Welcome

Occurring at a pivotal time for the environment of our planet, the International Polar Year (IPY) Conference draws international attention to the Polar Regions, global change, and related environmental, social and economic issues. From Knowledge to Action will bring together over 2,000 Arctic and Antarctic researchers, policy- and decision-makers, and a broad range of interested parties from academia, industry, non-government, education and circumpolar communities including indigenous peoples. The IPY Conference will contribute to the translation of new polar scientific findings into an evidence-based agenda for action that will influence global decisions, policies and outcomes over the coming years.

The conference will also feature an Indigenous Knowledge Exchange with programming developed by Indigenous peoples to highlight issues of interest to Arctic community members. Indigenous Arctic leaders, policy and decision makers, researchers and youth are all invited to contribute to the planning of this important program element and to participate in all aspects of the conference.