SSA Annual MEETing 2024

*29 April–3 May 2024 | Anchorage, Alaska


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Plan Your Meeting

Please note that Tuesday, 30 April and Friday 3 May each have a full schedule of programming from 8:00 am until 6:30 pm. Travel plans that include Monday, 29 April and Saturday, 4 May may be required to accommodate this schedule.

Hotel Accommodations

Hilton Anchorage Hotel
500 West Third Avenue
Anchorage, Alaska, 99501, USA

SSA’s discounted group rate is $169/night + applicable taxes and fees. Please note: there is no government rate because the discounted group rate is below the GSA rate.

**On the Hilton website, click “edit stay” at the top of the page to adjust the date range. The hotel is running low on Friday 3 May rooms. If Friday rooms sell out, you will need to make two reservations to secure the discounted group rate of $169 up to Friday and then book the Friday night room at the prevailing rate. Please contact the hotel to connect your two reservations.

The Hilton Anchorage is the headquarters hotel, and all technical sessions will take place at the Dena’ina Civic and Convention Center, which is located approximately four blocks (8-10 minute walk) from the hotel.

Transportation: There are no hotel shuttles from the airport. Taxi rides take about ten minutes from the Anchorage Airport (ANC) and the cost ranges from $19-23.

Meeting Location

Dena’ina Civic and Convention Center
600 West Seventh Avenue
Anchorage, Alaska, 99501, USA

Apply for Childcare Reimbursement

SSA’s Childcare Program will provide financial support to parents who successfully register in advance of the Annual Meeting. SSA will reimburse documented expenses at $10/hour per child for up to 10 hours per day on 29 April through 3 May 2024.

To qualify for the daycare program, all applications must be submitted by 25 March 2024. Applicants will be informed of approval on an ongoing basis.  

The program’s policies:

  • Children must be under the age of 16.
  • Reimbursement will be made after the Annual Meeting in May 2024, based on documentation (receipts) supplied by daycare provider.

Childcare Options

You may use any childcare provider in the Anchorage area or your own childcare provider.

SSA has identified a community referral that provides childcare services in Anchorage. Visit Hmoob Cultural Center of Alaska for more information. You are strongly encouraged to book your childcare as soon as possible.

Questions?  Please contact

Meeting Registration

Registration is required to attend the SSA Annual Meeting and includes access to technical sessions, exhibit hall, the awards luncheon, daily refreshment breaks and selected receptions. Workshops and field trips are available at an additional cost.

Request a Visa Letter of Support

SSA recommends international participants apply for visas as early as possible before the Annual Meeting. Please remember to contact your consulate to determine the wait time for an interview.

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Annual Meeting 2024

Program Co-Chairs

The SSA community is grateful to our meeting leaders for cultivating this exciting and informative Annual Meeting program.

Carl Tape

Carl Tape

University of Alaska Fairbanks
Mike West

Michael West

University of Alaska Fairbanks

Dates and Deadlines

  • Meeting & Hotel Registration Opens: 2 January
  • Abstracts Due: 10 January


Anchorage, Alaska

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