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Plan an Event

Event Planners: download the Anchorage Convention Centers’ Event Planner’s Handbook — it’s your guide to the ins and outs of successfully staging your event at the Dena’ina or Egan Center, and is a valuable reference.

Welcome to the Anchorage Convention Centers, home of two premier event facilities: the Dena’ina Civic and Convention Center and the William A. Egan Civic & Convention Center. Anchorage is a unique place to work, live and play, and the Dena’ina and Egan centers offer ideal locations to host top-notch events in one of the world’s most beautiful and memorable places.

The Anchorage Convention Centers and SMG of Alaska, Inc. will collaborate with you to help ensure that your events run as smoothly as possible. Our team is known for exceeding expectations, and we consider it a privilege to help bring your event to life.

Conventions, Expos and Trade Shows

If you’re looking for a place to host these typically large events—that draw between 500 and 5,000 attendees and span two to four days—the Anchorage Convention Centers may have the right facilities for you. Our largest single space, Idlughet Hall, has the capacity to support Plenary Sessions with up to 5,000 attendees, and our overall footprint allows up to 587 standard 8’x10′ tradeshow booths. Our meeting rooms and supporting spaces for workshops, seminars and administrative activities are some of the finest, and our in-house catering is second-to-none.

If your event is bringing guests to Alaska for the first time, they’ll probably want to see more of the Great Land than just the Convention Center. We have the expertise and ability to help with any pre- or post-event activity planning as well.

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Conferences, Seminars and Meetings

These mid-sized to small-sized types of events can be quick, in-and-out gatherings to present and share information over lunch, or they might form a week-long series of events with a wide variety of activities. The Dena’ina and Egan Centers offer world-class options to accommodate both ends of the spectrum, and just about anything in between. Our meeting rooms are outfitted with built-in ceiling-mounted projectors and wall screens, wireless and wired Internet is freely available throughout the Centers, and there are plenty of power/data outlets in walls and floors. You’ll be ready to impress, inform and inspire.

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Banquets, Luncheons and Special Occasions

Whether it’s a charitable gathering, a special ceremony, or a luncheon celebration, holding it at the Egan or Dena’ina Center will go a long way to making the occassion successful and memorable. We can help you plan a space that will be perfect for the event, from the welcoming speech to the final toast. There are many room types and options available, including menus of amazing and irresistible food from Savor…Alaska. Your guests will enjoy an experience like no other.

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Weddings and Receptions

There are special events…and then there are special events. As you’re planning a wedding and/or a wedding reception, we hope that you’ll consider celebrating the special day—and evening—with us. We offer a wide variety of spaces and venues for ceremonies and celebrations—and the Tikahtnu Ballroom at the Dena’ina Center is one of Alaska’s finest. Its breathtaking views and stunning terrace make it perfect for celebations, with a banquet capacity of up to 1,800 attendees. Our experienced staff will help ensure that the happy couple—and all of their guests—have an unforgettable time.

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Concerts, Performances and Benefits

From music to comedy to theater, the best way to enjoy talented artists and performers is LIVE. Whether you’re booking your own performance to build connections with fans, or are interested in finding a state-of-the-art space to host a benefit, both the Dena’ina Center’s Idlughet Hall and the Egan Center’s Explorers Hall are excellent choices. State-of-the-art sound systems, accessible venues and an accommodating and experienced staff make the Anchorage Convention Centers the place to be heard and seen.

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