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Meet Alaska

MARCH 20 @ 7:30 AM – 6:00 PM

This is the largest one-day energy conference in Alaska and includes educational forums and a tradeshow.

Biennial Alaska Miners Association Conference

March 30 - April 4

The conference centers around technical sessions, field trips to local mines, various educational programs, and a trade show.

Featured Events

JEDC Innovation Summit

February 26 – February 27

The Juneau Economic Development Council (JEDC) is hosting its ninth annual Innovation Summit on February 26 and 27 with three engaging themes: Participatory Creativity, Business in a Changing Climate, and Alaskans Investing in Alaskans.

Alaska Strategy Week is Coming!

April 21 – April 23

Gain new insight and perspective by attending the signature Executive Strategy Symposium.

Upcoming Events

Thu 27

9th Annual JEDC Innovation Summit

February 26 - February 27
Thu 27

Annual Meeting of the Alaska Anthropological Association

February 26 - February 29
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$30 – $230
Fri 28

Silent Sky

February 28 - March 8
Sat 29

2020 AKANA Annual Education Meeting

February 29 - March 1
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$150 – $425
Mar 04

Spotlight Business Profiles

Matson

Calista Corporation

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Siemens

Personnel Plus

Arctic Office Products

Altman, Rogers & Co.

Avis Alaska

The Alaska Maritime Prevention & Response Network

PIP Marketing, Signs, Print

RISQ Consulting

Alaska Safety Alliance

Thomas Head & Greisen, PC

National Cooperative Bank

Doyon, Limited

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The Art of Architecture

February 2020

Architects often find themselves facing something of a chicken and egg dilemma. When it comes to design, what takes precedence—form or function?

“It’s a great question, and it’s probably a loaded question,” says David McVeigh, president of RIM Architects. “You can ask ten different architects and get ten different answers.”

Many of the factors that influence those answers land outside the architect’s control. The client’s vision for the building, its location and intended use, the project budget, and whether the design must conform to specific guidelines are all details the architect must consider when determining how much emphasis to place on aesthetics and how much on function.