Arctic Futures Symposium 12th Edition: Meeting our Challenges!

We’re delighted to announce that following last year’s online event, this year’s symposium will be held as a hybrid event that will allow us to meet both digitally and in person in Brussels on December 6th and 7th!

As it does every year, the Arctic Futures Symposium will assemble a wide variety of stakeholders, including local, regional, national and EU policymakers, Arctic indigenous peoples, entrepreneurs and representatives from the business sector, natural and social scientists, and others with interests in the Arctic.

This year's symposium will be held as a series of webinars over two successive days starting at 1 pm Central European Time (GMT+1) or 7:00 am Eastern Standard Time (GMT-5) on the 6th of December and continuing at 1:30 pm CET or 7:30 am Eastern Standard Time (GMT-5) on the 7th of December. The physical event will befor a limited number of people at Martin's Brussels EU, located at Boulevard Charlemagne / Karel de Grootstraat 80, 1000 Brussels.

As registrations to attend the event in-person are limited, we encourage everyone to follow the event online. The webinar access link will be sent directly to the participants who have registered, so don’t forget to register!

For those unable to regsiter, it will be possible to follow the symposium live streamed on the International Polar Foundation's YouTube Channel.

Programme Outline

The symposium will feature panel discussions that cover a number of key topics and challenges chosen by Arctic stakeholder partners including:

  • Arctic governance
  • Arctic youth, demographics, and capacity-building
  • Arctic resilience
  • The Arctic as a more sustainable place to do business

All are welcome

Everyone who is interested in what is happening in the Arctic region - be they politicians, diplomats, civil servants, academics, indigenous peoples, representatives from the private sector, representatives of civil society, teachers, students, or members of the general public - are more than welcome to register and take part in the discussions.

For more details about the symposium programmespeakers, and registration, please consult the Arctic Futures Symposium website.

If you have any additional questions about the symposium, you are welcome to contact us at or at +32 (0)2 520 34 40, and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

We look forward to seeing you online next Monday and Tuesday!