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2017 CommEx: Alaska Communicators Exchange

September 14-15―Dena’ina Center: Join professionals from all industries at CommEx, a two-day conference in downtown Anchorage featuring national and local speakers. Topics include metrics, reputation management, strategic thinking, crisis communication, media relations, branded content, social networks, and government relations. prsaalaska.org/commex


Alaska Recreation & Park Association Conference

September 14-15―Valdez: The focus of the conference is threefold: opportunities for continuing education and the exchange of best practices, the chance to network with other peers, and to recognize accomplishments through the ARPA Awards Ceremony. alaskarpa.org


NADO Annual Training Conference

September 9-12―Dena’ina Center, Anchorage: This is the National Association of Development Organizations’ annual training conference and will celebrate NADO’s 50th anniversary. nado.org/events/2017-annual-training-conference


APA/AIE Annual Meeting

September 12-15―Kodiak Convention Center, Kodiak: The mission of Alaska Power Association (APA) is to assist members in accomplishing their goals of delivering electric energy and other services at the best value to their customers. alaskapower.org


Alaska Association of REALTORS Convention

September 16-20—Kenai Princess Wilderness Lodge, Cooper Landing: The annual convention includes keynote and guest speakers and opportunities for ECE credits. alaskarealtors.com



September 18-21―Dena’ina Center, Anchorage: The OCEANS conference is jointly sponsored by the IEEE Oceanic Engineering Society and the Marine Technology Society. This international conference is a major forum for scientists, engineers, and those with an interest in the oceans to gather and exchange their knowledge and ideas regarding the future of the world’s oceans. Included will be daily demonstrations of an innovative method of separating oil from icy water. ieee.org


Alaska Fire Conference

September 25-30—Sitka: Includes training, workshops, lectures, and a firefighter competition. This year’s keynote speakers are Paul Urbano, a thirty-one-year fire service veteran, and Loren C. Rotroff, who began his fire service career in 1957. alaskafireconference.com


Museums Alaska Annual Conference

September 27-30—Anchorage: This year’s conference theme is “Social Discourse: Responding to Our Communities.” museumsalaska.org


Alaska Business Monthly's Top 49ers Luncheon

September 29―Anchorage Marriott Downtown: Join us as we celebrate the 2017 Top 49ers at our annual awards luncheon. This event honors the Top 49 businesses owned and operated by Alaskans, ranked by gross revenue. Tickets available now. 907-276-4373 | akbizmag.com | Emily@akbizmag.com



AAHPA Annual Conference

October 2-6―Petersburg: This is the annual conference of the Alaska Association of Harbormasters & Port Administrators. alaskaharbors.org


Alaska Snow Symposium

October 3―Dena’ina Center, Anchorage: A one-day trade show for the snow and ice management industry brought to Alaska by the Snowfighters Institute. Learn about the latest in technology, education, and equipment for every branch of the business. alaskasnowsymposium.com


Arctic Ambitions

October 3-4―Sheraton Anchorage Hotel: This annual event uniquely focuses on business and investment opportunities flowing from developments in the Arctic. wtcak.org


ATIA Annual Convention & Trade Show

October 3-5—Kodiak Harbor Convention Center: The Alaska Travel Industry Association is the leading nonprofit trade organization for the state’s tourism industry; this year’s theme is “Alaska Untamed.” alaskatia.org


Alaska Chamber Fall Forum

October 10-12―Sitka: Open to the public, the Alaska Chamber's Annual Conference is the state’s premier business conference. The conference draws 200 to 225 attendees and features keynote speakers, panel discussions, and breakout sessions on issues of statewide concern to Alaska business. alaskachamber.com


All-Alaska Medical Conference

October 12-15―Lakefront Anchorage: A continuing medical education conference put on by the Alaska Academy of Physicians Assistants, providing up to twenty-five CMEs. akapa.org


Alaska Forest Association Annual Convention

October 18-20―The Landing Hotel, Ketchikan: The Alaska Forest Association can be characterized as a high profile industry trade association. Its members hold in common general business interests in the timber industry of Alaska. This year is the 60th annual convention. akforest.org


Alaska Federation of Natives Annual Convention

October 19-21―Dena’ina Center, Anchorage: The Alaska Federation of Natives Convention is the largest representative annual gathering in the United States of any Native peoples. Delegates are elected on a population formula of one representative per twenty-five Native residents in the area, and delegate participation rates at the annual convention typically exceed 95 percent. nativefederation.org



Sitka WhaleFest

November 3-5: Sitka: Presented by the Sitka Sound Science Center, WhaleFest is a science festival that celebrates marine life. The core of the festival is a unique science symposium blending local knowledge and scientific inquiry concerning the rich marine environment of our northern oceans. sitkawhalefest.org


Alaska Miners Association Conference

November 5-11―Dena’ina Center, Anchorage: The fall convention includes technical sessions, short courses, a trade show, and networking opportunities. alaskaminers.org


AGC of Alaska Annual Conference

November 8-11―Hotel Captain Cook, Anchorage: The mission of AGC of Alaska is to advocate for their members and the Alaska construction industry; to provide educational opportunities for their members; and to make the public aware of their members’ skills, responsibility, and integrity. agcak.org


AASB Annual Conference

November 8-12―Anchorage Hilton: The mission of the Association of Alaska School Boards is to advocate for children and youth by assisting school boards in providing quality public education, focused on student achievement, through effective local governance. aasb.org


AAMC Conference

November 13-14―Hotel Captain Cook, Anchorage: The Alaska Association of Municipal Clerks is an organization that focuses on providing educational training and mentoring and professional growth opportunities. alaskaclerks.org


AML Local Government Conference

November 13-17―Anchorage: The Alaska Municipal League is a voluntary, nonprofit, nonpartisan, statewide organization of 162 cities, boroughs, and unified municipalities, representing over 97 percent of Alaska’s residents. akml.org


RDC for Alaska Conference

November 15-16―Dena’ina Center, Anchorage: RDC’s purpose is to link various industries together to encourage a strong, diversified private sector and grow Alaska through responsible resource development. akrdc.org

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