Spring Conference 2023 – Gateway to Change!
The Alaska Association of Student Governments is excited to announce that our Spring Conference 2023 will be held April 28-30 in Skagway, Alaska. We are limited to 200 total participants including delegates and advisors, so please get your registration done early!
The theme of our Fall Conference is “Gateway to Change”.
The conference committee at Skagway High School is working hard to put on another outstanding conference. They are busy organizing community trips, guest speakers, special events and (of course) the conference dance. Vivian Meyer ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) is our conference hosts. Feel free to contact her.
Elections planned for this conference include:
• Click here for the Spring Registration form
Registration ($130) begins as soon as the website registration link is live. (Jan. 18, 2023)
Regular Registration ends Tuesday, April 4 at 11:59 pm
Late Registration ($150) begins Wednesday, April 5 and ends Friday, April 21.
Electronic Eligibility (for grades, etc) is required by Friday, April 21.
Substitutions after April 21 will require a $20 change fee.
No refunds will be issued for cancellations after April 21.
Reminder: Advisors will pay a $90 registration fee and the host school will be able to register up to 20 student conference volunteers at no cost. Please make sure that you register delegates and advisors correctly.
CONFERENCE DATES TO KEEP IN MIND
E-board meeting on Thursday, April 28 3:30-6:30 (dinner will be provided).
Registration will be from 2:30-6:30 pm on Thursday, April 28
Opening ceremony – 7:00 pm, Thursday, April 28.
Closing ceremony – Ending at 12:15 pm, April 30.
1:15 – Alaska Marine Highway (Ferry) arrives Skagway
1:30 – Load up pickup trucks with luggage
1:30 – Transportation to the school – buses
12:15 – Transport to ferry terminal
1:30 – Ferry departs Skagway
***Will accommodate people not using the ferry schedule – pick-up and drop off at the airport. Please communicate with Vivian Meyer.
Delegates will be housed at Skagway High School. Reminder that you are required to bring a female and males advisor/chaperone for your delegates.
Juneau Hotels & Transportation:
The rate Skagway School gets at the Best Western is $99 per night (will transfer from ferry and airport).
The Aspen also offers school rates of $79. They do not offer transportation though so if a school was to stay there, they would need to arrange and pay for their own transportation.
First Student Bus is the one Skagway School uses for ground transportation.
E-Mail is the best way to reach them.
It would be most economical if schools coordinated transportation.
INTERESTED IN HOSTING A CONFERENCE?
Conferences are an exciting opportunity for both the students that attend and the schools that host them.
Past conference hosts Danielle Lewis (Eagle River High), Elizabeth Bender and Lindsey Glenn (Kodiak High), Barbara Jackson (Mat-Su Career Tech), Vivian Meyer (Skagway), Kassandra Mirosh (Tri-Valley), Karlie Rauchenstein and Robin Lockwood (Wasilla High) are available to lend support and guidance in your decision to become a conference host school. Host schools will also have the support of the AASG executive board. Our parent organization, the Alaska Schools Activity Association.
Future Conference Plans
AASG is now accepting applications to host our Fall 2023 conference. Conferences are an exciting opportunity for both the students that attend and the schools that host them. Schools both small and large from throughout the state have hosted past conferences. There have also been schools who have teamed up to co-host conferences. Whether live, virtual, small school or large, conferences keep schools working together. A conference is a major event for your school and community and a great way to show off what makes them great! Plus, the host school receives 10% of the profits from the conference.
Learn more about AASG conferences on the Conference page or go to: https://aasg.org/wp-content/uploads/Application-to-host-a-conference.pdf to apply.
Fall Resolutions Passed
The AASG General Assembly passed 12 resolutions at this Fall’s conference. The resolutions covered a large range of topics of interest to students. Find the resolutions here.
AASG Executive Board members Maggie Cothron (Region 4 Representative), Joshua Pak (Region 4 Junior Representative) and AASG SBEED Representative Maddelyn Brokaw were all in Juneau recently. Maggie and Joshua participated in the Alaska Association of School Boards’ Legislative fly-in and Youth Advocacy Institute. Madelyn is the AASG representative to the State Board of Education. AASG members are bringing student voice to our representatives in Juneau!
Josh & Maggie
AASG SBEED Rep Maddie Brokaw is being recognized for her work on helping Eagle River High School achieve Alaska’s first Purple Star for helping children of military families. Read all about it.
AASG offers many opportunities to make friends and learn from each other. AASG has the Beamer Wall at conferences, and builds in lots of time for students to share, from all over Alaska. Delegates have a great time sharing at the AASG Conference.