Association of Polar Early Career Scientists

For years now, The Arctic Institute is supporting the High North Center for Business and Governance to organise the annual High North Dialogue. Also this year, we have the pleasure of inviting you to Bodø, Norway on April 3-4, 2019.

The yearly High North Dialogue conference gathers experts and stakeholders from a range of sectors, and has a strong focus on business development and economic growth in the High North. One aspect that participants highlight as especially useful, is the fact that the conference provides a platform to interact with young academics and professionals with an interest in the Arctic. The conference coincides with weeklong Master and PhD courses that gather graduate students from Norway, Russia, China, and several other countries.
The theme of this year’s conference is Business in the Arctic. We will explore topics such as High North scenarios, Smart Cities, maritime waste and the regional dimension of development. Business leaders and entrepreneurs will share their thoughts and know-how on how the enormous business potential in the Arctic can be harvested.

For the third year in a row, we present the High North Hero Award to a person or an organisation that has contributed to highlighting the importance of the High North. We invite everyone to nominate candidates. Deadline February 15.
We would also like to invite you to take part in our research workshop Thursday April 4, connecting scholars across academic fields to discuss different aspects of growth in the Arctic. We invite you to submit an abstract of a paper concerned with the topic of the workshop by February 15. For more information, look here.
For more information on the conference and registration, please refer to or reach out to Andreas Raspotnik at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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