The AOC believes that central to building the economy is building communities and sharing information. Thus, we frequently organize panel discussions and Q&A sessions at conferences across the state. These panels are critical to continuing to draw Alaskans into conversations about the blue economy and thinking critically about how we can all work together to improve its future in Alaska.
In September 2017, the AOC organized a panel entitled "Building Alaska's Blue Economy" at the OCEANS '17 conference in Anchorage, Alaska. This panel discussed the potential of Alaska's blue economy and featured speakers from The Maritime Alliance, the Alaska Ocean Observing System, Consortium for Ocean Leadership, IntelinAir Inc., and the Ocean Renewable Power Company