Twelve interesting papers were presented during three slots of the session on changing Svalbard during the ICASS X in June 2021. Thanks to all presenters and session participants. We all regretted bitterly this wasn’t an in-person conference, and it feels terrible to wait for three more years to attend the next International Congress of Arctic Social Sciences. Fingers crossed for the SSSI workshop in Longyearbyen in October, and the Svalbard Science Conference in November 2021!