13th edition

Arctic Futures Symposium 2022

Brussels - November / , 2022

The Arctic Futures Symposium is an annual conference that brings together Arctic stakeholders in Europe's capital to discuss issues of importance to them.

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Arctic Futures presentation on Vimeo

Boat near Iceberg -  Hubert Neufeld


The 2022 Arctic Futures Symposium will take place in Brussels November 29th-30th 2022 at the Residence Palace in Brussels' EU Quarter. A wide range of topics of interest to Arctic stakeholders will be addressed. Check out the draft programme for more details!

Due to strong demand, we are no longer accepting any registrations for in-person attendance at the symposium. However, the entire symposium will be streamed live online on the IPF YouTube Channel.

Those watching online may send their questions to panel moderators to events@polarfoundation.org. The moderators will do their best to get to questions they receive. Sending your questions in advance of the symposium is strongly advised.


Side events

Side events are organised in tandem with the symposium to create and foster connections between Arctic stakeholders and the general public.

This year, several side events are being organized in conjunction with the symposium.

Arctic Shorts

The 4th annual Arctic Shorts film evening took place at BOZAR Centre for Fine Arts on Tuesday, November 8th 2022. Eight films from across the Arctic were screened. More information about this event is available in the "Side Events" section of this website.

Arctic Photo Exhibition

Belgian polar photographer Christian Clauwers will exhibit several of his photos taken during his travels to the Arctic during the two days of the symposium, November 29th and 30th, in the atrium of the Residence Palace.

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