2019 RESILIENCE SUMMIT: One Alaska One People
1 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 1 Atrium
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. Summit participants will convene to envision a stronger future for our place and our people. Alaska’s economy relies on trading, sharing and creating opportunities to thrive for all of us, whether we are hunters and gatherers, farmers or fishers, entrepreneurs, executives or educators. Our state’s continued success relies on innovation and inclusion to drive solutions that work for Alaskans. The Summit brings together the voices and experiences of many to spark conversations, strengthen relationships and build solutions that last well beyond the afternoon.
Held at the Anchorage Museum, the dynamic and interactive program consists of a storytelling event, panels with Elders, youth, professionals and community members, and tabletop discussions on economic resilience. The event will end with a reception with food provided and opportunities for networking.
|1 p.m.||Opening remarks and storytelling
Mara Kimmel, Deputy Director, Strategy, Research and Scholarship, Anchorage Museum
Jackie Qatalina Schaeffer, Sr. Project Manager, Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium
|1:30 p.m.||Panel discussion: Infrastructure and Security
The first session examines how infrastructure and security impacts Alaska’s economic wellbeing. Our remote and rural geography requires different ways of building and sustaining the infrastructure necessary for community security. This panel considers how we determine the value of infrastructure investments, a changing climate, and the opportunities to create infrastructure and security systems capable of adaptation. Panelists: Bob Onders (APU), Mark Spafford (Municipality of Anchorage, Solid Waste Services), Jim Jager (Port of Alaska), Shauna Hegna (Koniag, Inc.) and Mary Miner (Alaska Growth Capital)
|2:15 p.m.||Tabletop discussions - building resilient infrastructure and security in a rapidly changing environment.|
|2:45 p.m.||Rapid Histories
Alaska has changed rapidly in the last 100 years. Changes in values, new modes of exchange, and the demands of globalization have shifted Alaska’s economy in ways that are often difficult to appreciate in magnitude and pace. Our panelists for this session will recount how in five sectors, Alaska’s economy has changed, and how we can expect in to change in the future. Panelists: Jack Hébert (Cold Climate Housing Center), Isaac Vanderburg (Launch Alaska), Vivian Underwood (Municipality of Anchorage) and Aaron Leggett (Anchorage Museum)
|3:15 p.m.||Panel discussion: Alaska’s Multiple Economies
The second session discusses the multiple frameworks we use to understand value in Alaska and the different economies that are uncovered when we look through new lenses. Alaskans provide for themselves and one another in ways that standard economic frameworks fail to measure. What uniquely Alaskan strengths might we find when we look at the economy in unconventional ways? Panelists: Alliana Salanguit, Kate Brick (New American Economy), Kevin Berry (ISER), and Nolan Klouda (UAA Center for Economic Development)
|4 p.m.||Tabletop discussions on how different economies in our state can be strengthened to support and build resilience.|
|5 - 6 p.m.||Reception and networking|