15th Arctic Futures Symposium - Save the Date!

by International Polar Foundation

Arctic Catherdral viewd from Tromsø Bridge - Photo by public domain
Arctic Catherdral viewd from Tromsø Bridge - Photo by public domain

The 15th annual Arctic Futures Symposium will take place on December 2nd and 3rd.

This year the symposium will return to the Residence Palace, located just across the street from the European Commission and next to the European Council in Brussels' EU Quarter.

While the draft programme is still in the process of being developed, the symposium will focus on how Arctic cooperation is faring in light of the current geopolitical situation, what Transatlantic cooperation in the Arctic will look like following elections in Europe and the US in 2024, critical raw materials and building a just Green Transition, keeping the Arctic an area of low tension, bolstering the resilience and wellness of Arctic regions and communities, innovation to meet challenges in the Arctic, building a skilled workforce in Arctic communities, and attracting people to live in the Arctic. Youth from the Arctic will be invited to take part in the panel discussions.

The symposium is free and is open to anyone interested in Arctic issues.

Registrations will open in September.

In the meantime, we encourage you to regularly consult this website for the latest updates to the draft programme, the list of confirmed speakers, and symposium side events.