The Arctic Circle Assembly, one of the biggest Arctic conferences in the world, will be holding an in-person event this October in Reykjavik.
— Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson (@ORGrimsson) July 5, 2021
The Arctic Circle began in 2013 as a way to bring together those interested in the Arctic, whether in the North, or elsewhere in the world. It was established by former Icelandic President Olafur Ragnar Grimsson
The annual assemblies in Reykjavik draw more than 2,000 people and are attended by everyone from politicians and Indigenous leaders to NGOs, businesspeople and academics.
The Arctic Circle has gone on to regularly hold satellite forums throughout the year in regions around the world including places like Quebec City, Japan, Alaska and South Korea.
No one at the Arctic Circle Assembly was immediately available to comment on the details of the upcoming event, but said on social media more information would be released in the coming weeks.
But Michael Mann, the EU special envoy for the Arctic, said the EU would unveil its new Arctic policy at the event:
Excellent news that the @_Arctic_Circle will take place again this year in #Reykjavik. Looking forward to presenting the new #EU #Arctic policy to the international Arctic community @EU_Commission @eu_eeas @EU_MARE https://t.co/8LqHzaPenj
— Michael Mann (@MichaelMannEU) July 6, 2021
Registration for the 2021 conference will open in August.
The event will run from October 14-17.
Write to Eilís Quinn at eilis.quinn(at)cbc.ca
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