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Top 8 Reasons You Should Get to Confluence

Updated: Aug 11, 2022

1 Networking. Meet the people you need to thrive, not just survive. State, federal and tribal public land managers, culture, tourism and economic development leadership, businesses, planners, elected leaders and others engaged in all aspects of the outdoor recreation economic sector gather at Confluence.

2 Unlock your community’s economic potential. Amid climate-impacted ecosystems, shifting economic and political realities, this year’s Summit is designed to elevate priorities, iterate solutions and forge collaborations to improve today, inform tomorrow and enable a more prosperous and regenerative future.

3 Identify and help shape legislative priorities. Together, we will identify opportunities and work through solutions for regulatory reform, policy, and funding mechanisms that can help strengthen the outdoor recreation sector so our businesses, communities, and public lands and waters flourish.

4 Together we are a force. As we can work to strengthen our community connections to public lands, we begin to shift perspectives and the balance of power when it comes to charting a collective future where fish, wildlife, our rapidly evolving landscape, and people all thrive. Share your thoughts with peers who are as dedicated as you are to strengthening the outdoor recreation economy.

5 Decision-makers. Plain and simple, Confluence attracts leaders. This year, please join us in welcoming Sen. Lisa Murkowski, live via Zoom, and two powerhouses from the Biden administration: Raina Thiele from the Department of Interior and Julia Hnilicka from USDA Rural Development will be joining us in person.

6 Kinetic Breakouts. At Confluence, you'll have a choice of Learning Journeys during our Kinetic Breakout on Day 2. You'll be able to walk, hike or bike as local experts showcase examples of regenerative economic development projects around Haines.

7 Location, location, location. Haines is a ridiculously beautiful and unpretentious small town, on the edge of the Alaskan wilderness and, fittingly, near the confluence of three rivers: Tsirku, Klehini and Chilkat Rivers.

8 You. It's the people in the room who have built Confluence's reputation as the place big ideas take flight. Will you join us?

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