Resource Development Council

RDC’s 30th Annual Conference Presentations and Videos

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Alaska Resources 2010
November 18-19
Dena'ina Civic & Convention Center

Wednesday – November 18th

7:00 a.m. Registration/Check-in/Exhibits Open
Eye-Opener Breakfast in Exhibit Area – Sponsored by Solstice Advertising

8:00 Opening Remarks
Moderator: Wendy Lindskoog, RDC President, Assistant Vice President, Corporate Affairs, Alaska Railroad Corporation
Governor Sean Parnell Speech Video

The North Slope: 2010 Forecast
John Mingé, President, BP Exploration (Alaska) Inc.
Ken Sheffield, President, Pioneer Natural Resources Alaska Presentation Video
Helene Harding, Vice President, NS Operations & Development, ConocoPhillips Alaska, Inc. Presentation Video
Lee Bruce, Senior Project Manager, Point Thomson, ExxonMobil Presentation Video

Alaska OCS 2010
Peter Slaiby, Vice President, Shell Alaska Presentation Video

10:00 Gourmet Break in Exhibit Area – Sponsored by ExxonMobil

10:30 Emerging Energy Policy: Where Does Alaska Stand?
Moderator: Erec Isaacson, RDC Executive Committee member, Vice President, Corporate Assets, ConocoPhillips Alaska, Inc.
Pat Pourchot, Special Assistant to the Secretary for Alaska Affairs, U.S. Department of the Interior Video
Tom Irwin, Commissioner, Alaska Department of Natural Resources Video

Common Sense Energy Policy: Short-term Needs, Long-term Solutions
David Holt, President, Consumer Energy Alliance Presentation Video

11:30 Networking Break

Noon Keynote Luncheon:
Alaska Native Corporations: 2009 in Review, A Look At The Year Ahead
Moderator: John Shively, RDC Executive Committee member, Chief Executive Officer, Pebble Limited Partnership
Matthew Nicolai, President, Calista Corporation Presentation Video
Margie Brown, President, Cook Inlet Region, Inc. Presentation Video
Marie Greene, President, NANA Regional Corporation Presentation Video

2:00 p.m. Climate Change Regulation, Legislation and Litigation: Implications for Alaska
Jeff Leppo, Senior Attorney, Stoel Rives, LLP Presentation Video
Lynn Westfall, Senior Vice President, External Affairs & Chief Economist, Tesoro Corporation Presentation Video
Commissioner Larry Hartig, Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation Presentation Video

3:00 Gourmet Break in Exhibit Area – Sponsored by Stoel Rives, LLP

3:30 Kensington: Why Did It Take 20 Years?
Moderator: Marilyn Crockett, RDC Executive Committee member, Executive Director, Alaska Oil and Gas Association
Tom Henderson, General Manager and Vice President, Coeur Alaska - Kensington Gold Mine Presentation Video

4:00 Going on the Offensive: Debunking Myths and Misinformation
Ralph Samuels, Vice President Government and Community Relations, Holland America Line Video
Eric Fjelstad, Attorney at Law, Perkins Coie LLP Presentation Video
John Shively, Chief Executive Officer, Pebble Limited Partnership Video

5:00 VIP Networking Reception: Dena’ina Civic & Convention Center
Hosted by Government of Canada, open to all conference attendees

Thursday – November 19th

7:00 a.m. Exhibits Open
Eye-Opener Breakfast in Exhibit Area - Sponsored by ConocoPhillips Alaska, Inc.

8:00 Opening Remarks
Moderator: Tom Maloney, RDC Treasurer, Vice President, Gas Strategies, CH2M HILL
Mayor Dan Sullivan, Municipality of Anchorage Video

Addressing Alaska’s Energy Needs: Exploring Options for In-State Gas
Gene Therriault, In-State Gas Coordinator, Office of the Governor, State of Alaska Video

State Perspective on Alaska Gas Pipeline Projects
Dr. Mark Myers, AGIA Coordinator, Alaska Department of Natural Resources Presentation Video

The TransCanada–ExxonMobil Pipeline Project
Tony Palmer, Vice President Alaska Development, TransCanada Presentation Video

The Denali Pipeline Project
Bud Fackrell, President, Denali: The Alaska Gas Pipeline Presentation Video

Federal Perspective on Alaska Gas Pipeline Projects
Drue Pearce, Federal Coordinator, Office of the Federal Coordinator for Alaska Natural Gas Transportation Projects Presentation Video

10:00 Gourmet Break in Exhibit Area – Sponsored by Petrotechnical Resources of Alaska

10:30 Tourism: Industry in Crisis
Moderator: Bob Berto, RDC Executive Committee member, Chief Executive Officer, Cruise Lines Agencies of Alaska
Rick Erickson, Operations Manager, Cruise Lines Agencies of Alaska Presentation Video
Paul Landis, Chief Operating Officer, CIRI Alaska Tourism Corporation Video
Steve Hites, Skagway Street Car Company, Inc. Video

11:30 Networking Break

Noon Keynote Luncheon:
Moderator: Phil Cochrane, RDC Senior Vice President, Vice President, External Affairs, BP Exploration (Alaska), Inc.
Gaétan Caron, Chair and Chief Executive Officer, National Energy Board Canada Presentation Video

1:30 p.m. Arctic Policy and Alaska’s Natural Resources
Moderator: Len Horst, RDC Secretary, Senior Vice President and Commercial Loan Manager, Northrim Bank
Mayor Edward Itta, North Slope Borough Given by Jim Stotts Speech Video
Chris Oliver, Executive Director, North Pacific Fishery Management Council Presentation Video
Captain Michael Inman, Chief, Response Division, 17th Coast Guard District Presentation Video

The Great Recession and Outlook for Alaska Resource Industries in 2010
Donna Logan, Senior Manager, McDowell Group, Inc. Video
Bill Popp, President, Anchorage Economic Development Corporation Video
Neal Fried, Economist, Alaska Department of Labor Presentation Video

3:30 Champagne Toast & Grand Raffle Drawing