Fifth Annual Arctic Encounter Symposium - April 19-20, 2018

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


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confirmed speakers:

  • U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski, United States Senate, Alaska
  • The Honorable Aleqa Hammond, Member of the Danish Parliament; former Prime Minister of Greenland
  • Lieutenant Governor Byron Mallott, State of Alaska
  • Secretary Rick Perry, U.S. Department of Energy [Video Message]
  • Governor Paul LePage, State of Maine [Video Message]
  • Congressman Rick Larsen, 2nd Congressional District of Washington State
  • Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal, 7th Congressional District of Washington State
  • Ambassador Aleksi Härkönen, Senior Arctic Official Chair of the Arctic Council - Finland
  • The Honorable Inuuteq Holm Olsen, Minister Plenipotentiary of Greenland, Danish Embassy in Washington, DC
  • Vice Admiral Fred Midgette, Commander, Pacific Area Defense Force West, U.S. Coast Guard
  • Captain Paul A. Stader, Director, Strategy and Policy Division, N51, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, The Pentagon
  • Mr. Nathaniel Jensen, Assistant Secretary for Strategy, Plans, Analysis & Risk, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • Mr. Joe Balash, Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals Management, U.S. Department of Interior
  • Ambassador Kåre R. Aas, Norway [Video Message]
  • Congresswoman Chellie Pingree, 1st Congressional District of Maine [Video Message]
  • U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan, Alaska [Video Message]
  • Mr. Tero Vauraste, President & CEO of Arctia Ltd.; Chair of the Arctic Economic Council (AEC) [Video Message]
  • Rear Admiral Michael McAllister, Commander, Seventeenth District, U.S. Coast Guard
  • Mr. Stefan Lindström, Consul General, Consulate General of Finland in Los Angeles
  • Mr. Brandon Lee, Consul General, Consulate General of Canada in Seattle
  • Commodore Angus Topshee, Deputy Director, Strategy, Policy and Plans NORAD-USNORTHCOM J5
  • Commander David Slayton, Executive Director, Arctic Security Working Group, Hoover Institution, Stanford University
  • Ms. Fran Ulmer, Chair, U.S. Arctic Research Commission
  • Dr. Brendan Kelly, Executive Director of the Study of Environmental Arctic Change (SEARCH)
  • Ms. Melanie Bahnke, President & CEO, Kawerak, Inc.; Tribal Member of the Native Village of Savoonga, Alaska
  • Dr. Mike Sfraga, Director, Polar Initiative, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
  • Mr. David Balton, Global Fellow, Woodrow Wilson Center; Former Ambassador for Oceans and Fisheries, U.S. State Department
  • Ted Scambos, Lead Scientist, National Snow and Ice Data Center
  • Dr. Amy Lauren Lovecraft, Department of Political Science, University Alaska Fairbanks
  • Dr. Christina Schädel, Northern Arizona University (SEARCH)
  • Dr. Ted Schuur, Northern Arizona University (SEARCH)
  • Dr. Marc Müller-Stoffels, denamics GmbH
  • Mr. Shannon R. Jenkins, Senior Arctic Policy Advisor, U.S. Coast Guard
  • Mrs. Cara Condit, Director for the Center for Arctic Study and Policy (CASP), U.S. Coast Guard Academy
  • Ms. Rachel Cox, Associate, Environment, Land Use & Natural Resources Practice Group, Stoel Rives LLP
  • Mr. Jason Morgan, Partner, Environment, Land Use & Natural Resources Practice Group, Stoel Rives LLP
  • Ms. Marilyn Romano, Regional Vice-President (Alaska), Alaska Airlines
  • Mr. Ben Kellie, CEO, K2 Dronotics
  • Ms. Ramona Monroe, Partner, Oil & Gas, Stoel Rives LLP
  • Mr. Joshua Kindred, Environmental Counsel, Alaska Oil and Gas Association
  • Ms. Mary Catherine McAleer, Government Affairs Director, Association of Washington Business
  • Tony Marzi, General Manager, Praxis, Inc. (A Technology Service Corporation Company)
  • Mr. Ephraim Froehlich, Fisheries, Wildlife and Arctic Policy Advisor, The Office of U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski
  • Ms. Kristina Woolston, Vice President of External Affairs, Quintillion
  • Ms. Susie Silook, Siberian Yupik-Inupiaq Carver and Writer, Tribal Member of the Native Village of Gambell, Alaska
  • Mr. Joseph Ahmaogak, Board Chairman, Olgoonik Corporation; Whaling Crew Member from Wainwright, Alaska
  • Ms. Josie Hickel, President, Chugach Commercial Holdings; Chugach Alaska Corporation
  • Ms. Jackie Qataliña Schaeffer, Senior Project Manager, Division of Environmental Health and Engineering, Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium
  • Mr. Michael Brubaker, Director, Community Environmental Health, Division of Community Health Services, Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium
  • Ms. Kara Moriarty, President & CEO, Alaska Oil and Gas Association
  • Mr. Christian Dumard, Arctic Sailboat Race Organizer & Explorer, Round the Pole 2020, Vaimiti Events
  • Ms. Drue Pearce, Deputy Administrator, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation
  • Mr. David W. Johnston, Regional Supervisor, Office of Leasing and Plans - Alaska, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM)
  • Ms. Julie Decker, CEO, The Anchorage Museum
  • Ms. Renee Orr, Chief of the Office of Strategic Resources, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM)
  • Ms. Liz Cravalho, Vice President of External and Government Affairs, NANA Corporation
  • Ms. Greta Schuerch, Senior Government Relations Coordinator, Red Dog Mine / Teck Alaska
  • Mr. David Herman, President, Raffetto Herman Strategic, Seattle
  • Mr. Ward Hinger, CEO, Imaging Associates - Alaska; Telehealth
  • Ms. Kate McWilliams, Arctic Youth Ambassador; Urban Sustainability student & owner of a consignment shop in Bethel
  • Mr. Bob Walsh, Rural Broadband Manager, GCI
  • Dr. Matthew Druckenmiller, National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC), Study of Environmental Arctic Change (SEARCH)
  • Mr. Kirk Siegler, National Desk Correspondent, Rural America, NPR
  • Commissioner Ryan Calkins, Port of Seattle
  • Ms. Rachel Kallander, Founder & Executive Director, Arctic Encounter; Managing Partner, Kallander & Associates
  • Mr. Delbert Rexford, President & CEO, Ukpeagvik Inupiat Corporation
  • Dr. Herb Schroeder, Founder & Vice Provost, Alaska Native Science & Engineering Program (ANSEP)
  • Dr. Dwayne Ryan Menezes, Director, Polar Research and Policy Initiative (United Kingdom)
  • Mr. Tony Penikett, Visiting Professor, Simon Fraser University; former Premier of Yukon (Canada)
  • Dr. Heather Nicol, Professor, Trent University (Canada)
  • Mr. Cale Clingenpeel, Managing Director, Arctic Encounter; Partner, Kallander & Associates
  • Mr. Randy "Church" Kee, Major General, U.S. Air Force (Ret.); Executive Director, Arctic Domain Awareness Center, University of Alaska
  • Mr. Casey Pape, Board Member, Arctic Encounter; Operations Manager, Prince William Sound Aquaculture Corporation
  • Ms. Jennifer Gore Dwyer, Board Member, Arctic Encounter; President, St. George Marine
  • Ms. Laurel Katchatag, Arctic Youth Ambassador from Unalakleet, Alaska
  • Ms. Tasha Elizarde, Arctic Youth Ambassador from Juneau, Alaska
  • Mr. Eben Hopson, Arctic Youth Ambassador from Utqiagvik, Alaska
  • Ms. Shania Wells, Arctic Youth Ambassador from Noorvik, Alaska
  • Ms. Kayla-Jean Booth, Arctic Youth Ambassador from Kotzebue, Alaska
  • Mr. Ben Hunter-Francis, Arctic Youth Ambassador from Marshall, Alaska
  • Mr. Gabe Stenek, Arctic Youth Ambassador from Shishmaref, Alaska
  • Mr. Brian Conwell, Arctic Youth Ambassador from Unalaska, Alaska
  • Ms. Alyssa London, Miss Alaska USA 2017; Founder & Owner of Culture Story
  • Dr. Betsy Baker, Executive Director, North Pacific Research Board
  • Mr. Kaleb Froehlich, Senior Advisor, Arctic Encounter Symposium; Vice President, Cassidy & Associates
  • Mr. Zachary Schulman, Arctic Policy Coordinator, U.S. Coast Guard
  • Dr. Cheryl Rosa, Deputy Director, U.S. Arctic Research Commission
  • Mr. Hugh Patkotak Sr., President, Olgoonik Corporation
  • Ms. Meghan Gavin, Member of the Board of Directors, Arctic Encounter; Attorney, Cascadia Law Group PLLC
  • Mr. Scott Habberstad, Director of Sales & Community Marketing, Alaska Airlines
  • Mr. Jay Manning, Partner, Cascadia Law Group PLLC
  • Ms. Molly McCammon, Executive Director, Alaska Ocean Observing System
  • Dr. Olivia Lee, International Arctic Research Center, University of Alaska Fairbanks
  • Mayor Richard Beneville, Nome, Alaska
  • Mr. Tim McMahan, Partner, Climate Change Initiative Lead, Stoel Rives LLP, Arctic Encounter Platinum Sponsor & Co-Host
  • Ms. Amy Holman, Alaska Regional Coordinator, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  • Ms. Megan Suksraq Alvanna-Stimpfle, Founder & Principal Strategist, Arctic Geopolitical Consulting
  • Mr. Jason Berry, Managing Director of Cargo Operations, Alaska Airlines
  • Ms. Diana Birkett Rakow, Vice President of External Relations, Alaska Airlines; Arctic Encounter Platinum Sponsor & Co-Host
  • Mr. Steve Wackowski, Senior Advisor for Alaska Affairs, U.S. Department of Interior
  • Ms. Megan Baldino, Senior Director of External Affairs, GCI

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