Travel & Accommodation

Getting to Anchorage

Participants flying into Anchorage Ted Stevens International Airport will find the most lodging options and easiest access to restaurants downtown. The Friday evening Icebreaker Reception and Saturday evening group dinner will also be downtown. There is not really a convenient means of mass transit in Anchorage, so taxi/Uber/Lyft is the best option from the airport. Some hotels offer a shuttle service, so be sure to check. Rental cars are certainly discounted in the winter months, but be aware of parking fees downtown.

The Alaska Pacific University Campus is in midtown, which is a short (10-15 minute) drive from downtown. We have a number of Anchorage workshop participants who will be happy to shuttle folks around town as possible, so let Jamey Jones know by phone or text (512-557-3732) if you have a specific need or request.


The Marriott SpringHill Suites Anchorage University Lake (4050 University Lake Dr.; 1-907-751-6300) is the only hotel located next to the Alaska Pacific University campus. It is a newer, modern hotel, but note that it is not within walking distance of many dining or drinking establishments.

There are a number of hotels downtown within easy walking distance of the Icebreaker and Group Dinner venues together with many other restraurants. These hotels would require a short cab ride to the meeting venue. Below is a list of hotels located in downtown Anchorage, some of which offer government rates:

Please feel free to check out other hotels or accommodation options that maybe more affordable and/or convenient than those listed above.

Student travel fund
If you are currently registered as a student, and if you are submitting an abstract, please let us know if you require financial support to attend the workshop. We will only be able to confirm the amount of financial support available after the workshop is over.

Student travel fund requests and questions should be directed to Dan Gibson or Maurice Colpron.