Arctic Congress 2024

The Arctic Congress Bodø 2024 will be a unique event that combines the International Congress of Arctic Social Sciences (ICASS) XI, UArctic Congress 2024, and High North Dialogue 2024.

The congress takes place from 29 May to 3 June 2024 in Bodø, Norway, hosted by Nordland Research Institute and NORD University.

Bringing three conferences together in Bodø – one of the 2024 European Cultural Capitals - will be an extraordinary showcase of Arctic cooperation.


The Icelandic Arctic Cooperation Network, in tandem with ArcticHub and the Arctic Mayors' Forum, will be hosting a session entitled: Hubs and Networks in the Arctic: Connecting Locally, Cooperating Globally.

This session will bring together representatives from various different Arctic networks to discuss their roles, challenges, and possibilities of synergies between the different networks and their function - posing questions regarding the possible utility of a veritable 'network of networks'.


Retrofitting Industries in the Arctic: the Key to our Net Zero Goals

The IACN and Women in Renewable Energy Canada (WiRE) return to continue their collaboration on a webinar series on renewable energy generation in the Arctic with this new instalment on the prospects of industry retrofitting.

The world is striving to achieve net-zero goals by 2050. This is being spearheaded by growing innovation and investment in clean energy technologies. While these long-term projects are crucial, the daily impacts of climate change that we are already facing signal the urgency for employing energy efficient practices.

Key to achieving our net-zero goals is the upgrading of existing infrastructure and industries to become more energy efficient. This webinar will therefore explore how major industries to small scale players and individual homes in the Arctic, can be retrofitted to be more environmentally friendly and sustainable. Join us for a scintillating discussion to unearth the huge potential, economic benefits and challenges this transition will bring.

Click here to register for the event


Gender Equality in the Arctic

On March 5th-6th, the IACN held a workshop on Sharing Wisdom and Knowledges in Edmonton, Canada, as part of the Gender Equality in the Arctic project. This workshop was aimed at bringing together various Indigenous knowledge-holders to discuss the methods of generational and inter-communcal transfer of traditional sources of knowledge.

One such method was introducing capacity-building within the realm of podcasting - an opportune platform for the sharing of wisdom as Indigenous knowledge sharing often takes the form of rich storytelling.

Lending us their expertise were Amber Dion and Terri Cardinal of the 'Two Crees in a Pod' podcast, which explores various facets of the Indigenous experience - it's ways of life, challenges, and blessings.

They took the opportunity to interview the workshop's participants in a mini-series called 'Stories from the North'. The first episode of which is with Nika Silferfox-Young and Debbie Silferfox, exploring stories of love, land, language, reconnection, and advocacy.

Click here to listen to the episode


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