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ICASS XI and Arctic Congress Bodø 2024 - 29 May to 3 June 2024

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IASSA is one of three organizing partners

In a collaboration between IASSA, UArctic, and the High North Center, the congress combines the 11th International Congress of Arctic Social Sciences (ICASS XI), the UArctic Congress 2024, and the High North Dialogue 2024. The congress is hosted in Bodø, one of the 2024 European Cultural Capitals, by Nordland Research Institute and Nord University

The call for session proposals is now open until 15 June 2023.

As the President of IASSA and Chair of the Arctic Congress Steering Committee, Grete Hovelsrud highlights the significance of this collaboration: "Bringing three conferences together in Bodø will be an extraordinary showcase of Arctic cooperation. It will provide a unique platform for participants to connect and network with key stakeholders in the Arctic region.” The congress will include internal meetings of the organising partners, high-level plenaries and parallel sessions, networking and social activities. 

For sustainable northern futures

The Arctic Congress Bodø 2024 will focus on key themes related to Norway's Arctic Council chairship priorities, including the impacts of climate change, sustainable development, and efforts to enhance the well-being of people living in the region. The themes will also cover Arctic youth and Indigenous peoples as overarching priorities.

The conference will feature four main themes, including oceans, climate and environment, sustainable economic developments, and people of the North. The sessions will cover ocean health and productivity, reducing marine litter and plastic pollution, climate change impacts on Arctic environments and biodiversity, sustainable economic development, and public health. The conference promises to be a significant highlight of the Arctic calendar and an essential step towards a sustainable and prosperous future for the region.

The IASSA Secretariat welcomes you to Bodø from 29th of May to 3rd of June 2024!

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