Speaker for the Alaska Rural Energy Conference awarded Humanities Medal by President

Speaker for the Alaska Rural Energy Conference awarded Humanities Medal by President

Johnpaul Jones Wins 2013 National Humanities Medal

On July 22, 2014 Johnpaul Jones was awarded one of ten 2013 National Humanities Medals by President Barack Obama.

The National Humanities Medals are awarded to individuals or groups whose work has helped to deepen the country’s understanding and involvement in humanities.

Johnpaul was awarded for, “honoring the natural world and indigenous traditions in architecture.” (www.neh.gov)

Read more at www.neh.gov/news/press-release/2014-07-22.


Conference Registration

If you have not registered for this year’s Conference, visit www.akruralenergy.org/registration.html to take advantage of our early bird rates while they last!  To sponsor or become a vendor, please visit www.akruralenergy.org/sponsor.html to review this year’s levels and benefits of participation.

Conference Accommodations

The Westmark Fairbanks Hotel and Conference Center is offering reduced rates for Alaska Rural Energy Conference attendees.  Call the Westmark directly at 1-800-544-0970 and give them the hotel code AREC092814 for discounted rates or book online at www.westmarkhotels.com.

All attendees using the conference code AREC092814 to book a room at the Westmark Fairbanks during the conference will be eligible for a drawing of one free room night at this property.  All Westmark Fairbanks rooms come with free Wi-Fi, continental breakfast, and free parking.

Conference rates will expire August 28th, 2014, or when room block is filled. Book your room now and save!

Note: The Westmark’s South Tower has recently undergone renovations and attendees are encouraged to request these beautiful new rooms.

Please feel free to call Max Frey at (907) 474-1143 or email at mefrey@alaska.edu in regards to all questions and comments.

Photo: Johnpaul Jones.  Photo courtesy of www.neh.gov.