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      March 6, 2019

      Wednesday   8:00 AM

      600 W 7th Ave
      Anchorage, Alaska 99501

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      Alaska Can - Looking Ahead!

      Representatives from Alaska agencies, schools, businesses and institutions will meet in Anchorage March 6 and 7 for the "Alaska Can – Looking Ahead!” conference. The focus and goal of our fifth annual conference is to unite cross-sector professionals and students in increasing the number of Alaskans enrolling and succeeding in postsecondary education. Alaska is one of a handful of states for which their 35- to 64-year population have higher rates of degree completion than do 18- to 34-year olds. Meanwhile, the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development projects that roughly 65% of Alaska’s fastest-growing, high-wage jobs will require some form of post-high school credential by the year 2020. Focused action to improve postsecondary access and completion is critical.   Participant takeaways will include practical skills to overcome common obstacles, new and strengthened partnerships, lessons from stories of success, and identification of opportunities for program alignment. PRELIMINARY AGENDA NOW AVAILABLEConfirmed Keynote Speakers: We are excited to announce an incredible slate of keynote speakers! Tammi Oyadomari-Chun, Director of Academic Programs, University of Hawaii Community College Systems Claudia Lampman, Vice Provost for Student Success, University of Alaska Anchorage Valerie Davidson, former Commissioner of the Alaska Department of Health & Social Services Du Aani Kawdinook Xh'unei (Lance Twitchell), Artist & Associate Professor, University of Alaska Southeast Confirmed EdTalk Hosts: New this year - EdTalks! Confirmed Hosts: Alyse Galvin, Great Alaska Schools Theresa Arevqaq John, UAF Center for Cross-Cultural Studies Michael Kaplan, Alaska Pacific University Become an ExhibitorHighlight your program in front of Alaskan education administrators, advisers, counselors, government, non-profit, and Native organization employees united by a desire to help Alaskans achieve college or career training. Limited exhibitor booths are available. Select "Tickets" to secure your booth now! Become a SponsorShow your support for increasing postsecondary attainment in Alaska, and help make the conference a reality for Alaska professionals working towards our goal every day. There are many ways to contribute. Download Sponsor Information or select "Tickets" to become a sponsor now! Presentations: The call for presenters is now closed. If you would like to submit a late application for consideration, you can still download the 2019 Alaska Can Breakout Proposal Form.  Travel Scholarships: A limited amount of travel scholarships are available for the conference. The application period for travel scholarships has now closed. Hotel InformationThis year's conference takes place again at the Anchorage Marriott Downtown. Room block details: $169/night (includes internet!) Discounted Valet $12 from $20 Book online here or make reservations by phone at 1(800) 228-9290  or (907) 279-8000 for the room block under "Alaska Postsecondary Access and Completion Network".

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