Fall Forum

Alaska’s premier business symposium, the Alaska Chamber’s Fall Forum attracts business leaders from all across the state and includes our Conference, Policy Forum and Top Business Awards.

Our annual Conference includes panel discussions, keynote speakers, breakout sessions, networking opportunities and plenty of fun, attendees make connections that will last a lifetime.

In conjunction with Conference is the Policy Forum, a chance for Chamber members to adopt the policy positions that shape our advocacy efforts.

The highlight of the Fall Forum is our Top Business Awards. Nominated by their peers, the awards recognize outstanding individuals and business members for their accomplishments and contributions they make to our statewide economy. The awards are presented in the following categories:

  • Rita Sholton Large Business of the Year Award
  • Bill Bivin Small Business of the Year Award
  • Local Chamber of the Year Award
  • William A. Egan Outstanding Alaskan of the Year Award
  • North Star Award

Next Fall Forum

2019 Fall Forum: Charting Our Future
October 28-30, 2019
Girdwood, Alaska
Sponsorships now available! Individual registration opens on Tuesday, September 3.
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Last Fall Forum

2018 Fall Forum: Celebrating 65 Years of Pro-Business Advocacy!
October 23-25, 2018
Westmark Fairbanks Hotel and Conference Center
Fairbanks, Alaska

Past Fall Forums

2018 - 65 Years of Pro-Business Advocacy - Fairbanks, Alaska
2017 - A Tale of Two Economies - Sitka, Alaska
2016 - Illuminating the Path Forward - Kenai/Soldotna, Alaska
2015 - Renovate. Innovate. Repeat. - Fairbanks, Alaska
2014 - Our Business, Our Story - Girdwood, Alaska
2013 - It's Your Business - Fairbanks, Alaska
2012 - We Mean Business - Anchorage, Alaska
2011 - Champions for Alaska's Future - Talkeetna, Alaska
2010 - Alaska + Business = Economy “Back to the Basics” - Juneau, Alaska
2009 - Riding the Wave: Setting a Course for the Next 50 Years - Homer, Alaska
2008 - 49th State, 49th Year: Planning for Alaska's Prosperity - Fairbanks, Alaska
2007 - Alaska's Business Environment: Anticipating Changing Times - Anchorage, Alaska
2006 - Charting Alaska's Future - Anchorage, Alaska
2005 - Providing the Tools for Alaska's Future - Valdez, Alaska
2004 - Meet the Faces Behind Alaska Business - Juneau, Alaska
2003 - Reclaiming Alaska's Spirit: A New Attitude for Making it Happen - Kodiak, Alaska
2002 - Celebrating Our Past: Prospecting Alaska's Future - Fairbanks, Alaska
2001 - Planning for Progress in Challenging Times - Juneau, Alaska
2000 - Accepting the Challenge - Leading the Way - Girdwood, Alaska
1999 - New Millennium: New Economic Opportunities - Wasilla, Alaska
1998 - Learning From Our Golden Past to Energize Our Future - Valdez, Alaska
1997 - Business in Alaska: Gateway to Opportunity - Ketchikan, Alaska
1996 - Providing for Today - Preparing for Tomorrow - Sitka, Alaska
1995 - Golden Past, Brilliant Future - Whitehorse, Alaska
1994 - Business Partnerships for Alaska's Future: Let's Make a Difference - Fairbanks, Alaska
1993 - The Future Isn't What It Used to Be - Anchorage, Alaska
1992 - Mining: Alaska's Sleeping Giant - Juneau, Alaska
1991 - Its Good Business - Kenai/Soldotna, Alaska
1990 - Connections East and West: Onward to 2000 - Fairbanks, Alaska
1989 - Alaska Business: Alive and Well - Anchorage, Alaska
1988 - Alaska Summit: A view from the Top - Sitka, Alaska
1987 - Building World Market for Alaska - Juneau, Alaska
1986 - Alaska's Economy: Challenging and Exciting - Fairbanks, Alaska
1985 - Alaska Business: Serving Alaska - Anchorage, Alaska
1984 - Silver to Gold - Valdez, Alaska
1983 - Alaska's “Unity in Diversity” - Sitka, Alaska
1982 - Sitka, Alaska
1981- Anchorage, Alaska
1980 - Juneau, Alaska
1979 - Fairbanks, Alaska

The Alaska Chamber's 2018 Fall Forum was held on October 23-25 at the Westmark Fairbanks Hotel and Conference Center in Fairbanks, Alaska. In addition to a packed agenda with great learning opportunities, attendees enjoyed extended fall weather. As always, there was overwhelming support from our member companies! We couldn't do this without them. Below are the presentations from this year's Forum. They are arranged according to the date and time.