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Confluence AK

Summit Schedule & Agenda

CONFLUENCE: Regenerative Economies

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2022 & 2023 Theme: Regenerative Outdoors

This year's conversations will be focused on the intersection of outdoor recreation and regenerative tourism. Confluence helps you get connected, informed and inspired to co-create a regenerative and equitable outdoor recreation economy.

Special Welcome to Canadian Guests

Confluence transcends boundaries this year by inviting our Canadian neighbors to share ideas and collaborate to strengthen local economies and outdoor recreation in a region that is home to one of the largest transboundary protected areas in the world. 


Chilkat Center for the Arts, 1 Theater Road, Haines AK


Conference Opener for those coming from or through Juneau

Sail into Haines aboard the M/V LeConte.

Departs Juneau at 7 AM; arrives in Haines at 11:45 PM

Express check in on board at 10 AM. Listen for the announcement and meet Spruce Root's Confluence facilitator Isabella Haywood on board.

Ferry travel makes it easy to pack your hiking shoes and bring your bike and/or your standup paddle board  . . . and the whole family!

2 PM Opening: Prayer, Land Acknowledgement and Mayor's welcome

2:30  Introductions and Icebreaker

4:00  Crowdsource Focus Topics

5:30 break  

6:30: Opening Night Dinner hosted by the Haines Borough/Visit Haines & Haines Chamber of Commerce



7:30  Yoga in the Studio @ Chilkat Center - Diana Rhoades, Anchorage Park Foundation and certified yogini


9:00  Welcome and working breakfast catered by Camino 

9:45  Connection Activity

10:10  Regenerative Strategies: Raina Thiele, Julia Hnilicka, Sarah Marsh

10:40 Priority Assessments

12:00  Lunch shrimp bowls catered by Frog Lady 


12:30 Sen. Lisa Murkowski Keynote

12:50 Kinetic Learning Journeys

    Walk Bike Audit of Haines - Julius Adolfsson, AK Active Transportation Planner

    Port Chilkoot Distillery Tour - Heather Shade, Co-Owner

    Interpretive Trail Walk - Chilkoot Indian Association

    Rural Development Bike Tour - Lee Hart, AOA Executive Director

    Fort Seward Vision Tour - Lee Heinmiller, Alaska Indian Arts

2:45  Learning Journey Debrief

3:30  Priority Action Development

4:15  Priority Development Readout/Debrief

6:30  Dinner and Cultural Share hosted by Chilkoot Indian Association

Bring regalia, jewelry, momentos, song, dance or story to share


FRIDAY, Sept. 9


7:30 a.m. Beach Walk with optional Ocean Swim - with Spruce Root

Meet at cruise ship dock @ Portage St & Beach Road

9:00 Working breakfast catered by Camino

9:45  Priority Priorities Discussion

10:05 Kinetic Breakout: Future Forecasting

11:15  Idea Elevator

12:00  Lunch famous poke bowls catered by Adventure Harvest

1:00  Case Clinics

1:30  Asks, Offers, Closing

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