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Juneau’s Award-Winning Innovation Summit Opens Early Registration

Topics include tourism, ocean products, entrepreneurship, and Driving Innovation through Diversity


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JUNEAU, ALASKA (January 9, 2018) – Early registration is officially open for the 7th annual Innovation Summit. Early bird registration is $275 and includes meals, activities, and invaluable networking opportunities. Start-up, group, and student discounts are also available. Over 350 professionals in business, government, and education will meet in Juneau, February 21 – 22, 2018 for this event. The Innovation Summit, produced by the Juneau Economic Development Council, will feature a keynote presentation and workshop by Frans Johansson, CEO of The Medici Group and author of The Medici Effect, who will lead the discussion on Driving Innovation Through Diversity of skill set, background, and perspective, followed by an in-depth workshop aimed to help professionals achieve their professional goals and spark new thinking. National and international experts and Alaskan political and business leaders will also lead discussions on key Alaskan industries and opportunities that stem from growth in those industries. The Summit will particularly focus on the Visitor Industry and Ocean Products Industry. 
Early bird registration is $275 and includes meals, invaluable networking opportunities, and breakout sessions. After January 31, registration will be $350. To view the full agenda, and to register, please visit www.JEDC.org/innovation.

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The Innovation Summit also includes over a dozen Innovation Short presentations delivered by Summit attendees, a series of Innovation Tours, an entrepreneur Pitch Contest featuring Alaskan entrepreneurs,  a Juneau Startup Weekend preview, artistic performances, and more. 
The Innovation Summit received a 2015 Innovation Award from the National Association of Development Organizations (NADO) Research Foundation in addition to receiving a 2013 award from the International Economic Development Council.
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