The yearly 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 conference coincides with weeklong Master and PhD courses that gather graduate students from Norway, Russia, China and several other countries.

The theme of 2019 is Business in the Arctic. We will explore topics such as High North scenarios, Smart Cities, maritime waste and regional economic development. Business leaders and entrepreneurs will share their thoughts on the business potential in the Arctic.

For the fourth 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 February 15.

You are also invited to take part in our High North Dialogue Research Workshop April 4-5, connecting scholars across academic fields to discuss the aspects of growth in the Arctic. Please submit an abstract of your research paper by March 1, 2019.