The January 2020 version of Arctic Frontiers. Photo: Thomas Nilsen

Arctic Frontiers goes digital, and only that

Norway's high-profile conference on Arctic issues for 2021 moves from the venue in Tromsø to a digital platform.
September 07, 2020

“We have decided to move the content of Arctic Frontiers 2021 online to ensure that no one will lose out on the Arctic Frontiers experience,” the organizers informs. 

The original format of the Tromsø-based conference is cancelled over COVID-19, just like the Arctic Circle Assembly in Reykjavik on Iceland was annonced cancelled in August.

“The Arctic family will meet from February 1-4, 2021 in a slightly different way than what we are use to,” Arctic Frontiers writes on its portal.

The term “slightly different” is likely the understatement of the year, as the key success factor for Arctic Frontiers has been attracting international participants to travel and stay in the winter landscape of the polar night framing the conference in Tromsø. Small-talks and establishing new Arctic connections are not the same online as on-site, in real-life. 

A list of speakers for the (online) plenary program is not yet published. 


Photo: Thomas Nilsen