Hosted by The Alaska Forum, Inc. the 2013 Alaska Forum on the Environment will follow up on previous forums by offering training and information, includes plenary sessions, on: climate change, emergency response, environmental regulations, fish and wildlife populations, rural issues, energy, military issues, business issues, solid waste, contaminants, contaminated site cleanup, mining and others. For 2013, the forum will expand forum content to provide information to help better understand issues surrounding coastal communities. This will include tsunami impacts, marine debris, and coastal erosion.
The Alaska Forum on the Environment (AFE) is a statewide gathering of environmental professionals from government agencies, non-profit and for-profit businesses, community leaders, Alaskan youth, conservationists, biologists and community elders. The diversity of attendees sets this conference apart from any other. The 2013 event will be our 15th year providing a strong educational foundation for all Alaskan's and a unique opportunity to interact with others on environmental issues and challenges.
Over 1,800 people attend AFE to learn more about the environment and meet other Alaskans that work in the environmental field. The Planning Committee includes representatives from the: US Environmental Protection Agency, Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation, US Air Force, US Navy, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Department of the Interior, US Forest Service, CH2M Hill, ConocoPhillips, Ecology & Environment and many others. Please see our Leadership Page page for more information.
The Forum provides an opportunity for State, local, Federal, military, private, and Native leaders and professionals to come together and discuss the latest projects, processes, and issues that affect us here in Alaska.
The main Forum sessions will be Monday through Thursday. Keynote Events will be offered on Monday through Thursday . Friday of the Forum will support more focused sessions on topics that may take a full comprehensive day.