The IPY 2012 From Knowledge to Action conference is the final event of International Polar Year (IPY) 2007 - 2008, the largest international program of interdisciplinary polar research ever undertaken. The conference will provide an opportunity to apply and disseminate the knowledge and scientific results from IPY from around the world and focus on next steps. Participants will consider ways to translate those new understandings into policy that will guide activities in and enhance
stewardship of the polar regions. There will be many opportunities for early career researchers and mentors to get to know each other, share experiences, and develop collaborations.

The "From Knowledge to Careers" workshop aims to help early career researchers develop skills necessary for work and collaboration in the international and interdisciplinary area of polar research. The agenda will include plenary and breakout sessions with experienced mentors focusing on topics such as communicating science, working with policy makers, publishing research results, and careers in polar research. There will also be a number of social activities to allow networking with other participants and mentors.

The application for the workshop is now open and can be found at: A preliminary agenda is also available on the website.

Organizers are also looking for mentors. If you are interested in participating as a mentor, please contact workshop chairs Kimberley Keats ( and Karley Campbell (

Travel and accommodation application deadline: Friday, 30 September 2011.
Workshop application deadline: Monday, 31 October 2011.
Please note that the workshop application is combined with the travel application, so there is no need to complete two separate applications.

For further information, please go to: