5th Annual Alaska Can! Conference

The 5th annual Alaska CAN! Conference was held on March 6 and 7 at the Marriott Downtown in Anchorage. The conference focus and goal was to unite cross-sector professionals in increasing the number of Alaskans enrolling and succeeding in postsecondary education. Participant takeaways included practical skills to overcome common obstacles, new and strengthened partnerships, lessons from stories of success, and identification of opportunities for program alignment. The conference was very successful, with 92 attendees.

Biographies on 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

Biographies on EdTalk Hosts:

Hosts:
Alyse Galvin, Great Alaska Schools
Theresa Arevqaq John, UAF Center for Cross-Cultural Studies
Michael Kaplan, Alaska Pacific University

2019 Conference Presentations:

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