2023 Alaska Sustainable Energy Conference Kickoff Celebration

May 22 | 5:00 – 9:00 PM
Dena’ina Civic & Convention Center | Anchorage, Alaska


Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy
and Special Guest, Consumer and Environmental Advocate Erin Brockovich

Hosted by the Sklar Brothers

Comedy Central * Netflix * ESPN * Starz * Curb Your Enthusiasm
It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia * Entourage

With music from
The Voice Season 7 Winner Craig Wayne Boyd and local favorites Nothin’ But Trouble


Consumer & Environmental Advocate


Comedy Duo


Winner of Season 7 of The Voice


The 2023 Alaska Sustainable Energy Conference in Anchorage will get underway on Monday, May 22 at 5:00 PM with a Kickoff Celebration featuring conversation, laughs, and live music.

Join us in the exhibit hall of the Dena’ina Civic & Convention Center for a night of networking and entertainment as we prepare to dive into all things energy for the next three days. Comedy duo the Sklar Brothers (Comedy Central, ESPN) will start the evening at 6:00 PM with an interview with conference host Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy, followed by a conversation featuring consumer and environmental advocate Erin Brockovich (Superman’s Not Coming, Last Call at the Oasis).

“Erin Brockovich fights for both people and the environment, and I’m excited to welcome her to Anchorage for the Alaska Sustainable Energy Conference,” said Governor Mike Dunleavy. “Energy solutions and policies that are sustainable, reliable, and affordable are what this event is all about, and I’m looking forward to our conversation as the first of many to start the week at our Kickoff Celebration on May 22nd.”

“It is up to all of us to take an active role in securing a future for our children and our children’s children on this beautiful planet,” Brockovich said. “To do so we must talk, we must listen, and we must come together. I look forward to joining with Governor Dunleavy in this vital conversation.”

“We couldn’t be more thrilled to bring our comedy energy to this amazing energy conference that stands squarely and rightly at the intersection of humankind and nature,” the Sklar Brothers said.

Following what’s sure to be an informative and lively discussion on energy policy and the ongoing energy transition, the conversations will continue, accompanied by The Voice Season 7 Winner Craig Wayne Boyd joined by local Alaska favorites Nothin’ But Trouble.

Advanced conference pricing ends April 25, so secure your spot at the Kickoff Celebration today by registering at alaskasustainableenergy.com.



Erin Brockovich is an American paralegal, consumer advocate, and environmental activist who was instrumental in building a case against Pacific Gas & Electric Company involving groundwater contamination in Hinkley, California. The successful lawsuit was the subject of an Oscar-winning film, “Erin Brockovich,” starring Julia Roberts as Brockovich. She is the president of Brockovich Research & Consulting and the author of several books including “Superman’s Not Coming: Our National Water Crisis and What We the People Can Do About It.”


A post-modern take on a stand up comedy duo, Randy and Jason Sklar have released six critically acclaimed comedy albums, two Comedy Central Half Hour Presents specials, and currently have a one hour stand up special on Netflix, titled “What Are We Talking About” and another one hour special that premiered on the Starz Network in May of 2018 called “Hipster Ghosts.” They are currently recurring characters, the Drs. Green, on TruTV’s “Those Who Can’t.” However, they are perhaps most well known for their show “Cheap Seats,” a cult hit that appeared on ESPN Classic for 77 episodes. Their popular sports/comedy podcast “View From the Cheap Seats” is available on the Starburns Podcasting Network. Their hit podcast “Dumb People Town” with cohost Dan Van Kirk is currently being developed as a narrative animated show with Sony for You Tube Premium. Most importantly, Randy and Jason are fathers and husbands living in Los Angeles. (not with each other — that would be weird.)


Born and raised in Texas, country singer and multi-instrumentalist Craig Wayne Boyd came to the public’s attention when he was a contestant, and the eventual winner, on the seventh season of the television show The Voice in 2014. Boyd showed an affinity for music even as a child. Growing up in the Dallas, Texas suburb of Mesquite, he was drawn to gospel and country, and was active in his church choir, eventually becoming its director. In the early 2000s, he moved to Nashville and after ten years of songwriting, local gigs, national support touring, and trying everything he could to further that dream in Nashville, he auditioned for the seventh season of “The Voice.” Ending up on Blake Shelton’s team, Boyd’s singing voice, playing, and easy musical versatility made him a fan favorite, and eventually made him the overall winner. A few years later, he joined with producer Will Edwards to record “Top Shelf,” an album released by Copperline Music Group in October 2017, and has regularly toured the country as both a solo and group artist.