NxN: Launch Alaska--Aftershocks, Innovation & Wheel of Misfortune

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Friday May 3

9:00 AM  –  4:30 PM

Launch Alaska: Innovating in AftershocksCreating & implementing real-world solutions when they matter most

9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday, May 3

Anchorage Museum Atrium, Art Lab and Reynolds Room


Aftershocks still making you jump? Us too. But we think there’s an upside to the tremors, beyond serving as a nerve-wracking substitute for afternoon caffeine. Each jolt poses an important question—“How ready are we for the next disaster?” Whether earthquake, eruption, fire, flood, or something more man-made, major disruptions to Alaska’s infrastructure and systems could happen at any moment.


Launch Alaska is taking over Friday of the conference to focus on Innovating in Aftershocks— Creating & implementing real-world solutions when they matter most. We’ll explore how we can avert disasters, and what it will take to survive and thrive when things really fall apart.


This event is a fully-participatory day of isolating problems and innovating solutions to Alaska’s unique and dynamic problem sets. We’re bringing together stakeholders and solution makers to explore our communities’ vulnerabilities and challenges, working together to find real, ready-now solutions that make us more resilient, sustainable, and secure.


When the next tremor hits, be sure to join us on May 3rd to convert that Fight or Flight adrenaline into some Strategize & Solve energy to implement real solutions for stronger, safer Alaska.

9 a.m.- noon


Registration opens

Coffee service available




Innovation in Action presentation


Rally to Safe Zone


LOUD Tables—Innovating solutions for our most critical systems



Lunch, box lunches provided

Featuring: Losing your Lunch—Is Your Meal at Risk of Disruption?


Rally to Safe Zone


1:15 to 4 p.m.

The Future is Now—Cutting-edge solutions to our current challenges

-Innovation updates

-Initiatives in Action


Rally to Safe Zone


The Future is Now Part 2—Opportunity in Alaska

- Opportunities for entrepreneurship

- Where will the jobs be

- Opportunities for innovation


Closing Comments

Invitation to Demo Day

Elevator Pitch run by AK Angel Conference


This event takes place in the Anchorage Museum atrium, Art Lab and Reynolds Room from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, May 2, with ancillary activities taking place from 4:30 to 9 p.m. as part of First Friday at the museum.


4:30-6:30 (free and open to the public)

Friday culminates in Demo Day—an evening of vision setting and celebrating, as Launch Alaska's three spring cohort companies show us what Alaska and the world could look like as their technology and impact scales. Come see what behavioral science, micro-fission and electric vehicle infrastructure can mean for our state. After the presentations, we invite you to join us for networking and celebration as we toast to progress and potential together.


$50, includes lunch. Registration required.