Interior Deputy Secretary Hayes to Deliver Policy Keynote at 2012 International Polar Year Conference

Office of the Secretary

Hayes to discuss Interior's Science-Based Management Approach to Arctic


MONTREAL— Tomorrow, Deputy Secretary of the Interior David J. Hayes will deliver opening remarks at the 2012 International Polar Year Conference in Montreal, Canada. This year's conference, From Knowledge to Action, is expected to welcome over 2,500 participants from government, non-government, industry, education, and other various sectors to discuss the impacts of climate change and its effect on polar science and Arctic communities.

As chair of the Interagency Working Group on Coordination of Domestic Energy Development and Permitting in Alaska, Deputy Secretary Hayes will discuss efforts by the Department and the Obama administration to bring the best available science to resource management decisions in the Arctic's sensitive environment.

WHO: David J. Hayes, Deputy Secretary of the Interior
WHAT: International Polar Year 2012 Conference: From Knowledge to Action
WHEN: Tuesday, April 24, 2012

8:30 AM EDT
WHERE: Palais Des Congres, Montreal

1001 Place Jean-Paul-Riopelle

Montreal, QC H2Z1H5
Media interested in attending, please RSVP to

On-site registration will also be available for members of the media.