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Meetings and Events coming to Fairbanks in April 2017


Fairbanks, Alaska (AK) – Conventions, conferences, meetings and events held in the Golden Heart City 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 April totaling more than $194,000 EDAS:


Clinical Laboratory Scientists of Alaska Annual Conference, 4/5-4/7, 60 participants, EDAS $43,200


UAF 2017 Alaska Native Studies Conference, 4/7-4/9, 150 participants, EDAS $144,000


Alaska League of Women Voters 2017 Conference, 4/22-4/23, 10 participants, EDAS $7,200


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.


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