The conference will be held (on permafrost) in Salekhard, Russia on 25-29 June, 2012. The International Conference on Permafrost is the premier meeting for permafrost research and is held every four years. The 2012 conference will report on results from permafrost research in the Arctic, Antarctic, and mountain regions. The conference will also serve as a venue for the meetings of the International Permafrost Association.