Arctic Futures Symposium 10th Edition Is Approaching

After many interesting editions over the last decade, it is with extreme pleasure that the International Polar Foundation and its many partners from the Arctic community in Brussels wish to invite Arctic stakeholders and members of the general public to the 10th edition of the Arctic Futures Symposium.

The now well-established annual event is an occasion to bring together experts from different disciplines and parts of the Arctic, as well as to explore key topics chosen by Arctic stakeholders.

The Arctic Futures Symposium will take place on Monday 25 November at the Residence Palace in Brussels EU’s Quarter from 9:00 am until 7:00 pm.

Challenges of a new decade

This year, the all-day event will focus on the challenges that will face Arctic stakeholders in the coming decade and solutions to them.

The event will first look at what’s in store for the Arctic Council in the coming years, before looking at safety and security issues in the Arctic, gender concerns in the region, Arctic labour force and demographic trends, and the sustainable Arctic bioeconomy.

All are welcome

All those who are interested in what is happening in the Arctic region - be they politicians, diplomats, civil servants, academics, indigenous peoples, representatives from industries operating in the Arctic, representatives of civil society, teachers, students, or members of the general public, - are welcome to register to the event.

For more details about the symposium, a draft programme, speakers, and information on how to register for the event, please consult the Arctic Futures Symposium website.

Registration is necessary to attend, as we can’t guarantee a seat to those who wish to turn up on the same day as the event.

If you have any additional questions about the event, you are welcome to contact us at, and we will be happy to get back to you as soon as possible.

We look forward to seeing all of you again in Brussels at the end of November!