The 4th biennial 2017 Arctic Energy Summit is a multidisciplinary event expected to draw several hundred industry officials, scientists, academics, policy makers, energy professionals, and community leaders together to collaborate and share best practices as they relate to a comprehensive array of Arctic energy issues. The 2017 Arctic Energy Summit builds on the Sustainable Development Working Group's legacy efforts to address energy as a fundamental element of the sustainable development of the Arctic, and occurs during Finland's Chairmanship of the Arctic Council (2017-2019).


The three-day summit will focus on a diverse set of topics including:
- Oil and gas;
- Geothermal, solar, wind, hydro, and tidal energy;
- Utilities;
- Microgrids;
- Energy policy and regulation;
- Community impacts;
- Energy finance and investment;
- Climate change; and
- Energy security.

Hosted by Alaska's Institute of the North, in collaboration with the Finnish Ministry of Employment and the Economy, the Arctic Energy Summit will highlight the Arctic as a leader in renewable energy development and integration and exporter of world-class knowledge and expertise.

Organizers invite subject matter experts to submit expressions of interest in speaking at the Arctic Energy Summit. The organizing committee welcomes abstracts for technical presentations, workshops, or moderated panel discussions. Organizers are especially interested in presentations that discuss collaborations between academia, industry, and government; building on what is known and learning from experience; and evaluating differences and working toward common approaches.

Potential speaking topics include:
- Small community energy solutions,
- Oil and gas,
- Renewable energy,
- Regulation and financing, and
- Community impact.

Deadline for expressions of interest: 31 January 2017.


To view the full call for presentations, go to:

To register for the summit, go to:

For more information about the summit, go to:

 To submit an abstract or for questions, contact:
Hanna Eklund