Event Type
Webinars and Virtual Events

Building Bridges

Event Dates
2021-02-01 - 2021-02-04

Arctic Frontiers 2021 goes digital!

The COVID-19 crisis continues to change the world, including the Arctic. What the effects will be remains unclear. In these uncertain times, one thing we know for sure is that Arctic Frontiers 2021 will be different. While we believe now more than ever in the importance of bringing people together, we have decided to move the content of Arctic Frontiers 2021 online to ensure that no one will lose out on the Arctic Frontiers experience. So the Arctic family will meet from February 1-4 2021 in a slightly different way than what we are used to.

Registration is now open and we are looking forward to welcoming active participation from around the globe.

Arctic Frontiers Science conference is traditionally international and multidisciplinary, bringing together social sciences, humanities, physical and life sciences. The Arctic Frontiers Science is focusing on both fundamental and solution-oriented research with strong impact, which addresses growing societal challenges and needs in the Arctic region. Arctic Frontiers Science is developed with the guidance of the Strategic Science Committee of Arctic Frontiers.

This year under the banner of Building Bridges we have created four thematic days that bridge both plenary and science topics:

  • Monday 1 Feb: Wellbeing and Societal Health
  • Tuesday 2 Feb: Building the Future
  • Wednesday 3 Feb: Ocean meets Coast
  • Thursday 4 Feb: Business Solutions

From our Arctic Frontiers live studio at UiT The Arctic University of Norway, we will host our plenary discussions through a combination of live panel discussions and pre-recorded content relevant to the daily themes. We start each day at 12:00 CET and finish at 18:00 CET. With Tromsø as our backdrop we will invite a small number of guests to participate live in-studio and welcome other speakers from around the world. But key to making this year a success is you, our friends and participants, who we trust will engage with us on social media and via questions during our sessions.

Important dates:

  • 25 September 2020: Abstract acceptance notification
  • 5 October 2020: Tentative program is available online
  • 6 October 2020: Abstract submission deadline