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2015 Region 9 Forum

  • Embassy Suites Anchorage 600 East Benson Boulevard Anchorage, Alaska 99503 (map)

The Alaska Chapter of NAWIC #197 would like to invite you to the NAWIC Region 9 Forum which is being held in Anchorage, Alaska on May 1 and 2nd. Come experience a taste of Alaska and the construction industry. Our chapter has organized some great educational workshops and training opportunities to expand your knowledge of the construction industry,.

Our Region will be combining with Northern California and Guam as of October 1st so this will be the last meeting that we will have as “Region 9”. You won’t want to miss this opportunity for learning and camaraderie with friendships (old and new); the retiring of Region 9 and a celebration of becoming the Pacific Northwest Region.

Make your reservations to arrive in Anchorage so that you can join us at noon on Thursday, April 30th for tours of Anchorage construction projects followed by a product tradeshow sponsored by Spenard Builders Supply. This trade show will have suppliers from across the US providing information on existing materials and the newest and greatest in the industry. The formal Annual Regional meeting will start bright and early Friday morning.

We will have workshops on “Cold Climate Building – It’s Not Only For Building Igloos”; “The Effects of Animal Migration on Construction Projects”, “Those Pesky Birds, Bears, Salmon and Protected Species on Construction”; “Building a Project Brick by Brick”; “You Want It When and Where – Construction Logistics”; and “Ice Road Building”. You won’t want to miss the Welcome Party as you will have the opportunity to meet Iditarod Musher and Painter/Artist Jon VanZyle.

Click Here for the registration form. Please fill out this form and send back to Payments can be made by either credit card or check. Credit card payments can be processed through our website at If paying by check, please make the check payable to “Region 9 Forum”, attach a copy of the registration and mail to PO Box 91945, Anchorage, AK  99509. The Embassy provides free shuttle service from the airport to the hotel and from the hotel to downtown Anchorage.

Everyone will be treated with a “suite” and a complimentary breakfast as we will be holding the Forum at the Embassy Suites hotel. Rooms are $139.99 for a single and $229.99 for a Double Suite. Make your reservations now at The Embassy offers free shuttle service from the airport to the hotel and from the hotel to downtown Anchorage.

We hope that you are able to spend some additional time in Alaska after Forum while you are here. We have lists of suggested “Things To Do” in Anchorage and in other parts of the state on our website at You will see that we have negotiated some discounts with some of the vendors for you. If your time is not scheduled and you are willing to go with other NAWIC’ers, please RSVP for the various tours/experiences as with reaching a minimum we will be able to obtain a reduced rate on transportation and/or tours/experience.

We hope that you can join us in Building the Last Frontier and enhancing your success in the construction industry. We can’t wait to see you.