Plan B. The first time Arctic Design Week goes seriously online.

Join the live streams


The global landscape. How is the Arctic doing? Can the Arctic succeed?

Climate change, now corona virus Is this the death of tourism?

Shaping better futures! Power of design.


Whether you are an entrepreneur, a developer, a designer or a decision maker – join us. 



We are not duplicating the ADW Forums on Thu 19 and Fri 20 March 2020. We have decided to create new content and have invited our fantastic speakers from the two forums to join us in live discussions. Join us!


Note, if the live streams schedule does not fit in your calendar, you’ll have access to all discussions also afterwards on


All discussions are moderated by Päivi Tahkokallio, President of BEDA, the largest umbrella organisation of design organisations in Europe.

The global landscape. How is the Arctic doing? Can the Arctic succeed?

Thursday 19 March at 15:30 CET+1 (Finnish time)



Mika Aaltonen, CEO of AI Strategy Company and Professor John Moore, Chief Scientist of the College of Global Change and Earth System Science at Beijing Normal University.



Meeting ID: 899 724 040

Password: 091378


Climate Change, now Corona Virus Is this the Death of Tourism?

Thursday 19 March at 17:00 CET+1 (Finnish time)



Jussi Impiö, Senior Consultant at Demos Helsinki and Johannes Torpe, Johannes Torpe Studios, Copenhagen



Meeting ID: 847 610 497

Password: 097577


Shaping better futures! Power of design.

Friday 20 March at 13:00 CET+1 (Finnish time)



Eline Ermens, Associate Director and Stefan Moritz, Senior Design Expert and Senior Design Director, both from MicKinsey, Stockholm.



Meeting ID: 432 615 126

Password: 006540


Päivi Tahkokallio

Live streams — as the themes are so timely

Corona virus stops us from meeting face to face but it can not prevent us from meeting online. We decided to produce live streams on timely themes related to ADW forums. The world does not and should not stop. We have chosen to be pro-active.

We will stream three discussions in English to ensure that they can be followed anywhere in the world. The audience can participate in the discussion via chat.

You will later have access to the discussions on


Päivi Tahkokallio


President of BEDA


Live ADW Forum discussions are produced in collaboration between Arctic Design Week and Co-Stars research group at the Faculty of Art and Design, University of Lapland.


The ADW Forum discussions are published as part of DESIGN IN NORTH podcast series.


Producer and more info: Innovation Manager Jari Rinne, jari.rinne(at) 


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Arctic Design Award Night 2020

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