In Juneau, Alaska’s scenic capital city, charm and rich history combine with the stunning wilderness of the Tongass National Forest and the bountiful waters of the Inside Passage. Located just two hours from Seattle, Juneau is Southeast Alaska’s transportation and activity hub with convenient air and ferry service to Inside Passage communities and to Glacier Bay National Park.
Holding your meeting or conference in Juneau can offer your attendees the trip of a lifetime, and meetings here traditionally have strong attendance because of the abundance of Alaskan experiences available. And, the Juneau Convention & Visitors Bureau makes your planning easy – we’ll help make sure your event goes off without a hitch and that your attendees have a memorable experience.
Juneau is well-positioned to host your small or medium-size conferences, meetings, conventions, seminars, and symposia. Our primary meeting space – Centennial Hall Convention Center – is located in Juneau’s downtown just steps away from hotels, restaurants, and the waterfront. Its 17,000 square feet of cost-effective, flexible space will accommodate your needs. For example, its three ballrooms open up to seat up to 1,000 attendees at a keynote address or up to 500 guests at your banquet. Ample space will make your vendors happy, and you can webcast your meeting with robust Wi-Fi as well as hard-wired Internet access. And how about this: unlike most convention centers, you have a choice of caterers!
We have more than 500 hotel rooms available in the immediate downtown area and another 400 rooms close to Juneau International Airport (10 minutes from downtown). Several of our JCVB member hotels provide complimentary airport and downtown shuttle service, complimentary breakfast, and ALL provide complimentary guest Wi-Fi. Additionally, meeting planners can rest easier knowing that they will not be charged an attrition fee for unsold rooms, and you’ll have some of the best room prices in the Pacific Northwest.
How do you get to Juneau? Alaska Airlines provides several daily flights to Anchorage and Seattle – and when you plan your event through JCVB, you may qualify for an Alaska Airlines discount on the attendees’ airfare.
But the activities available to attendees will keep them talking about their Juneau meeting long after it ends! Among other things, they can visit Alaska’s most accessible glacier, fly over the Juneau Icefield, discover the Alaska State Museum, watch humpback and orca whales, take a glacier cruise, tour a historic gold mine, ride the Mt. Roberts Tram, savor fresh Alaskan seafood, shop downtown galleries, catch salmon and halibut, and watch sea lions, seals, eagles and possibly a bear. In winter, guests can enjoy downhill and cross-country skiing, ice skating, and snowshoeing in close proximity to downtown.
Your attendees can also enjoy Juneau’s thriving arts community: a local symphony, two major statewide music festivals, an award-winning theater, and countless local artists. Best of all, these authentic Alaskan experiences are all within 15 minutes of your hotel door. Juneau is safe and convenient, so your guests can get the most out of both our summer daylight and winter activities.
Let Juneau Convention & Visitors Bureau be your first call to learn more about meeting in Juneau, Alaska. Your attendees will thank you!