Fairbanks Welcomes the 2022 SATW Western Chapter Meeting!

February 22-26, 2022


Greetings Western Chapter of the Society of American Travel Writers,

We are excited to welcome you to our winter wonderland! Be spirited away by the captivating light of the aurora borealis, see two-ton blocks of ice turned into astonishing sculptures and enjoy exhilarating experiences like dog mushing, walking with reindeer or fishing a frozen lake. You’ll also visit Santa in North Pole, indulge in handcrafted spirits and excellent cuisine, learn about the rich heritage of Alaska’s indigenous cultures and discover the warmth of an Alaska hot spring at the end of an adventure-filled day.

The host hotel is the wonder-filled and locally owned Pike’s Waterfront Lodge. Pike's is located on the Chena River which runs through Fairbanks and is home to the new Aurora Conservatory viewing room and an outstanding collection of Alaskan art masterpieces. Moreover, Pike's offers an Alaskan library and theatre, billiards, an aromatherapy steam room and dry sauna as well as bocce ball and a fire pit. Lastly, Pike's has delicious cookies and coffee in the delightful lobby and gives guests tokens for a daily scoop of ice cream. What more could you ask for?

Registration will be first-come, first-served and the capacity for this meeting is 45 so make sure you register and pay to secure a spot as soon as possible. Registration is open to Western Chapter members only. Registration ends Friday, January 21 or once capacity has been reached. If there is capacity available, the meeting will be opened to the entire SATW membership after initial registration closes. Please review and be prepared to comply with the meeting's Covid protocol.

Registration Fees: 

Actives $250 : Includes all meals, activities and room nights.

Associates $300 : Includes all meals and activities. Room nights in host hotel are $75 per night for a total of $300 (four nights).

Emeritus $450 : Includes all meals and activities. Room nights in host hotel are $75 per night for a total of $300 (four nights).

Spouses $450 : Includes all meals, activities and room nights (shared room).

Pre and post tours will be rank chosen at registration. You will be informed and invoiced for the tour you have been selected for in the coming weeks, as registration progresses.

Additional room nights needed for Associates and Emeritus will be discussed with registrants and invoiced at $75 per night in the coming weeks, as registration progresses.

All attendees are responsible for arranging their own travel to and from Fairbanks. All ground transportation will be provided by Explore Fairbanks.

For general conference questions or more information on pre and post tours contact:

Amy Reed Geiger, Explore Fairbanks Director of Communications
Email: ageiger@explorefairbanks.com
Phone: (907) 459-3775; Cell: (907) 322-4474

We look forward to welcoming you to our dazzling land of ice and snow!