For Media

FAIRBANKS — At 64 degrees north latitude, the sky becomes a canvas for the aurora borealis, the midnight sun, and sunsets and sunrises that last forever. In Fairbanks, locals embrace the natural world and have created a vibrant river city in the Far North where you can enjoy all the amenities of a charming downtown, a thriving arts community, rich Alaska Native culture, authentic Alaska activities and attractions, and endless opportunities for exploration. (UAF photo by Todd Paris)

The reservation website will show that there are no rooms available for the week of May 8 until you enter your group code MMPRESS and click Update.

We welcome members of the media at Week of the Arctic 2017. With several hundred participants expected, the Week will provide unmatched access to international leaders and experts in Arctic science and policy from academia, government, Arctic communities, industry, and non-governmental organizations. 

Fairbanks is the gateway to Arctic Alaska and is on the frontlines of climate change. With the U.S. celebrating its successful two-year chairmanship of the Arctic Council, there is no better time to report on Alaska and the Arctic. We look forward to your help in creating a successful event!

For more information, contact University of Alaska Fairbanks Public Affairs: Marmian Grimes, 907-474-7902. See the Program page for current event listings.

See the Press Program

Room block for members of the media

Sophie Station Suites is minutes from the airport, Carlson Center, and the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Complimentary WiFi and airport shuttle; see other amenities online. During the day, the Express Room Lounge will be available to members of the media and staffed to offer assistance. The lounge will open as a bar (and to the public) at 4pm. 

For more information on destinations, contact Explore Fairbanks Director of Communication: Amy Geiger, 907-459-3775.

  • Room rates: $75 for a 1-bedroom suite; $85 for a 1-bedroom king suite
  • Reserve your room online today or call 800-528-4916. Use group code MMPRESS to receive the special room rate. 
  • You must enter your group code online to find available rooms — see image at right.