Circumpolar Leaders Gather For Arctic Imperative Summit

Circumpolar Leaders Gather For Arctic Imperative Summit

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Circumpolar Leaders Gather For Arctic Imperative Summit PR Newswire ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Aug. 8, 2012 - Summit Convenes Decision-Makers on Infrastructure Investment, Natural Resources, Policy and Security During Time of Rapid Arctic Change ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Aug. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Rapid change in the Arctic due to melting sea ice brings new opportunities and challenges. To address the complex Arctic agenda, an influential mix of international, U.S. and local leaders will convene at the second Arctic Imperative Summit, August 24–27, 2012, in Anchorage and Girdwood, Alaska. MISSION: Sharpening the world's focus on the short-term opportunities and long-term challenges of Arctic development, the Summit features a multidisciplinary group of experts. By engaging with decision-makers from all sectors, Arctic leaders will be in a stronger position to influence responsible development decisions on their shores. PROGRAM EXCERPT: -Plenary sessions on infrastructure needs and investment opportunities in the U.S.

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Circumpolar Leaders Gather For Arctic
Imperative Summit
PR Newswire
ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Aug. 8, 2012
- Summit Convenes Decision-Makers on Infrastructure Investment,
Natural Resources, Policy and Security During Time of Rapid Arctic
Change
ANCHORAGE, Alaska
,
Aug. 8, 2012
/PRNewswire/ -- Rapid change in the Arctic
due to melting sea ice brings new opportunities and challenges. To address the
complex Arctic agenda, an influential mix of international, U.S. and local
leaders will convene at the second Arctic Imperative Summit, August 24–27,
2012, in
Anchorage
and
Girdwood, Alaska
.
MISSION:
Sharpening the world's focus on the short-term opportunities and long-term
challenges of Arctic development, the Summit features a multidisciplinary
group of experts. By engaging with decision-makers from all sectors, Arctic
leaders will be in a stronger position to influence responsible development
decisions on their shores.
PROGRAM EXCERPT:
-Plenary sessions on infrastructure needs and investment
opportunities in the U.S. Arctic, including a proposed Bering Sea port
authority to manage traffic growth;
-Panel discussions on shipping and transportation developments,
moderated by industry experts;
-Keynote speeches from military leaders on Arctic sovereignty and
security;
-Perspectives and observations from indigenous residents, including
"The Eskimo and the Oil Man," a conversation with author Bob Reiss
and Edward Itta, former mayor, North Slope Borough, Alaska;
-Panel discussions on sustainable development, governance and the
race for resources;
-Instructive case studies, such as the recent Renda fuel delivery to
Nome;
-A screening of "Project Chariot," a documentary on the U.S.
government's ill-fated plan to use a nuclear bomb to create a deep-
water Arctic port in Alaska; and much more.
The Summit schedule can be found here: http://bit.ly/NAhY5u. A detailed
agenda will be released prior to the event.
FEATURED SPEAKERS:
The Honorable James A. Baker III, Former U.S. Secretary of State
The Honorable Mark Begich, U.S. Senator,
State of Alaska
Charles K. Ebinger, Director, Energy Security Initiative, Brookings
The Honorable Olafur Ragnar Grímsson, President of
Iceland
The Honorable David J. Hayes, Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of
the Interior
General Charles H. Jacoby Jr., Commander, U.S. Northern Command
Marilyn Heiman, Director, U.S. Arctic Program, Pew Environment
Group
The Honorable Edward Itta, Former Mayor, North Slope Borough,
Alaska
Chris Matthews, Host, "Hardball with Chris Matthews" and "The Chris
Matthews Show"
Scott Minerd, Chief Investment Officer, Guggenheim Partners
The Honorable Lisa Murkowski, U.S. Senator,
State of Alaska
General Walter Natynczyk, Chief of the Defense Staff, Canadian
Forces
Thomas R. Nides, Deputy Secretary of State for Management and
Resources, U.S. Department of State
General Joseph W. Ralston, Vice Chairman, The Cohen Group
David M. Rubenstein, Co-founder, The Carlyle Group
The Honorable Mead Treadwell, Lieutenant Governor,
State of Alaska
Felix H. Tschudi, Chairman and Owner, Tschudi Group
The Honorable Fran Ulmer, Chair, U.S. Arctic Research Commission
A comprehensive list of speakers can be found here: http://bit.ly/LXTc2g.
"The rapid changing of the Arctic environment demands responsible and
sustainable development," says Alice Rogoff, founder of the Arctic Imperative
Summit. "Solutions to the complex needs of this region will only be reached if
all stakeholders, including its residents, are at the table."
REGISTRATION:
Summit registration is available online at http://bit.ly/Lt6ihQ. Please contact
Nolan Frame at arcticimperative@shworldwide.comwith questions.
MEDIA:
Media with relevant assignments will be granted access to the Summit at no
charge and may register online at http://bit.ly/Lt6ihQ. Gallery seating will be
provided in the back of the meeting facilities to watch the Summit live. A media
room will also be provided on-site. Boxed meals will be provided, along with
access to receptions and dinners.
Please contact
Tim Fitzpatrick at
fitzpidgeon@gmail.com for assistance in coordinating on-site interviews or with
general media queries.
ONLINE ACCESS:
Following the summit, presentations can be accessed on the event's Vimeo
page at http://bit.ly/LXY0oj.
SOCIAL MEDIA:
Please follow us on Twitter at @ArcticSummit, hashtag #AIS2012, and on
Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/arcticimperativesummit for Arctic news
and Summit highlights.
SPONSORSHIP:
The Summit offers an excellent opportunity for your organization to enhance its
profile among Arctic decision-makers. For further details on remaining
promotional packages, contact Jenny Gilman at jenny@alaskadispatch.com.
THE ARCTIC WIRE:
Read in-depth coverage on news and politics across the circumpolar North on
The Arctic Wire.
ABOUT THE ARCTIC IMPERATIVE:
The Arctic Imperative is an independent nonpartisan organization founded by
Alice Rogoff, publisher of AlaskaDispatch.com. The mission of the Summit is to
sharpen the world's focus on the policy and investment needs of the Arctic and
provide a platform for local, state, national and international leaders to make
measured Arctic development decisions.
CONTACTS:
Toll-Free Information:
800-718-6528
info@arcticimperative.com
Registration:
Nolan Frame
800-718-6528
arcticimperative@shworldwide.com
Media:
Tim Fitzpatrick
+1-907-717-4978
fitzpidgeon@gmail.com
Sponsorship:
Jenny Gilman
+1-907-743-0744
jenny@alaskadispatch.com