Day 1: Monday – September 3, Oulu

Meeting section – meeting sessions for the Council of UArctic, Rectors roundtable, and Thematic Networks and Institute leaders meeting.

Social program – Ice Breaker Lunch

Side events - APECS-UArctic Science Communication workshop

Optional tours in and around Oulu: Guided bus tour of Oulu, Guided walking tour in the city centre and Sound & silence forest walk


Day 2: Tuesday – September 4, Oulu

Meeting sectionCouncil meeting continuation, "Meet UArctic" info session, and Congress Declaration (joint session for Council members, rectors, etc).

Side events – Company visits

Social programVisit and Lunch at the Historical Maikkula Mansion

UArctic Congress 2018 Opening, including Plenary Panel discussion "Arctic Agenda 2030 - a Challenge?"

Social programCongress Dinner at Oulu Theatre


Day 3: Wednesday – September 5, Oulu

Plenary sessions Science keynote: Environmental protection, Arctic Council Permanent Participants panel discussion

Parallel science sessions

Side events

Social program Venetian Garden Party


Day 4: Thursday – September 6, Oulu & Helsinki

Parallel science sessions in Oulu

Plenary sessions in Oulu – Science keynote: EducationScience keynote: Connectivity

Side events

Departures for Helsinki

Social programReception at ThinkCorner in Helsinki


Day 5: Friday – September 7, Helsinki

Parallel science sessions

Plenary sessions – Science keynote: Meteorological CooperationScience Keynote: Gender

Side events

UArctic Congress 2018 Closing – including Plenary Panel discussion & Grand Final presentations

Social program - Reception at Helsinki City Hall – sponsored by the City of Helsinki