August 29-30, 2023
Registration is now open! Registration includes admission to the event, including breakfast, lunch, and an evening reception. DoD personnel may register for no cost. To secure your spot, please use the link below.
See you in Fairbanks!
If you are registering large groups of five or more, please contact Lisa Slaba at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
Note: All installation pin locations are approximate and not to scale.
(North Pole, AK)
(Shemya Island, AK)
August 29 - 30
Monday August 28 – University & Research Tours
Alaska Defense Forum 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. Seating is limited, sign up today!
Thursday August 31 – Mission Tours
Mission tours of Eielson Air Force Base and US Army Alaska Fort Wainwright are being offered as part of the 2023 Alaska Defense Forum. Transportation is being provided. Lunch will be on your own at the Yukon Club.
Flights, HOTEL + Rental Car INFORMATION
Traveling to Fairbanks, Alaska? An airfare discount code via Alaska Airlines has been arranged.
Please use discount code ‘ECME695’
A courtesy room block has been reserved at the Westmark Hotel and Conference Center.
Please use group code ‘AKD828’
Avis Alaska has discount code for 20% off car rentals running during the Alaska Defense Forum.
Please use discount code ‘SHAREAK’
While you're in
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.
Breakfast, Luncheon or Bar
(1 Available for Each,
$350 or $500
All sponsorships receive prominent signage throughout the event in addition to their organization logo and description on event website.
For any questions, please contact Lisa at email@example.com
Fairbanks Economic Development Corporation
330 Wendell Ave., Suite E
Fairbanks, AK 99701