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Arctic Circle Forums are held all over the world on specialized subjects. Organized in collaboration with Governments, Ministries and Organizations of the host countries.

Governments, universities, companies, research institutions, organizations, associations and other partners are invited to submit proposals for Sessions at Arctic Circle Forums.

Past Forums

Arctic Circle Berlin Forum

Organized in cooperation with the German Arctic Office at the Alfred Wegener Institute and hosted by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research. The Forum was held at the Radialsystem Culture and Event Centre on May 7-8, 2024.

Arctic Circle Japan Forum

Organized in cooperation with the Sasakawa Peace Foundation and The Nippon Foundation, the Arctic Circle Japan Forum was held in Tokyo on March 4-6, 2023.

Abu Dhabi Forum

Organized in cooperation with the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment of the United Arab Emirates, the Arctic Circle Abu Dhabi Forum was held on January 17-18, 2023.

Greenland Forum 2022


Organized in cooperation with Naalakkersuisut - the Government of Greenland. August 27-29 at Katuaq Cultural Centre, Nuuk.

China Forum

The China Forum was held in the Shanghai Science and Technology Museum on May 10-11, 2019. Hosted by the Ministry of Natural Resources in collaboration with the Polar Research Institute of China and supported by the Science and Technology Commission of Shanghai. Themes: Polar Silk Roads - Science and Innovation - Transport and Investment - Sustainable Development - Oceans - Energy - Governance.

Korea Forum

The Korea Forum was held in Seoul on December 7-8, 2018 in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries, the Korea Polar Research Institute (KOPRI) and the Korea Maritime Institute (KMI). Theme: Asia Meets the Arctic: Science, Connectivity and Partnership.

Faroe Islands Forum

The Faroe Islands Forum was held in the Nordic House in Tórshavn on May 8-9, 2018 in cooperation with the Government of Faroe Islands. The theme: Arctic Hubs: Building Dynamic Economies and Sustainable Communities in the North.

Scotland Forum

The Scotland Forum was held in Edinburgh on November 19-21, 2017 in cooperation with the Scottish Government. The theme: Scotland and the New North

Washington Forum

The Washington Forum was held in collaboration with the Wilson Center on June 21-22, 2017. The theme: the United States and Russia in the Arctic.

Québec Forum

The Québec Forum was held in collaboration with the Government of Québec on December 11-13, 2016. The theme: Sustainable Development in Northern Regions: an Integrated and Partnership-based Approach.

Greenland Forum 2016

The first Greenland Forum was held at the Katuaq Culture Center in Nuuk on May 17-19, 2016 in collaboration with Naalakkersuisut, the Government of Greenland. Themes included: tourism, shipping and airlines, natural resources, fisheries, and the empowerment of indigenous peoples across the Arctic.

Singapore Forum

The Singapore Forum was held in collaboration with the Singapore Maritime Institute on November 12th, 2015. Discussions focused on shipping, infrastructure financing, ocean science and research, and global collaboration on Arctic affairs.

Alaska Forum

The Alaska Forum was held in Anchorage on August 23-25, 2015 in cooperation with Alaskan Partners and Authorities, the first in the Forum Series. The theme: Shipping and Ports in the Arctic.

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