Conference of young Alaskans to convene in Juneau

The Institute of the North is hosting a gathering for young Alaskans interested in discussing the state’s rich history, vibrant present and thriving future. The Conference of Young Alaskans is modeled after the Alaska Constitutional Convention of 1955 and provides an opportunity for youth, ages 16 to 25, to meet and discuss current issues and challenges facing the state. This year’s conference is in Juneau from Jan. 4-7, 2012.

The 55-person delegation was selected through an application process with an eye toward representing the diversity of people and cultures in the state. More than half of the delegates are from outside of Anchorage and 30 percent are Alaska Native. In all, 29 communities will be represented, including strong delegations from Fairbanks, Nome, Bethel, Kotzebue, Ketchikan and Sitka.

Prior to the conference, delegates will attend educational sessions led by experts from economic industry sectors representing the diversity of the state and providing a baseline of information to be explored during conference discussions. Each delegate outlined their top five priority issues, some of which include economic resilience, fiscal policy, education and workforce development. The goal of the conference is to instill confidence in Alaska’s young people to become leaders in their communities, the state, and the nation.

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