The Symposium attracted a group of approximately 100 scholars from around the world to discuss and debate the most updated developments taking place in the Polar regions, including the Arctic, Antarctic, and the Third Pole.

Although the content of the conference was diverse, discussions included issues such as polar governance, including private governance linked to economic and infrastructural developments; biodiversity – particularly the new developments concerning the Agreement on biodiversity beyond national jurisdiction; Indigenous perspectives linked to language rights, conflicts over land use behavior and green shift, and decolonization of Indigenous archives; climate change and climate intervention; and geopolitics and security, etc.