I am coming in from out of town. Where should I stay?
The Science of Reading Symposium has a discounted rate at the Hotel Captain Cook for a Single King or Double Full Deluxe Room at the discounted rate of $144 a night 4/28/22-5/1/22. Individuals are responsible for making their own reservations and will be able to do so by calling the hotel directly (907) 276-6000 or through the hotel website. Use code: SREAD22 when booking.
You can book a night at the Hilton Hotel for a Single King or Double Full Deluxe Room at the discounted rate of $159 a night 4/28/22-5/1/22. Individuals are responsible for making their own reservations and will be able to do so through the hotel website. Use code: SFR when booking.
The Marriott Anchorage Downtown is also offering a room at a discounted rate of $169 a night 4/25/22-5/4/2022. Individuals are responsible for making their own reservations and will be able to do so through the hotel website. There are also several hotels, B&Bs, and vacation rentals in the downtown Anchorage area.
What is the cost for attendance of this event?
This is a FREE event with a goal of engaging Alaska Stakeholders in courageous conversations about Alaska’s reading performance and how to move the needle on student outcomes.
Who should attend the Science of Reading Symposium?
This three-day event is open to educators, administrators, school board legislators, community leaders, tribal leaders, parents, and anyone interested in a cohesive understanding of the science of reading.
Are Covid vaccinations required at the Science of Reading Symposium?
This is a COVID conscious event following the State of Alaska Covid-19 recommendations. For the health and safety of those attending the event, we highly encourage everyone coming to the symposium to come fully vaccinated. Those that are not vaccinated will be encouraged to wear a mask.
Where is the symposium located?
The event will be held April 28th – May 1st at William A. Egan Civic & Convention Center in downtown Anchorage, Alaska.
Where can I park?
The Egan Center is located at 555 W. Fifth Avenue in the heart of downtown Anchorage with walkable paid parking available within a two-block radius. Popular parking locations include:
JC Penny Parking Garage: 414 W 6th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501
5th & B Street Parking Garage: 420 B St, Anchorage, AK 99501
6th & H Street Parking Garage: 700 W 6th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501
7th & G Street Parking Garage: 650 G St, Anchorage, AK 99501
Linny Pacillo Parking Garage: 517 W 7th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501
There is also limited meter street parking on streets surrounding the Egan Center.
Will food be provided at the event?
Yes! The Symposium will provide the following food services:
- Friday, April 29th
- Lunch Buffet
- Plated Dinner
- Saturday, April 30th
- Breakfast Buffet
- Lunch Buffet
- Sunday, May 1st
- Breakfast Buffet
- Grab and go lunch boxes
All food will include a vegan and gluten free option. Outside of the food provided, downtown Anchorage has a number of dining options that are all walkable distance from the Egan Center including:
Can I attend the symposium if I did not pre-register?
All symposium attendees must pre-register to ensure adequate seating, materials, and food. Registration will close on Friday, April 15th or when the symposium hosts have determined maximum capacity has been reached.
What is there to do in Anchorage outside of the symposium?
Is continuing education credit available?
Yes, credit will be available. Details will be available at the symposium.