2016 National Convention Schedule of Events

Events scheduled for DU's 79th National Convention in Anchorage, Alaska

Sunday, May 22

Holland America Line cruise ship Zaandam departs Vancouver, British Columbia for a 7-day pre-convention northbound Alaska Glacier Bay Discovery Cruise 

Sunday, May 29
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Holland America Line cruise ship Zaandam arrives Seward/Anchorage

Monday, May 29

Excursion to Denali departs Anchorage, returning to Anchorage on Wednesday, June 1. (Includes overnight accommodations in Denali on Monday and Tuesday nights, and tour of Denali National Park on Tuesday.)

Tuesday, May 30

Devil's Canyon - Jet Boat Tour (11 hours)
26 Glacier Tour (9.5 hours)
Iditarod Tour (4.5 hours)
Anchorage City Tour (2 hours)
Kids' and Family Activities (9am - 11am, Dena'ina Convention Center)
Gathering and DU Pin Trading (Captain Cook Hotel)

Wednesday, June 1

Devil's Canyon - Jet Boat Tour (11 hours)
Train and Float Tour (9.75 hours)
Iditarod Tour (4.5 hours)
Anchorage City Tour (2 hours)
Kids' and Family Activities (9am - 11am, Dena'ina Convention Center)
Northern Lights Party (Dena'ina Convention Center)
Hospitality Central (Captain Cook Hotel)

Thursday, June 2

Devil's Canyon - Jet Boat Tour (11 hours)
Train and Float Tour (9.75 hours)
26 Glacier Tour (9.5 hours)
Iditarod Tour (4.5 hours)
Anchorage City Tour (2 hours)
DU Board of Directors' Luncheon* (Captain Cook Hotel)
DU Board of Directors' Meeting (Captain Cook Hotel)
Ladies Luncheon and Fashion Show (Marriott)
Kids' and Family Activities (9am - 11am, Dena'ina Convention Center)
Dinner on your own with friends
President's Council Dinner*
Hospitality Central (Captain Cook Hotel)

Friday, June 3

Devil's Canyon - Jet Boat Tour (11 hours)
Train and Float Tour (9.75 hours)
26 Glacier Tour (9.5 hours)
Iditarod Tour (4.5 hours)
Anchorage City Tour (2 hours)
Tour and explore Alaska on your own
Kids' and Family Activities (9am - 11am, Dena'ina Convention Center)
Midnight Sun Dinner (Dena'ina Convention Center)
Hospitality Central (Captain Cook Hotel)

Saturday, June …4

Sun Risers' Breakfast
General Business Sessions I & II
Convention Luncheon
79th Annual Ducks Unlimited National
Convention Reception, Gala & Dancing

Sunday, June 5

  • Holland America Line cruise ship Noordam departs Anchorage/Seward for 7-day post-convention southbound Alaska Glacier Discovery Cruise. Arrives in Vancouver, British Columbia on Sunday, June 12.
  • Trip to Denali departs Anchorage, returning to Anchorage on Tuesday, June 7. (Includes overnight accommodations in Denali on Sunday and Monday nights, and tour of Denali National Park on Monday.)

*By invitation only

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