Tenative 2019 Conference Schedule

Wednesday, June 26

  • Conference Begins! Check-In and Registration Open (7 am - 5:30 pm, Cuddy Hall)
  • Pre-Conference Field Trips - buses will leave from UAA Campus
      • FOOD, MEMORY: A FOOD MEMOIR WORKSHOP WITH JULIA O'MALLEY at the SEED Lab, Anchorage Museum (9am - 12pm): $85 (cap 13) - Join independent journalist, teacher and editor Julia O’Malley to explore the way an important recipe can lead you into your personal history and identity. Please bring a recipe that is meaningful to you, preferably on its original card or in a cookbook. This workshop is appropriate for writers of all levels. Julia O’Malley writes and edits at the Anchorage Daily News and has written about food for The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Guardian, Eater and Edible Alaska. Her forthcoming book about Alaska foodways, "The Cupcake and the Whale," will be released this year.
      • URBAN HARVEST WORKSHOP AT THE ANCHORAGE MUSEUM (12:30 pm - 3:30 pm): $50 (cap 25)- Join Dr. Allison Kelliher to learn about harvest practices and specific plants that may be harvested here in Alaska for food and medicine. Dr. Kelliher was raised close to nature – outside of Nome, Alaska – and deeply values her Alaska Native heritage. As an undergraduate, Dr. Kelliher studied Indigenous Medicine at the University of Alaska Fairbanks before earning her medical degree from the University of Washington School of Medicine in 2005. Dr. Kelliher trained locally at the Alaska Family Medicine Residency and has practiced family medicine since 2009, both in rural and urban Arizona as well as in Alaska. Dr. Kelliher was certified by the American Board of Family Medicine in 2009 and by the American Board of Integrative and Holistic Medicine in 2012.
      • ANCHORAGE FOOD SYSTEMS TOURS AND TASTING BY LIZ SNYDER (12:30 pm - 3:30 pm) - $85 (cap 20) companions/families are welcome to attend
      • PALMER FARM TOUR, including three site visits, a farm-to-table lunch at the farm and local food system speakers (9:00 am - 4:00 pm): $85 (cap 50) - companions/families are welcome to attend


WELCOMING RECEPTION & FOOD EXHIBIT AT THE ANCHORAGE MUSEUM (6:00 pm - 9:00 pm): Transportation to and from campus, 2 craft cocktails per adult over 21 years of age, appetizers, and museum admission to the specialty exhibit "What, Why, How We Eat" are included in ticket prices.

  • Conference attendee cost: Free (please register so we can have an accurate head count)
  • Companions/families are welcome to attend
    • 0-12 years: free
    • 12-20 years: $18
    • 21 year and older: $25

Thursday, June 27

All Day

  • Registration Open at Cuddy Hall, 7 am
    • Breakfast, 7 am, 2 coffee breaks (am & pm) and wellness/movement breaks are included in the conference registration
  • Concurrent Sessions

Food truck lunches available for purchase.


  • Mountain View Farmers’ Market visit
  • Keynote & banquet at the Alaska Native Heritage Center 
    • (5:00 pm - 10:30 PM) Admission, dinner, two alcoholic drinks, scavenger hunt, cultural presentations (Alaska Native dance, games, storytelling) and transportation to/from campus are included. Alaska Native Medical Center’s Executive Chef Amy Foote designed our indigenous and local menu for the event. She recently received the Association of Nutrition and Food Service Professionals (ANFP) 2018 Innovation Award for her efforts and innovation in the service of traditional Alaska Native foods on the Alaska Native Health Campus. Her menu will include highlights such as Native Style Smoked Salmon and Salmon Lox with pickled red onions and capers, Alaskan Charcuterie with smoked Alaskan meats, marinated veggies, reindeer salami,  and hunter sticks, Alaskan pickled fiddlehead ferns, fried Alaskan salmon skins, pilot bread with Alaskan spreads, birch and blueberry , smoked salmon, and rosehip and cranberry chutney with dilled cream cheese, mini portions of caribou stew and mini portions of Alaskan chowder, cod and halibut.

  • Attendee: $95
  • Student Attendee: $65
  • Companions/families welcome:
    • Ages 0-14 years: free
    • Ages 15-20 years : $65
    • 21 years and over: $95

Friday, June 28

All Day

  • Registration Open, 7 am
    • Breakfast, 7 am, 2 coffee breaks (am & pm) and wellness/movement breaks are included in the conference registration
  • Concurrent Sessions


  • AHV and FCS Journal Board Meetings
  • Joint AFHVS/ASFS Business Lunch Meeting

Food truck lunches available for purchase.


  • Individual Association Business Meetings: AFHVS/ASFS


  • Turkish Picnic dinner with Store Outside Your Door and Harvesting Alaska presentations, and ASFS/AFHVS Awards ceremony at APU Lawn (6:00 pm - 9:00 pm)
    • Attendee: Free (please register so we can have an accurate head count)
    • Companions/families welcome
      • 0-13 years: free
      • 14 years & older: $10

Saturday, June 29


  • Registration desk will not be available on Saturday.
    • Breakfast (7 am) & am coffee break included
  • Concurrent Sessions


  • Presidential Addresses & Luncheon (box lunches available for purchase)

Lunches (Thursday - Saturday)

We will have lunch options available for purchase on the Cuddy Quad. Please note that the campus has limited food options during summer and traveling away from campus during lunch break is difficult due to time constraints. We highly recommend purchasing lunches ahead of time. UAA Catering has a variety of food truck options available for events. All trucks offer a variety of Local, Alaskan, Vegan, Vegetarian, and Gluten Free options. The trucks currently available and approved for food service on campus are:

***We will have 2-3 trucks on Thursday through Saturday for you to choose from.


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