Greetings from PEOPLE 2023! We are pleased to share our updates and invite you, your colleagues, and your students to the PEOPLE 2023 International Conference – Collaborative Solutions to Environmental Problems under Climate Change on August 7-11 in Montreal, Canada. The main body of the conference will be in person but we will provide some unique webinar-style sessions for those who are unable to travel. We encourage you all to join us in-person in Montreal and enjoy the 5-day event filled of rich and colorful activities from workshops, keynote speeches, technical sessions, poster and exhibitions, social event (cruise banquet), field tours, etc.                              

PEOPLE 2023 is also the 6th annual conference of the global Network on Persistent, Emerging and Organic Pollution in the Environment (PEOPLE Network;, and co-hosted with Memorial University and the Concordia Institute of Water, Energy and Sustainable Systems of Concordia University, along with partners including the University of the Arctic, the International Water Association Young Water Professionals Canada (IWA-YWP Canada), and several supporting Journals. The PEOPLE Network has more than 200 professional members, plus over 200 students, from over 30 institutions and 50 partners from private and public sectors and community groups in Canada and worldwide. It is the largest consortia of its kind dedicated to research, development and education on persistent, emerging and organic pollution by cross-nation, cross-institution, and cross-disciplinary approaches. It has been mainly funded by Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).

PEOPLE 2023 will continue to provide an international venue and bring together researchers and professionals from diverse sectors and disciplines in natural science and engineering, health, social science, and humanities, to present their achievements and innovations, spark ideas, share information, grow connections, and explore opportunities. This year, our keywords are: # Climate Change # Emerging Contaminants # Oil & HNS # Community # Arctic & Cold Regions # Urban & Rural Environments # Ocean & Coast # Soil & Sediment # UN SDG # Emission Reduction # New Fuels # Policy & Management # Education & Training.

Check the details about our exciting event agenda, conference venue, and field trips on the conference website.

UArctic is a major partner of the conference.

UArctic Chairs in PEOPLE 2023:

Call for abstractsWe invite you to submit an abstract to our general technical sessions and special sessions. The abstract submission deadline is May 1, 5:00 pm Eastern Time (extended) 

If you are interested in attending in-person or virtually, please feel free to contact to seek a further extension of your submission.