Most of the Arctic, like most of the world, is commonly owned. With ownership comes the obligation to manage our resources for the benefit of the total. To do that, we must understand the reality, the richness, and the responsibility of the North.

– Governor Walter J. Hickel, Founder

2013 Alaska Dialogue

You’re invited to the:

2013 Alaska Dialogue
Developing Criteria for Energy Decision-Making
September 13-15 at Seward Windsong Lodge

Imagine that energy projects in Alaska were evaluated consistent with the state’s energy policy and a strategy in place for reducing the cost of energy.  We hope you’ll join us at the Institute of the North’s 2013 Alaska Dialogue, September 13-15 at the Seward Windsong Lodge to work toward that goal.

Convening Question
What are the criteria used to determine an effective use of State of Alaska resources to achieve stated (or potential) energy policy goals?

Who is inviting you? Chaired by the leaders of Senate In-State and House Energy Committees – Senators Coghill and Bishop, and Representatives Doug Isaacson and Charisse Millett – this Alaska Dialogue will work toward deliberative and definitive answers to these outstanding questions. Outcomes from the Dialogue will be fed into legislative action this coming session.

What will we do? In small groups and plenary sessions we will prioritize and work on actionable products that:
• Review and reflect on historic and current energy policy
• Evaluate current expenditures relative to potential cost
• Highlight energy decisions as part of an overall fiscal picture
• Identify values, positions, and interests
• Define a scope of work for a domestic energy conversation
• Develop criteria for testing solutions and addressing interests

Who will be there? Join 100 other leaders from around the state who are working to address Alaska energy development and domestic distribution consistent with maximum public benefit. The three-day conversation will bring together subject matter experts, policy makers, industry and civic leaders from across Alaska to engage with each other to develop recommendations for policy makers and administrators. The Institute of the North builds on a long tradition of convening dialogue to enable Alaska’s business, social, political and cultural leaders to reflect, deliberate and act. In this non-partisan, non-attributive forum, your participation ensures that the outcomes are effective and that we continue to move Alaska forward. 

What happens afterwards? Post-Dialogue efforts will work to apply the criteria to projects currently being discussed and develop an implementation plan for Alaska energy policy. The conversation won’t end in Seward, but we’re glad to have you join us as it starts there!

Sponsorship Opportunities

$5,000  Statewide Visionary - Recognized as Title Sponsor, lead sponsor on all print and web materials, welcome speaker, logo placed on materials, banner hung in room, special section dedicated in final report. --- Five complimentary registrations.

$2,500  Policy Leader - Recognized as Policy Leader, included as sponsor on all print and web materials, closing speaker, logo placed on materials, banner hung in room, included in final report. --- Two complimentary registrations.

$1,000  Fellowship - Reception, Dinner,  Luncheon, Breakfast - Recognized at Fellowship level, included as sponsor on all print and web materials, speaker at meal of your choice, logo placed on materials, included in final report

$500  Mentor - sponsor a young Alaskan’s participation - Recognized at Mentor level, included as sponsor in program, included in final report

$250  Associate - Friend of the Dialogue - Recognized at Associate level in program and on final report

For those attending:

Please plan to attend the entire Dialogue. Your registration is your commitment to do so. This opportunity’s value is found in the shared experience of those who are able to participate fully.

You should also come prepared having read the required reading, which will be posted soon. 

Note: The Alaska Dialogue applies the Chatham House rule, a condition of non-attribution.

September 12-14 at Seward Windsong Lodge

Lodging:  The Institute of the North is not responsible for participant lodging, though we strongly recommend that you stay at the Seward Windsong Lodge, the site of the Alaska Dialogue. Please make your own reservations (rooms start at $142.50/night + taxes) and reference the Alaska Dialogue/Institute of the North in doing so.



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