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Arctic Circle Forum: Edinburgh 2017

  • The Assembly Rooms George Street Edinburgh, Scotland, EH2 United Kingdom (map)

The Arctic Circle Forum: Edinburgh 2017 will provide an opportunity for policy makers, academics, professionals and wider civic society to participate in discussions focused on areas of common interest between Scotland and Arctic region.

Keynote speakers will include the Rt Hon Nicola Sturgeon MSP, First Minister of Scotland, and Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, Chair of the Arctic Circle and former President of Iceland

The Arctic Circle Forum takes place from 19-21 November 2017, at The Assembly Rooms in Edinburgh. Full programme:

  • Sunday 19th Nov 18:00-20:00 Networking Reception
  • Monday 20th Nov 09:00-17:30 Conference then 18:00-21:00 Reception
  • Tuesday 21st Nov 09:00-16:30 Conference


The programme will include high level speakers and panel discussions on:

  • Scotland and the Arctic
  • Climate change and its impact globally
  • Sustainable Development: Planning and Transport
  • Emerging Opportunities and Science Challenges
  • Energy: Innovation and Internationalisation
  • Multi-Sectoral Blue Growth
  • Young People in Remote Communities
  • Design, Innovation and Community Empowerment
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SHFCA 9th Annual Conference
Later Event: November 22
FCH-JU 10th Annual Stakeholder Forum