Mining, tribal matters create bookend meetings with big impact in Anchorage
Sampling of November events booked
Anchorage, Alaska – October 27, 2016 – Visit Anchorage announces the following meetings and conventions booked within the Municipality of Anchorage. Estimated economic impact is calculated for out of town attendance only. This is a sampling of meetings and conventions booked by Visit Anchorage for November 2016.
Total November out of town attendance: 10,165
Total November local attendance: 35,945
Grand total November attendance: 46,110
Total November Estimated Economic Impact: $8,773,904
November 2 – 5, 2016: Southern Region Emergency Medical Services Council 41th Alaska EMS Symposium, 400 delegates and 33 exhibits at William A. Egan Civic & Convention Center. Estimated economic impact: $549,570
November 6 – 12, 2016: Alaska Miners Association Annual Convention and Tradeshow, 550 delegates and 150 exhibits at Dena'ina Civic and Convention Center. Estimated economic impact: $1,530,899
- The Alaska Miners Association is a nonprofit that dates back to 1939. Today it has more than 1,800 members statewide which produce gold, silver, platinum, molybdenum, lead, zinc, copper, coal, limestone, sand, gravel, crushed stone, and armor rock.
- Prospectors, geologists, engineers, dredge miners and vendors discuss permitting, policy, legal issues and exploration projects: https://alma.memberclicks.net/2016-convention
November 7 – 9, 2016: Alaska Department of Education & Early Development 21st CCLC Afterschool Conference, 200 delegates at Hilton Anchorage. Estimated economic impact: $94,152
November 8 – 10, 2016: University of Alaska Fairbanks Unmanned Aircraft Systems Interest Group Annual Meeting, 300 delegates and 12 exhibits at The Lakefront Anchorage. Estimated economic impact: $184,839
November 10 – 11, 2016: Alaska Broadcasters Association 2016 Convention, 200 delegates and 18 exhibits at Sheraton Anchorage Hotel & Spa. Estimated economic impact: $137,763
November 10 – 14, 2016: Association of Alaska School Boards 63nd Annual Conference, 320 delegates and 25 exhibits at Hilton Anchorage. Estimated economic impact: $302,069
November 13 – 15, 2016: Alaska Association of Municipal Clerks Annual Conference, 150 delegates and 10 exhibits at Hotel Captain Cook. Estimated economic impact: $182,466
November 14 – 18, 2016: Alaska Children's Alliance Child Maltreatment Conference, 500 delegates at Hilton Anchorage. Estimated economic impact: $235,380
November 14 – 18, 2016: Alaska Municipal League Local Government Conference, 600 delegates and 25 exhibits at Hotel Captain Cook. Estimated economic impact: $433,882
November 16 – 17, 2016: Resource Development Council Alaska Resources 2017, 300 delegates and 100 exhibits at Dena'ina Civic and Convention Center. Estimated economic impact: $383,510
November 16 – 19, 2016: Alaska School Counselor Association Conference, 150 delegates and 20 exhibits at Anchorage Marriott Downtown. Estimated economic impact: $167,527
November 17 – 19, 2016: All State Music Festival, 450 delegates at West High School. Estimated economic impact: $211,842
November 22 – 26, 2016: GCI Great Alaska Shootout, 270 delegates at Alaska Airlines Center. Estimated economic impact: $263,023
November 24 – 27, 2016: Anchorage Hockey Association Annual Turkey Shootout, 885 delegates at Ben Boeke Ice Arena. Estimated economic impact: $350,460
November 29 – December 1, 2016: Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, 250 delegates and 15 exhibits at Hotel Captain Cook. Estimated economic impact: $172,203
November 29 – December 2, 2016: Bureau of Indian Affairs Alaska 26th Annual Tribal Service Providers Conference, 1,400 delegates and 92 exhibits at Dena'ina Civic and Convention Center. Estimated economic impact: $1,104,863
- Tribal, village and government leaders tackle topics like housing, transportation, natural resources, tribal operations, energy and subsistence.
- During the week-long conference, attendees have the opportunity to connect with federal representatives on social, government and tribal assistance: http://biaprovidersconference.com/preliminary-agenda/
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.