Travel and Accommodations


There are many ways to get to Fairbanks.

From outside Alaska:
Several international carriers have direct flights to Anchorage and Fairbanks from Amsterdam, Frankfurt and other European destinations. The Alaska Marine Highway System operates in 30 Alaska communities, Bellingham, Washington and Prince Rupert, British Columbia.

From inside Alaska:
Travel north to Fairbanks via motorhome, bus service or the Alaska Railroad provides a scenic ride between Anchorage, Denali National Park and Fairbanks. Several commercial carriers provide motor coach service along this route as well.

Visit Explore Fairbanks Alaska for detailed information on travel to Fairbanks.


Bear Lodge Gazebo

The colloquy conference hotel is Bear Lodge at Wedgewood Resort. We have arranged for a conference rate of USD 139.00 per night based on single/double occupancy.  There is an additional USD 10.00 per person for more than double occupancy (up to four people total).

The room rate applies to July 9, 2016 through July 16, 2015. If available, the resort will honor this rate before and after the conference.

Please do not book on line. To receive discounted price you must call or email them directly and use conference code POLCO16.  Email or call 1-800-528-4916.

The colloquy will be held at the conference hotel and at the University of Alaska Fairbanks campus; free transportation will be provided for off-property tours and meals.

The resort is on 105 acres and adjacent to Creamer’s Field, a 2,000-acre migratory waterfowl refuge. July visitors may see Sandhill Cranes, Canada Geese and a wealth of other birds. Also on the property is the Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum, which houses an array of rare, completely refurbished antique cars and more than 100 gowns, flapper dresses and other related finery.

Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum

Elmer E. Rasmuson Library—and its Alaska and Polar Regions Collections & Archives—is on the University of Alaska Fairbanks campus, four miles from the resort. Downtown Fairbanks is 1.7 miles; the Alaska Railroad train station is 2.3 miles; and the Fairbanks International Airport is 7.1 miles.