Fall Forum

Alaska’s premier business symposium, the Alaska Chamber’s Fall Forum attracts business leaders from all across the state and includes our Conference, Policy Forum and Top Business Awards.

Our annual Conference includes panel discussions, keynote speakers, breakout sessions, networking opportunities and plenty of fun, attendees make connections that will last a lifetime.

In conjunction with Conference is the Policy Forum, a chance for Chamber members to adopt the policy positions that shape our advocacy efforts.

The highlight of the Fall Forum is our Top Business Awards. Nominated by their peers, the awards recognize a leading small business, local Alaska chamber of commerce and an outstanding individual for their accomplishments and contributions they make to our statewide economy. The awards are presented in the following categories:

  • Rita Sholton Large Business of the Year Award
  • Bill Bivin Small Business of the Year Award
  • Local Chamber of the Year Award
  • William A. Egan Outstanding Alaskan of the Year Award
  • North Star Award

Next Fall Forum:

2019 Fall Forum
Fall 2019
Somewhere in Alaska!

Last Fall Forum:

2018 Fall Forum - Celebrating 65 Years of Pro-Business Advocacy!
October 23-25, 2018
Westmark Fairbanks Hotel and Conference Center
Fairbanks, Alaska
Presentations are now available here

Past Fall Forums

Date Theme Location
2017 A Tale of Two Economies: Then and Now Sitka
2016 Illuminating the Path Forward Kenai/Soldotna
2015 Renovate. Innovate. Repeat. Fairbanks
2014 Our business, our story Girdwood
2013 It's Your Business Fairbanks
2012 We Mean Business Anchorage
2011 Champions for Alaska's Future Talkeetna
2010 Alaska + Business = Economy “Back to the Basics” Juneau
2009 Riding the Wave: Setting a Course for the Next 50 Years Homer
2008 49th State, 49th Year: Planning for Alaska's Prosperity Fairbanks
2007 Alaska's Business Environment: Anticipating Changing Times Anchorage
2006 Charting Alaska's Future  Anchorage
2005 Providing the Tools for Alaska's Future Valdez
2004 Meet the Faces Behind Alaska Business Juneau
2003 Reclaiming Alaska's Spirit: A New Attitude for Making it Happen Kodiak
2002 Celebrating Our Past: Prospecting Alaska's Future Fairbanks
2001 Planning for Progress in Challenging Times Juneau
2000 Accepting the Challenge - Leading the Way Girdwood
1999 New Millennium: New Economic Opportunities Wasilla
1998 Learning From Our Golden Past to Energize Our Future Valdez
1997 Business in Alaska: Gateway to Opportunity Ketchikan
1996 Providing for Today - Preparing for Tomorrow Sitka
1995 Golden Past, Brilliant Future Whitehorse
1994 Business Partnerships for Alaska's Future: Let's Make a Difference Fairbanks
1993 The Future Isn't What It Used to Be Anchorage
1992 Mining: Alaska's Sleeping Giant Juneau
1991 Its Good Business Kenai/Soldotna
1990 Connections East and West: Onward to 2000 Fairbanks
1989 Alaska Business: Alive and Well Anchorage
1988 Alaska Summit: A view from the Top Sitka
1987 Building World Market for Alaska Juneau
1986 Alaska's Economy: Challenging and Exciting Fairbanks
1985 Alaska Business: Serving Alaska Anchorage
1984 Silver to Gold Valdez
1983 Alaska's “Unity in Diversity” Sitka
1982   Sitka
1981   Anchorage
1980   Juneau
1979   Fairbanks