Alaska Arts Conference in Fairbanks September 6-8, 2018

Join Alaska State Council on the Arts for this biennial conference open to all – including artists, arts organizations, educators, individuals, businesses, and leaders focused on vitality and resiliency, contributing to Alaska’s growing creative industries through the arts.


Alaska State Council on the Arts’ 2018 Alaska Arts Convergence, INTER: CONNECT, will be held in Fairbanks, Alaska, September 6-8, 2018. ASCA is pleased to work with Fairbanks Arts Association as the co-hosting organization for this special gathering. INTER:CONNECT is made possible with support from The Alaska Arts & Culture Foundation.

This year’s conference explores how arts, culture and creativity activate networks and communities to move toward an innovative and inspired future for Alaska.  The role that each of our individual voices play in this challenge is an important element of the conference.

Participants will strengthen relationships and networks to support their work, exchange stories, ideas and knowledge about the value of arts and cultures in Alaska and discover and fortify practical skills and resources needed to do their work as individuals and groups.

Getting to the Conference

For travel planning, the keynote is at 3pm on Thursday, September 6th and the conference concludes at 2pm on Saturday, September 8th.

INTER-CONrgbAbout Lodging

UPDATE: INTER:CONNECT 2018 Alaska Arts Convergence will take place at the Westmark Hotel. Westmark rooms are SOLD OUT.

ASCA has a room block at Pikes Waterfront Lodge for hotel rooms.  Reference ASCA group when making reservations.  Call  877-774-2400 to reserve.

To explore other lodging options, visit

Stay connected with INTER:CONNECT by downloading the conference app on your mobile device!

View the complete conference schedule, learn about session presenters and find out what you can get up to in Fairbanks by getting connected with Yapp! HERE’S HOW:
  1. Visit on your device and follow the instructions on the page
  2. You’ll be asked to install Yapp from the app store (if you don’t have it already) It’s Free!
  3. Open Yapp and tap “Download an existing Yapp” and the app will appear.
Yapp is currently available on iOS and Android platforms. It is helpful to make sure your phone or other mobile device is updated, and you can access your platform’s app store, before you download.
Don’t use these mobile platforms? You can also preview the program from your computer web browser when you visit, you just won’t be able to interact with it (use the “my schedule” and other functions) unless you download it to your phone or other mobile device. When you open the link provided on your computer screen, it will open the window you see in the image, above. Roll over and click on the cover image to preview the conference content.

You can find a print-friendly version of the complete INTER:CONNECT schedule here!


INTER:CONNECT 2018 Alaska Arts Convergence is made possible with the support of: 



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The Alaska Arts & Culture Foundation (AACF) was incorporated in Alaska in 2001 as a 501(c)3, non-profit, educational organization with the mission 

to develop resources and provide services to support the arts in Alaska and advance the mission of the Alaska State Council on the Arts. Donations to AACF may qualify as charitable deductions for federal income taxes. 

Learn more about AACF