Fourth Annual Arctic Encounter Symposium - April 13-14, 2017

seattle, wa, usa // proudly hosted by alaska airlines and stoel rives llp

produced and directed by kallander & associates llc at the bell harbor international conference center


The 2017 AES will be held at the Bell Harbor International Conference Center on the downtown waterfront of Seattle, WA, USA on April 13-14, 2017. The strategic theme of the 4th annual AES - Shifting North: A New Era in the Arctic - which will confront challenges and engage solutions regarding the shifting environmental, economic, and political climate of today's Arctic regions. 

As the largest annual Arctic policy conference in the United States, the Arctic Encounter convenes policymakers, industry leaders, and experts to confront emerging challenges in Arctic policy, innovation, and development. The mission of AES is to raise awareness, engage challenges, and develop solutions for the future of the Arctic region and the people who live there.

AES 2017 will build off of the success of the 2016 Symposium by continuing to bring world-class speakers to dialogue, debate and collaborate with participants from around the world. To review the participating speakers and sponsors at AES 2016, please click here.




- CONFIRMED AES 2017 SPEAKERS -

  • U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski, Alaska
  • Ambassador Geir H. Haarde, Iceland
  • Ambassador Kåre R. Aas, Norway
  • The Honorable Aleqa Hammond, Member of the Danish Parliament; former Prime Minister of Greenland
  • Vice Admiral Fred Midgette, Commander, Pacific Area Defense Force West, U.S. Coast Guard
  • Congresswoman Suzan DelBene, 1st Congressional District of Washington State 
  • Congressman Don Young, Alaska 
  • U.S. Senator Angus King, Maine [Video Message]
  • U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan, Alaska [Video Message]
  • Mr. Tero Vauraste, President & CEO of Arctia Ltd.; Vice Chair of the Arctic Economic Council (AEC) [Video Message]
  • Ms. Fran Ulmer, Chair, U.S. Arctic Research Commission
  • Rear Admiral Michael McAllister, Commander, Seventeenth District, U.S. Coast Guard
  • 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 
  • Ms. Gail Schubert, President & CEO of the Bering Straits Native Corporation
  • 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. 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
  • Mr. Anthony E. Edwardsen, President & CEO, Ukpeaġvik Iñupiat Corporation
  • Ms. Lindsey Whitt, External Affairs, Matson
  • Ms. Becca Robbins Gisclair, Associate Director of Arctic Programs, Ocean Conservancy
  • Ms. Susan Bell, Principal, McDowell Group
  • Ms. Julie Decker, Museum Director and CEO, Anchorage Museum
  • Captain Dan Blanchard, Owner & CEO, UnCruise Adventures
  • Ms. Alice Rogoff, Publisher, Alaska Dispatch News; Co-Founder, Arctic Circle
  • Mr. Greig Arnold, Vice Chairman, Makah Tribal Council
  • Mr. Doug Mecum, Deputy Regional Administrator, Alaska Region, National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS)
  • Ms. Rachel Kallander, Founder & Executive Director, Arctic Encounter Symposium; Managing Partner, Kallander & Associates LLC
  • Mr. Cale Clingenpeel, Managing Director, Arctic Encounter Symposium; Partner, Kallander & Associates LLC
  • Mr. Kaleb Froehlich, Senior Advisor, Arctic Encounter Symposium; Vice President, Cassidy & Associates
  • Mr. Tom Roberts, Partner, Van Ness Feldman, LLP
  • Ms. Megan Alvanna Stimpfle, Principal, Arctic Geopolitical Consulting
  • Ms. Liz Cravalho, Vice President of External & Government Affairs, NANA Regional Corporation
  • Ms. Marilyn Romano, Regional Vice-President (Alaska), Alaska Airlines
  • Mr. Shannon Jenkins, Senior Arctic Policy Advisor, U.S. Coast Guard
  • Ms. Kate Wolgemuth, Legislative Assistant, The Office of U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan
  • Ms. Tina Grovier, Partner, Stoel Rives LLP, Environmental, Land Use, and Natural Resources Group
  • Mr. Aaron M. Schutt, President & CEO, Doyon Ltd.
  • Mr. Joshua Kindred, Environmental Counsel, Alaska Oil and Gas Association
  • Mr. Jonathan Iversen, Partner, Stoel Rives LLP, Benefits, Tax, and Private Client Group
  • Mr. Jared Wigginton, Attorney, Stoel Rives LLP, Environmental, Land Use, and Natural Resources Group
  • Dr. Lance Miller, Vice President, Natural Resources, NANA Regional Corporation, Inc.
  • Mr. Ryan Steen, Partner, Stoel Rives LLP, Environmental, Land Use, and Natural Resources Group
  • Mr. James Torgerson, Managing Partner, Stoel Rives LLP; 2017 Arctic Encounter Host Partner
  • Ms. Amy Bann, Director, Sustainable Materials, The Boeing Company
  • Ms. Sara Longan, Executive Director, North Slope Science Initiative (NSSI)
  • Mr. Patrick Galvin, Chief Commercial Officer, Great Bear Petroleum Operating LLC
  • Mayor Harry K. Brower, Jr., North Slope Borough
  • Mr. Garrett Boyle, Legislative Director, The Office of U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski
  • Mr. Casey Pape, President of the AES Board of Directors; Business Manager, Viking Marine
  • Mr. Steve Wackowski, Vice President of the AES Board of Directors; Fairweather Science LLC
  • Ms. Jenny Gore Dwyer, Secretary of the AES Board of Directors; Owner & President, St. George Marine Inc.
  • Ms. Kristina Woolston, Vice President of External Affairs, Quintillion

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