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Join us in Anchorage, November 29th and 30th for the 2018 Alaska Afterschool Conference


The Alaska Afterschool Conference is designed to support the professional development of Alaska's out-of-school time providers, featuring more than 40 workshops. This conference is a partnership between the State of Alaska Department of Education & Early Development and the Alaska Afterschool Network. 

See below for information on: Early Bird Registration, Preconference Institute, Workshop Proposals, Program Site Visits, Hotel Accommodations, Travel Scholarships, and Sponsorship Opportunities.

Conference Schedule:

Preconference Institute: Trauma Responsive Afterschool (Additional fee)

November 28, 8:30 am - 2:00 pm


Site Visits (Included with general admission)

November 28, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Alaska Afterschool Conference

November 29, 8:00 am - 5:05 pm

(Networking Reception 5:15 pm - 7:30 pm) 

November 30, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Conference Registration 

Early Bird ($100) registration closes at 11:59 pm on October 12, 2018.

General Admission ($125) registration starts at 12:00 am on October 13, 2018.

Preconference Institute

The Preconference Institute: Trauma Responsive Afterschool will be held on November 28,

prior to the regular 2-day Alaska Afterschool Conference on November 29-30. 


Trauma is one of the key contributing factors underlying serious behavioral and physical health issues, which contributes to problematic behaviors, poor academic performance, and negative long-term health outcomes for many children. Trauma informed afterschool staff, and programs equipped to be trauma responsive, can provide engaging experiences that build youth resilience for improved health and educational outcomes. The Preconference Institute is geared toward all afterschool program types, and training will be provided by the Wisconsin Afterschool Network, a program of Marshfield Clinic Health System. 


Preconference Institute: Trauma Responsive Afterschool Registration $35

Workshop Proposals

Interested in offering one of the 40+ workshops being held at the conference? Click the link below for a workshop proposal form! 

Email your workshop proposal form to

Deadline to apply: October 5, 2018

Program Site Visits

Program site visits are included with General Admission, and will take place Wed, November 28, 2018 from 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm.

More information on site visits will be available before October 12th

Hotel Accommodations

A group block has been held at the Sheraton Anchorage Hotel for conference attendees to book hotel rooms at a discounted rate during their stay in Anchorage. Please book your hotel rooms by using the following link - Sheraton Anchorage Hotel. Availability is limited.


Participants in the November 2018 Alaska Afterschool Conference may apply for one CEU. This CEU is only recognized by the Alaska Department of Education & Early Development and can only be used to renew an Alaska Professional Teacher Certificate (or Master Teacher Certificate, Type B Administrative Certificate, or Type C Special Services Certificate).  More information regarding requirements and restrictions are found on the CEU application instructions. 

Travel Scholarships

Travel scholarships* are to assist Alaska Afterschool Network partners with travel to the Alaska Afterschool Conference, November 29-30, 2018, in Anchorage, Alaska. 21st Century Community Learning Center grantees are not eligible to apply.


Scholarships are intended to cover travel cost (airfare, mileage) associated with travel to and from the conference. Scholarship recipients are asked to cover additional expenses, such as registration, per diem, and hotel accommodations. Partners receiving scholarships are expected to attend the entire two days of the conference while in Anchorage, and to represent the Alaska Afterschool Network well. 


*All scholarship funds are provided by the Alaska Afterschool Network. 

Travel scholarships are still available

Sponsorship Opportunities

Interested in sponsoring this event? Each sponsor receives recognition on all print, website and media promotional materials before, during, and after the conference. For more information: 


Thank You to our 2018 conference sponsors! 

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2018 Alaska Afterschool Conference
November 29-30 in Anchorage

Preconference Institute — November 28

Hope to see you there!



The 2018 Alaska Afterschool Conference will be held on Thursday & Friday, November 29-30. A Preconference Institute & site visits will be held prior to the conference on Wednesday, November 28.


This year's conference will be held in Anchorage, Alaska, at the Sheraton Anchorage Hotel & Spa.

More info?

For more information or questions about the conference, contact us.