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Northern Dialogues Conference 2024
May 21st-24th, 2024
Yukon University, Whitehorse, Yukon

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Conference Information

The conference will bring together perspectives on the challenges and opportunities facing rural, northern, and Indigenous communities in Canada. Specifically, the event will highlight the implications of "remoteness" for sustainable livelihoods. Dialogue will focus on themes like innovation, education, health, social systems, culture, heritage, and wellbeing.


*This is a Hybrid Event – it will primarily be held in person, with opportunities to attend and participate in a focused conference program online. *

Conference Themes

The committee invites researchers, educators, leaders, community members, policymakers, and practitioners to submit proposals for oral presentations, poster presentations, workshops, and panel discussions that focus on the following themes:  


Innovation and Community Development 

Education, Health, and Social Systems 

Culture, Heritage, and Wellbeing  

Anything else related to rural and northern life!


Presentation Formats

  • 15-minute Oral Presentation (in person) 

  • 15-minute Oral Presentation (virtual) 

  • Poster Presentation 

  • Workshop or Panel Presentation (approx. 90 minutes)  


Presentations may take the form of traditional research presentations, case studies, or stories of ongoing work. Works-in-progress are certainly welcome.


Submission Guidelines: 

The submission should include:

  • Title 

  • Presentation format 

  • Conference themes: 

  • Innovation and Community Development 

  • Education, Health, and Social Systems 

  • Culture, Heritage, and Wellbeing 

  • Open Call

  • Name of the presenter(s), affiliation(s), and contact information 

  • Proposal (200 words)  


Call for Papers

*The Call For Papers is Now Closed*

If you have questions about submissions, please reach out to Vivien for more information at

Registration & Accommodation 

Conference Registration Tiers:

Full/Supporter Rate*: $600 + Fees

Student & Unwaged Rate*: $350 + Fees

(*In person registration available until April 15th)

Virtual Rate: $50 + Fees

*All prices in Canadian Dollars*



Accommodation information is now available.

Please click here to access it.


Further Information

Financial support will be available for students and practitioners/community members wishing to attend and present at the event. Presenters who are students or affiliated with communities and organizations in Northern Canada will be prioritized for this support. The request for support is included in the submission form. Please provide detailed information there.  


For any enquiries regarding the Call for Papers or general enquiries about the conference, please email: 

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