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4th ANNUAL ARCTIC ENCOUNTER SYMPOSIUM

APRIL 13-14, 2017

BELL HARBOR international CONference CENTER - DOWNTOWN SEATTLE, WA, USA

 
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- CONFIRMED AES 2017 SPEAKERS -

  • U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski, Alaska
  • Ambassador Geir H. Haarde, Iceland
  • Ambassador Kåre R. Aas, Norway
  • Vice Admiral Fred Midgette, Commander, Pacific Area, Commander, Defense Force West, U.S. Coast Guard
  • Congresswoman Suzan DelBene, 1st Congressional District of Washington State 
  • Congressman Don Young, Alaska 
  • Lieutenant Governor Byron Mallott, State of Alaska
  • U.S. Senator Angus King, Maine [Video Message]
  • U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan, Alaska [Video Message]
  • Ms. Fran Ulmer, Chair, U.S. Arctic Research Commission
  • Dr. Brendan Kelly, Executive Director of the Study of Environmental Arctic Change (SEARCH); former Assistant Director for Polar Science, The White House; former Chief Scientist at the Monterey Bay Aquarium 
  • Mr. Wayne Westlake, President & CEO of NANA Regional Corporation
  • Ms. Gail Schubert, President & CEO of the Bering Straits Native Corporation
  • Ms. Kara Moriarty, President & CEO of the Alaska Oil and Gas Association
  • Ms. Tina Pidgeon, General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer, and Senior Vice President of Governmental Affairs for GCI
  • Mr. Stefan Lindström, Consul General, Consulate General of Finland in Los Angeles
  • Commodore Angus Topshee, Deputy Director, Strategy, Policy and Plans NORAD-USNORTHCOM J5
  • Ms. Melanie Bahnke, President & CEO, Kawerak, Inc.; Tribal Member of the Native Village of Savoonga, Alaska
  • Mr. Joseph Sprague, Senior Vice President, Communications & External Relations, Alaska Air Group
  • Mr. Dermot Loughnane, CEO, Tactical Marine Solutions Ltd. 
  • Mr. Randy “Church” Kee, Maj Gen, USAF (Ret.), Executive Director, Arctic Domain Awareness Center, University of Alaska
  • Ms. Barbara Blake, Senior Advisor, Office of the Governor & Lt. Governor of Alaska
  • Ms. Beth Kerttula, former Director of the National Ocean Council in the Executive Office of the President and former Alaska State Representative
  • Ms. Dana Goodson, Senior Program Manager, U.S. Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution, Udall Foundation
  • Mr. Micah McCarty, Support Staff for National Ocean Council Tribal Liaison
  • Mr. Don Côqayohômuwôk Chapman, National Ocean Council Tribal Liaison
  • Mr. Mead Treadwell, Chairman, Arctic Circle Task Force on Shipping and Ports; President, PT Capital
  • Mayor Clay Koplin, CEO, Cordova Electric Cooperative; Mayor of the City of Cordova, Alaska
  • Ms. Meera Kohler, President & CEO, Alaska Village Electric Cooperative, Inc. 
  • Dr. James Kendall, Regional Director, Alaska Outer Continental Shelf Region, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
  • Ms. Elizabeth Pierce, CEO, Quintillion Networks, LLC
  • Ms. Gwen Holdmann, Director, Alaska Center for Energy and Power
  • Mr. George Roe, Research Professor, Alaska Center for Energy and Power
  • Mr. James Hill, Consul General, Consulate General of Canada in Seattle
  • Dr. Robert Bindschadler, NASA Emeritus Scientist
  • Mr. Sean Dwyer, Captain of the F/V Brenna A, as featured on the "Deadliest Catch”; Vice President, St. George Marine Inc.
  • Mr. Gary Hennigh, City Administrator, City of King Cove, Alaska
  • Mr. Ephraim Froehlich, Fisheries, Wildlife and Arctic Policy Advisor, The Office of U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski
  • Dr. Matthew Druckenmiller, Scientist, Study of Environmental Arctic Change (SEARCH) Sea Ice Action Team & National Snow and Ice Data Center
  • Mr. Chris Oliver, Executive Director, North Pacific Fishery Management Council (NPFMC)
  • Mr. Spencer Wood, Lead Scientist, Natural Capital Project; World Wildlife Fund
  • Ms. Mary Ruckelshaus, Managing Director, Natural Capital Project; World Wildlife Fund
  • Ms. Jess Silver, Natural Capital Project, Ecosystem Services Analyst; World Wildlife Fund
  • Ms. Christine Resler, Alaska GeoMarket Manager, Schlumberger

- CONFIRMED AES 2017 GUEST PERFORMANCE ART & INSTALLATIONS -


- ADDITIONAL EXCITING SPEAKER & ANNOUNCEMENTS WILL BE POSTED ON A ROLLING BASIS - 


- AES 2017 PLATINUM SPONSORS AND STRATEGIC HOST PARTNERS -


- AES 2017 SILVER LEVEL SPONSORS -


- AES 2017 BRONZE LEVEL SPONSORS -


- AES 2017 EDUCATIONAL PARTNERs -


PHOTO GALLERY OF THE THIRD ANNUAL ARCTIC ENCOUNTER SEATTLE IN JANUARY 2016

 
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Quote 1


"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

Quote 1


"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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Quote 2


"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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Quote 3


 

"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

 

Quote 3


 

"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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Quote 4


"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

Quote 4


"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