International Polar Year 2012 Conference – From Knowledge to Action
22-27 April 2012 (Montreal, Canada)

The IPY 2012 Conference From Knowledge to Action will be one of the largest scientific conferences for polar science and climate change, and will provide the opportunity to address challenges, share and apply knowledge of the Polar Regions, and discuss findings and solutions for adapting to global change. The Conference is now accepting abstracts for oral and poster presentations. The abstract submission deadline is 30 September 2011. It is noted in the conference programme that the terms “knowledge” and “action” are used broadly and are intended to cover knowledge (scientific, indigenous and practitioners’ knowledge) and action (policy, decision making, economic development, innovation etc) in all their forms. Conference themes of particular relevance to indigenous peoples and traditional knowledge include: past, present and future changes in the Polar Regions; polar ecosystems, biodiversity and effects of human activities; polar changes: health, society, culture and resources; the knowledge-action interface; polar knowledge in action in sectors and projects; realizing knowledge-to-action in policies, management and decision-making processes at all levels; and enhancing knowledge to action: moving forward on maintaining collaborations and integrating knowledge. Visit the conference website … Read the call for abstracts … Read the proposed conference programme …