Event Type
Conferences and Workshops

The International Congress of Arctic Social Sciences (ICASS) XI + UArctic Congress 2024 + High North Dialogue 2024

Event Dates
2024-05-29 - 2024-06-03
Bodø, Norway

Join the Arctic Congress Bodø 2024 for 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 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 congress includes high-level plenary sessions, several parallel sessions, network activities, and social and cultural events. It is an excellent opportunity for researchers, policymakers, businesses, and students to exchange knowledge and meet and connect across the Arctic. IASSA and UArctic will also hold their General Assemblies.

Arctic Congress Bodø 2024 takes place on Sami land. The congress’ logo honours the local cultures and we welcome you to Bodø in Lule Sami, Pite Sami, Norwegian and English.

Themes and Sessions

The themes of Arctic Congress Bodø 2024 will follow those of Norway’s Arctic Council chairship priorities in partnership with the Norwegian Ministry for Foreign Affairs. Norway’s chairship of the Arctic Council focus on several core issues , including the impacts of climate change, sustainable development, and efforts to enhance the well-being of people living in the region. Looking to the future, Arctic Youth and Arctic Indigenous peoples, cross-cutting priorities of the Norwegian chairship, will also be overarching themes at Arctic Congress Bodø 2024.

The main themes are (taken from the Norway’s Arctic Council chairship priorities):

  1. Oceans
  2. Climate and the environment
  3. Sustainable economic developments
  4. People of the North
  5. Other

Organizers welcome proposals for sessions. Sessions must be submitted under either the main themes or sub themes. In addition, topics which are not covered by the proposed themes should be submitted in the theme “Other”. All sessions are encouraged to include youth, local and Indigenous people as speakers or discussants, and sessions should be transdisciplinary when possible. The language of the proposed sessions and the Congress is English.

The deadline for session proposals is extended to 31 July 2023.