International Polar Year (IPY) 2012 conference

Meeting or Conference
Canada - government, IPY 2012 Conference Secretariat)
22-27 Apr 2012
Canada (Montréal)
Palais des congrès
, French

The IPY 2012 From Knowledge to Action Conference will be one of the largest scientific conferences for polar science and climate change, impacts and adaptation. Keynote presentations, thought-provoking panel discussions and workshops will provide the focal points for translating polar knowledge into actions that will enable people to live in, adapt to, or benefit from, our changing world.

Each day of the conference will feature a program of keynote speakers, plenary panel discussions, parallel science sessions, as well as dedicated poster sessions. The conference-wide plenaries will explore important themes related to topics of polar change, global linkages, communities and health, ecosystem services, infrastructure, resources and security. Other sessions will provide the opportunity to present and discuss the application of research findings, policy implications and how to take polar knowledge to action.

Occurring at a pivotal time for the environment of our planet, the International Polar Year (IPY) 2012 Conference draws international attention to the Polar Regions, global change, and related environmental, social and economic issues. From Knowledge to Action will bring together over 2,000 Arctic and Antarctic researchers, policy- and decision-makers, and a broad range of interested parties from academia, industry, non-government, education and circumpolar communities including indigenous peoples. The IPY 2012 Conference will contribute to the translation of new polar scientific findings into an evidence-based agenda for action that will influence global decisions, policies and outcomes over the coming years.

The conference will feature an Indigenous Knowledge Exchange with programming developed by Indigenous peoples to highlight issues of interest to Arctic community members. Indigenous Arctic leaders, policy and decision makers, researchers and youth are all invited to contribute to the planning of this important program element and to participate in all aspects of the conference.

Additional information

Event fee

General: CAD $595/CAD $695; Student & Early Career Scientists: CAD $295

What is included in the event fee

Ticket for the welcome reception and the exhibition, delegate bag with conference program and abstracts

Target audience

Polar scientists, policy makers and academics, government and industry representatives from around the world.

How to register

Register online


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