Those taking part in the day of UArctic meetings on Monday September 3 will attend the Icebreaker Lunch at the University of Oulu's TellUs Innovation Arena. Later in the day, you can choose to take walking or bus tours of Oulu or a "Sound & Silence" forest walk. Prior to the official Congress opening on Tuesday, September 4 we will be at historic Maikkula Mansion for a lunch and cultural visit. Later in the evening the we will gather at the Oulu City Theatre for the Congress dinner. The social program in Oulu culminates on Wednesday, September 5 at the University of Oulu's Botanical Gardens for the Venetian party.

A welcoming reception at the University of Helsinki's reception at ThinkCorner will mark our arrival in the Finnish capital on Thursday, September 6. A closing reception at the city of Helsinki's Banquet Hall draws the program of the UArctic Congress 2018 to an end. However there are still optional excursions available on Saturday following the Congress to the Allas Sea Pool and Suomenlinna Fortress.

Welcome to Oulu and Helsinki this September! Be sure to register early as many of the optional events in the social program have limited availability.