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Alaska's Minerals

A Strategic National Imperative

August 22-23, 2022

Fairbanks, Alaska

The Summit

Alaska’s mineral resources are key to both national security and the nation’s economy and clean energy transition goals. At this two-day summit, policy makers, agency representatives and industry leaders discussed Alaska’s potential to meet national needs and the necessary actions  to fulfill that potential. 

The summit addressed Alaska’s strengths, resources, capabilities and investment opportunities to meet the national imperative of mining to reach clean energy goals and economic security. The conference highlighted current initiatives and challenges, as well as productive paths forward.

Featured Speakers


Senator Lisa Murkowski

U.S. Senate


Senator Dan Sullivan

U.S. Senate


Mike Sfraga

U.S. Arctic Research Commission

We are grateful for support from the Wilson Center
and U.S. Arctic Research Commission

The Venue


University of Alaska Fairbanks — Central to Science

The University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) is the principal research center for the statewide university system. At 120 miles (320 km) south of the Arctic Circle, the Troth Yeddha' campus in Fairbanks is well situated for northern research. UAF research in arctic biology, engineering, geophysics, supercomputing, and Alaska Native studies is renowned worldwide. 

The Troth Yeddha' Campus is located on the ancestral lands of the Dena people of the lower Tanana River. We acknowledge the Alaska Native nations upon whose ancestral lands our campuses reside.

Joseph E. Usibelli Engineering Learning and Innovation Building

1764 Tanana Loop

Fairbanks, Alaska 99775

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