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2024 MUSEUMS ALASKA Conference


Dates:  September 25-27, 2024

Theme:  Building Community

City:  Fairbanks, AK

Location:  Wedgewood Resort

Partner Organization:  Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center


See tentative schedule here.

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REGISTER NOW

This link will take you to our Salesforce hosted registration form.

More information about registration rates, add-ons (workshops, roundtables, etc.), lodging, Alaska Airlines discount, and scholarships are below.

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Forge connections with peers, share successes, and tackle challenges together. This biennial event leaves museum professionals feeling inspired.

Expand Your Impact.

Gain insights, strategies, and practical wisdom for elevating your museum or cultural center's influence.

Find Your Community.

Create collaborations and connections that can assist in your personal and professional goals.

Experience Hands-On Learning.

Participate in hands-on workshops designed to turn inspiration into actionable strategies.

Leave with the tools you need to grow, learn, and make a difference.

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Basic Registration Rates

Early Bird Registration - price until July 31

Includes full registration for September 26-27, except the grantwriting workshop & roundtables on September 27. It includes two breakfasts (Sept 26 & 27) and one lunch (Sept 26). It also includes one ticket to the opening night event on September 25.

      • $150 members
      • $200 non-members

Regular Registration - price from August 1 - August 31

Includes full registration for September 26-27, except the grantwriting workshop & roundtables on September 27. It includes two breakfasts (Sept 26 & 27) and one lunch (Sept 26). It also includes one ticket to the opening night event on September 25.

      • $200 members
      • $250 non-members

Late Registration - price from September 1 - September 27

Includes full registration for September 26-27, except the grantwriting workshop & roundtables on September 27. It includes two breakfasts (Sept 26 & 27) and one lunch (Sept 26). It also includes one ticket to the opening night event on September 25.

      • $250 members
      • $300 non-members

Online-Only - price until September 27

This covers all sessions streamed via Zoom on September 26-27. We intend to stream the awards, keynote, lightning talks, main panel on Sept 26, & all sessions on Sept 27 except the grantwriting workshop, discussion sessions, and roundtables.

      • $75 members
      • $100 non-members

One-Day Registration - price until September 27

This registration will cover all in-person sessions on one day (September 26 & 27) except anything that requires additional registration (like workshops and roundtable discussions).

      • $75 members 
      • $100 non-members

Speaker Registration - price until September 27

Includes full registration for September 26-27, except the grantwriting workshop & roundtables on September 27. It includes two breakfasts (Sept 26 & 27) and one lunch (Sept 26). It also includes one ticket to the opening night event on September 25.

      • $75 all speakers

Scholarship Registration - price until September 27

Includes full registration for September 26-27, except the grantwriting workshop & roundtables on September 27. It includes two breakfasts (Sept 26 & 27) and one lunch (Sept 26). It also includes one ticket to the opening night event on September 25.

      • $75 - all scholarship awardees

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This link will take you to our Salesforce hosted registration form.

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Add-On Options

September 25 & 27 Workshops

We will have three workshops at the conference. You must register to attend. If you would like to register for a workshop, please add a workshop registration to your cart.

  • $25 - Exhibition Development and Design Workshop with ExhibitAK - September 25 - 1-4pm
  • $25 - Cheap Tricks for Collections Management - September 25 - 10am-12pm
  • $0 - Grantwriting Workshop - September 27 - 9am-12pm

September 25 - Angel Project

Volunteer for this year's Angel Project - Volunteers will be un-framing and rehousing works on paper in the Fine Arts collection at UAMN with Della Hall on the first day of the conference. This is a great way to get hands-on collections experience, help a local museum in need, and get a behind-the-scenes look at the off-site Fine Arts collection storage. You're welcome to sign up for both shifts, if you'd like. Maximum of 8 people per shift.

  • $0 - morning volunteer shift - September 25 - 9am-12pm
  • $0 - afternoon shift - September 25 - 1pm-4pm

September 25 - University of Alaska Museum of the North (UAMN) Collections Tour

Register for a complimentary tour of the UAMN on-site collections rooms led by Dr. Angela Linn on the first day of the conference. Maximum of 15 people per tour.

  • $0 - morning tour - September 25 - 10am-11am
  • $0 - afternoon tour - September 25 - 2pm-3pm

September 25 - Fairbanks Children's Museum Tour

Register for a complimentary tour of the Fairbanks Children's Museum led by Executive Director Meredith Maple-Gitter on the first day of the conference. After the tour, you can walk (10 minute walk) or carpool over to the opening night event. Maximum of 25 people.

  • $0 - evening tour - September 25 - 5pm

September 25 - Guest Opening Night Event Ticket

Bringing a guest or two to Fairbanks? Purchase an extra ticket or two for our opening night event at the Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitor Center. The ticket helps pay for the cost of heavy hors d'oeuvres.

  • $25 - Opening Night Event Ticket - September 25 - 6pm-8pm

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This link will take you to our Salesforce hosted registration form.

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LODGING INFORMATION

Wedgewood Resort special room rate available from 9/23/24 to 9/29/24. The discounted room rate will be based upon availability so please book as early as possible.

The Wedgewood Resort is an all-suite hotel that offers one- bedroom suites. The one-bedroom suite includes a full kitchen, dining area, living room, balcony, bedroom with 2double beds, walk-in closet, ful bathroom, and cable T.V. The Wedgewood Resort also has laundry facilities and free wireless available to the guests.

Check in time is 4:00 p.m. and check out time is 11:00 a.m.

Reservations can be made by calling their Reservations Department directly at 907-456-3642 or 800-528-4916, please mention Group Code: MAC0924. Please note that this rate is not available online and that reservations booked through third parties such as Booking.com or Expedia cannot be changed to match this rate.

Group Code: MAC0924

Wedgewood Resort

One Bedroom Suite Rate: $229.00 single/double occupancy plus $10.00 for each additional guest. (Maximum occupancy 4 guests)

* All rates are subject to 8% bed tax. Rates are not available to reservations booked online *

*Hotel shuttle does not apply to reservations booked under a group code due to limited capacity*

* Cancellation policy: Reservations must be cancelled 24 hours prior to arrival to avoid any penalty*

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ALASKA AIRLINES FLIGHT DISCOUNT

Meeting Name: 2024 Museums Alaska Conference

(The discount code will be listed in your conference registration confirmation receipt. If you would like to book your flight before you register for the conference, please email director[at]museumsalaska[dot]org for the discount code.)

Departure City(s): Any Alaska Airlines/Horizon Air Intra- Alaska city 

Meeting City: Fairbanks, Alaska

Not Included: Prudhoe Bay, Alaska; Lower 48, Hawaii, Canada, Mexico or Central America

Beginning Travel Date: September 20, 2024

Last Travel Date: October 4, 2024  

Meeting Fare Rules:  

  • Our group will receive a 7% discount off Alaska Airlines published fares (except companion and other promotional fares) when you use the discount code.
  • Any change or cancellation after ticketing is subject to a service charge. All fare rules and additional blackout dates of the fare apply.  
  • All tickets must be issued online or by the Alaska Airlines Group desk.  
  • A $15.00 service fee will apply to any tickets issued by the Group Desk. 

All travelers should verify all current baggage allowances and fees as well as travel policies on Baggage policies | AlaskaAirlines prior to travel. 

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SCHOLARSHIPS

Thank you to all of our auction donors and winners in 2022 and 2023 for helping us raise scholarships funds for this year's conference! If you would like to apply for a scholarship to attend our conference, please see our scholarship page

Deadline: Tuesday, June 25, 2024

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CONFERENCE SPONSORS

Thank you to the following sponsors for supporting our 2024 statewide conference!

If you are interested in sponsoring our conference, please contact Dixie Clough at director@museumsalaska.org for more information!

 




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