11th Arctic Futures Symposium an Online Success

While the COVID-19 pandemic kept the symposium from taking place phsycially in Brussels, the 11th annual Arctic Futures Symposium managed to be a highly successful online event.

Held in a webinar format for a few hours each day over three successive days (30 November - 2 December), the symposium managed to attract hundreds of attendees from around the world to engage in constructive conversations with a diverse group of Artic stakeholders.

Opening with a keynote speech from Virginijus Sinkevičius, European Commissioner for Environment, Oceans and Fisheries, and a high-level panel discussion led by Dr. Mike Sfraga from the Wilson Center Polar Institute, the symposium explored  a number of thematic topics of great importance to the symposium's target audience of Arctic stakeholders and representatives from the European Institutions.

The International Polar Foundation would like to express its gratitude to all symposium speakers and attendees who engaged in fruitful dialogue on Arctic issues, as well as to all of the symposium partners, whose contributions were essential to making this year's symposium a success.

For those who were unable to take part in the symposium this year, please consult the event's website for a detailed programme and speaker bios, as well as news and information about the event.

Videos of each symposium panel discussion will soon be available on the IPF's YouTube channel.