The International Polar Year Conference in Montréal, Canada will mark both a significant ending and an exciting beginning. Entitled From Knowledge to Action the conference will bring together internationally renowned scientists with key policy makers and stakeholders, including northern residents. Participants will examine important issues identified by IPY researchers, and will develop collaborative strategies for addressing them.
From Knowledge to Action builds on the groundwork laid at the 2010 Oslo Science Conference, which examined the global impact and implications of International Polar Year activities: the largest program of multidisciplinary research ever focused on the Arctic and Antarctic regions.
Taking our knowledge to the next level – charting the new polar policy course – IPY will help shape stewardship, sustainable development and environmental protection goals for these strategic and highly valued regions.
We look forward to welcoming delegates from around the globe to one of Canada’s most cosmopolitan and beautiful cities, located on the shores of the St. Lawrence River.
It promises to be a world-altering experience.