Week of the Arctic

2018 Week of the Arctic

April 25 through May 2, 2018

featuring the

North by North Festival * Anchorage – April 25-29

Hosted by the Institute of the North and Anchorage Museum

The fifth annual Week of the Arctic will be held April 25 – May 2, 2018, and stretch across Alaska. The Week features an exciting combination of Arctic Alaska outreach and learning with Anchorage festivities that focus on innovation, design, community and resilience.

The North by North Festival begins on Wednesday, April 25 and will be a forum that facilitates ongoing international dialogue and strengthens Alaska’s awareness of the Arctic region. North by North is an essential venue for connecting with partners from across the Arctic, featuring the diversity of and commonality between people, landscape, culture and future of the Arctic. Participants will engage in curated conversations, exhibitions, performances, presentations, music, dance, art installations, food tastings, and film. North by North promotes the empowerment of inhabitants of the Circumpolar North and provides a meaningful space for relationship-building and knowledge transfer between northerners.

North by North includes an Arctic Resilience Summit at Alaska Pacific University on Wednesday, April 25, and an Anchorage Arctic Research Day on April 26, at the Anchorage Museum.

On Monday, April 30, until May 2, the emphasis shifts to one of Alaska’s Arctic regions, with a Summit on Mineral Development in the Arctic, which will feature presentations organized by the Alaska Arctic Economic Council, workshops that develop our understandings of sustainable development, and listening sessions that bring local and traditional knowledge forward to address critical Arctic issues.