First International Arctic Media Forum
In 20-23 October, 2013 the Northern (Arctic) Federal University named after M.V. Lomonosov (Arkhangelsk) holds the First International Arctic Media Forum. The event is held in the Year of Environment in Russia and is dedicated to the third anniversary of NArFU. The forum will bring together representatives of leading Russian and international media, experts in the field of Arctic research and development.
They will discuss problems of the Arctic and connected topics.
The forum is organized by the Northern (Arctic) Federal University named after M.V. Lomonosov, the Russian Geographical Society, National Park “Russian Arctic”, the administration of the Nenets Autonomous District, the Government of the Arkhangelsk region, Federal Service for Hydrometeorology and Environmental Monitoring.
Partners – “Rossiyskaya Gazeta”, RIA Novosti, the Agency of Business News, Norway News and World Wildlife Fund.
The Northern (Arctic) Federal University named after M.V. Lomonosov is the largest scientific and educational center in the North-West of Russia that is engaged in Arctic research. Currently NArFU is the only Arctic federal university in Russia. NArFU is implementing a number of important projects aimed at Arctic research and development of the Arctic.
The journalists will be able to ask some questions to experts who specialize on the Arctic issues. The main topics are ecology, resources of the Arctic, life of indigenous peoples, international cooperation in the Arctic region, personnel training, expeditions, the Northern Sea Route, etc.
Furthermore some successful media projects will be presented on the forum. This event will establish a more effective dialogue between experts and Russian mass-media, as well as between mass-media from different countries. The forum will also give impetus to the new information projects.
You can find more information and register at http://mediaforum.narfu.ru/conf2013mf/english/. We are glad to offer our guests all possible support in getting visa and receiving money to cover travel and accommodation expenses. If you are interested don’t hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org .
October 20, 2013, Sunday
Arrival of participants, accommodation
October 21, 2013, Monday
Plenary session in the assembly hall (10.00-11.30)
SECTIONS in the lecture hall 1220 (11.45-17.00)
Section 1. Arctic: development and preservation of natural balance. The point of balance. Successful outreach projects and practices (11.45-13.15)
Section 2. Personnel for the Arctic. Features of training. Demand for specialists. (14.15-15.45)
Section 3. Attraction of the Arctic: how to cover the arctic theme in mass media (16.00-17.30)
October 22, 2013, Tuesday
SECTIONS in the lecture hall 1220 (10.00-15.30)
Section 4. International cooperation in the Arctic (10.00-11.30)
Section 5. Arctic expeditions and extreme tourism (11.45-13.15)
Section 6. The Northern Sea Route (14.15-15.45)
Plenary session in the assembly hall (16.00-17.00). Summary of the forum.
Business and cultural program
Forum-based business communication and effective interaction of Russian and international mass media and experts.
Excursion programs for the forum participants:
A city tour.
A tour to Malye Karely.