The purpose of the speakers forum is to afford members a greater understanding of a wide range of differing viewpoints. These topics are intended to expand Alaskans' perspectives on national and global issues. This newly gained knowledge and insight is frequently used in planning the future of the state. At the same time, Commonwealth North is challenged to influence visiting dignitaries by providing an understanding of Alaska -- its rich culture, history, resources, values, and potential.
These speakers discuss a range of issues that are impacted or impact Alaskan policy: culture, the environment, healthcare, politics (CWN has facilitated numerous political debates), education, finances, the military, and resource usage (both renewable and non-renewable).