Arctic Futures 2050 Conference

  • Arctic Futures 2050 Conference
  • 4–6 September 2019
  • Washington, D.C.

A novel conference of Arctic scientists, Indigenous Peoples, and policy makers jointly exploring the knowledge needed to inform decisions concerning the Arctic in coming decades.


Press: Arctic Futures 2050 Conference covered in The Arctic Sounder. Read the article here.

Thank You!: Thank you to all those who participated in the conference for the compelling and thoughtful discussions! More information on post-conference products will be posted here and sent to all registered participants in the weeks to come.

Poster Presentations: Download the schedule of conference poster sessions here. Abstracts and digital poster files are also now available online here.

Code of Conduct: Please take a moment to review the conference code of conduct here.

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Pre-Conference Activities

Scenarios - A SEARCH-led scenarios workshop helps frame the Arctic Futures 2050 conference. Prepare to participate in the conference by reviewing and considering the scenarios here.

Knowledge and Policy Interplay Diagrams - Arctic Futures 2050 participants are invited to complete an optional four-question Knowledge-Policy-Interface survey to inform conference planning and post-conference products. Learn more and complete the survey here.

Intersection of Arctic Science and Policy Resources: Learn more about the intersection of Arctic Science and Policy by reviewing the background documents outlined in this reading list.

Network North Young Professionals Meetup: A reception for Arctic young professionals, scholars, and new leaders will be held the eve of the conference, on 3 September. For more information and to RSVP, go here.

Sign-Up For Updates

To receive updates on Arctic Futures 2050 conference proceedings or recordings, join the Arctic Futures 2050 Mailing List here.

For updates about all SEARCH activities, join the SEARCH Mailing List here.

Conference Session Videos Available

Session videos are now available for viewing.

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An invitation to participate in the conference from SEARCH Executive Director Brendan Kelly:

A message about the Arctic Futures 2050 conference from Dr. Nikoosh Carlo and the Indigenous Participation Working Group