Key dates:

  • Call for Session proposals - October 15, 2017
  • Session selection - mid-December, 2017
  • Call for Abstracts - from January to end of March, 2018
  • Congress Registration opens - spring 2018
  • Requests for Visa invitations - sping 2018

Held in Finland, the UArctic Congress 2018 will begin in Oulu from September 3-6, and conclude in Helsinki on September 7.

The UArctic Congress 2018 will bring together key UArctic meetings and a science conference into one single gathering, including business meetings of the Council of UArctic, Rectors’ Forum, Student Forum, and Thematic Networks & UArctic Institutes Leadership Team.

The Congress is an integral part of Finland’s Arctic Council chairmanship program, and open to the public. The event will highlight the themes and priorities of the Finnish chairmanship, including the goals of the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, supporting gender equality, and the Paris Agreement under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.

With the aim to foster contacts and enhance networking, the biennial UArctic Congress brings together institutional leaders, indigenous representatives, academics, scientists and students from around the circumpolar north and beyond. Together with partners, policy makers, and other actors, the Congress strives to take the Arctic agenda forward by creating and strengthening collaborations that produce new findings and solutions for the future of the Arctic region.

The UArctic Congress 2018 will feature Science and Meeting sections, including: 

  • Sessions aligned with the four priorities of Finland’s chairmanship; i.e. environmental protection, connectivity, meteorological cooperation, and education.
  • Acclaimed keynote speakers and scientific experts presenting their views and latest research.
  • Formal meetings for representatives of the Council of UArctic and UArctic Rectors’ Forum.
  • Side-meetings and events.
  • Student events.
  • An exciting cultural and social program.

Mark your calendar and keep yourself informed via the UArctic Congress 2018 webpages and our social media feeds.

We look forward to seeing you in Finland in September 2018!