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Meetings and Events coming to Fairbanks in August


Fairbanks, Alaska (AK) – Conventions, conferences, meetings and events held in the Golden Heart of Alaska bring attendees, participants and spectators to the community that positively impact the local economy. The Estimated Direct Attendee Spending (EDAS) is a nationally-accepted economic impact calculation of meetings based on the factors of number of out-of-town meeting attendees, number of nights in a local lodging facility and an average expenditure rate. The calculation does not include economic model-multipliers.

According to Helen Renfrew, Director of Meetings and Conventions at Explore Fairbanks, Fairbanks will welcome the following groups during the month of August totaling more than $127,000 EDAS:

  • Alaskan’s Postsecondary Educational Attainment, 8/3, 100 participants, EDAS $2,400
  • Dirk Rohrbach, Travel Beyond, 8/3-3/17, 15 participants, EDAS $14,400
  • Order of the Amaranth Grand Court, 8/9-8/12, 85 participants, EDAS $72,000
  • UAF IARC, CI/JI Administrators’ Annual Meeting, 8/24-9/5, 40 participants, EDAS $38,400

These are meetings being assisted by Explore Fairbanks; the list does not encompass all meetings and events in Fairbanks. For a Meeting Planner Guide and more information on how to plan a meeting in Fairbanks through the Golden Heart Meeting Ambassador program, call the Explore Fairbanks Meetings and Conventions Department at (907) 459-3765 or visit www.meetfairbanks.com to view an electronic copy of the guide and complete an online meeting request for proposal form.

About Explore Fairbanks

Explore Fairbanks is a non-profit marketing and management organization whose mission is to be an economic driver in the Fairbanks region by marketing to potential visitors and optimizing the visitor experience. Explore Fairbanks markets Fairbanks as a year-round destination by promoting local events, attractions and activities to independent travelers, group tour operators, travel agents, meeting planners and the media as well as by developing public policy and infrastructure to achieve marketing objectives. Find out more at explorefairbanks.com.

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