Most of the Arctic, like most of the world, is commonly owned. With ownership comes the obligation to manage our resources for the benefit of the total. To do that, we must understand the reality, the richness, and the responsibility of the North.

– Governor Walter J. Hickel, Founder

Northern Regions Mining Summit

Wed, May 28, 2014 - Fri, May 30, 2014

The Institute of the North is excited to announce the Northern Regions Mining Summit, to be held May 28-30 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, at the Pinnacle Marriott Hotel. The Summit will address the social, cultural and economic impact and opportunity of mineral resource development for Northern peoples in Alaska, Canada and Greenland. The organizing committee hopes you will consider attending and participating in what promises to be a unique forum for exploring the relationship between responsible mineral resource development and benefits to Northern peoples.

Recognizing that the North American Arctic has vast reserves of mineral resources – from traditional base and precious metals to rare earth elements and coal – the Summit will explore how policy development, regulatory environments, and fiscal regimes impact the mining industry. It will provide an interactive, meaningful opportunity for cross-governance engagement and cross-sectoral communication among participants, resulting in practical recommendations to address the challenges faced in northern exploration and development.

Issues to be addressed include Resource Supply and Market Evaluation; Governance; Regulatory Frameworks; Fiscal Regimes; Infrastructure, Operations, Access, Transportation and Logistics; Workforce Development; Capacity-Building; Investment; and Partnerships.

Your participation contributes to the success of the Northern Regions Mining Summit – given your experience as a leader in this region and field, we are confident that by attending you will be able to learn, share and help work toward positive, creative solutions to addressing challenges and leveraging opportunities related to mineral development. We know the issues we’ll be addressing are important to you and impact the decisions you make on a day-to-day basis.

Location: Pinnacle Marriott, Vancouver, B.C., Canada

Northern Regions Mining Summit Registration

Note the Arctic Energy Network member discount ( visit to become a member).

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