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THIRD ANNUAL ARCTIC ENCOUNTER SEATTLE

JANUARY 2016



ARCTIC ENCOUNTER PARIS 2015 KEYNOTE & PLENARY SESSION SPEAKERS

 
  • The Honorable Johnny Mike, Minister of Environment, Nunavut, Canada
  • The Honorable Vittus Qujaukitsoq, Minister for Finance, Mineral Resources and Foreign Affairs, Greenland
    • The Honorable Lisa Murkowski [Video Message], United States Senate – Alaska
    • The Honorable Aleqa Hammond, former Prime Minister of Greenland; current member of the Danish Parliament
    • The Honorable Vladimir Vasiliev [Video Message], Minister of Federal and External Relations, Sakha Republic (Yakutia), Chair, Northern Forum Regional Coordinators’ Committee, Russia
    • The Honorable Karine Claireaux, French Senate, Saint Pierre & Miquelon
    • Admiral Robert J. Papp [Video Message]Special Representative for the Arctic, United States State Department; former Commandant of the United States Coast Guard
    • The Honorable Don Young [Video Message], United States House of Representatives – Alaska
    • The Honorable Rolf Einar Fife, Ambassador of Norway to France
    • Ambassador Mark Brzezinski [Video Message], Executive Director, United States Arctic Executive Steering Committee
    • The Honorable Eirik Sivertsen, MP, Member of the Parliament of Norway; Chair of the Conference of the Parliamentarians of the Arctic Region
    • The Honorable Reggie Joule, Mayor of the Northwest Arctic Borough; Appointed Member of the White House Task Force on Climate Change Preparedness and Resiliency, United States
    • Arni Tor Sigurdsson, Ambassador to the Arctic; Senior Arctic Official, Iceland
    • Geneviève Pons, Director of the European Policy office, World Wildlife Fund
    • The Honorable Lesil McGuire, Senate, Alaska State Legislature, United States; Co-Chair of the Alaska Arctic Research Commission
    • Catherine Gauthier, Vice President, ENvironnement JEUnesse, Quebec
    • Mikå Mered, President, French Polar Cluster
    • Rachel Kallander, Managing Partner, Kallander & Associates; Founder & Executive Director, Arctic Encounter Symposium, United States
    • Veronique Schultz, Director, Centre de Documentation, École Militaire
    • Sabine Marie Provost, Managing Partner, Océanides Association
    • Remy Marion, CEO, Pôles d'Images
    • Olivier Guyonvarch, Assistant Director for the Law of the Sea, River Law and Polar Affairs, Legal Affairs Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, France
    • Captain Laurent de Jerphanion, Head of Strategy and Policy, French Navy
    • Anita Parlow, Advisor to the Harvard-MIT Arctic Fisheries Project; consultant to the Northern Sea Route Shipping Project, The Polar Program, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, United States
    • Thorvaldur Ludvik Sigurjonsson, Managing Director, Eyjafjordur Business Development Agency, Iceland
    • Selim Alili, President, Think Tanks Observatory, France
    • Marc Lanteigne, Senior Research Fellow, Norwegian Institute of International Affairs, Norway
    • Rasmus Gjedsso Bertelsen, Professor, Barents Chair in Politics, University of Tromso – Arctic University of Norway
    • Anzelika Krastina, Director and Educator, InnoBarents Laboratory, Lapland University of Applied Sciences, Finland
    • Pascaline Bourgain, Chair, Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS-France)
    • Franck Galland, CEO, Environmental Emergency & Security Services; Research Fellow, Foundation pour Recherche Strategique, France
    • Guillaume Henry, Former General Director of the Vendée Globe
    • Christian Dumard, Navigator, Router and Coordinator for Guo Chuan’s 2015 North-East Passage Record
    • Casey Pape, Black Carbon & Methane analyst, Montague Research LLC, United States
    • Mikkel Moller Scholer, Policy Advisor to Siumut, Greenland
    • Wim Jolles, Director, European Operations, Canatec, Canada
    • Stephane Dugast, Secretary General, French Explorers Society
    • Maatalii Aneraq Okalik, President, National Youth Inuit Council, Canada
    • Gerrit Wesselink, Executive Director, Youth Arctic Coalition, Canada
    • Olivier Faury, PhD Candidate, KEDGE Business School, France
    • Mika Laiho, PhD candidate, Centre for Doctoral Training in Energy, Durham University, United Kingdom

    ARCTIC ENCOUNTER SEATTLE 2016 KEYNOTE & PLENARY SESSION SPEAKERS

     
     
    • U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski – Alaska, Chairman, Senate Energy & Natural Resources Committee; Co-Chair, Senate Arctic Caucus
    • U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell – Washington, Ranking Member, Senate Energy & Natural Resources Committee
    • Admiral Robert J. PappSpecial Representative for the Arctic, United States State Department; former Commandant of the United States Coast Guard
    • Vice Admiral Charles W. Ray, Pacific Area Commander, U.S. Coast Guard Defense Force West, United States Coast Guard
    • Major General Burton K. Francisco, Special Assistant to the Commander, North American Aerospace Defense Command and United States Northern Command (NORAD-USNORTHCOM)
    • Lieutenant Governor Byron Mallott, State of Alaska
    • U.S. Senator Patty Murray - Washington [Video Message]          
    • U.S. Senator Angus King - Maine [Video Message]
    • Rear Admiral Daniel B. Abel, Commander, 17th United States Coast Guard District - Alaska
    • Dr. Tom Wagner, Program Scientist for the Cryosphere, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
    • Beth Kerttula, Director, National Ocean Policy, The Executive Office of the President
    • Joel Clement, Director, Office of Policy Analysis, Office of the Secretary, United States Department of Interior
    • Heather Conley, Senior Vice President for Europe, Eurasia, and the Arctic; Director, Europe Program, Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS)
    • Melanie Bahnke, President & CEO, Kawerak, Inc.; Tribal Member of the Native Village of Savoonga, Alaska
    • Dr. Brendan KellyExecutive Director, SEARCH; former Assistant Director for Polar Science, Office of Science and Technology Policy, The White House; former Chief Scientist, Monterey Bay Aquarium, United States
    • Dr. James Kendall, Regional Director, Alaska Outer Continental Shelf Region, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
    • Senator Lesil McGuire, Alaska State Legislature, Co-Chair of the Senate Special Committee on the Arctic      
    • Mikå Mered, Managing Partner, POLARISK; President, French Polar Cluster; Executive Producer, Arctic Encounter Paris 2015
    • Rachel Kallander, Managing Partner, Kallander & Associates; Founder & Executive Director, Arctic Encounter Symposium
    • Representative Bob Herron, Alaska State Legislature, Chair of the House Economic Development, Tourism & Arctic Policy Committee 
    • Dean Kellye Testy, Toni Rembe Dean & Professor of Law, University of Washington School of Law
    • Dr. Don PerovichProfessor, Thayer School of Engineering, Dartmouth College
    • Dr. Ted Schuur, Professor of Ecosystem Ecology, Center for Ecosystem Sciences and Society, Department of Biological Sciences, Northern Arizona University
    • Dr. Robert Bindschadler, Emeritus Scientist, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) 
    • Dr. Henry Huntington, Owner, Huntington Consulting
    • Dr. David Driscoll, Director & Associate Professor, Institute for Circumpolar Health Studies, University of Alaska
    • Greta Schuerch, Corporate & Public Policy Liaison, NANA Regional Corporation, Tribal Member of the Native Village of Kiana, Alaska
    • Mayor Shirley Marquardt, City of Unalaska, Alaska
    • Tom Ekegren, Operations Manager, Arctia Offshore Ltd.
    • Tina Pidgeon, General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer, and Senior Vice President, GCI
    • Tara M. Sweeney, Executive Vice President of Governmental Affairs, Arctic Slope Regional Corporation; Chair of the Arctic Economic Council
    • Dr. Jeremy Mathis, Director, Arctic Research Program, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
    • Gerrit Wesselink, Executive Director, Youth Arctic Coalition; Community Architect, Matters Canada
    • Craig Fleener, Arctic Policy Advisor, State of Alaska
    • Joy Baker, Port Director, City of Nome, Alaska
    • Nikoosh Carlo, Ph.D., Senior Advisor to the SAO Chair, U.S. Department of State
    • Kaleb Froehlich, Vice President, Cassidy & Associates; Senior Consultant to the Arctic Encounter Symposia
    • Richard Glenn, Executive Vice President, Land & Natural Resources, Arctic Slope Regional Corporation
    • Linda Leary, President, Fairweather, LLC; Deadhorse Aviation Center, LLC
    • Captain Jason Hamilton, Commanding Officer, USCGC HEALY (WAGB 20)
    • Terzah Tippin Poe, Partner, TRIO Global Solutions; Lecturer, International Environmental Governance, Policy, and Science, Harvard University
    • Alice Rogoff, Publisher, Alaska Dispatch News; Co-Founder, The Arctic Circle
    • Mead Treadwell, Chairman, Arctic Circle Task Force on Shipping and Ports; President, PT Capital
    • Craig H. Allen Sr., Judson Falknor Professor of Law; Director, UW Arctic Law & Policy Institute, University of Washington School of Law
    • Todd Wildermuth, Director, Environmental Law Program, University of Washington School of Law

    ARCTIC ENCOUNTER SEATTLE 2016   BREAK OUT SESSION SPEAKERS

    • Drue Pearce, Senior Policy Advisor, Crowell Moring LLP
    • Rex A. Rock, Sr., President, Arctic Inupiat Offshore, LLC
    • Christine Resler, General Manager, Schlumberger Oilfield Services, Alaska
    • Rick Fox, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Edison Chouest Offshore, Alaska
    • Andrew VanderJack, Associate, Van Ness Feldman LLP
    • Michael Catsi, Director - Business Development & Communications, Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority
    • Qualluq Liz Cravalho, Senior Director, Community & Government Affairs, NANA Regional Corporation
    • Gordon Brower, Deputy Director, Planning & Community Services, North Slope Borough, Alaska
    • Tadas Kisielius, Partner, Van Ness Feldman LLP
    • Captain Kathleen A. Duignan, Director, Emerging Policy Staff and Senior Arctic Policy Advisor, United States Coast Guard
    • Captain John Dwyer, Officer-in-Charge of Marine Inspection, Sector Puget Sound, United States Coast Guard
    • Commander Dale Bateman, Assistant Director, Pacific Maritime Institute
    • Olivier Faury, Ph.D. Candidate, KEDGE Business School, France
    • Thomas M. Leschine, Ph.D., Ben Rabinowitz Endowed Professor of Human Dimensions of the Environment, University of Washington School of Marine and Environmental Affairs
    • Amy A. Merten, Ph.D., Chair, Emergency Prevention, Preparedness and Response (EPPR), Arctic Council Working Group; Chief, Spatial Data Branch/Assessment and Restoration Division, NOAA Office of Response and Restoration
    • Devon Thorsell, M.M.A., University of Washington School of Marine and Environmental Affairs
    • Dr. Noёl Bakhtian, Senior Fellow, Office of Science & Technology Policy; Executive Secretary, Arctic Executive Steering Committee, The Executive Office of the President
    • Willie Goodwin, Chair, Arctic Waterways Safety Committee
    • Molly McCammon, Executive Director, Alaska Ocean Observing System
    • Dr. Martin Robards, Arctic Beringia Coordinator, Wildlife Conservation Society
    • Michael LeVine, Pacific Senior Counsel, Oceana
    • Lois Epstein, P.E., Engineer & Arctic Program Director, The Wilderness Society
    • Casey Pape, Research Captain & Scientist, Montague Marine Research LLC
    • Ashley Ahearn, Environment Reporter, KUOW
    • Sarah Betcher, Ethnographic Filmmaker, Center for Documentary Film & the Institute for Northern Engineering, University of Alaska Fairbanks; Owner, Farthest North Films
    • Christine Germano, Artistic Director, Portraits of Resilience Project, Many Strong Voices / Constant Arts Society
    • Dr. Lilian Alessa, Director, The Center for Resilient Communities (CRC), University of Idaho; Co-Director, The Alaska Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR): Alaska Adapting to a Changing Environment, University of Alaska; Community Based Observing Networks and Systems (CBONS), Arctic Domain Awareness Center (ADAC)
    • Dr. Cathy Cahill, Director, Alaska Center for Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration; CEO, Pan Pacific UAS Test Range Complex, Geophysical Institute – University of Alaska Fairbanks
    • Barbara Johnson-Schumacher, Associate Director-Development, Alaska Center for Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration, Geophysical Institute - University of Alaska Fairbanks
    • Greg Foscue, General Manager, Alaska Center for Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration, Geophysical Institute - University of Alaska Fairbanks
    • Brian Prange, General Manager, Pan Pacific UAS Test Range Complex
    • Eyal Saiet, Program Manager, Alaska Center for Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration, Geophysical Institute - University of Alaska Fairbanks
    • Doug MacCourt, Senior Policy Advisor, Office of Indian Energy, U.S. Department of Energy
    • Denali Daniels, President & CEO, Denali Daniels Associates, Inc.; Former Energy Program Manager, Denali Commission

    - SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR 2016 SPONSORS -

     
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    "As the world prepares for a more open Arctic, it is vital that we as a nation step up our engagement and leadership. The Arctic Encounter Symposium brought together leaders in the Arctic community with great discussion about the current and future state of the Arctic.”

    — U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski, Alaska

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    "As the world prepares for a more open Arctic, it is vital that we as a nation step up our engagement and leadership. The Arctic Encounter Symposium brought together leaders in the Arctic community with great discussion about the current and future state of the Arctic.”

    — U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski, Alaska

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    "This symposium provides an excellent introduction to the wide variety of issues facing the people of the Arctic, and clearly demonstrates why the Arctic matters, regardless of where you live and work. "

    — Fran Ulmer, Chair, United States Arctic Research Commission

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    "This symposium provides an excellent introduction to the wide variety of issues facing the people of the Arctic, and clearly demonstrates why the Arctic matters, regardless of where you live and work. "

    — Fran Ulmer, Chair, United States Arctic Research Commission

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    "Since its inception, the Arctic Encounter has strategically sought out bold and innovative leaders to come together to think critically and speak candidly beyond the comfort of talking points. There are no limitations to how the Arctic might change or develop in the coming decades. Let us be brave, let us dream, and let us learn from past mistakes."

    — Rachel Kallander, Arctic Encounter Founder & Executive Director; Managing Partner, Kallander & Associates LLC

     

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    "Since its inception, the Arctic Encounter has strategically sought out bold and innovative leaders to come together to think critically and speak candidly beyond the comfort of talking points. There are no limitations to how the Arctic might change or develop in the coming decades. Let us be brave, let us dream, and let us learn from past mistakes."

    — Rachel Kallander, Arctic Encounter Founder & Executive Director; Managing Partner, Kallander & Associates LLC

     

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    "It is heartening to see a growing interest in the Arctic in policy circles, but much still needs to be done to help people outside of the Arctic appreciate that the rapid changes in that region are having global impacts. Among the plethora of meetings concerning Arctic issues, the Arctic Encounter Symposia standout as especially well-run opportunities for politicians, economists, scientists, indigenous people, industry and—most importantly—young people to share insights. The Arctic Encounter recognizes the importance of understanding and responding holistically to rapid change in the Arctic and, simultaneously gives strong voice to tomorrow’s leaders."

    — Brendan P. Kelly, Executive Director, Study of Environmental Arctic Change (SEARCH); former Assistant Director for Polar Science, The Office of Science and Technology Policy, The White House; former Chief Scientist, Monterey Bay Aquarium

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    "It is heartening to see a growing interest in the Arctic in policy circles, but much still needs to be done to help people outside of the Arctic appreciate that the rapid changes in that region are having global impacts. Among the plethora of meetings concerning Arctic issues, the Arctic Encounter Symposia standout as especially well-run opportunities for politicians, economists, scientists, indigenous people, industry and—most importantly—young people to share insights. The Arctic Encounter recognizes the importance of understanding and responding holistically to rapid change in the Arctic and, simultaneously gives strong voice to tomorrow’s leaders."

    — Brendan P. Kelly, Executive Director, Study of Environmental Arctic Change (SEARCH); former Assistant Director for Polar Science, The Office of Science and Technology Policy, The White House; former Chief Scientist, Monterey Bay Aquarium