5th Annual Arctic Encounter Symposium

Bell Harbor International Conference Center

Thu April 19th 2018 8:00 am – Fri April 20th 2018 8:00 pm (PDT)

The 5th annual Arctic Encounter (AES) is a two day symposium taking place at the Bell Harbor International Conference Center on Pier 66 in downtown Seattle on Thursday, April 19, 2018 and Friday, April 20, 2018. 

The theme of AES 2018 is The Future of Arctic Security: Energy, Environment, International, Economic. AES is honored and thrilled to welcome a wide range of speakers to the 2018 symposium to address security issues pertaining to national and military security, food security, economic security, and much more.

AES is the largest annual Arctic policy, security, and economics convening in the United States. AES convenes national and international policy makers, diplomats, scientists, business leaders, reporters, researchers, tribal and indigenous leaders, and other stakeholders.

Advanced registration is required. Early bird rates will expire on March 19th.

Registration includes access to all plenary sessions, keynotes, break out sessions, continental breakfast on both dates of the symposium, two seated keynote luncheons, one cocktail hour reception, and one seated three course dinner with keynote addresses and musical performances. The full agenda for April 19-20 will become available through the AES website as speakers and performers are confirmed.


We are thrilled to announce that the host partners and platinum sponsors of the 2018 Arctic Encounter are Alaska Airlines and Stoel Rives LLP. To review past and current speakers and sponsors, please click here. 

All 2018 speakers and sponsors will be announced via the AES website and via email on a rolling basis. Stay tuned!


Press passes will be issued through the AES website. For more information please e-mail events@kallanderassociates.com.  


AES is a 501c3 not for profit entity. Are you interested in supporting the mission of the Arctic Encounter? Click here to view the 2018 sponsorship opportunities and contact our team via the online form. Thank you for your consideration. 


To learn more or to contact Team AES, please visit arcticencounter.com or email events@kallanderassociates.com.


Ticket Price Fee Quantity
Non Profit/Academic - Early Bird Rate

Details of Non Profit/Academic - Early Bird Rate

This rate applies to all registrants attending on behalf of a non profit organization or academic entity or institution. Please register using your non profit or academic e-mail address. Thank you.

$250.00 $12.62
Government - Early Bird Rate

Details of Government - Early Bird Rate

This rate applies to all registrants attending on behalf of a government office, agency, department, or entity. Please register using your government e-mail address. Thank you.

$325.00 $16.10
General - Early Bird Rate $475.00 $23.08


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Bell Harbor International Conference Center

2211 Alaskan Way, Seattle, WA 98121, USA

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