Every year, AAHPA members come together for our annual conference. Anyone who has been to a conference will attest - it's good people, talking about important and good work. You will learn more than enough to cover the cost of attending through increased savings, efficiency, professional networks and grant opportunities throughout the rest of the year.
Our corporate members rotate the responsibility for hosting the conference. Members can login to see past conference presentations (including the 2020 virtual conference), and all AAHPA awards are available to peruse at any time.
Our Board of Directors and Nome conference hosts have decided to postpone the Nome conference again to 2022.
Please mark your calendars for October 25-29, 2021 for the fall AAHPA conference in Anchorage!
2021 Conference Registration is OPEN
The Fall Conference will be held at the Captain Cook in Anchorage, AK from October 25-29. Monday, Oct. 25 is a travel day with a Welcome Reception that evening.
Register online here for attendees and exhibitors.
Please note that per AAHPA By-laws all exhibitors must be active Sustaining Members.
Our conference hosts have secured discounts for Alaska Air, Ravn, and the Hotel Captain Cook. Find out more on the flyer here.
The agenda is in progress. You can see the outline of the schedule when you go to register (hint - it's the same format you know and love!). We're busy lining up speakers - do you want to be included on the agenda? Please make sure to reach out and let us know (for inquiries on the conference & the ageneda, please contact Anchorage conference host - Port Director Steve Ribuffo: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Awards available for nominations include: Harbormaster of the Year, Employee of the Year awards (which give our Corporate members an opportunity to celebrate outstanding accomplishments of their staff over the prior year), Golden Anchor (outstanding support from a Sustaining Member).
To celebrate one of your employees on the final day of our lunchtime port & harbor series, please send an email to email@example.com with the name, position, and noteworthy achievements of that employee! Nominations will be accepted through early-September.
(please note, this is a different sponsorship from the main conference sponsorships! If you would like to sponsor the AAHPA Fall Conference, please contact the local host. This sponsorship supports our annual student scholarship program)
We will be holding a raffle again this year at the conference, which will benefit our high school scholarship program. However, to give our Sustaining Members an opportunity to be recognized as sponsors of our maritime scholarship program, the AAHPA is announcing three different levels available:
Sponsors will receive recognition in all scholarship announcements, advertisements, and awards.
Contact Rachel (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you're interested in sponsoring a scholarship!