October 28 - 30, 2019
Washington, D.C.

Meet the Speakers


2019 Chairperson

Rear Admiral (Ret.) Jonathan White
President and CEO
Consortium for Ocean Leadership

2019 Speakers

The Honorable Richard Spencer
Secretary of the Navy
US Navy
Major General Peter B. Andrysiak
Commanding General, US Army Alaska
Deputy Commander, Alaskan Command (ALCOM)
Lieutenant General Daniel R. Hokanson
Director, Army National Guard
National Guard Bureau
Brigadier General J.B.P. Carpentier, CD
Commander, Joint Task Force North
Canadian Armed Forces
Rear Admiral Cedric Pringle
Commander, Expeditionary Strike Group 3
Incoming Commandant, National War College
Rear Admiral Steve Waddell
Vice Commander, 2nd Fleet, Norfolk, VA, USN
Former RADM SM Waddell, VCOM2F
Rear Admiral (Ret.) Tim Gallaudet, Ph.D., USN
Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere and Deputy NOAA Administrator
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Congressman Bob Gibbs
US Representative, 7th District Ohio
Ranking Member, Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Subcommittee
Rear Admiral Martin La Cour-Andersen
Defence, Military, Naval & Air Attaché
Embassy of Denmark
Rear Admiral Ole Morten Sandquist
Defense and Naval Attache
Royal Norwegian Embassy
Dr. James Reilly
United States Geological Survey
Captain (N) Stefan Larsson
Naval Attaché, Embassy of Sweden, WDC
Swedish Armed Forces
Hreinn Pálsson
Deputy Chief of Mission & Defense Attaché, Minister Counselor for Defense, Security, Politics
Embassy of Iceland
Commander Jussi Jamsen
Defense, Military, Naval and Air Attaché
Embassy of Finland
Marius Dirdal
Deputy Chief of Mission
Embassy of Norway
Ronald Baczkowski
President and CEO
VT Halter Marine
Dr. Michel Couillard, PMP
Head / Underwater Warfare Section
Atlantic Research Centre, Defence Research and Development Canada / Government of Canada
Capt. Edward H. Lundquist (Ret.)
Surface Navy Association
Dr. Walter Berbrick
Director, Arctic Studies Group and Associate Professor
War Gaming Department, U.S. Naval War College
Dr. Catherine Cahill
Director, Alaska Center for Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration (ACUASI)
University of Alaska Fairbanks
Dr. James Kendall
Alaska Region Director
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management