Resource Development Council

RDC’s 28th Annual Conference Agenda

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Alaska Resources 2008
November 14-15
Sheraton Anchorage Hotel

Wednesday – November 14th

7:00 a.m. Registration/Check-In/Exhibits Open

Eye-Opener Breakfast

8:00 a.m. Opening Remarks

John Shively, President, RDC, Vice President, Government and Community Affairs, Holland America Line

8:05 a.m. Alaska Resource Policy & Ballot Initiatives

Lt. Governor Sean Parnell (View Lt. Governor Video)

8:15 a.m. Cook Inlet: 2008 & Beyond

Mitch Little, Alaska Asset Team Leader, Marathon Oil Company (Presentation)
(View Little Video)

8:45 a.m. North Slope Exploration & Development Projects: A Look Ahead

9:30 a.m. Gourmet Networking Break Sponsored by ConocoPhillips Alaska, Inc.

10:00 a.m. North Slope Exploration & Development Projects: A Look Ahead

Ken Sheffield, President, Pioneer Natural Resources Alaska (Presentation)
(View Sheffield Video)
Rick Fox, Alaska Assets Manager, Shell E&P, Inc. (Presentation)
(View Fox Video)
John Zager, Manager, Alaska Assets, Chevron

10:45 a.m. The Current News From Washington On Alaska Gas

Drue Pearce, Federal Coordinator, Alaska Natural Gas Transportation Projects (Presentation)
(View Pearce Video)

12:00 p.m. Keynote Luncheon-1977-2007: How Oil Has Transformed Alaska's Economy

Scott Goldsmith, Economist, Institute for Social & Economic Research, University of Alaska Anchorage (Presentation)
(View Goldsmith Video)
Neal Fried, Economist, State of Alaska Department of Labor
(View Fried Video)
Mike Burns, Executive Director, Permanent Fund Corporation (Presentation)
(View Burns Video)

2:00 p.m. The Threat To Our Prosperity: Alaska’s Looming Energy Crisis

Mayor Mark Begich, Municipality of Anchorage (Presentation)
(View Mayor Video)       

2:30 p.m. The Arctic Initiative

3:30 p.m. Industry-Community Partnerships, Challenges & The Path Forward

4:30 p.m. VIP Reception at Josephine’s Sponsored by Government of Canada, Open to All Conference Registrants

Thursday – November 15th

7:00 a.m. Eye Opener Breakfast

8:00 a.m. The Endangered Species Act: Current Listings, Candidate Species & Implications For Alaska’s Economy

Ken Taylor, Deputy Commissioner, Alaska Department of Fish & Game (Presentation)
(View Taylor Video)
Jeff Leppo, Seattle Office Managing Partner, Stoel Rives LLP (Presentation)
(View Leppo Video)
Caryn Rea, Senior Biologist, ConocoPhillips Alaska, Inc. (Presentation)
(View Rea Video)

9:30 a.m. Gourmet Networking Break Sponsored by Stoel Rives LLP

10:00 a.m. Are The Clean Water, Clean Air, & Endangered Species Acts Being Used To Advance An Anti-Development Agenda?

Marilyn Crockett, Executive Director, Alaska Oil & Gas Association (Presentation)
(View Crockett Video)
Bob Stiles, President, DRven Corporation, Development Manager, Chuitna Coal Project

11:15 a.m. Networking Break

12:00 p.m. Keynote Luncheon-Expanding Alaska’s Energy Horizons: Major Issues & Current Efforts

Henri Bisson, Senior Advisor to the Secretary for Alaska Issues, U.S. Department of the Interior (Video Only)

1:00 p.m. Grand Raffle Drawing

Champagne and Sparkling Cider Toast Sponsored by Harbor Enterprises – Petro Marine Services