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INFORMATION

January 11, 12, & 13
Hotel Captain Cook
Anchorage, AK

Delegate Assembly is NEA-Alaska’s annual meeting to set the direction for the organization by way of resolutions, new business items, legislative priorities, and approving the organization’s budget for the following year. Members from local associations across Alaska get together to discuss important issues they wish to have addressed by the statewide organization.

Please note these important deadlines for Delegate Assembly:

Dec. 15 – Register for Delegate Assembly
Dec. 20 – Submit your Travel Request Form (for those traveling by air)
Jan. 3 – Make your hotel reservations (see below)

Please complete your DA registration and review the agenda prior to submitting a travel request form or making your travel arrangements.

Travel Instruction and Request Form (PDF)

For delegates traveling by air to Delegate Assembly, NEA-Alaska will purchase your airline ticket if travel requests are submitted by December 20, 2017. For those purchasing your own ticket or booking after the December 20 deadline, reimbursement by NEA-Alaska will be made after the conclusion of DA. Tickets purchased after December 20, 2017, may not be reimbursed the full amount as reimbursement will be based on the best available airfare as of December 20, 2017.

NEA-Alaska’s offices will be closed for the holidays, beginning December 22, 2017 and will reopen on January 3, 2018. Any travel requests received in the NEA-Alaska offices after December 20 will not be processed.

Delegate Assembly will be held at The Hotel Captain Cook, 939 W. 5th Avenue in Anchorage.

Rate: $99+tax/per night/single/double.
Please provide Group Code: NEA18 and give date of travel to facilitate your request.

RESERVATIONS FOR THE CAPTAIN COOK HOTEL
You can make your reservations 2 ways:

  1. Click this link for on line reservations: Hotel Captain Cook Online Booking Link NEA18
  2. Or by calling 800-843-1950 or 907-276-6000 and give the group code: NEA18

Deadline for making your reservations:  January 3, 2018.
(After this date we cannot guarantee availability/rate. Please make reservations early as rooms in our block can book up prior to the January 3rd deadline.)

Parking Options for Delegate Assembly 2018

Diamond Parking Lot

Diamond Parking will provide NEA-Alaska conference attendees a special rate. More information on this parking option will be posted soon.

Diamond Garage Parking

Located between 4th and 5th Avenue, on K Street across from the Hotel Captain Cook.

  • 0 – 2 hours: $5
  • Each additional hour: $3
  • Lost ticket: $48Note:  Diamond Parking charges every time the car leaves the garage.

Hotel Captain Cook Valet Parking    

  • 5 hours or less $20   Provides “in & out” access with no additional cost.
  • 5 to 24 hours $30   Provides “in & out” access with no additional cost.

Valet parking available on the 4th Avenue side of hotel.
NEA-Alaska will reimburse up to $18 per day with receipts. (Note: The Hotel Captain Cook utilizes the Diamond Garage only for their valet parking services)

EasyPark – On Street Parking

Rates:

  • 2 – hour meter $1.75 per hour
    (Note: On Saturday & Sunday parking is free. HOWEVER, a 2-hour maximum stay limit is still enforced at these meters on SATURDAY only from 9am-6pm. You must move your vehicle one city block after your 2-hour stay is up or you will be ticketed.).
  • 10 – hour meter $1.25 per hour
    (These meters are orange and can be found on 7th Ave between K and I Street, just 2 blocks away from the Hotel Captain Cook).

If you have questions during Delegate Assembly, please see Trisha Allen.

Wi-Fi: Free high-speed throughout hotel.

Health & Fitness:  The hotel is providing free use of the facilities to NEA-Alaska conference attendees.  The facilities include separate men’s and women’s athletic clubs, Swedish saunas, steam rooms and full-size indoor swimming pool, Jacuzzi whirlpool spa, circuit training room, racquetball court, aerobic and aquatic classes.  Note-there are costs associated with suntan beds and massages.

Dining:
The Café – Located in the main lobby, The Cafe is our indoor sidewalk café featuring a delightful selection of American cuisine for breakfast.
Hours:  Open Mon – Fri: 5:30 am – 2 pm Sat – Sun: 5:30 am – 11:30 am.

Fletcher’s – Located on the main level, Fletcher’s serves up Italian cuisine in a classic English pub.  Belly up to the bar for starters and a cocktail to be seated for full service dining. Named for Fletcher Christian, the man behind the historic mutiny on the Bounty, our seafaring ambiance extend to local and flavorful delights.
Hours:  Open from 11:30 am to 1 am – Serving food until 12 Midnight.

Whale’s Tail – Shareable plates, handcrafted cocktails and a self-serve wine dispensing system create an atmosphere perfect for meeting up with friends.  Cozy up to the fire, or swing by the bar for Kobe beef sliders and a martini.
Hours:  Open Tues – Sun., 5 pm; Closing Tues – Thurs at 10 pm; and Fri and Sat at 2 am.

Crow’s Nest – Perched atop Tower 3, is known for its innovative French and New American fine dining cuisine, and for its outstanding wine list, coming from our 10,000-bottle wine cellar. The view cannot be beat with spectacular views of the Cook Inlet, Downtown Anchorage and the Chugach Mountains. Hours:  Open Mon – Sat – 5 pm to 12 am.

NEA-Alaska will provide grab-n-go breakfast on Friday and Saturday mornings.

Meal options will be available for Friday lunch – cost $5/per person and Saturday dinner – cost $5/per person.

All costs associated with lodging and meals will be the responsibility of the local and/or individual member.

PARSA – An invitation to ALL rural and small local associations!

When: Thursday, January 11th, 8:00am – 5:00pm, prior to the start of General Session at Delegate Assembly 2018.
Why: We strongly encourage delegates from rural and small locals across the state to attend PARSA. This is an opportunity for delegates to come together to discuss and plan around common issues and to ensure their voices are heard within the larger delegation as statewide business is conducted.
RSVP: Please check the PARSA box as you register for Delegate Assembly here.

Quarter Deck – 10th Floor Tower 1, from 8 – 11 pm.

Please join in the fun and get to know your fellow delegates from around the state. There will be dancing with music provided by “DJ Joe Nizzo”, a “no-host” bar, and appetizers sponsored by Horace Mann.  We’ll see you there!

Calling all New Delegates:  Please join your fellow New Delegates from 4:30 – 6:30 pm, on Thursday evening for a complete overview of what it means to be a delegate, how the process works, and what you need to know to be an effective representative for your local. Topics will include:

  • Using your DA Notebook as a resource
  • Crafting effective NBI’s and Resolutions
  • Using Google Docs
  • The committee process
  • Parliamentary Procedure and General Assembly

 All New Delegates will walk away from this session with a clear understanding of what it means to be a strong delegate. This is also an excellent opportunity for you to network and connect with your colleagues from around the state. We hope to see you there!

On Friday, January 12, from 1-1:30pm, the following groups are scheduled to meet: ESP, LGBTQ, Human and Civil Rights, Republican Caucus and Professional Teaching Practices Commission (PTPC). Please notify NEA-Alaska President Tim Parker by January 4th if you would like to add a group to meet during this time.

If you need assistance or have questions regarding Delegate Assembly, please contact Trisha Allen or call 800-996-3225.