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.
The summit annually gathers entrepreneurs, business leaders, academics, policymakers, innovators, and experts in their field to network, learn, share, inspire, and create solutions to Alaska’s unique economic challenges.
Participatory creativity reframes creativity as a socially distributed process that individuals participate in, rather than something one either is or has. Big ideas all have a biography of their own, and there are multiple ways for a variety of people to participate in the development of creative ideas. Explore this dynamic reframing of invention and innovation with Harvard professor Edward Clapp.
Changes in Alaska’s climate challenges the economy and presents a need for innovation. At the summit, attendees will have the opportunity to take part in both interactive sessions and inspiring, informative talks surrounding doing business in Alaska’s changing climate. Learn the facts from experts and see how others are adapting. What does business in a changing climate look like?
In partnership with the Alaska Angel Conference 2020, the Innovation Summit supports Alaskans Investing in Alaskans. Want to invest in promising businesses in Alaska? Want to grow business by attracting smart capital? Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in an Angel Investing boot camp to learn how to structure private investments at an accessible scale. Learn about angel investing from experienced Angel Investors.
JEDC invites business leaders, entrepreneurs, policymakers, public and private agency representatives, and innovators interested in collaborating to advance Alaska’s economy to register and attend.