Week of
the Arctic

May 8–14, 2017

Celebrating a Successful US Chairmanship

The University of Alaska Fairbanks and the Alaska Arctic Council Host Committee Welcome You

The U.S. chairmanship of the Arctic Council concludes with a ministerial meeting in Fairbanks May 11, 2017, where accomplishments under the U.S. chairmanship and the transition to Finland’s chairmanship will be celebrated with the Week of the Arctic.  

The Alaska Arctic Council Host Committee — in partnership with the University of Alaska Fairbanks, Anchorage Museum, and other community groups — is pleased to present the Week of the Arctic, with presentations, workshops, receptions and cultural celebrations highlighting key themes and accomplishments of the Arctic Council and broader Arctic efforts. 

Other activities in Fairbanks and Anchorage will provide outreach and education opportunities for participants and interested Arctic stakeholders.


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May 8–12: Arctic Interchange events in Fairbanks

May 12–14: North by North events in Anchorage

Major Events at a Glance

North by North

Events in Anchorage will focus on building public awareness and engaging northerners, framed around innovation, and include a business investment and technology conference, arts and crafts expo, sports and dance exhibition, and much more. Learn more

Register Today

Register today for Arctic Interchange, the Fairbanks portion of Week of the Arctic. Your registration covers coffee breaks, materials and access to all public events. Lunch is on your own, with options available on campus.

The Ministerial

The U.S. State Department will host a celebration in honor of the 20th Anniversary of the Arctic Council, as well as the Ministerial meeting attended by foreign ministers of the 8 Arctic states and heads of delegation from Permanent Participants and Observers.

(Closed to the public)

Arctic Interchange

Events in Fairbanks will feature the exchange of best practices, highlight cooperative networks, and provide a venue for showcasing Arctic Council Working Groups and projects. Learn more

Thank You

Our sponsors generously provide the necessary monetary and/or in-kind support to make these events possible.