5th Sustainability Conference

The annual sustainability conference

The environmental council of the University of Akureyri invites everybody to the 5th Sustainability Conference at the University of Akureyri - the date will be announced on this website, soon. Participation is free of charge. The conference will be held in a hybrid format, to accommodate both on-site interaction but also online, environmentally friendly participation of international speakers and guests. The conference's language is English.

This year, for the first time, the conference will be co-hosted by the Stefansson Arctic Institute. We welcome especially abstracts about human-environment relations in the Circumpolar Arctic, but submissions of global relevance are highly encouraged, as well. Traditionally, our conference highlights research by international and national experts on climate change effects, climate change mitigation, and adaptation, waste management, and marine conservation. The deadline for abstracts is the 14.01.2025.

We also welcome sponsors/exhibitors, online or on-site, and will consider digital material that can be included in the online program (breaks) or exhibitions on-site next to our break buffet in the main entrance hallway of the University (with the option to keep exhibitions there for the week before and after the conference).

If you want to participate, contribute as a speaker, or sponsor our event in 2025, please send your information through this form.

Join us for a day of exploration and collaboration on sustainability!

Participation is free and the conference will be held both on-site and online


For additional inquiries, please find the contact information of our Environmental Council members below:

Programs from recent years

1st Sustainability Conference 
2nd Sustainability Conference and Recordings from the 2nd Sustainability Conference 
3rd Sustainability Conference and Recordings from the 3nd Sustainability Conference
4th Sustainability Conference and Recordings from the 4th Sustainability Conference