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3rd Annual Confluence:

Summit on the outdoors

Sept. 12 - 13, 2018


What is Confluence: The mission of Confluence is to connect and cultivate leaders in Alaska's outdoor recreation industry in order to create a more unified and impactful voice promoting and expanding the state's outdoor recreation industry and, in turn, improve state and local economies.

When and Where is Confluence: Confluence: Summit on the Outdoors adds a second day and a full business track when the conference returns to Valdez Sept. 12 - 13, 2018. Click to  to view the agenda. 

Why Attend Confluence: Because many voices are stronger than one. Confluence participants understand that preserving access to outdoor recreation protects the economy, businesses, communities and people who depend on the ability to play, hunt and fish outside. The goal of Confluence is to coalesce around goals and priorities that will best strengthen the state's under-appreciated outdoor recreation economy.

Who Should Attend: Confluence invites all stakeholders in Alaska's outdoor recreation industry to attend: Motorized, non-motorized, sportsmen, hikers, bikers, air taxi services, backcountry lodges, public land managers, urban planners, healthcare professionals, tourism industry professionals, non-profits, and elected officials are all welcome.

Confluence '18 Hotel Rates

Be sure to mention "Confluence" as these hotels show as sold out on popular online booking sites. 

Totem Inn & Suites $199 single or double 888-808-4431

Best Western Harbor Inn $149 single or double (907) 835-3434

Mountain Sky Hotel & Suites $139 single or double (907) 835-4445

Flying?: Ravn Air is offering 10% off any published fares; valid between any Ravn Alaska or Ravn Connect location served and Valdez through Sept. 15. Use promotional code VDZAlliance10 at checkout.

Now welcoming business and policy pitches?

Confluence is looking for a few bright new ideas.

Copper Valley Telecom presents the inaugural Confluence: Business Pitch Competition. Open to entrepreneurs with ideas for products or services connected to Alaska's outdoor recreation industry. Whether your business is still just an idea or already off the ground hoping to expand, we welcome your ideas. Mentor support and possible cash award for the best ideas. Click this link to the simple entry form. Deadline for entry is Aug. 3; mentors will help you prepare for a live pitch Sept. 12 in Valdez.

Confluence Policy Pitch. Do you have an idea for a policy that could help your product, service or non-profit better achieve your goals? Submit your policy ideas on this easy entry form by Aug. 3. Policy pros will help you hone your idea to present Sept. 13 in Valdez.