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  • Oct 10–13, 2019
  • Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Center, Reykjavík, Iceland

2019 Arctic Circle Assembly


The 2019 Arctic Circle Assembly was the largest ever. The Assembly Participants were joined by speakers such as H.R.H. Victoria, Crown Princess of Sweden, H.E. Rick Perry, U.S. Secretary of Energy, H.E. Antti Rinne, Prime Minister of Finland and many more. Former U.S. Secretary of State, John Kerry was awarded the Arctic Circle Prize and Indigenous Peoples were at front and center with the Inuit Circumpolar Council hosting the INUIT NIGHT and with Sermersooq Municipality in Greenland hosting it’s second Greenland Cultural Heritage Party.

Coming generations may not have a voice or a vote but we owe them to make the right decisions and base those decisions on solid knowledge, and above all to act accordingly.

H.R.H. Victoria Crown Princess of Sweden at the 2019 Assembly

Speakers Included

Former U.S. Secretary of State
Crown Princess of Sweden
Premier of Greenland
U.S. Secretary of Energy
Prime Minister of Iceland
Minister of State, Ministry for Foreign Affairs  and Ministry of Social and Family Development, Singapore.
Chair of the Inuit Circumpolar Council
Prime Minister of Finland
Secretary General, Nordic Council of Ministers
President of Iceland 1996-2016, Chairman of Arctic Circle
Governor of Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug
Minister of Foreign Affairs and Education, Faroe Islands
Ambassador for the Arctic and Antarctic Poles; Former Minister of the Environment, Republic of France
Minister for Foreign Affairs, Denmark

Inuit Night

Celebrating the heritage of the Inuit Peoples, Inuit Circumpolar Council brought unique Inuit artists, culture, food and traditions to the Assembly.

  • Participants

  • Countries

  • Speakers

  • Sessions


An Arctic Without End: Visions for our Planet in an Age of Anthropocene

Dr. Michael Bravo from the Scott Polar Research Institute at Cambridge University delivered the 2019 Stefansson Memorial Lecture organized by the Stefansson Arctic Institute and the Dickey Center for International Understanding’s Institute of Arctic Studies, Dartmouth College.

Highlighted Videos

Turning CO2 into Stone with Carbfix

Greenland on the World Stage

Rick Perry, US Secretary of Energy at the 2019 Assembly

Leslie Field on Restoring Arctic Sea Ice

John Kerry on Climate Change at the 2019 Assembly

H.R.H. Victoria Crown Princess of Sweden

Stefan Rahmstorf on Arctic Tipping Points

Dalee Sambo Dorough, Inuit Circumpolar Council

France A. Cordova on U.S. Arctic Science Leadership

Henry Tillman on Paving the Polar Silk Road

Nikita Zimov on Bringing Animals Back to the Arctic

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In the context of climate change, Indigenous Peoples have the most to lose. But they also have the most to offer.

Dalee Sambo DoroughChair of the Inuit Circumpolar Council

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