Daily Registration includes

 Insightful Sessions

Impactful Networking

2 Continental breakfasts

2 lunches








September 12

8 - 9 a.m. Check-in/Register, Civic Center

9 - 10:15 a.m. Keynote: Emerging Sectors

Nolan Klouda, Executive Director, Alaska Center for Economic Development


10:30 - 11:45 Outdoor Industry by the Numbers presented by REI

Tina Highfill, Economist, US Bureau of Economic Analysis; Taldi Walter, Government Affairs Manager, REI

11:45 - 12:45 Lunch  - Entrepreneur Intro

1:00 - 2:15 AK Futures: New Directions

Ethan Tyler, Director, Alaska State Parks and Outdoor Recreation; Britteny Cioni-Haywood, Director, State of Alaska Division of Economic Development


2:30 - 3:45 Shift: New Business Paradigms in Conservation Partnerships presented by The Nature Conservancy


4:00 - 5:15 AK Outdoors Means Business

Dr. John Cullen, President-Elect, American Academy of Family Physicians; Lucas Brown, Co-Founder TUNE/Geeks in the Woods; Jessica Szelag, Kenai Mountains-Turnagain Arm National Heritage Area

5:30 - 7:30 Business Pitch Happy Hour at Elks Lodge, 339 Fairbanks Dr. (Note: this is a change of venue). Presented by Copper Valley Telecom; libations provided by Denali Brewing.

September 13

8 - 9 a.m. Check-in/Register, Civic Center

9 - 10:00 Keynote Speaker: Capt. Rick May, Senior National Advisor for Recreation to Secretary of the Interior

10:15 - 11:30 New Directions Roundtable

Tom Bickauskus, Recreation Lead, BLM Alaska; Sarah Leonard, Executive Director, Alaska Travel Industry Association; Chris Beck, Agnew Beck.

11:45 - 1:00 Lunch - House Natural Resources Co-Chair Rep. Geran Tarr

1:00 - 2:30 Policy Pitches • Listening Session

Tory Dugan, Heather Kelley,Wanetta Ayers, Lee Hart

3:00- 5 p.m. Climate Change Roundtable, presented by The Nature Conservancy @ The Fat Mermaid, 143 N. Harbor Dr., Valdez.