May 30–31, 2018 • Fairbanks, AK

Alaska will be home to America's next big ideas.

Join internationally renowned scientists and the nation's energy labs May 30-31 in Fairbanks, Alaska.

See the full agenda for activities beginning May 29 or download the Arctic Research Open House tour guide.

Featured Topics

Alaska as a Living Laboratory  •  What is a National Lab?  •  Alaska Industry  •  Successful University/National Lab Collaborations

University and national laboratory panels will explore these themes

Source: Global Academy For Energetic Education (GAFEE)

Developing locally and globally relevant energy solutions


Navigating the changing Arctic


Exploring and accessing the energyfield of the future


Natural hazards and defense / aerospace

photo courtesy Alaska Journal of Commerce

Enabling and empowering the energy of Alaska's entrepreneurs

arctic oil rig

Energy and defense systems in the North

Featured speakers

Rich Carlin

Office of Naval Research

Arun Majumdar

Stanford University

Lisa Murkowski

United States Senator for Alaska

Paul Dabbar

U.S. Department of Energy

“Alaska has a long history of working with our national labs, but I encourage you to look for new ways to partner with my home state. This is the best place in the world to prove your concept — and you can help our remote communities have cleaner, cheaper and more reliable energy at the same time. Make Alaska the home for your next big idea.”

— Sen. Lisa Murkowski, 2017 Department of Energy Big Ideas Summit —