2020 Annual Meeting

May 18 - 20, 2020

Wedgewood Resort - Fairbanks, Alaska

 
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Greetings!

Please join ATA, company board members, executives and senior managers in Fairbanks, the Golden Heart of Alaska. Located at 65 degrees north latitude, Fairbanks experiences 24 hours of sunlight for seventy days from May 17 to July 27. During this time, ATA will host the 2020 Annual Meeting at the Wedgewood Resort. Come explore the Interior of Alaska and get updates on the telecom industry.. Online registration will open in Spring of 2020.


Wedgewood Antique Auto Museum

Wedgewood Antique Auto Museum

Program Schedule 

The program is in the works! For making travel reservations, a general outline of the schedule is below:

Monday, May 20 - Welcome/Reunion Reception in the Wedgewood Antique Auto Museum (4pm - 6:30pm)

Tuesday, May 21 - General Sessions (8am - 3pm)

Alaska Salmon Bake

Alaska Salmon Bake

Wednesday, May 22 - General Sessions (8am - 12pm), ATA Board Meeting (12pm) & Alaska Salmon Bake Dinner & “The Golden Heart Review” Show (6pm - 9:30pm)


Lodging

ATA has contracted with the Wedgewood Resort to provide one and two-bedroom condo-style suites for our conference attendees. To make reservations, call the hotel reservations department at (907) 456-3642 and mention the Alaska Telecom Association group room block code ATA2020. Reservations can also be made online at www.fountainheadhotels.com and enter the group code ATA2020 under the “Group Attendee Code” field. Reservations for contracted rates are available May 16 - 21, 2020, with reservations being completed by May 1, 2020. Reservations must be cancelled 24 hours prior to arrival to avoid penalties.


Sponsorship

Alaska Telephone Association (ATA) is your advocacy organization supporting telecommunications in Alaska.  ATA conferences are a great forum to talk about current issues and successes within the telecom industry.  Your sponsorship of these events allows ATA to host top-ranked speakers and provide in depth discussions and networking opportunities to Alaska carriers and suppliers. Please consider a sponsorship package for the upcoming 2020 Annual Meeting.  More information will become available closer to the event. If you have questions or suggestions, please contact Shari at (907) 563-4000 or at showalter@alaskatel.org.


Transportation

Fairbanks can be reached by car, plane or Alaska Railroad train.  The drive from Anchorage to Fairbanks takes 7 - 8 hours. Yes, that’s a long road trip, but most definitely worth it. There is a lot to do along the Parks Highway between Anchorage and Fairbanks. Check out more information at http://www.alaska.org/guide/parks-highway.
A fun way to travel to Fairbanks from Anchorage is by train. You may even want to stop at Denali National Park to see the largest peak in Northern America. Visit http://www.alaska.org/guide/anchorage-to-valdez to learn more about what sites you would see along the train ride. Information about railroad travel is at https://www.alaskarailroad.com/travel-planning/destinations.
Flying from Anchorage to Fairbanks is a 55 min flight which skirts the edges of Denali National Park. On a clear day, watch for great views of Denali out your window. You can fly on Alaska Airlines from Anchorage or Seattle, or take a regional air carrier Ravn Alaska to Fairbanks from Anchorage.

Attire

The attire for ATA conferences is business casual.  Our closing dinner will be hosted outside (weather permitting) and dress for that event is casual, as is the opening reception.  We suggest bringing lots of layers as the weather can be unpredictable.  Rain gear and good walking shoes are recommended in Alaska.