When the Council of State and Territorial
Epidemiologists (CSTE) picked Anchorage for
its June 2016 meeting, organizers anticipated
800 people would show up — but by the ;irst
day of the conference, 1,300 had arrived in
Anchorage. The council exceeded its registration estimate by 65 percent, making it one of
the largest meetings in the group’s history.
CSTE isn’t the only group to exceed
attendance goals while meeting in Anchorage — the International Association for Bear
Research & Management drew 100 more
attendees than expected in 2016, a 25-per-
cent jump from 2015; and the Scoliosis
Research Society hosted 1,400 attendees at
its 2014 meeting, 200 more than anticipated.
Anchorage is a dream destination, so the
appeal of exploring Alaska can be a powerful
draw. Combine that with the relative ease of
reaching Anchorage — the city has Alaska’s
largest international airport, strong domestic
airlift, and a convenient location for interna-
tional attendees — and meeting planners will
;ind that Alaska-sized attendance is just one
positive side e;ect of meeting in Anchorage.
For more information: Visit Anchorage —
Julie Dodds, Director of Convention Sales;
(907) 257;2327; firstname.lastname@example.org;
Meet where the Alaskan wilderness is the backdrop
Extended stay Many meeting attendees
choose to add pre- and post-vacations to
further explore the Last Frontier.