Juneau’s Innovation Summit starts registration

Juneau’s Innovation Summit starts registration

Early registration has officially opened for the 5th annual Innovation Summit (http://www.jedc.org/innovation/). More than 200 leaders in business, government and education will meet in Juneau Feb. 8-9 for this event.

The Innovation Summit, produced by the Juneau Economic Development Council, will feature national and international experts, Alaskan political and business leaders and in-depth panel discussions in a collaborative forum meant to spark new thinking around Alaska’s economic future. The conference recently received a 2015 Innovation Award from the National Association of Development Organizations Research Foundation, in addition to receiving a 2013 award from the International Economic Development Council.

2016 keynote speakers include Dr. Christian Ketels, an expert in regional development, and President of The Cluster Initiative Network and professor at Harvard Business School’s Institute for Strategy and Competiveness; and Michael Shuman, an economist focused on investing in local economy and small business.

Alaskan Innovators in government and business will also be featured at the Summit including Path to Prosperity sustainable business plan competition finalists and winners.

The conference is designed by the Juneau Economic Development Council with key support from Haa Aani, Sealaska, Juneau Hydropower, Alaska Airlines, Alaska Communications, Avista, Wells Fargo, and many partnering individuals and organizations.

JEDC invites leaders in all industries and government sectors interested in developing innovative ideas for economic success in Alaska to attend. The fee to attend the two-day event is $295 which includes meals, networking and break-out sessions. An early registration discount is available now. To view the full agenda or to register visit www.JEDC.org/innovation.

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