2018 North by North Youth Track



Residents of the North ages 18-25 are invited to attend this exploratory scenarios development workshop led by Dr. Doug Cost (UAF) and Dr. Diane Hirshberg (UAA ISER) at the North by North Festival. Using an imaginative and engaging facilitation process, workshop attendees will develop goals, key indicators and pathways for Alaska’s future by thinking deeply about the focal question – “What is needed to realize healthy sustainable communities in Alaska through and beyond 2030?” The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals will be incorporated and reviewed in this process and frame some of the discussion. The input of young Northern adults into Alaska’s future is critical and the outcomes will be shared in the closing plenary of the North by North Festival, attended by key state and federal officials. Please send us your commitment to participate at rsvp@institutenorth.org. No registration fee required; lunch will be provided.


2018 Alaska Youth Innovation Challenge

Alaska Pacific University would like to invite student teams, in 9th-11th grade to participate in teams of 2-4 in the 2018 Alaska Youth Innovation Challenge, a part of NorthbyNorth (NxN). The Youth Innovation Challenge is an all day Design Sprint with Rapid Prototyping aspects modelled after a Hackathon. The topic for this year’s challenge is “Arctic Residential Design”. We challenge you to imagine the opportunities in planning, developing and living in cold climate environments, and to conceptualize alternative approaches to sustainable housing.

Why? Reliance on expensive fuel heating systems and dated thermal technologies demands a change in the approach to cold climate development and living. We NEED your ideas! For more information please go to: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/youth-innovation-challenge-arctic-residential-design-rapid-prototyping-tickets-45005459541