Dates of 15th Arctic Futures Symposium Announced

The International Polar Foundation and its many Arctic stakeholder partners are happy to announce that the 15th annual Arctic Futures Symposium will take place on December 2nd-3rd at the Residence Palace in Brussels.

Held every autumn in Brussels’ EU Quarter, this multidisciplinary event brings together a diverse group of Arctic stakeholders representing local, regional and national governments of Arctic states, the EU, Arctic indigenous communities, the business sector, young people, and academia.

This year’s 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 iin the Arctic. Registrations will open in early September.

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