Wednesday, February 20 - Friday, February 22, 2013

25 years of regional CONNECTIONS
Southwest Alaska Economic Summit & SWAMC Annual Membership Meeting

Please Note: Speakers are invited, some panels remain tentative.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

8:00 amPre-Conference SWAMC Board Meeting
10:00 am – 4:00 pmEnergy Workshop – Regional Energy Planning with Bristol Bay, Kodiak and Aleutians/Pribilof Regions

Other topics may include:

  • Efficiency and Conservation: The Preferred Alternative
  • HVDC Transmission Line: Energize All Alaska
  • LNG or CNG for SW Alaska
  • Micro Smart Grid Technology
  • Local Energy and Food Security, and more

Thursday, February 21, 2013

8:00 amRegistration & Continental Breakfast
8:30 amOpening and Welcome
8:45 amShipping & Logistics
  • LNG Opportunities for Western Alaska
  • Arctic Support Opportunities and SW Alaska
9:45 amMid-Morning Break
10:00 amTBA
11:30 amBroadband: Capturing Opportunity through Technology- BB Plan Report
12:15 pmLunch Presentation: Resource Extraction/Maximum Benefit Debate featuring UAA’s Debate Team
1:30 pmBreakout Session & Regional Policy Issues
2:45 pmAfternoon Break
3:00 pmTransportation: Latest w Air Carriers & Ferry System (AA, Grant, PenAir, NAC, AMHS, etc)
5:30 pmPresident’s Reception
SWAMC 25th Anniversary Seafood Extravaganza

Friday, February 22, 2013

8:00 amRegistration & Continental Breakfast
8:30 amLegislative Panel – list of questions prepared
  • Senator Lyman Hoffman
  • Senator Gary Stevens
  • Representative Alan Austerman
  • Representative Bryce Edgmon
  • Representative Bob Herron
10:00 amMid-Morning Break
10:15 amSWAMC’s 2011 Annual Business Meeting
12:15 pmLunch Presentation: SW Alaska Regional Economic Geography Report
How money circulates in the region and value is exported
1:45 pmProcessor/Community Relationships: Needs, plans, challenges…
A conversation with our communities and the processing industry
3:00 pmAfternoon Break
3:15 pmFisheries, Seafood, and Maritime Workforce Needs
How can industry, University, and communities plan together?
6:00 pmBanquet
Lieutenant Governor Mead Treadwell (invited) – An Economic Vision for Southwest Alaska: Commercial Fishing and Beyond

Saturday, February 23, 2013

9:30 am – 12:00 pmPost-conference Board Meeting