The Symposium will focus on safety and security, gender considerations, Arctic labour force and demographics, and sustainable use of Arctic biological resources

08:30 - 09:00


09:00 - 10:00

Opening Keynote Speeches

Following a welcome from a member of the Board of Directors of the International Polar Foundation, a series of opening keynote speeches from notable Arctic stakeholders will be delivered.

10:00 - 10:30

Coffe Break

10:30 - 12:00

The Arctic Council in the Coming Years

This session will be a roundtable discussion with Arctic State Representatives, Arctic Indigenous Peoples, and the European Union.

12:00 - 13:00


13:00 - 14:30

The Overlap Between Safety and Security in the Arctic

This session will explore issues related to safety and security in the Arctic.

14:30 - 15:00

Coffee Break

15:00 - 15:45

Gender Considerations in the Arctic

This session will cover often-overlooked gender-related issues Arctic residents encounter such as domestic violence within indigenous communities, gender pay gap, etc.

15:45 - 16:30

Arctic Labour Force and Demographics

This session will explore his Arctic communities can adequately train their residents to have the skills needed to compete in a globally competitive modern economy.

16:30 - 17:00

Coffee Break

17:00 - 18:15

Sustainable and Innovative Uses of Arctic Biological Resources

This session will look at using bio-organic resources from the oceans and land in the Arctic in innovative and sustainable ways.

18:15 - 18:30

Closing Statements

A keynote speaker will close the symposium.