Business Events

October 2
Alaska State of Reform Health Policy Conference
Dena’ina Center, Anchorage: The conference is about challenging current thought processes about healthcare and discovering innovation outside of individual silos, bringing together policy makers, health insurance leaders, and hospital system and provider executives.
October 4-12
Anchorage Design Week
Anchorage Museum: This nine-day event includes keynotes and talks, workshops, and weekend socials covering everything from architecture to fashion, furniture, food, and more.
October 7-10
ATIA Annual Convention & Trade Show
Centennial Hall, Juneau: The Alaska Travel Industry Association is the leading nonprofit trade organization for the state’s tourism industry. The theme for this year’s conference is “Legend of Alaska.”
October 8-10
Alaska Recreation & Park Association Conference
Pike’s Waterfront Lodge, Fairbanks: The focus of the conference is threefold: opportunities for continuing education and the exchange of best practices, the chance to network with other peers, and to recognize accomplishments through the ARPA Awards Ceremony. This year’s theme is “A Time for Renewal.”
October 11-12
All Alaska Pediatric Symposium
Hotel Captain Cook, Anchorage: The All Alaska Pediatric Partnership supports and links healthcare services between government, healthcare entities, social services, and payers for children and families.
October 17-19
Fairbanks: The Alaska Federation of Natives Convention is the largest representative annual gathering in the United States of any Native peoples. Delegates are elected on a population formula of one representative per twenty-five Native residents in the area, and delegate participation rates at the annual convention typically exceed 95 percent.
October 17-20
All-Alaska Medical Conference
The Lakefront Anchorage: A continuing medical education conference organized by the Alaska Academy of Physicians Assistants, providing up to twenty-five CMEs.
October 23-25
Alaska Forest Association Annual Convention
The Landing Hotel, Ketchikan: 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.
October 25-27
Alaska Cross Content Conference
Anchorage: The mission of the Alaska State Literacy Association is to empower educators, inspire students, and encourage leaders with the resources they need to make literacy accessible for all.
October 26-28
Alaska Principals’ Conference

Hilton Anchorage Hotel: Keynote presenters at this year’s conference are Tom Murray and Lissa Pijanowski.

October 28-30
Alaska Chamber Fall Forum
Hotel Alyeska, Girdwood: Open to the public, the Alaska Chamber’s Annual Conference is the state’s premier business conference. The conference draws 200 to 225 attendees and features keynote speakers, panel discussions, and breakout sessions on issues of statewide concern to Alaska business.
October 31 – November 3
Sitka WhaleFest
Sitka: Presented by the Sitka Sound Science Center, WhaleFest is a science festival that celebrates marine life. The core of the festival is a unique science symposium blending local knowledge and scientific inquiry concerning the rich marine environment of our northern oceans.
November 1-3
AASG Fall Conference
Palmer High School: The purpose of the Alaska Association of Student Government is to provide leadership training, communication, and a student voice of issues at the local, state, and national levels.
November 3-9
Alaska Miners Association Conference
Dena’ina Center, Anchorage: The fall convention includes technical sessions, short courses, a trade show, and networking opportunities.
November 6-9
AGC of Alaska Annual Conference
Hotel Captain Cook, Anchorage: The mission of AGC of Alaska is to advocate for their members and the Alaska construction industry; to provide educational opportunities for their members; and to make the public aware of their members’ skills, responsibility, and integrity.
November 7-10
AASB Annual Conference
Anchorage: The mission of the Association of Alaska School Boards is to advocate for children and youth by assisting school boards in providing quality public education, focused on student achievement, through effective local governance.