Business Events


January 10-12

Alaska Wholesale Gift Show

Dena’ina Center, Anchorage: This event provides an opportunity for small business owners/producers to grow their buyer base, meeting face-to-face with other business owners, buyers, and managers. There are show specials on hotels, car rentals, travel concierges, and more.

January 18

Meet Alaska Conference

Dena’ina Center, Anchorage: Hosted by the Alliance, this is the largest one-day energy conference in Alaska and includes educational forums and a tradeshow.

January 22-24

Alaska Health Summit

Hotel Captain Cook, Anchorage: The 2019 summit theme is “Diverse Stories Inspiring Community Action” and the conference will highlight diverse, positive stories of community action and change as well as share successful strategies, important lessons learned, evidence-based recommendations, and additional opportunities for continued work together.

January 24

Junior Achievement of Alaska Awards Banquet

Dena’ina Center, Anchorage: Four new Alaskans will be inducted and recognized with this prestigious award. Attended by more than 400 business representations, the program consists of a networking reception, dinner, and awards ceremony.

January 25-27

Alaska RTI/MTSS Conference

Dena’ina Center, Anchorage: Featured sessions include Mindset Mathematics, Student Engagement and Self-Efficacy, Computational Thinking and Computer Science in the Elementary Classroom, and Collaborative Leadership Collaborative.

January 28 – February 1

Alaska Marine Science Symposium

Scientists, researchers, and students from Alaska, the Pacific Northwest, and beyond converge to communicate research activities in Alaska’s marine regions. 


February 6-9

Anchorage AEYC Early Childhood Conference

Hilton Anchorage: This year’s keynote speaker is Cate Heroman, author of Making & Tinkering with STEM, who will conduct workshops on Friday and Saturday.

February 11-15

Alaska Forum on the Environment

Dena’ina Center, Anchorage: The Alaska Forum on the Environment is Alaska’s largest statewide gathering of environmental professionals from government agencies, nonprofit and for-profit businesses, community leaders, Alaskan youth, conservationists, biologists, and community elders.

February 13-15

Alaska Surveying & Mapping Conference

Hilton Anchorage: The Alaska Surveying & Mapping Conference is a conglomeration of the many groups and societies that make up the professional mapping community throughout the state.

February 16-19

ASTE Annual Conference

Hotel Captain Cook, Anchorage: This is the educational technology conference of the Alaska Society for Technology in Education. This year’s theme: Unplugged.

February 25-27

Alaska Statewide Special Education Conference

Hilton Anchorage:  The Alaska Statewide Special Education Conference provides high quality professional development relevant to the cultural, rural, and remote characteristics of Alaska.

February 26-28

The Wildlife Society Alaska Chapter Annual Meeting

Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall, Juneau: This annual meeting of the Alaska Chapter of The Wildlife Society brings together wildlife researchers, managers, educators, students, and administrators to attend workshops, presentations, and a banquet.


February 27-March 2 

Alaska Anthropological Association Annual Meeting

UAF Northwest, Nome: The annual meeting includes workshops, an evening reception for information and registration, paper presentations, an awards banquet, and keynote speakers Dr. Igor Krupnik and Bernadette Yaayuk Alvanna-Stimpfle.


February 28-March 3 

Alaska Library Association Annual Conference

Juneau: AkLA is a nonprofit professional organization for employees, volunteers, and advocates at academic, public, school, and special libraries of all sizes in Alaska, as well as library products and services vendors.


March 7-8

Alaska Forest Association Spring Meeting

Baranof Hotel, Juneau: The Alaska Forest Association can be characterized as a high-profile industry trade association. Its members hold in common general business interests in the timber industry of Alaska.

March 23-24

AKANA Annual Meeting

Embassy Suites, Anchorage: The annual meeting of the Alaska Association of Nurse Anesthetists is an opportunity for networking and education.

March 28-30

ComFish Alaska

Kodiak: ComFish is the largest commercial fishing show in Alaska and the longest running fisheries trade show in the state, now in its 40th year, bringing together gear vendors, government agencies, and nonprofits involved in every aspect of commercial fishing.


April 4-6

AKMGMA Annual Conference

Alyeska Resort, Girdwood: The Alaska Medical Group Management Association is a professional organization comprised of group practice administrators, managers, health care executives, consultants and vendors located throughout Alaska.