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Nerdland Festival

Saturday, 25-05-2024

A Kid's Talk at Belgium's largest Science Festival, Nerdland in the town of Wachtebeke, supported by the IPF and MAS:  

children are welcome in Nerdland Festival's big tent to embark with us on a historic voyage of the Belgica ship: the famous vessel that carried the first ever organised international scientific mission to Antarctica, and the first ever to winter on the ice


Join us for a thriller of a journey through science and adventure at the world's coldest end.  

Find more details on the festival and the talk here

The presentation will be held in Flemish.

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Saturday, 20-04-2024

The IPF will be joining Ekolis second edition of QUESTIVAL, a fantastic Science Festival organised in the city of Ghent, serving all kids, youngsters and their parents. We'll join the festival with our 3D puzzles of the Arctic and Antarctic regions. 

For more information on this free science festival: click here


When? Saturday, April 20th, 2024

When? 10 AM - 5 PM

Where? Odisee & KULeuven-Gent Campus

Gebr. De Smetstraat 1, 9000 Gent

The festival is organised mainly in Flemish, but people speaking any language are welcome.

We're available all day long! 

Past events

VLA conference

Saturday, 23-03-2024

On Saturday, March 23rd, the Flemish Geography Teachers Association (VLA) is organising their annual conference in Antwerp. This year's conference theme will be "A changing world order" - emphasising the links between a changing physical world on one hand, and global socio-economic as well as geopolitical changes on the other. 

The IPF will contribute with a workshop on changes in the polar regions and why this has an impact on the rest of the world. 

More information & registration

The conference and presentations will be held in Flemish.


'Live from Antarctica'


On Wednesday, Jan 31st at 19h Brussels time, eight engineers and scientists residing at the Princess Elisabeth research station will hold a live online presentation and will engage with students from the University of Boulder, Colorado. Anyone who is interested is welcome to join the webinar. 


This online session is free, registration:

Click here for more details on the speakers and content.


Missed this event?

No worries: you can watch the recording here: 

Live from Antarctica (Youtube)  

The presentation will be in English.

Arctic Shorts Film Fest


On the eve of the Arctic Futures Conferences conference in Brussels, the IPF and its partners are organising 'Arctic Shorts': an annual film evening during which short films directed by filmmakers from the Arctic are screened.

The event starts at 7:30 PM, at the BOZAR in Brussels.

The film fest is free of charge, but pre-registration is recommended to ensure your seat.


Tickets & Info: see Bozar-Arctic-Shorts





Photo: Still from Angakakusajaujuq – The Shaman’s Apprentice dir. Zacharias Kunuk. Copyright Taqqut Productions,

Kingulliit Productions. 2021


Day of Science


IPF is participating in this year's 'Day of Science' organised by the Flemish Government. On Sunday 26/11 our colleague Henri Robert will be giving an online talk about the Belgian Princess Elisabeth Research Station and about why we go to Antarctica to do science. This presentation is free of charge, but you need to subscribe in advance. You can subscribe here. We will send you a Zoom link 30 mins before the start of the presentation. 

The presentation will be in English.

Urania Public Observatory


This workshop is organized for and by the members of the Urania Public Observatory.

To become a member of Urania, or for any other inquiry we refer to their website.


No topic is as relevant today as the changing climate, with its far-reaching consequences for biodiversity, humans and society.


In this seminar we touch on the complexity of the climate system approached from an exceptional perspective: the polar regions. Why is climate change so much bigger in the Arctic than in the rest of the world, and does that observation also account for the Antarctic?


We will have a live conversation with Henri Robert, science officer at the International Polar Foundation, who will explain - live from the Princess Elisabeth Station in Antarctica - how and why scientific research is being done in Antarctica.

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