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Meetings and Events coming to Fairbanks in February 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 February totaling more than $340,000 EDAS:


Interior Youth Basketball Tournament, 2/17-2/19, 200 participants & spectators, EDAS $96,000


Doyon Foundation Development Meeting, 2/17-2/19, 10 attendees, EDAS $4,800


NAHA Alaska Grizzlies Little Nooks 8U Jamboree, 2/17-2/20, 300 participants & spectators, EDAS $96,000


Alaska Anthropological Association Annual Meeting, 2/27-3/2, 150 attendees, EDAS $144,000


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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