Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at 1:00 PM AKST
Thursday, February 22, 2018 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

The Innovation Summit is Alaska’s premier innovation conference and gathers hundreds of professionals across all disciplines. This year the theme is Driving Innovation through Diversity (of skillset, experience, background). We will also focus on entrepreneurship and Alaska's key industries like Tourism, Ocean Products, and Arts + Culture. 

The Innovation Summit will host a diverse array of talks, performances, and experiences designed to foster relationships and inspire new perspectives in just 1.5-days

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 with other attendees. 

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. 


  • A 1.5-day conference with over 40 presenters
  • Keynote presentation on how Diversity Drives Innovation by CEO of The Medici Group, Frans Johansson
  • Innovation Shorts -- dynamic 10-minute presentations with stimulating ideas from colleagues and professionals that are making a difference
  • Group breakout sessions to dive deep into Innovation Summit topics
  • Panels with industry professionals that delve into the Visitor and Ocean Products industries
  • Celebration of entrepreneurship with the entrepreneur Pitch Contest and a panel of experts
  • A hands-on preview of the first-ever Juneau Startup Weekend 
  • Opportunity to make new partnerships  
  • Engagement with industry clusters from our region 
  • Innovation Lounge where you can network with other business and civic leaders from around Alaska 
  • Artistic performances
  • A series Innovation Tours that visit Juneau businesses and spaces
  • A downtown pub crawl hosted by Juneau Food Tours  with unique foods, booze, and eats





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