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Paul Southland, Special Project Director 


Thursday February 17, 2011 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM AKST

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Thursday February 17, 2011 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM AKST

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Centennial Hall 
101 Egan Drive
Juneau, AK 99801

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The Time Is Now 

Agenda - "The Time is Now"        

 8:00AM   Opening Ceremonies – Logistical announcements
                 Ernie Christian– President Alaska-Canada Energy Coalition– Welcome to the Conference
                 Jeremy Maxand – Mayor Borough and City of Wrangell
                 Merrill Sanford – Vice Mayor City of Juneau, Co Chair SE Conference Energy
8:30   Federal Legislative Delegation prepared opening comments-prepared video message
                    Senator Lisa Murkowski, Senator Mark Begich, Congressman Don Young

          The Call to Action: Converting  Vision into Reality Through Partnership
8:45  Bob Loescher, Alaskan Native Leader  – What is the Need, Where is the Vision

9:00  The Northwest Transmission Line  What it Means for Alaska
          Ed Beswick, Founder Highway 37 coalition
          Gordon Loverin, Co-Chair Northwest Transmission Line
          Roland Bailey, Valard  Construction– What Jobs Mean

9:45   Senator Lisel McGuire -  New Approach to Energy Financing -  ASSETS

10:00 – 10:15 Break
         How Alaskans and Alaska can take Charge of our Future Development

10:15  Bernie Karl, CEO Chena Power, LLC – We’re Alaskans We Can DO THIS!

10:50  Forrest Cole, Supervisor Tongass Forest—United States Forest Service Perspectives and Issues-                                   US Forest Service Vision and Plans for hydro and other renewable electric generation                                      and transmission projects on the Tongass

11:15   Chris McDowell, The McDowell Group—Alaska’s experience with economies of scale
11:45   Tim McLeod, President AEL&P – Electrification  Initiatives

12:00 – 1:00PM  Catered lunch with informal table discussions of getting the job done

         This is a Very Real Economic Development Resource Initiative

1:00  Jeffrey Leahey, Esq. – National Hydro Association – Jobs Creation with Hydro
2:00   Sam Ori – Electrification Coalition – A New Paradigm in Energy

3:00 – 3:15 Break

3:15  McKie Campbell – Senior Energy Policy Advisor Senator Lisa Murkowski – The Senator has a Vision
4:00  Senator Dennis Egan - Moderates Expert Panel Discussion- Opportunities, Challenges, Goals
5:00  ACE coalition Closing Statement
5:30  Reception following  Open to all Participants and Legislators

   Agenda subject to revision

Travel – Hotels – Car Rental Information

Alaska Airline
Reservations Toll Free:  800-252-7522
Alaska Marine Highway
Reservations Toll Free:  800-642-0066
Hotels with Discounted Rates:
The following hotels have each reserved a block of 20 rooms at a discounted rate.  The discounted rate will only be good from February 16, 2011 through February 19, 2011 (check out on February 20, 2011).  When making reservations please ask for the Acecoalition block of rooms. 

Prospector Hotel . 375 Whittier . Street . Juneau . AK . 99801
Phone:  907-586-3737
Toll Free Alaska:  800-478-5866                          Toll Free in US:  800-331-2711                                 $89.00                  Mountain View
$99.00                  Water View
Rooms are equipped with wireless internet and premium amenities
Goldbelt Hotel . 51 Egan Drive . Juneau . Alaska . 99801
Toll Free:  888-478-6909
$134                     Mountain View or Water View
Rooms are equipped with wireless internet and premium amenities 
The discounted rates above are ONLY good, if you book your room by January 16, 2011.
These rooms are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Car Rental:
Budget Rent-A-Car – Juneau
Toll Free Alaska:  800-796-1086
Airport Phone Number:  907-790-1086
Budget Rent-A-Car in Juneau will offer reduces rates from February 15, 2011 – February 20, 2011.
Compact - $35.00 per day
Mid-size - $37.00 per day
Full Size - $40.00 per day
When making reservations please ask for the “ACE” rates.