Here are some examples of the upcoming events:

Arctic Design –Seminar
What is Arctic Design? Why it is a relevant topic now and in the future? The international speakers are invited to study the theme from different viewpoints from architecture to services. Special interest is paid to sustainable design and co-operation between universities and companies.

Friday 24th February 2012, Rovaniemi, as part of the Rovaniemi Design Week
Host: Arktinen muotoilu – Arctic Design project, Info: coordinator Taija Sailio,

Rovaniemi Design Week
Rovaniemi Design Week is the northernmost Design Week in the world. In 2012, the Week will be held for the fourth time and the theme of the week is Light & Darkness. Week will be held on 17th -26th Feb 2012, and it offers exhibitions, events, networking, 24h-design competition, seminars, snow design and much more.
Host: Rovaniemi Regional Development agency Ltd; Info:

Tales From The North –Conference
The speakers of the international conference are invited to address the two main themes, Applied Arts and Arctic Cinema, and the two subthemes: Education and Knowledge transfer and Business Skills in Creative Industries.

11th-13th April 2012, Inari. Hosts: Lapland University Consortium and Institute for Northern Culture project
Info: Glen Coutts,;

Arctic Art & Design Summer School
The first international Arctic Art & Design Summer School is an exploration to user centered art and design in the light of the Midnight Sun! The aim of the summer school is to study the different methods of involving the users and audiences to art and design projects from service design to applied arts. The lectures and workshops by the leading researchers, artists and designers build up the base for the field studies. The real life cases located in the Finnish Lapland provide a unique possibility to try out the theories in practice.

Weeks 21 and 22 2012, Rovaniemi and surroundings
Host: WDC2012 Helsinki – Rovaniemi project; Info: Taija Sailio,