2021 Alaska Young Professionals Summit

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Name: 2021 Alaska Young Professionals Summit
Date: April 16, 2021 - April 17, 2021
Registration: Register Now
Event Description:


Following a sold-out year in 2019 and a successful 2020 Fall Summit Series, the Anchorage Chamber?s Young Professionals Group (YPG) is proud to host the annual 2021 Alaska Young Professionals Summit "Metamorphosis", a two-day virtual conference to develop Alaska?s workforce and prepare, motivate, and inspire attendees to be informed, productive leaders.

Join us for a series of immersive sessions and panels presented by successful and experienced business, government, and community leaders via Whova, an award-winning event and conference app. (Apple Store | Google Play) Content is geared toward all levels of employees and executives and we welcome professionals from all industries.

The 2021 keynote speaker, sponsored by GCI, is Nadira Hira, award-winning writer, sought-after host, passionate progressive, and ever-evolving storyteller who's graced pages and stages from Fortune to VICE to the United Nations.

Known for her distinctive style, both sharp and uniquely empathetic, Nadira's appeared on the likes of NPR, HBO, CNN, and MSNBC. She's captivated audiences at Google, Disney, Comic-Con International, the UN's Global Festival of Action, and marquee events around the world. And she's relished examining contemporary culture from all angles in many a print outlet, among them Essence, Smithsonian, MTV News, and Fortune, where she did some of her favorite journalism as a staff writer profiling such singular subjects as Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter, the rollicking ancient art trade, and twenty-somethings in the 21st century. 

A would-be poet, professional sports fan, and proud graduate of Stanford University, Nadira is eternally grateful to call Brooklyn, New York, home.

In addition to education and valuable networking, the Summit honors a Young Professional of the Year and a Young Entrepreneur of the Year. See finalists below.

NOW is your chance to elevate and step-up your game in the professional world!

// Members $200
// Non-Members $250

Registration gives you access to all virtual sessions and hybrid events, plus the recorded sessions for up to six months after. No FOMO here!

Grand door prizes include an Apple Watch series 6 courtesy of GCI, and two roundtrip tickets on Alaska Airlines!
(Updates are being made daily!)

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The official 2021 Alaska Young Professionals Summit Program will be distributed to all attendees, volunteers, and speakers at the Summit, PLUS digitally to 900+ Anchorage Chamber members and their representatives. CLICK HERE FOR RATES

It's not too late to invest in the Summit!

The Summit is the best opportunity for your organization to be in front of Alaska?s leading business professionals and receive statewide exposure. Sponsors are recognized at event pages, in email campaigns, listed in the official Summit program as well as recognized at the event with signage and mentions during the programs.


2021 Alaska Young Professionals Summit Award Finalists

Alaska Young Entrepreneur of the Year
Entrepreneurs are motivated individuals who identify a need and seek to fill it. They are among Alaska's next generation of legacy builders. They are innovative, passionate, ambitious, and visionaries. Most importantly, recipients will have shown a growing impact on their business in their industry and/or community.

  • Dan Newman, Owner, Alaska Premier Auctions & Appraisals
  • Jin Chen, COO & Owner, Alaska Skylar Travel; Founder, The Planeket
  • Meredith Noble, Co-Founder and CEO, Learn Grant Writing

Alaska Young Professional of the Year
This honor is awarded to an engaged citizen and role model and should have a demonstrated pattern of leadership and civic engagement while creating a positive impact in their workplace and community.

  • Dr. Daniel Volland, Owner, Ursa Optical
  • June Gardner, Vice President, Consumer Compliance / Alaska USA FCU
  • ​Laura Sturdevant, Financial Advisor, Merrill Lynch
The winners will be announced during the award ceremony on Saturday, April 17th at 4:30 pm, just before the keynote presentation at 5 pm. The ceremony will be live-streamed from Main Event Grill & Catering (1041 E 76th Ave.) with a limited number of attendees allowed to attend in person (Summit ticket purchase required).
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Event Sponsors:

Breakfast Sponsor

  • Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.

Lunch Sponsor

Networking Reception Sponsor

  • Dare2Dream Leadership Development
  • Arby's
  • Chevron

Coffee Break Sponsor

Exhibitor Booth

  • Alaska Air National Guard
  • Alaska Humanities Forum
  • UAA College of Business & Public Policy
  • thread
Event Sponsors:

Gold Sponsor

Silver Sponsor


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NAVIGATE the event agenda and logistics, even without Wi-Fi or data. Access useful information like ridesharing and local attractions through the Community Board


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Contact Information:
Tosha Swan (907) 677-7103

$200 Chamber Members (any Chamber in Alaska!)​
$250 Non-Members


Registration gives you access to all virtual sessions and hybrid events, plus the recorded sessions for up to six months after. No FOMO here!

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