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  • Writer's pictureLee Hart

Top 8 Reasons You Should Get to Confluence

Updated: May 17

1 Networking. Meet the people you need to thrive. 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 economic cluster 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 Alaska's outdoor business ecosystem.

5 Decision-makers. Plain and simple, Confluence attracts leaders. In 2023, Confluence welcomed Sen. Lisa Murkowski, Raina Thiele from the Department of Interior, Julia Hnilicka from USDA Rural Development, plus leaders and culture bearers from Chilkoot Indian Association, Klukwan, Champagne and Aishihik First Nations as well as Yukon tourism and economic development

6 Kinetic Breakouts. At Confluence, you'll have a choice of Learning Journeys during our Kinetic Breakouts. You'll be able to walk, hike or bike as locals showcase places and projects where regenerative economic development approaches can be explored.

7 Location, location, location. At 65 degrees north latitude, the sky is vibrant thanks to the aurora borealis and long-lasting sunsets and sunrises characteristic of the midnight sun. Gateway to Denali National Park to its south and the Arctic to its north, Fairbanks is home to mountain ranges, pristine rivers and lakes, abundant wildlife as well as a vibrant arts, education and cultural community.

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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