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Meetings and Events coming to Fairbanks in May


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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 May totaling more than $1.1 million in EDAS:

 

Arctic Economic Council Annual Meeting, 5/7-5/9, 50 participants, EDAS $84,000

 

Arctic Council Ministerial Meeting, 5/7-5/12, 700 participants, EDAS $672,000

 

Week of the Arctic Events, 5/8-5/12, 300 participants, EDAS $288,000

            Association of International Education Administrators

Arctic Broadband Forum

International Arctic Assembly Day

Arctic Council Showcase & Arctic Highlights Forum

Arctic Mayors’ Roundtable

 

NTL Introduction to Wastewater Systems Class, 5/8-5/12, 10 participants, EDAS $12,000

 

West Coast Airport Security Coordinators Working Group, 5/16-5/18, 20 participants, EDAS $14,400

 

Alaska Democratic Party Central Committee, 5/19-5/21, 60 participants, EDAS $43,200

 

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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