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Alaska Young Professionals Summit

Alaska Young Professionals Summit

At the annual Summit, more than 200 young professionals attend a series of immersive in-person and online sessions and panels presented by successful and experienced business, government, and community leaders. Attendees are fueled by a phenomenal keynote speaker, insightful discussions, and have the opportunity to connect with local experts. Content is geared toward all levels of employees and executives and we welcome professionals from all industries. The Summit provides young professionals with the chance to elevate and step up their game in the professional world.

2022 Alaska Young Professionals Summit

April 29-30, 2022
Dena'ina Center + virtual via Whova!


2022 Keynote Speaker

David Norris was born and raised in Fairbanks, Alaska. Skiing was a passion he was able to pursue on the collegiate level at Montana State where he received an undergraduate in accounting and won 2nd place at the NCAA championships in 2014. David continued his education and skiing career at Alaska Pacific University and received his MBA. In 2019, he started Front Range Financial, which created a way for David to remotely provide bookkeeping and accounting services to clients while continuing to pursue his love of skiing. By building his company to fit his lifestyle, David is able to work year round even while ski racing in Europe from November through April.

Skiing isn’t the only activity David loves, fly fishing and mountain biking are also favorite pastimes. David’s other major accomplishments include earning a U.S. National Championship title in cross country skiing in 2019, racing at two World Championships for the U.S. Team, and is currently working to qualify for the U.S. Olympic team this winter. Defining that Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop attitude, David is also a three-time winner of the famous Mt. Marathon foot race, and the current course record holder.

Get Involved

There are many ways to get involved with the Alaska Young Professionals Summit whether you're in Anchorage or across the state.

Be a Sponsor

The Summit is the best opportunity for your business to be in front of Alaska’s leading professionals and receive statewide exposure. As a sponsor, you receive recognition leading up to the event including social media shout-outs, your logo on materials, tickets to the Summit, and more.


Present at the Summit

The Young Professionals Group is seeking qualified speakers from across the state to present at the Summit. To have your session considered, please submit a speaker proposal at the link below. Click here for speaker guidelines.


Advertise in Program

The official 2022 Summit Program will be printed and distributed to all in-person attendees. PLUS, digitally via to the online audience via Whova in addition to the Anchorage Chamber's e-news list (3000+).


Reserve a Booth

For the low price of $500, you get two days of great exposure to young professionals both in-person and virtually via Whova. Companies who purchase a booth will have name recognition on the website, social media, and in the official Summit program.


Alaska Young Professionals Summit Awards

In addition to education and valuable networking, the Summit honors a Young Professional of the Year and an Entrepreneur of the Year at the keynote reception. Nominations are received from across the state and are voted upon by the state's participating young professional groups and Chambers of Commerce.

Young Professional

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.

Nominate a Young Professional

Young Entrepreneur

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.

Nominate a Young Entrepreneur
2021 Winners

Jin Chen
Entrepreneur of the Year

Daniel Volland
Young Professional of the Year

Dr. Jocasta G. Olp
Outstanding Service Recognition

2019 Winners

Amber McDonald
Entrepreneur of the Year

Corey Hester
Young Professional of the Year

2018 Winners

Keith McCormick
Entrepreneur of the Year

Ryann Swalling
Young Professional of the Year

2017 Winners

Elizabeth Eldridge
Entrepreneur of the Year

Caitlin Goettler
Young Professional of the Year

Peter Luchsinger
Outstanding Service Recognition

2016 Winners

Josef Lorenz
Entrepreneur of the Year

Jon Taylor
Young Professional of the Year

Past Summit Programs



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