Wednesday February 15, 2017 at 1:00 PM AKST
Thursday February 16, 2017 at 5:00 PM AKST

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Centennial Hall
101 Egan Drive
Juneau, AK 99801

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Dana Herndon
Juneau Economic Development Council

Welcome to the 2017 Innovation Summit. Alaska’s premier innovation conference has been reimagined into something bigger and better for entrepreneurs and business innovators.  Each year, the structure of the Innovation Summit changes. You can say that we innovate the Innovation Summit to bring you a fresh experience that educates, inspires and motivates. This year we focused content on entrepreneurs and those involved in building the innovation ecosystem in Alaska. The Innovation Summit is a venue for you to learn from experts, as well as each other. We encourage you to share your views, advice, and experiences on starting, succeeding and supporting growth. 

This event is produced annually by the Juneau Economic Development Council, with the help of sponsors, to foster collaboration, productivity, and prosperity in our Alaska communities. 


INNOVATION TOURS -- February 15th, 8:00AM-11:45AM:

Innovation Tours will take place on February 15th from 9AM – 12:00PM. Registration begins at 8AM and buses will leave Centennial Hall promptly at 8:15AM. Tours have a limited capacity, so sign up early to reserve your space.  This activity is free but please let us know upon registration which tour you're interested in.  

Manufacturing Innovation TourHeritage Coffee Roasting Co. headquarters, Taku Smokeries and Alaskan Brewing Co. Get a glimpse inside these local businesses and how they operate. This tour is limited to 20 people and includes coffee and beer tastings [because who doesn't want that first thing in the morning?].  

Alaska Historical Technology Tour: Includes a guided tour of historical Alaskan innovations from pre-historic times to present day at the Alaska State Museum. The tour will wrap up at the historic Treadwell Mine with a guided tour through the Treadwell Mine historic district. This tour will show you the remains of the mining and hydroelectric facilities as well as The New Office Building, the only remaining structure.  

New Kids on the Block - Downtown Business Tour: Get a sneak peek into some of the newest businesses in Juneau.  You'll hear about the operations of our newest "budding" businesses including the marijuana cultivation facility at THC Alaska and the Rainforest Farms dispensary. Then you'll see our downtown gin/vodka/whiskey distillery Amalga Distillery, and our newest local brewery Barnaby Brewing Co. Guests of Rainforest Farms will have the opportunity to explore Juneau's first Cannabis Dispensary! Visitors will have the chance to see, smell, and learn about the different products offered and experience what it is like to visit your local cannabis retailer.

Research & Development Innovation Tour: This tour includes a stop at the Juneau National Weather Service Forecast Office where you will gain an understanding of the weather forecast process and methods used. We'll then go to the UAS Anderson Bldg in Auke Bay to visit a mariculture lab that's growing seaweed.  The tour will end at the Ted Stevens' Marine Research Institute, Alaska's largest fisheries research facility. Attendees will go on a short tour of the facility and end with a Science on a Sphere presentation.



Alaska Airlines: Your Discount Code ECMJ145 has been activated and is available for booking. Blackout dates of February 16-18, 2017 have been waived. To use your Discount Code go online to alaskaair.com and input the Discount Code when searching for flights. The discount will be applied to any flights meeting the contract parameters. By clicking the “?” next to the discount code box after entering the code you may view a detailed description of the rules. You and your guests may also use the Discount Code by calling Alaska Airlines Group Desk; however a $15.00 per person ticketing fee will apply. Please check your contracts for validity dates, rules and restrictions. If you have questions about the Discount Code, please contact the Group Desk at 1-800-445-4435. Alaska Airlines Group Desk hours of operation are Monday through Friday 6am-6pm PST, Saturday 7:30am-6pm PST, closed Sunday.

Alaska Seaplanesoffers a Promo Code good for 10% off regular web fares for travel between 2/13 – 2/17 on all of scheduled flights. Use the innovation promo code to realize savings at flyalaskaseaplanes.com (link is external).

 For your convenience, we coordinated corporate rates at the following Juneau hotels:

The Prospector Hotel

 375 Whittier Street

Juneau, AK 99801 

Phone: (907) 586- 3737 

  • Water Wing Executive Rooms -- $129/night
  • Moutain Wing Rooms -- $119/night
  • Ground Floor Rooms -- $99/night

USE the IS2017 promo code when reserving your room online through www.prospectorhotel.com 

Westmark Baranof Hotel -- $155/night 

127 North Franklin Street

Juneau, Alaska, 99801-1280

Phone: (907) 586-2660 Fax: (907) 586-8315

Reserve here.  

Four Points by Sheraton -- $159/night

51 Egan Drive

Juneau, AK 99801 

Phone: (907) 586-6900

Reserve here

For more travel information, including transportation options, please visit www. JEDC.org/innovation.