Over 2000 participants from about 60 countries attended the sixth Arctic Circle Assembly. H.E. Taro Kono, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Japan, made a keynote address in the Assembly's opening session alongside H.E. Katrín Jakobsdóttir, Prime Minister of Iceland. Indigenous leaders from the Arctic and other parts of the world discussed the role of traditional knowledge in understanding and adapting to climate change. In total, over 600 speakers participated in the Assembly's 140 sessions.