Arctic Futures 2050 Conference

  • Arctic Futures 2050 Conference
  • 4–6 September 2019
  • Washington, D.C.

A novel conference of Arctic scientists, Indigenous Peoples, and policy makers jointly exploring the knowledge needed to inform decisions concerning the Arctic in coming decades.



Code of Conduct: A conference code of conduct is now available in the "About" section, here.

Poster Abstract & Travel Award Submission Forms Now Closed: Thank you to everyone who submitted a poster abstract or travel award application to participate in the Arctic Futures 2050 conference. Submissions are now closed and selection announcements will be made on 17 June.

Conference Program Updates: Please visit the conference program webpage to review updates to the conference program and participating speakers.

Conference Hotel - The Arctic Futures 2050 room block at the State Plaza Hotel has now been filled. Reservations may still be made at the hotel. However, the group rate is no longer available. Hotel options are available here.

Registration Open – Registration is now open! Early bird rates are available through 17 July 2019. Register through the link above or go here.

Sign-Up For Updates

For updates about the conference, join the Arctic Futures 2050 Mailing List here.

For updates about all SEARCH activities, join the SEARCH Mailing List here.

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Pre-Conference Activities

Scenarios - A SEARCH-led scenarios workshop helps frame the Arctic Futures 2050 conference. Prepare to participate in the conference by reviewing and considering the scenarios here.

Knowledge and Policy Interplay Diagrams - Arctic Futures 2050 participants are invited to complete an optional four-question Knowledge-Policy-Interface survey to inform conference planning and post-conference products. Learn more and complete the survey here.

Intersection of Arctic Science and Policy Resources: Learn more about the intersection of Arctic Science and Policy by reviewing the background documents outlined in this reading list.

Important Dates

15 March: Call for Poster Abstracts
1 April: Registration Opens
1 April: Travel Award Program Announced
20 May: Poster Abstracts Due
20 May: Travel Award Applications Due
17 June: Poster Decisions and Travel Award Winners Announced
17 July: Extended Early-Bird Registration Deadline

  • The Conference Organizing committee has extended the original May 1st deadline for Poster abstracts and Travel Award applications.


An invitation to participate in the conference from SEARCH Executive Director Brendan Kelly:

A message about the Arctic Futures 2050 conference from Dr. Nikoosh Carlo and the Indigenous Participation Working Group