Event Archive

Innovation Summit (February 2016)

JEDC's fifth annual Summit highlighted leveraging innovation, investment and entrepreneurship to drive a competitive, creative economy.

Innovation Summit (January 2015)

Building on the success of 2014, JEDC's fourth annual Summit highlighted best practices in innovation.

Innovation Summit (January 2014)

Building on the success of 2013, JEDC's third annual Summit highlighted best practices in innovation. Featured speakers were Dr. Thor Sigfusson, founder of the Iceland Ocean Cluster, as well as Mary Jo Waits, the Policy Director from the National Governors Association and regional legislators. The event also showcased the final winners of the Path to Prosperity entrepreneurship competition.

Innovation Summit (January 2013)

In the second year, JEDC broadened the event’s scope to include additional development topics. Innovation being a key driver of a modern economy we changed the name and redefined the mission of the summit to support and drive innovation in our region. Highlighted were dynamic speakers on topics such as Shared Value and The Role of Government in Supporting Innovation and panel discussions with innovative Alaskan business leaders, as well as federal and state policymakers.

Economic Summit (December 2011)

JEDC developed the Summit to bring together cluster working groups to advance their work and, by extension, the Southeast Alaska economy. This summit included working sessions and progress reports on Cluster initiatives, sessions on common issues impacting regional economic foundations, reports from cluster co-chairs and an industry/government policy panel discussion.

This summit also organized working sessions and progress reports by the individual Cluster Work Groups (CWGs), sessions on common issues impacting regional economic foundations, and an industry/government policy panel discussion.