Fairbanks, AK | august 26 - 28, 2024

Fairbanks, AK | august 26 - 28, 2024

Registration OPEN!

Registration for the 2024 Alaska Defense Forum is open, secure your seat today!

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REGISTRATION

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REGISTRATION

Get an early look at what’s ahead! Dive into our "2024 Agenda At-A-Glance" and discover the key topics and speakers that will define this year’s event. Plus, don't miss your chance to shape the discussion—our panel submission is now open! Join Alaska’s premier defense gathering and contribute your insights.

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MISSION

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The Alaska Defense Forum (ADF) addresses the key challenges facing military installations, military families and the communities they call home.


Over the course of two days, defense community leaders and ADF members will gather to hear from senior military officials, key members of our government and the nation’s top defense policy and budget experts, and have the opportunity to engage in conversations that will help define the future of our nation’s national security.

LOCATION

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Alaska's strategic military importance is undeniable. Its location between Asia and North America, as well as its proximity to Russia, make it a key player in global military strategy.


Additionally, the state is home to several key military installations which play a critical role in our nation’s national defense. Whether it’s defending against potential threats, projecting power abroad, or offering premier training grounds, Alaska’s military significance cannot be ignored.

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Coast Guard

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Army

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SPACE Force

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Air Force

Kodiak, Valdez, Juneau, Dutch Harbor, Bering Sea, St. Paul, Kenai, Homer, Seward, Cordova, Sitka, Petersburg, Ketchikan

Ft. Wainwright

(Fairbanks, AK)

Eielson

(North Pole, AK)

Clear

(Anderson, AK)

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Air national Guard

Ft. Richardson

(Anchorage, AK)

Ft. Greely

(Fairbanks, AK)

Elmendorf

(Anchorage, AK)

Eareckson

(Shemya Island, AK)

Anchorage, Kodiak, Juneau, Fairbanks, Unalaska, Bethel, Galena, Nome, Utqiagvik

Note: All installation pin locations are approximate and not to scale.

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Additional

Events

Additional

Events

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University of Alaska Fairbanks

Research Tour

Participants who register for this opportunity will tour UAF research centers to learn more about the rapidly changing dynamics of the Arctic and the impact those changes are having on climate, security, and the geopolitical landscape.


Registration opening soon!

Military Installation

Tours

Interested in learning more about the 11th Airborne Division and the 354th Fighter Wing? Join us for a full day tour of Fort Wainwright and Eielson Air Force Base where we will visit with leadership and engage with units to better understand their unique roles, missions and how they contribute to our Nation's national security objectives.


Registration opening soon!

Travel information

Domestic Airline Trip

An airfare discount code via Alaska Airlines has been arranged.


Please use discount code ‘ECMK617’

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A courtesy room block has been reserved at the Comfort Inn.


Please book by August 16, 2024

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A courtesy room block has been reserved at La Quinta.


Please book by August 16, 2024

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A courtesy room block has been reserved at the IHG Army Hotels.


Limited to DoD Card Holders.

Limited Availability.

A courtesy room block has been reserved at Springhill Suites.


Please book by August 16, 2024

SPONSORSHIP opportunities

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SOLD OUT

Reception

(1 Available)

$7,500

  • Acknowledgement of partnership during the event’s opening plenary session
  • Main sponsor of the Alaska Defense Forum Welcome Reception
  • Opportunity to address attendees for up to 5 minutes during the reception
  • Five (5) complimentary registrations to the event

Breakfast / Luncheon

(4 Total, 2 Available)

$5,000

  • Acknowledgement of partnership during the event’s opening plenary session
  • Exclusive sponsor of the a breakfast or a luncheon.
  • Opportunity to address attendees for up to 5 mins. during the breakfast or lunch.
  • Three (3) complimentary registrations to the event
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BAR SPONSOR

(1 Available)

$5,000

  • Acknowledgement of partnership during the event’s opening plenary session
  • Exclusive sponsor of the hosted bar at reception
  • Opportunity to address attendees for up to 5 minutes during the reception
  • Three (3) complimentary registrations to the event

Lanyard

(1 Available)

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SOLD OUT

$5,000

  • Acknowledgement of partnership during the event’s opening plenary session
  • Company logo on event lanyards and name badges given to every attendee
  • Three (3) complimentary registrations to the event

Champion

(4 Total, 3 Available)

$4,000

  • Acknowledgement of partnership during the event’s opening plenary session
  • Opportunity address attendees for up to 5 minutes during the forum welcome
  • Three (3) complimentary registrations to the event
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Partner

(3 Available)

$3,000

  • Acknowledgement of partnership during the event’s opening plenary session
  • Two (2) complimentary registrations to the event

supporter

$1,500

  • Acknowledgement of partnership during the event’s opening plenary session
  • One (1) complimentary registration to the event

COMMUNITY Partner

$350 - $500

  • Exclusive to nonprofit organizations. Community Partnership includes the option of:
    • Two (2) complimentary registrations for $350
    • Three (3) complimentary registrations for $500

All sponsorships of $1,500 and above receive prominent signage throughout the event in addition to their organization logo.

For any questions or information about group rates, please contact Lisa at info@alaskadefenseforum.com

EXPLORE FAIRBANKS

While you're in

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While you’re in the Golden Heart City, take advantage of all that Alaska offers in the summer. Visit the Explore Fairbanks website to learn more about activities and attractions.

Thank you to our 2024 sponsors!

Our Community.

Our Economy.

Our Responsibility.

Fairbanks Economic Development Corporation

330 Wendell Ave., Suite E

Fairbanks, AK 99701

907-452-2185

FEDC@investfairbanks.com

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