Vice Chairman, S&P Global


Daniel Yergin is a respected authority on energy, international politics, and economics, and a Pulitzer Prize winner. He is Vice Chairman of S&P Global, and is chairman of S&P Global’s CERAWeek conference, which CNBC has called “the Super Bowl of energy”. Dr. Yergin’s book The New Map: Energy, Climate and the Clash of Nations is described by NPR as “a master class on how the world works.” He is the author of the bestseller The Quest: Energy, Security, and the Remaking of the Modern World. Dr. Yergin’s book The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil Money and Power was awarded the Pulitzer Prize, was a number one New York Times bestseller, and has been translated into 20 languages.


Ambassador, Tom Farms

An agribusiness leader who transformed a seventh-generation farm into a scaled commodity and value added businesses in the midwestern United States while launching international operations and deploying new technologies. Kip is recognized by multinational businesses, financial firms, humanitarian organizations and national press as an individual who can explain global agribusiness trends to farmers and corporate board members. So as a family farmer, serving as the US Ambassador in Rome has been a privilege to bring the realities of production agriculture and food systems to the multilateral policy arena. While the slow pace of reaching consensus can be frustrating, the past year has seen the Rome-based UN Agencies effectively act at lightning speed in responding to the global pandemic, reforming themselves to improve governance and resource stewardship, and positioning themselves to be more agile and prepared for future challenges.


Ambassador, Embassy of the United States of America in Tokyo

Rahm Emanuel was confirmed in a bipartisan vote as the 31st United States Ambassador to Japan on December 18, 2021.  Previously, Ambassador Emanuel was the 55th Mayor of the City of Chicago, where he made it a priority to bring global companies to the city, helping Chicago to lead the U.S. in corporate relocations and foreign direct investment for seven consecutive years. Prior to becoming Mayor, Ambassador Emanuel served as President Barack Obama’s Chief of Staff. Ambassador Emanuel was also elected four times as a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Illinois’s 5th Congressional District (2002-2008). From 1993 to 1998, Ambassador Emanuel was a key member of President Bill Clinton’s administration, rising to serve as Senior Advisor to the President for Policy and Politics.
The Alaska Sustainable Energy Conference was pleased to welcome over 90 speakers from around the world to participate in the inaugural event held May 24-26, 2022 in Anchorage, Alaska.

The 2023 conference speakers will be announced soon!