For over 15 years, annual Arctic Oil & Gas Symposium has been a gathering place for discussion and sharing, bringing together industry players, community leaders and government officials involved in northern projects.

Interest in developing the wealth of natural resources located in Canada's North has always been present. Yet there are challenges that must first be overcome if commercial production is to become a reality. In order to properly address and overcome these obstacles, it is critical for leaders to convene, build consensus and collectively decide on the path forward for Arctic development. And our 16th edition of the Symposium is the perfect opportunity to engage in such discussion…


This special edition offers a new, collaborative model designed to promote knowledge-sharing and networking.


Spend the morning with special keynote presenters offering critical market updates, policy developments and perspectives on the path forward for resource development in Canada's North.
Topics to be explored include:

  • Staying Ahead in an Era of Lower Oil Prices – An Economic and Geopolitical Analysis
  • Navigating the Regulatory Framework – Increasing Transparency and Taking Necessary Steps for Oil & Gas Development


Join the conversation with an afternoon of interactive roundtable discussions. While the current market remains challenging, capitalize on this opportunity to engage in meaningful conversation around the future of project development with representatives from industry, government, First Nations and other community leaders. After conversing, all parties will come together to share learnings.
Key themes to be explored include:

  • Understanding local sentiments around Arctic development and finding ways to address key areas of concern
  • Overcoming social license issues facing industry and special considerations for Arctic oil and gas development
  • Community engagement – what are the most effective, meaningful approaches?


What needs to happen in order to get projects off the ground? What initiatives are currently in place to ensure future success? Forge the path ahead and hear the latest on:

  • The Mackenzie Valley Highway and other infrastructure support activities
  • Mapping the geological base for a better understanding of oil and gas potential in the North
  • New technologies for overcoming challenges in oil & gas field developments

Take home the collective experience of an expert speaker faculty and your distinguished peers, which will shape your own business strategies for years to come. Join the discussion and register today!


  1. The annual Arctic Oil & Gas Symposium has a proven track record over its 16 year history to provide top-notch networking and an information-rich experience
  2. Brings together Northern government, community leaders and international experts keen on Arctic opportunities and those interested in servicing Arctic projects
  3. Experience a program agenda that reflects the pressing issues identified by Northerners and those intimately involved in Arctic oil & gas development
  4. Benefit from a new format that encourages discussion on the most pressing issues
  5. Explore the current and future plans for Eastern Arctic regions

Don't Just Take Our Word For It…

Check out what participants had to say about the annual Arctic Oil & Gas Symposium:
"The organizers did an awesome job. This year the list of speakers and their presentations were great. Both days rocked! Thanks guys. See you next year."
Manager, Client Services & Community Relations, Government of Northwest Territories
"I have a strong interest in oil and gas development. [...] As a young leader for my community, I use this conference as an education tool."
Vice President, Yamaga Land Corporation
"I enjoyed the conference; it gave me a better insight into oil and gas projects. Have a good year in oil and gas and come back north!"
Board Member, Gwienin Land and Water Board
"Every year I attend [to] meet people and collect information."
Chief, Sambaa K'e Dene Band
"Interesting and timely topics. Room was comfortable, speakers were very knowledgeable, good food, and mix of participants is good."
Director, National Energy Board
"[I wanted to learn] the challenges industries are facing and what canebe done to better the next projects."
Board of Director, Deline Land Corporation
"[I enjoyed the] opportunity to connect with northern people, leaders and industry and government."
Board Member, Gwi'chi'in Renewable Resource Board
[I enjoyed] meeting people from different places and info on oil and gas."
President, Deline Land Corporation

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