Arctic Imperative Summit 2012


Johnny Weyiouamma Sr. looks at his grandson Keith in Shishmaref, Alaska. What will northern development mean for Arctic residents like them? AFP PHOTO/GABRIEL BOUYS 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, 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.Arctic Imperative Summit logo

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)

Eilís Quinn, Eye on the Arctic

Eilís Quinn, Eye on the Arctic

Eilís Quinn is a journalist and manages Radio Canada International’s Eye on the Arctic news cooperation project.

Eilís has reported from the Arctic regions of all eight circumpolar countries and has produced numerous documentary and multimedia series about climate change and the issues facing Indigenous peoples in the North.

Her investigative report "Death in the Arctic: A community grieves, a father fights for change," about the violent death of Robert Adams, a 19-year-old Inuk man from Arctic Quebec, received an honourable mention for excellence in reporting on violence and trauma at the 2019 Dart Awards in New York City.

Her multimedia project on the health challenges in the Canadian Arctic, "Bridging the Divide," was a finalist at the 2012 Webby Awards.

Eilís has worked for media organizations in Canada and the United States and as a TV host for the Discovery/BBC Worldwide series "Best in China."

Twitter: @Arctic_EQ

Email: eilis.quinn(at)

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