Sharing Knowledge For Resilient, Sustainable And Prosperous
Islands Worldwide

Thanks to all our Speakers, Sponsors, Partners and Attendees for a great event.


What is the Virtual Island Summit?

Free access to world-class experts. The Summit will be a free event to attend in order to ensure maximum accessibility to expertise from a variety of fields.
A zero carbon conference. The Summit will use modern technology to maximize opportunities for participation and minimize harmful greenhouse gas emissions.
Interactive sessions in various formats. The Summit will imitate a traditional in-person event with opportunities to interact with speakers and other attendees with the goal of creating an online community.
The SDGs and beyond. The Summit will covers all 17 of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals in addition to other topics pertinent to island communities.
A diverse range of viewpoints. Speakers and attendees from 100+ island communities including the Arctic, Caribbean, Europe, Indian Ocean, Pacific Islands, South America and beyond…
Cross-sector collaboration. The Summit will emphasize the need for input and partnerships from across the private, public, academic and NGO sectors.

Join Islanders From Around The World To Share Ideas, Good Practices And Solutions.

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10,000 attendees including policymakers, entrepreneurs, academics and NGO leaders share their expertise on island communities bringing examples of good practices from around the world.

Climate Action & Adaptation

Renewable Energy & Clean Energy Transition

Blue Economy, Conservation & the Ocean

Agriculture, Trade & Food Security

Health, Education, Diversity & Inclusion

Circular Economy

Sustainable Tourism

Blockchain & Cryptocurrency

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Featured Speakers

Prime Minister, Government of Barbados

Secretary General, Pacific Islands Development Forum

Minister for Pacific and the Environment at the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO)

Premier of Niue

Chief Minister, Government of Jersey

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Government of the Marshall Islands

Ocean Policy Research Institute, The Sakasawa Peace Foundation

Founding Chair, Africans Rising for Justice, Peace & Dignity

CEO, The GraceKennedy Foundation

Spiritual Leader of Maroons of the Diaspora

Head of the department for Climate and Circular Economy at the Environment Agency of Iceland

Former Prime Minister of Grenada

Ambassador of Antigua & Barbuda to the US and OAS

Chair, Stop Ecocide Foundation, Convenor of the Expert Panel for the Legal Definition of Ecocide

Executive Secretary, UNCDF

PSIDS Advisor on the Oceans, Samoa at the U.N.

Minister of Environment , Waste management and Energy, Mombasa County Government

Director Energy Fiji

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Frequently Asked Questions

The summit is a unique and totally free experience! You can learn from world-leading experts from diverse backgrounds about the latest projects being deployed in island communities, with applications far beyond. Each session will be interactive with opportunities to ask questions and make connections. This year we are expanding to have even more features and especially networking opportunities with representatives of over 500 islands!

We are continuing to build out our program to include new virtual features, and especially networking opportunities. We are continuing to expand program the Hubs and Ambassador programs, which allows our global virtual evennt to directly connect with local communities.

The summit is totally free!! You can sign up here and all you need to take part is and an internet connection and the Zoom webinar software. The networking sessions will be held on Remo, which is accessed directly in your browser.
All are welcome to participate in the summit – feel free to invite friends and colleagues. Participants can take part in every session, or simply chose the sessions most relevant to them and are all encouraged to join the social media conversation.

The summit will be broadcast LIVE, taking place over multiple days in various timezones. Ideally, guests should join live for opportunities to ask questions and interact with fellow attendees. However, all sessions will be recorded and made available online a few weeks after the event.

Island Innovation is a consultancy and advisory firm offering specialized services across various economic sectors. We bring together the private sector, government, NGOs and academia to advance innovation for sustainability in island communities worldwide. The organization works with diverse rural and island communities around the world to develop solutions for sustainable development. Island Innovation uses its global network to find innovative solutions with cutting-edge technology.
Currently, we’re not accepting more speaker nominations.

We have limited opportunities for sponsors of specific sessions or the event as a whole. If you are interested in sponsoring the event click here and we will be in touch.

We are exploring opportunities to screen parts of the summits on islands around the world to ensure local communities can take part. If you would like to organize a screening on your island please get in touch.

Thanks for your support! You can explore the Island Ambassadors program for opportunities to be involved.