Innovation Shorts

JEDC is seeking 30 presenters to showcase original topics through a 10-minute “Innovation Shorts” at the 2018 Innovation Summit. The “Innovation Shorts” offer conference attendees a host of topics to choose from and allot a short amount of time to learn about their self-selected topic of interest; enough time to whet their intellectual curiosity. Presenters gain experience speaking publicly on their topic while growing their network and creating buzz around their topic. Click here to download an application to present an Innovation Short


Bill Leighty

Profitably Exporting Alaska's abundant energy as Co2-Emission-free, Hydrogen-rich liquids

Lance Ahern

The Launch: Alaska Startup Accelerator

Mark Billingsley

UAF Inventions and Economic Opportunities 

Joy Lyon

Family Friendly Economic Development Innovations for your community

Keith Cox

New Device to Measure Food Product Quality

Rachel Friendlander and Quinn Tracy

Municipal Mapping in the 21st Century

Tamsen Peeples

Blue Evolution; Pioneering Seaweed Mariculture in Alaska

LJ Medenica

Innovation in a nonprofit sector: reality and necessity

Jim Powell

Innovations in Local Alaskan Government

George Roe

Arctic Remote Energy Networks Academy (ARENA) –Knowledge Export as an Economic Diversification Opportunity


Patrick Courtnage

SightseeIt: Alaska's App for Amazing Self-Guided Tours

Jessie Wuerst

Start-Up - A Successful Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

Janelle Billingslea

American Innovation & the Velociter Program

Chris Rose

A Green Bank for Alaska?

Alec Mesdag

Renewable Energy Cluster Working Group: Building on Momentum

Michele Elfers

City and Borough of Juneau Innovation Academy

Midgi Moore

Feeding the Masses

Peter Webley

Remote Sensing data for your Energy Needs

Scott Jonsen

A brief introduction to Thermal Energy Networks.

Dan Kirkwood and Kirby Day

Advocating for Tongass National Forest Recration Programming

Jeff Flannery

Engineering tomorrow’s heating today.

Will Judy

IT as a Tool: Improving communication between IT Providers and Clients

Senator Mia Costello and Kevin Anselm

Crowdfunding in Alaska, an update

Ky Holland

Investing in Alaska - Angels and Venture  Funds emerging to create Alaska's future economy

Rachel Miller

Starting Up Alaska - Startup Weekends build communities and speed the launch of new ideas

Julie Decker

AFDF: State Mariculture Task Force