The 67th Annual NEA-Alaska Delegate Assembly is currently scheduled to take place on Jan 19-21, 2023 at the Hotel Captain Cook in Anchorage, Alaska.

Travel and Other Information

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.

Booking Travel

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

2023 Travel Request Form 

For delegates traveling by air to Delegate Assembly, NEA-Alaska will purchase your airline ticket if travel requests are submitted by 5:00 PM December 19, 2022. For those purchasing your own ticket or booking after the December 19 deadline, reimbursement by NEA-Alaska will be made after the conclusion of DA. Tickets purchased after December 19, 2022, may not be reimbursed the full amount as reimbursement will be based on the best available airfare as of December 19, 2022.

  • Delegates participating in PARSA should arrive in Anchorage by Wednesday evening, January 18.
  • All other delegates should arrive in Anchorage by 4:00 PM on Thursday, January 19.

NEA-Alaska’s offices will be closed for the holidays, beginning December 26, 2022 and will reopen on January 4, 2023.

Hotel Reservations

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

Rate: $139+tax/per night/single/double.

Please provide Group Code: DA23 and give date of travel to facilitate your request.

RESERVATIONS FOR THE CAPTAIN COOK HOTEL

You can make your reservations 2 ways:

Click this link for on line reservations: Delegate Assembly 2023

Or by calling 800-843-1950 or 907-276-6000 and give the group code: DA23

Deadline for making your reservations:  December 23, 2022.

(Rooms in our block are available as a courtesy, on a first come first serve basis. The deadline for the discounted room rate ($139/nt) is December 23, 2022 or until the block becomes full. Please make reservations early as rooms in our block can book up prior to the December 23 deadline.)

Parking

NEA-Alaska will reimburse your parking up to $30 per day with receipts. There are no special or discounted lots available.

Meals

NEA-Alaska will provide grab-n-go breakfast on Friday and Saturday mornings. All other meals (aside from Saturday dinner) will be on your own.

Delegates will be provided a buffet-style dinner while Delegate Assembly business continues. Delegates will be released by regions to go through the buffet line at The Pantry and will return to the ballroom until business is completed.

If you have any severe food allergies (other than vegetarian, gluten and dairy free), please contact Susie.Smythe@neaalaska.org. All costs associated with lodging and meals not provided at DA will be the responsibility of the local and/or individual member.

PARSA

PARSA – An invitation to ALL rural and small local associations! (Rural and small local associations are within Regions I, II and IV.)

When: Thursday, January 19th, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM, prior to the start of General Session at Delegate Assembly 2023. Breakfast for PARSA attendees will be served in the Aft Deck between 7:15-9:00 AM.

Why: We strongly encourage delegates from rural and small locals (Regions I, II and IV) 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.

Delegates attending PARSA should check-in with Steering & Rules between 7:15-8:30 AM, across from the Discovery Ballroom at the hotel to receive their credentials and DA notebook.

*Do not attend the New Delegate Welcome and Orientation if you are attending the PARSA work session. (The same information will be covered in both sessions.)

Choose the PARSA session choice as you register for Delegate Assembly, if you are in a local within Regions I, II & IV.

NEA-Alaska Awards Reception and Social Event

Sponsored by Horace Mann–Please join us for a fun night of honoring NEA-Alaska awards recipients 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.

We hope to see you there!

New Delegate Orientation

Calling all New Delegates:  Please join your fellow New Delegates from 4:00 – 5:00 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.

*Do not attend the New Delegate Welcome and Orientation if you are attending the PARSA work session. (The same information will be covered in both sessions.)

Special Interest Groups

On Thursday, January 19, from 5:00-6:00 PM, the following groups are scheduled to meet: ESP, LGBTQ, Republican Caucus, Black Caucus, Hispanic Caucus, Asian/Pacific Islander Caucus, and Native American/Alaska Native Caucus. These meetings are optional and available on your registration, to choose.

Roommate Finder
  • To add your name to the Roommate Wanted List, please click HERE
  • To find and contact someone on the Roommate Wanted List, please click HERE

Conference Agenda

This agenda is still tentative and will be updated with the most current information at the link below.

2023 DA Agenda

Questions and Assistance

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