HOF - Culture House in Akureyri and the conference venue Once again, after highly successful 2007 Arctic Energy Summit and Technology Conference, The Institute of the North, together with its Icelandic partner – the Arctic Portal, is organizing The 2013 Arctic Energy Summit.

The event will take place 8th – 10th October in Akureyri, northern Iceland and relate to thematic areas such as richness, resilience and responsibility. More information about the conference and its topics is available here.

Foe those, who do not remember, the first Arctic Energy Summit was held in 2007 in Anchorage, Alaska and gathered close to 300 representatives from 13 different countries.
The technology conference provided a forum for the presentation of international, interdisciplinary technical research papers on the Arctic as an emerging province.

Presentations covered fields of extractive energy, rural power and sustainability of energy in the Arctic. To read more about topics covered by Arctic Energy Summit 2007, please visit the IoN Website.

This year´s speakers will include David J.Hayes, Deputy Secretary of the Department of the Interior in the United States, David Garman, the former Under Secretary of Energy at the U.S. Department of Energy, and Aqqaluk Lynge, the former President of the Inuit Circumpolar Council (ICC) and its current international Chair.

If you want to familiarize yourself with the basics of Arctic energy, please visit the Arctic Portal Energy Portlet.