10-12 October 2019, Iceland

Arctic Circle Assembly 2019 and collateral events are coming up! We have gathered for you all breakout session organised by IACN and our partners! You can find the whole program online.

Wednesday, 9 October 2019

Arctic Circle Pre-Event: From National Strategies to Shared Solutions, Hof - Akureyri
More info & Registration here

09:00 – 17:15 SENIOR ARCTIC OFFICIALS – ARCTIC ECONOMIC COUNCIL MEETING
Location
: Harpa. Closed meeting – by invitation only
Organized by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Iceland

Thursday, 10 October 2019

09:00 – 10:00 GREENLAND'S EMERGING FOREIGN POLICY QUESTIONS
Location
: Esja, Harpa Fifth Level
Organized  by Centre for Arctic Studies, University of Iceland; Political Science, UiT the Arctic University of Norway

10:15 – 11:45 HOW TO CREATE STRENGTH-BASED YOUTH MOMENTUM IN THE ARCTIC? TRAUMA-INFORMED PROJECTS AND PRACTICES
Location
: Esja, Harpa Fifth Level
Organized by University of Akureyri, Iceland with support from the U.S. Embassy in Iceland

10:15 – 11:45 NORDIC COUNCIL OF MINISTERS ARCTIC COOPERATION PROGRAM: ENHANCING SCIENTIFIC KNOWLEDGE IN THE ARCTIC
Location
: Ríma B, Harpa Ground Level
Organized by Nordic Council of Ministers, Nordregio, Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Iceland

17:15 – 18:15 LANGUAGE, MOBILITY, AND CHANGE – NORTHERN RESEARCH FORUM EARLY CAREER SESSION
Location
: Flói, Harpa Ground Level
Organized by The Northern Research Forum (NRF) at the University of Akureyri & Rannís (Icelandic Centre for Research), with Support from the US Embassy in Iceland

20:30 – 21:30 THE STEFANSSON MEMORIAL LECTURE
Location
: Kaldalón, Harpa Ground Level
Organized by Stefansson Arctic Institute; Institute of Arctic Studies at Dartmouth College, supported by the Evelyn Nef Stefansson Endowment

Friday, 11 October 2019

08:00 – 09:00 ARCTIC MIGRATORY BIRDS INITIATIVE (AMBI): A MODEL FOR ARCTIC AND NON-ARCTIC STATE COOPERATION
Location
: Skarðsheiði, Harpa Third Level
Organized by Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF) Working Group of the Arctic Council and the National Institute of Ecology (NIE), Republic of Korea

08:00 – 09:00 INSPIRING ARCTIC VOICES THROUGH YOUTH
Location
: Viðey, Harpa Second Level
Organized by Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF) Working Group of the Arctic Council

11:15 – 12:00 ARCTIC CITIES AND SUSTAINABLE TOURISM
Location
: Háaloft, Harpa Eighth Level
Organized by Arctic Mayors, Municipality of Akureyri, Municipality of Torshavn and Sermersooq Municipality

11:15 – 12:00 CAN WE SAVE THE WORLD WITH PROJECT MANAGEMENT
Location
: Hafnarkot, Harpa Ground Level
Organized by the Masters in Project Management (MPM) program, Reykjavik University

17:00 – 18:30 ENHANCED ARCTIC SECURITY COOPERATION
Location
: Esja, Harpa Fifth Level
Organizedby George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies, Germany and Centre for Arctic Studies, University of Iceland

17:00 – 18:30 FAITH AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT FOR SDGS IN THE ARCTIC
Location
: Culture House (Þjóðmenningarhúsið)
Organized by by Evangelic Lutheran Church of Iceland; Institute on Religion and Reconciliation (IRR); Institute of Theology, University of Iceland; Faith and Community (F&C)

17:00 – 18:30 ARCTIC INNOVATION LAB: 15 IDEAS FOR A BETTER ARCTIC
Location
: Norðurljós, Harpa Second Level
Organized by Arctic Innovation Lab in partnership with Harvard Kennedy School, the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, University of Alaska Fairbanks, University of Greenland, University of Iceland and Reykjavík University

17:00 – 18:30 ARCTIC WETLANDS: HOW CAN THEY CONTRIBUTE TO CLIMATE CHANGE MITIGATION AND HEALTHY ECOSYSTEMS?
Location
: Hafnarkot, Harpa Ground Level
Organized by Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF) working group of the Arctic Council, Swedish Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA), Icelandic Institute of Natural History (NI) and the Agricultural University of Iceland (AUI)

17:00 – 18:30 POLAR LAW: THE LAW OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLE
Location
: Stemma, Harpa Ground Level
Organized by the University of Akureyri

17:00 – 18:30 ARCTIC GLACIERS AND ICE CAPS: RECENT MASS LOSS AND CONTRIBUTIONS TO GLOBAL SEA-LEVEL RISE Organized
Location
: : Kaldalón, Harpa Ground Level
Organized by the Icelandic Meteorological Office, the Icelandic Arctic Cooperation Network and the International Arctic Science Committee (IASC)

18:30 – 19:30 ARCTIC (IN)SECURITIES: OLD AND NEW
Location
: Háaloft, Harpa Eighth Level
Organizedby Centre for Arctic Studies, University of Iceland

18:30 – 19:30 SCIENCE-BASED POLICY-MAKING: RAISING AWARENESS AND BUILDING CAPACITY
Location
: Háaloft, Harpa Eighth Level
Organizedby Arctic Office at Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research, Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS), The Icelandic Centre for Research (RANNÍS)

18:30 – 19:30 CHANGING FRESHWATER RESOURCES: SOCIAL, ETHICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL IMPLICATIONS
Location: Kaldalón, Harpa Ground Level
Organized by Icelandic Arctic Cooperation Network; Icelandic Meteorological Office; Marine & Freshwater Institute; University of Akureyri; and Rif Research Station, International Arctic Science Committee (IASC)

18:30 – 19:30 CROSSROADS: ACTION NOW – ENGAGING THIS GENERATION TO SAVE THE NEXT – ARCTIC EDUCATION
Location
: Akrafjall, Harpa Fourth Level
Organizedby UiT – The Arctic University of Norway; Maine North Atlantic Institute, University of Southern Maine; Reykjavík University; University of Akureyri; University of Iceland

20:30 – 21:30 UARCTIC CONGRESS 2020: COMING TO ICELAND
Location
: Björtuloft, Harpa Fifth Level
Organizedby UArctic, University of Akureyri, Bifröst University, University Centre of the WestfjordsUniversity of Iceland, Reykjavík University, Iceland University of the Arts, Hólar University College, and the Agricultural University of Iceland

Saturday, 12 October 2019

08:00 – 09:00 MARINE SUSTAINABILITY CHALLENGES IN THE ARCTIC
Location
: Ríma B, Harpa Ground Level
Organized by University of Iceland

11:30 – 12:30 LEADERSHIP, ARCTIC GENDER EQUALITY AND DIVERSITY
Location: Kaldalón, Harpa Ground Level
Organized by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Iceland, the Nordic Council of Ministers, the Icelandic Arctic Cooperation Network; Icelandic Directorate of Equality, Centre for Arctic Policy and Security, University of Akureyri

16:30 – 17:30 THE WEST NORDIC REGION AND ARCTIC GOVERNANCE: CELEBRATING THE WEST NORDIC STUDIES PROGRAMME
Location
: Kaldalón, Harpa Ground Level
Organized by University of Akureyri

17:30 – 19:00 SAFETY AT SEA IN THE ARCTIC
Location: Esja, Harpa Fifth Level
Organized by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Iceland and the Icelandic Arctic Cooperation Network