The theme of this Rectors’ Forum meeting is The Inhabited Arctic: Lands, Peoples and Scholarship in the Circumpolar North. We believe this theme addresses issues that are important for all universities of the Circumpolar North. Institution leaders (i.e. rectors, chancellors, presidents, provosts, vice-rectors, vice-chancellors, vice-presidents, vice-provosts, etc.) are eligible to participate as formal delegates in the Rectors’ Forum. They may, in addition, bring along expert advisor(s) and/or support staff as part of their delegation