The annual Arctic Circle conference is the largest annual international gathering on the Arctic and will be attended by more than 1000 participants from 40 countries this year. This is about half the amount of participants that attend the conference in a normal year.
In August last year, organizers chose to postpone the 2020 conference until October 2021. The 2021 conference will take place in Reykjavík, Iceland between 14-17 October.
"It is a live event entirely organized around in-person participation. Over 400 speakers will address more than 1,000 participants from 40 countries. Some ten speakers will participate in the Assembly through video messages, the majority of those video addresses occurring in breakout sessions. Over 200 students will take part in the Assembly in various capacities", says a representative from The Arctic Circle Secretariat, and adds:
"All assembly participants must present a negative result from a rapid antigen or PCR test to be able to enter the assembly. The Arctic Circle in cooperation with Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Center will be providing FREE Rapid antigen tests on-site to maximize safety and comply with Icelandic Health regulations. Participants will be issued colored armbands that will indicate the length of the validity of their rapid test. Participants will further be provided with custom-designed masks that must be worn during the proceeding."
Lisa Murkowski, senator for Alaska, Jeppe Kofod, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Denmark, and Valery Falkov, Minister of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation are among the attendees.
The program for the entire conference can be found here.