Association of Polar Early Career Scientists


The annual High North Dialogue conference gathers experts and stakeholders from a range of sectors with a focus on business development and economic growth in the High North. It provides a platform to interact with young academics and professionals with an interest in the Arctic. The High North Dialogue Conference, which takes place in Bodø, Norway, March 18-19, 2020.

The subthemes of 2020 are Geo-economy, People, Climate and FoodWe will explore topics such as High North scenarios, infrastructure, investment possibilities, blue economy and regional economic development. We are developing an exciting and varied program, and the information on our webpages will be updated continuously.

The conference coincides with week-long Master and PhD courses that gather graduate students from Norway, Russia, China and several other countries. You are also invited to take part in our High North Dialogue Research Workshop March 19-20, connecting scholars across academic fields to discuss the aspects of growth in the Arctic. Please submit an abstract of your research paper here.

For the fifth year in a row, the High North Hero Award will be presented to a person or organization that has contributed to highlighting the importance of the High North. Please nominate your candidate by January 15.

For more information on the conference, registration and dates, please refer to our website at

The registration will be announced shortly, and we will inform you as soon as the registration link is activated.

Contact APECS

APECS International Directorate
UiT The Arctic University of Norway
Huginbakken 14
9019 Tromsø
Email: info(at)

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