Innovation Summit to be held Feb. 8-9 at Centennial Hall

The Juneau Economic Development Council’s Innovation Summit will be held in Juneau Feb. 8-9 at Centennial Hall. Karen Pittman, president and CEO of the Forum for Youth Investment, and respected sociologist and leader in youth development, will be a keynote speaker. She will discuss collective impact and how different sectors in our community can come together to address social challenges.

More than 30 short presentations will be offered at the summit, including talks by Keith Cox from Seafood Analytics, Kirk Hardcastle from Taku River Reds, Mindy Anderson from Salty Pantry, Alana Peterson from Haa Aani, Heather and Reid Harris from Northern Edge Craftworks, Bob Janes from Gastineau Guiding, and John Neary from Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center.

The conference is produced by the Juneau Economic Development Council with key support from Haa Aani, Sealaska, Juneau Hydropower, Alaska Airlines,University of Alaska Southeast, Icelandair, U.S. Forest Service, GCI, Alaska Division of Economic Development, Alaska Communications, Avista, Wells Fargo, AK Litho,The Nature Conservancy, Alaska Growth Capital, Coastal Helicopters, The Prospector and many partnering individuals and organizations including TK Maguire’s, Southeast Conference, True North Federal Credit Union and AEL&P.

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