42nd Annual Alaska Resources (virtual) Conference

2021 Conference Program (pdf)

Wednesday, November 17th

8:30am  Webinar Opens    Video

8:45     Opening Remarks and Welcome    Video
Lori Nelson, President, RDC Board
Governor Mike Dunleavy

9:00     Industry 2021 in Review and 2022 Outlook      Video

Alaska Native Corporations: Kim Reitmeier, Executive Director, ANCSA Regional Association
Fisheries: Stephanie Madsen, Executive Director, At-Sea Processors Association
Forestry: Tessa Axelson, Executive Director, Alaska Forest Association
Mining: Karen Matthias, Executive Director, Council of Alaska Producers
Oil and Gas: Kara Moriarty, President and CEO, Alaska Oil and Gas Association
Tourism: Carol Fraser, Vice President, Aspen Hotels of Alaska

10:00    Alaska Economic Trends: 2022 Outlook     Video
Neal Fried, Senior Economist, Alaska Department of Labor  

10:30    Clean Water Act: Alaska's Industries and Infrastructure      Video
David Hobbie, Chief of Regulatory Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Kara Moriarty, President and CEO, Alaska Oil and Gas Association

Commissioner Ryan Anderson, Department of Transportation and Public Facilities
Pierce Wiegard, Senior Counsel, Office of U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan

11:15 Fighting the Biden Administration’s War on Resources        Video
U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan 


Noon    Keynote Lunch Program

Alaska Resource Education Update        Video

Dave Karp

Federal Resources Policy Update        Video
Congressman Don Young

North Slope Unity. North Slope Strength.        Video

Rex Rock Sr., Chairman, Voice of the Arctic Inupiat

Special Thank you to Marleanna Hall       Video


1:30 pm     Hilcorp Alaska: Nearly 10 Years in the Making     Video
Jill Fisk, Sr. Asset Team Leader, Prudhoe Bay West, Hilcorp Alaska, LLC 

2:00     Celebrating 25 years of mining at Fort Knox — A foundation for a golden future      Video
Jeremy Brans, Vice President and General Manager, Kinross Alaska 

2:30    Infrastructure, Bipartisanship, and Putting Alaska First    Video
U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski

3:00    North Slope Projects—Taking Shape      Video
Vincent Lelarge, Manager, North Slope Asset Development, ConocoPhillips Alaska

3:30    Alaska’s Rights for Economic Development and AIDEA Project Updates     Video
Alan Weitzner, Executive Director, Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority

4:00    Closing Comments     Video
Lori Nelson, President, RDC Board