in those institutions and what new institutional arrangements might be necessary as conditions in the Arctic evolve?

  • Andreas Raspotnik
  • David Balton
  • René Söderman
  • Marie-Anne Coninsx
  • Bryndís Kjartansdóttir
  • Elle Merete Omma
  • Bård Ivar Svendsen
  • Björn Lyrvall
  • Mininnguaq Kleist
  • Elin Mortensen
  • Lars Bo Larsen
  • Leigh McCumber
  • Herbert Nakimayak

Lunch Break

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Arctic Transport and Logistics

This session will look at transport needs within the Arctic and sub-Arctic region, as well as between the Arctic and the rest of the world.

  • Harri Mäki-Reinikka
  • Jari Vilén
  • Willy Ørnebakk
  • Mårten Edberg
  • Jóhanna á Bergi
  • Jacob Nitter Sørensen
  • Cécile Pelaudeix
  • Martin Zeitler

Coffee Break

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Culture, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship in the Arctic

This session will focus on how Arctic culture and innovation can foster a sense of entrepreneurship in Arctic communities.

  • Anu Fredrikson
  • Dieter Müller
  • Hayley A. Henning
  • Bridget Larocque
  • Maria Utsi
  • Anne Lajla Utsi
  • Sóley Hammer

Coffee Break

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Blue Growth and Biodiversity in the Arctic

This session will look at the blue growth potential in the Arctic and sub-Arctic regions within the context of sound ocean governance.

  • Andreas Østhagen
  • Kjell Kristian Egge
  • Henrik Leth
  • Frode Nilssen

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Closing Statements

The symposium will close with keynote speeches and look back on salient topics discussed during the day.

  • Kristian Leffler
  • Kirsti Methi