North x North Summit & Festival 2019

Wednesday-Sunday, May 1-5

The North x North Summit & Festival celebrates connection and culture across the North. The third-annual event features five days of conversations, workshops, exhibitions, performances, presentations, music, dance, installations, food, film and experiences highlighting Northern people, landscapes and cultures. Participants build relationships and knowledge.

The Summit (May 1 and May 2) focuses on resilience and research, with a special emphasis on gender and indigenizing.

The Festival (May 3-5) features activities and conversations around climate, gender, innovation, food, indigenizing and earthquakes. The Summit is open to registered participants and the Festival is open to the general public.

Full schedule (PDF)

Schedule by day  May 1 | May 2 | May 3 | May 4 | May 5


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2019 Resilience Summit

2019 Resilience Summit: One Alaska One People

1 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 1

The second annual Resilience Summit will focus discussion on Alaska’s distinct economy. Participants will exchange ideas and innovations, strengthen relationships and develop enduring solutions.

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Anchorage Arctic Research Summit

Anchorage Arctic Research Summit

9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, May 2

Anchorage Arctic Research Summit brings together members of the Anchorage-area Arctic research community to share information among the diverse research and creative activity being conducted by a broad array of organizations, and to foster new connections and collaborations.

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Launch Alaska: Innovating in Aftershocks

Launch Alaska: Innovating in Aftershocks—Creating & implementing real-world solutions when they matter most

9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday, May 3

Aftershocks still making you jump? Each jolt poses an important question – how ready are we for the next disaster? Whether earthquake, eruption, fire, flood or something more manmade, major disruptions to Alaska’s infrastructure and systems could happen at any moment. Join Launch Alaska for a participatory day of isolating problems and innovating solutions to Alaska’s distinct and dynamic problem sets. Hear from stakeholders and solution makers as we explore our communities’ vulnerabilities and challenges, working together to find real, ready-now solutions that make us more resilient, sustainable and secure.

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May 3 - 5

Join us for music, food, film, engaging talks and interactive activities centered around innovation, climate, gender, re-use and repair, food, music, indigenizing and earthquakes.

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Deeper Dives & Workshops


Choose from a variety of workshops designed to encourage new thinking about building solutions together – from citizen science and informal craft sessions to working together to repair and upcycle objects for extended life, mapping future Arctic communities and our own, and more.

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Talks & Discussions

Talks & Discussions

Hear from experts and join in conversations about a variety of topics about the North, from the future of salmon habitat and sustainability to new forms of Arctic research, the representation of Indigenous people in the media, gender in the Arctic, innovative housing options and more.

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Reserve your spot for a special meal presented by award-winning, James Beard-nominated chef Laura Cole, or check out the Arctic Food and Beer Festival featuring Northern and North-inspired tastings by Northern chefs with support from the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute.


Northern Synth:
An Arctic blend of storytelling + song + stars + groove

We’re redefining “mixed media” through an eclectic blend of performance, music and art forms celebrating the Northern experience.

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Northern Films

View a selection of feature-length and short films centered around life and experience in the North. Included with admission.

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From Alaskans and salmon to the representation of Indigenous people in the media, Northern art and ideas are expressed in ways as diverse as it's people. See these exhibitions at North x North.

Arctic Portals

The Culture of Media: Representation from Nanook to Molly

Alaskans and Salmon


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NXN Summit and Festival 2019 is made possible with support from:


  • Atwood Foundation

NVision | Think Office | Watterson Construction | Estimations, Inc. | RSA Engineering, Inc. | Alaska Permanent Capital Management Co. and The Frances and David Rose Foundation | KPB Architects | Architects Alaska |Coffman Engineers | PND Engineers, Inc., Consulting Engineers | Alcan Electrical & Engineering, Inc. | CITC | Alaska Architectural Lighting, Inc. | AMC Engineers | Summit Windows & Doors, Inc. | BDS Architects | Stantec Architecture | RIM Architects | McCool Carlson Green | Schneider Structural Engineers | Bettisworth North | Rodney P. Kinney & Associates | Collins Construction | Agnew Beck | SALT | Alaska Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) | Alaska Housing Finance Corporation