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Fall meetings include nanotechnology, modern day warrior skills

September 2015 Convention Calendar


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Anchorage, Alaska – August 24, 2015 – Visit Anchorage announces the following meetings and conventions booked within the Municipality of Anchorage for September 2015. Estimated economic impact is calculated for out of town attendance only.

Total September out of town attendance: 4,168
Total September local attendance: 24,830
Grand total September attendance: 28,998
Total September Estimated Economic Impact: $5,047,852

September 1 – 4, 2015: Premera Blue Cross 2015 Symposium, 250 delegates and 10 exhibits at Dena'ina Civic and Convention Center. Estimated economic impact: $170,226

September 10 – 12, 2015: National Federation of Press Women Annual Conference 2015, 225 delegates at Hotel Captain Cook. Estimated economic impact: $219,186

September 11 – 12, 2015: Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, Alaska Chapter 10th Annual Asthma Symposium, 170 delegates and 24 exhibits at Alyeska Resort. Estimated economic impact: $138,177

September 13 – 16, 2015: IEEE Nanotechnology IEEE-NMDC 2015, 250 delegates and 10 exhibits at Hilton Anchorage. Estimated economic impact: $291,996

  • Scientists and engineers will cover topics like spintronics, nano-biomedicine and emerging material and device challenges. Plenary speakers include professors and physicists from Brazil, Beijing and the US.
  • How this meeting came about: Professor Saif Zahir, University of Northern British Columbia and Chair for the conference, took his sabbatical in Anchorage and fell in love with the city. The bid for this meeting was done via teleconference to an executive committee representing 10 countries. The turnaround time for this meeting was exceptionally fast with Visit Anchorage winning the bid in March of 2015.

September 16, 2015: Anchorage City-Wide Career and Job Fair, 540 delegates and 80 exhibits at Alaska Airlines Center. Estimated economic impact: $96,913

September 17 – 18, 2015: Alaska Nurse Practitioners Association Annual Conference, 130 delegates and 35 exhibits at Anchorage Marriott Downtown. Estimated economic impact: $145,998

September 18 – 21, 2015: Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem Northwestern Lieutenancy, 300 delegates at Hotel Captain Cook. Estimated economic impact: $233,798

September 19 – 20, 2015: Log and Timber Frame Home Show, 4,600 delegates and 75 exhibits at Dena'ina Civic and Convention Center. Estimated economic impact: $181,712

September 19 – 20, 2015: Alaska Whole Life Festival, 312 delegates and 40 exhibits at Coast International Inn. Estimated economic impact: $96,913

September 19 – 22, 2015: American Institute of Professional Geologists 2015 Annual Conference, 320 delegates and 20
exhibits at Hilton Anchorage. Estimated economic impact: $252,778

September 22 – 24, 2015: Canadian Institute 11th Annual Alaska Oil & Gas Congress, 150 delegates at Anchorage
Marriott Downtown. Estimated economic impact: $146,124

September 23 – 25, 2015: Alaska State Hospital & Nursing Home Association Annual Meeting, 125 delegates and 15
exhibits at Alyeska Resort. Estimated economic impact: $113,358

September 24 – 25, 2015: Alaska Society for Human Resource Management Annual Conference, 275 delegates and 25
exhibits at Hilton Anchorage. Estimated economic impact: $190,030

September 25 – 26, 2015: University of Alaska Anchorage Eighth Polar Law Symposium, 100 delegates at University of
Alaska Anchorage. Estimated economic impact: $97,416

September 25 – 27, 2015: Seibukan Jujutsu Alaska Taikai, 100 delegates at Spenard Community Recreation Center. Estimated economic impact: $32,953

  • This event allows Toribio Kancho and Seibukan Jujutsu certified instructors to share their skills.
  • Seibukan Jujutsu is an effective and practical martial art developed for self-protection and personal development. Based on ancient tradition, Seibukan Jujutsu has been developed to meet the needs of the modern day warrior. Its Japanese roots and Shiatsu healing art, make it unique among other systems. Seibukan means the house of correct martial arts (Sei = correct, Bu = martial discipline, Kan = House).

September 25 – 27, 2015: The Alaska Women's Show, 15,100 delegates and 240 exhibits at Sullivan Arena. Estimated
economic impact: $872,215

September 26 – 27, 2015: Senshi Corporation Senshi-Con, 3,800 delegates and 40 exhibits at William A. Egan Civic &
Convention Center. Estimated economic impact: $191,065.

  • Senshi-Con is an annual convention catering to enthusiasts of Asian culture, animation, graphic novels and gaming.
  • This gathering started in 2005 at West Anchorage High School. After many of the founding members graduated high school, Senshi-Con changed its location to the University of Alaska Anchorage (2006-2012). With attendance growing, it was moved to the William Egan Civic & Convention Center in 2014.

September 27 – 30, 2015: University Economic Development Association 2015 Annual Summit, 200 delegates and 20
exhibits at Hilton Anchorage. Estimated economic impact: $291,745

 

Visit Anchorage’s mission is to attract and serve visitors to the Municipality of Anchorage while building and diversifying the Anchorage economy. Visit Anchorage’s marketing functions are funded by one-third of the bed tax collected by lodging facilities. One-third goes to the Municipality’s general fund, and one-third to service the bond debt and operations of the Anchorage Convention Centers. Visit Anchorage receives no state or federal funds. Visit www.Anchorage.net for more information.

 

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