An overview of the 2017 ARENA On-site Program

  • The goal of the on-site program is to help its participants identify, and equip them to pursue, approaches for improving their region's energy systems in ways that are locally appropriate, affordable and practical.
  • Approximately twenty individuals, all enthusiastic and aspiring renewable energy champions from across the Arctic, will be selected to participate in a combination of instruction, coaching, peer networking, and visits to arctic locations operating energy systems that draw on local renewable resources.
  • In 2017, all of the participants will attend three distinct but interconnected week-long workshops in Canada (Yellowknife, N.W.T - March), U.S.A (Kodiak and Fairbanks, Alaska - June) and Iceland (Reykjavik - November). Instructors, industry members, and community representatives will interact with the participants in all venues, providing the opportunity for a rich exchange of experience and ideas.
  • And, the participants will interact with one another, the instructors, and coaches via telephone, email and web-meetings before and after each workshop.
  • Thanks to the generosity of our collaborating partners, the program, at no cost to the participants, will cover all in-country travel, living and meeting expenses.

On-Site Program in Canada

See the summary and detailed version of the event agenda.

View presenters' biographies.

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