From drilling to environment, from indigenous issues to security concerns, Arctic development is making headlines around the world.
But for northern residents, these stories are more than just headlines, they’re urgent day-to-day realities.
In order to address some of these issues and what they mean for the state of Alaska and its residents, Alice Rogoff, publisher of AlaskaDispatch.com, has organized the second annual Arctic Imperative Summit.
The summit will be held August 24-27 in Anchorage and Girdwood, Alaska.
Everyone from Arctic policy experts to people living in Alaska’s coastal regions will be attending. Confirmed speakers range from former U.S. Secretary of State James A. Baker III to Iceland’s president Olafur Ragnar Grímsson.
For more on registration, visit the summit’s homepage here.
If you can’t be there in person, you’ll be able to watch live broadcasts online.
To read more about the conference and how you can get involved, click here.
Write to Eilís Quinn at eilis.quinn(at)cbc.ca