IPY 2012 Conference, Montréal, Canada

Conference Program

A fascinating and comprehensive program of polar presentations and activities.

Conference Program

Polar Report

Talk show with some of the world's leading polar scientists, policy leaders and commentators.

Polar Report


Live webcasts are available for a number of key events at the IPY 2012 Conference.


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Occurring at a pivotal time for the environment of our planet, the International Polar Year (IPY) 2012 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 2012 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.



ArcticNetNorthern Contaminants ProgramGovernment of Quebec

National Research CouncilCanadian Space AgencyFisheries and Oceans Canada


Université LavalForeign Affairs and International Trade CanadaEADS

Social Sciences and Humanities Research CouncilEnvironment Canada

The W. Garfield Weston Foundation ACUNS Churchill Northern Studies Centre


FednavYukon GovernmentBPCFCAS


World Meteorological OrganizationInternational Council for ScienceInternational Polar YearGovernment of CanadaThe International Arctic Science Committee,Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research

ArcticNet - Networks of Centres of Excellence CanadaInternational Arctic Social Sciences AssociationAssociation of Polar Early Career ScientistsInuit International CouncilInstitute for Circumpolar Health Research

Canadian Polar CommissionBritish Antarctic SurveyInternational Association of Cryospheric SciencesThe Council of Managers of National Antarctic ProgramsForum of Arctic Research OperatorsKorean Polar Research Institute

Arctic CentreQueen’s UniversityInternational Permafrost AssociationStudents on IceQueen's School of Policy Studies

IPY 2012 Conference Secretariat, 360 Albert Street 10th Floor, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, K1A 0H4  •  Tel: 613-995-7057  •  E-mail: