(Logo: Arctic Circle)Please note that, due to increased demand, and to better accommodate the large number of expected attendees, the dates for the second annual Arctic Circle Assembly have changed.

The Arctic Circle gathering will now take place October 31-November 2, 2014, in Reykjavík, Iceland, at the Harpa Reykjavík Concert Hall and Conference Centre.

Assembly registration will open in the coming weeks, and details are forthcoming.

In the meantime, the organizers encourage participating organizations to email proposals for breakout session topics to .

Interested organizations and individuals may convene their own meetings at the Arctic Circle. The Assembly is an open platform, with opportunities to attend the plenary sessions, breakout meetings, networking receptions, and bilateral meetings.

Our inaugural gathering drew more than 1,200 participants from 40 nations, bringing together a diverse group of individuals and organizations for a series of meetings and presentations addressing the challenges and opportunities of the changing Arctic.

The Assembly established itself as a platform for high-level engagement on issues, such as the meeting between Russia and Greenpeace regarding the "Arctic 30" detention, and it also provided new observer states the opportunity to communicate their Arctic strategies.

For more information, please visit http://www.arcticcircle.org