IAWP 2019 CONFERENCE

IAWP 2019 CONFERENCE

ANCHORAGE, ALASKA * SEPTEMBER 23 - 27, 2019

    

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ABOUT ANCHORAGE

Welcome to Anchorage!

Anchorage is the largest city in Alaska with a population of more than 300,000. Our community covers nearly 2,000 square miles from Portage Glacier on Turnagain Arm of Cook Inlet to the historic Native village of Eklutna on the Knik Arm. This includes 30 other neighborhoods including the downtown high-rises, Chugach State Park and a portion of Chugach National Forest. In fact, the Municipality contains more than 500,000 acres of preserved parkland and miles of Alaska’s most spectacular wilderness. In addition, we are framed on the north by Mt. McKinley and the agriculturally-rich Matanuska-Susitna Valley; on the south by the Kenai Peninsula; the east by Prince William Sound and the west by Cook Inlet and the great Alaska Range.

Protected by the Chugach Mountains and warmed by Japanese currents of the Pacific Ocean, Anchorage has a temperate, maritime climate. Winter is considered to be the period from November to early April. Snow falls on about 25 percent of the midwinter days and generally comes in small amounts; only eight percent of the snowfalls exceed six inches. The Northern Lights are occasionally seen on clear nights especially during the winter months.

Spring and fall are characterized by warm, pleasant days; the average temperatures rise rapidly and precipitation amounts are very small. Summer is a delightful time of year. Days are long and at the time of the summer solstice, June 21, sunshine in Anchorage amounts to almost 20 hours.

Anchorage is embraced by the Chugach Mountains and warmed by the waters from the Pacific Rim. The city has a moderate, maritime climate, with low humidity that contributes to Anchorage’s comfortable temperature.

Spring through fall, Anchorage's climate is similar to San Francisco's spring weather; summer highs average 65 degrees. Winter brings snow with temperatures ranging between 10 and 34 degrees, creating a climate very much like the ski resorts in the Rocky Mountains, Canada or Europe.

The key to comfort is to dress in layers – it’s the best way to be prepared when taking advantage of the areas many outdoor activities. Comfortable walking shoes and warm socks are appropriate for all seasons. In winter, bring heavier layers, including long underwear, hat, gloves and warm boots. Anchorage’s informality makes casual wear welcome virtually everywhere.

Quick Facts:

Population: 300,000. Anchorage was recently found to have the three most ethno-racially diverse neighborhoods in the entire United States.

In September, the average high temperature is 55°F (13°C) and the average low temperature is 42°F (6°C). The odds of rain are about 35%. There is approximately 12 hours of daylight each day, with sunrise occurring around 8am and sunset around 8pm.

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