2018 North by North Festival

The North by North Festival captures the spirit of Alaska and the Arctic – to address our challenges and opportunities with Northern innovation and resilience, to build on a rich history and to ensure a future full of promise. The Festival is for the North, and organized by Northerners, with goals of sustainability, livability and growth. The Festival brings innovators from across Alaska, the nation and other Arctic regions to collaborate and address local and circumpolar challenges. Through knowledge, governance, business, design, film, music, food, literature and art, we celebrate the North.

Call for Participation

We are inviting participation from across Alaska and the Arctic, individuals who are experts in their field and interested in problem-solving and international collaboration. Four teams will be created and together they will apply their sector experience, subject matter knowledge, and innovative capabilities to challenges that each represent.


  • Teams will be announced by January 15, 2018.
  • Participants should expect to spend the week in Anchorage, Alaska, from April 23 to 29, 2018.
  • Teams will collaborate virtually the month prior.
  • From April 27-29, 2018, teams will engage in public dialogue and presentations reporting outcomes.
  • In-state expenses – lodging and meals – will be covered; some travel support available.

Thank you to our 2017 North by North Festival Sponsors

NxN Festival Sponsors