September 12-14th, 2023

Saturday-Monday, September 9-11th
Pre-Conference Suggestions:
-Glacier Cruise / Hamiliton Musical
Tuesday, September 12th
Welcome Night at Alaska Aviation Museum
Wednesday, September 13th
General Business Meeting
Luncheon / Group Photo in Uniform
Conference Celebration Reception & Silent Auction

Thursday, September 14th
Anchorage City Tour
Friday to Saturday, September 15-16th
Post-Conference Sidetrip: 
-UTV Excursion along Knik River Trailhead
-Portage for Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center. Chugach Mountain Range. Catamaran Cruise of Prince William Sound
-Get your Seaplane Rating!

Welcome to Anchorage!

The 2023 ISA+21 Conference is where we are so excited to catch up with our friends all over the world!  This page will be your go-to page for all the information you need to know for the Anchorage Conference, so Bookmark it now!  Also, check the FAQs section below for commonly asked questions.

Getting Here

Arrive into Anchorage (ANC)
Taxi/Uber/Lyft – 6 miles, Approximately $25

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Our Platinum Level Sponsor, Alaska Airlines, has given ISA+21 members a discounted rate for tickets purchased to and from Anchorage for our conference!
Enter the discount code ECMA504 in the search box BEFORE selecting your flights.
Meeting Code: ECMA504
Meeting Discount: 10% discount for travel between Anchorage and Any Alaska Airlines/Horizon Air US, Canadian, Mexican or Central American city
Beginning Travel Date: September 7, 2023
Last Travel Date: September 17, 2023
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Marriott Anchorage Downtown
820 West 7th Avenue, Anchorage, Alaska 99501

Cost: $219 USD/Night

*Be sure to extend your room through the weekend to join us on our post-conference day trips.

Need of a roommate for the conference?  Contact our Roommate Coordinator, Lynn at: 

Book by August 8, 2023

Group Rate Available between September 5-19, 2023 

If you have issues with your reservation, please reach out to:

Conference Sponsors

Sponsorship Opportunities Now Available!

Saturday-Monday, September 9-11th (optional)

Pre-Conference Suggestions 
  • 7-Night Glacier Cruise
  • Hamilton Musical

Arrive in Anchorage in style on a 7 Night Northbound Glacier Cruise onboard the Celebrity Millennium!

Departing from Vancouver, British Columbia on September 1st, you will see Ketchikan, Juneau, the Hubbard Glacier and more before your arrival in Seward on September 8th. Spend a few days exploring the Kenai Fjords before catching a ride on the famous Alaska Railroad to Anchorage.

Book your planes, trains, and ships with friends for an unforgettable adventure!!

*This is not planned or booked through ISA+21, please make all accommodations on your own.

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Kenai Fjords Tours, based in Seward, Alaska has been offering glacier and wildlife viewing cruises into the Kenai Fjords National Park since 1974. Just a 2.5 hour scenic drive from Anchorage makes this a great day trip or single night excursion. Book through this link for a 20% off discount to be automatically applied (ISA2023). Some trips are sold out, but there is still availability on their most popular tour, the 11:30am National Park Tour.

*This is not planned or booked through ISA+21, please make all accommodations on your own.

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Arriving in Anchorage early for the conference? Go see Hamilton at the Alaska Performing Arts Center!

Tuesday, September 12th

Fall Board of Directors Meeting
Time: 9am

> BOD Meeting Agenda

Conference Check-In
Marriott Anchorage Downtown Banquet Hall
  • Purchase Raffle Tickets
  • Silent Auction Item Dropoff 
  • Visit with other ISA+21 Members
  • Meet with some of our sponsors / supporters
Alaska Aviation Museum | Welcome Night
Sponsored by Alaska Airlines
  • Socialize with ISA+21 members
  • Explore Museum
  • Open Bar starts at 5pm
  • Buffet Dinner served at 6pm

    Dress Code: Casual, but Cute!

The Alaska Aviation Museum is located in the heart of Alaska aviation. It sits on the south shore of Lake Hood, the busiest seaplane base in the world, with more than 87,000 takeoffs and landings per year. A half-mile away is Ted Stevens International Airport, the air crossroads of the world. You can watch takeoffs and landings right from the museum.

The museum presents one of the finest displays of Alaskan aviation history with interactive displays, memorabilia, photographs, films and artifacts from personal collections of Alaska’s pioneer aviators.

Visit Website Here
Transportation from hotel begins at: 3:45pm
Museum Open: 4-6pm
Transportation back to hotel runs until 8pm

Wednesday, September 13th

  • Breakfast in the banquet hall prior to business meeting
General Business Meeting
Marriott Anchorage Downtown Banquet Hall
  • General Business Meeting (Members Only)
    >Meeting Agenda
  • Group Photo in uniform 
    (See Previous Conference Photos Below)

Dress Code: Full Uniform including Jackets (No Hats)

Meeting Time and Place
ISA+21 Guests are nicknamed: HALPS or “Helpers of Airline Pilots.”  These special guests include those who have supported us through our flying journey.  They are spouses, parents, siblings, friends, and more!  HALPS have met each year to do a special local activity while ISA+21 Members attend the annual General Business Meeting.  
While the ladies take care of business in the General Business Meeting, the the HALPS will take a leisurely bike ride along the famous Tony Knowles Coastal Trail.  The trail provides extraordinary views of downtown Anchorage, the Chugach Mountains, Denali (Mt. McKinley), Mount Susitna (Sleeping Lady), and Fire Island. You are sure to see lots of wildlife, so watch out for moose!
Returns at: 12pm
  • Lunch for Members and Guests
  • Captain’s Club Induction Presentation
Conference Celebration Reception
Marriott Anchorage Downtown Banquet Hall
  • Socialize with ISA+21 Members
  • Drinks, Dinner, Dancing 
  • Silent Auction bidding closes at 10:00pm

Dress Code: Cocktail or Semi-Formal

Thursday, September 14th (optional)

Day Trip
  • Anchorage
Meeting Time and Place
9:30am – Marriott Hotel Lobby

On Thursday we will have the opportunity to discover the rich cultural heritage of the many native peoples of Alaska at the Alaska Native Heritage Center, located on a 26-acre campus that includes a 26,000 square foot Welcome House and six Traditional Village Sites. The Alaska Native Heritage Center’s mission is to provide a gathering place to perpetuate, celebrate and share Alaska Native traditions through exhibits and educational programs for the cultural enrichment of all.

We will be greeted on arrival by Native Tradition Bearers, artists, and performers before we tour six historic village exhibits each built around a lake to depict the history and traditions of 11 Native peoples and regions from across the state. 

After the tour we will depart for a self-guided tour of the Anchorage Museum. The main exhibition is titled “Living Our Cultures, Sharing Our Heritage: The First Peoples of Alaska. This exhibit features more than 600 objects from the Smithsonian’s collections that were selected and interpreted with help from Alaska Native advisers. Examples include an 1893 Tlingit war helmet from the southeast Alaska village of Taku and a 1935 Inupiaq feast bowl from Wales, near Nome on Alaska’s northwest coast. In addition to its gallery space, the 10,000-square-foot center encourages research about Alaska Native cultures through an archaeology laboratory and a community room where Alaska Native elders, artists and scholars can study heritage objects up close.

We will stop for lunch today at the 49th State Brewery. Perched on a hill overlooking the Port of Anchorage and Cook Inlet, there’s not a bad seat in the house! Enjoy one of 49th State Breweries award-winning beers while experiencing a menu filled with freshly sourced Alaskan foods and wild Alaskan seafood.

The day continues with a guided private tour of the city, including the history and folklore of some of Anchorage’s most famous highlights.  We will have a guide to tell us all the history and folklore of some of Anchorage’s most famous highlights.  Sites will include Ship Creek to see the salmon swimming upstream, Ulu Factory, Earthquake Park. where, in 1964, an entire neighborhood slid into the ocean during the last century’s most powerful earthquake., Lake Hood Seaplane base, the largest and busiest seaplane base in the world, and a final stop at Alaska Wild Berry factory for some delicious locally made sweet treats.

Returns to Marriott Hotel

Friday-Saturday, September 15-16th (optional)

Post-Conference Side Trip
  • Friday: UTV Excursion along Knik River Trailhead
  • Saturday: Portage for Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center. Church Mountain Range. Catamaran Cruise of Prince William Sound


*Our post-conference trip will be two day-long excursions, returning the Anchorage Marriott each night, so be sure to extend your reservations if needed.*

Friday Meeting Time and Place:
Marriott Hotel Lobby – 8am

On Friday morning we will take a one-hour drive to the Knik river trailhead where we will be outfitted with helmets & rainwear before we set off for a guided ride in UTVs or four-wheelers through a remote, glaciated, backcountry valley, through beautiful meadows, along glacial streams, and past scenic mountains and waterfalls to the ultimate sight of Alaska’s mighty Knik Glacier. We will stop to refuel for the equally stunning trip back with a camp-style hot lunch while we warm up by the campfire. This once in a lifetime adventure is an unbeatable experience of nature’s wonders, making memories to last a lifetime! 

Friday Returns
Marriott Hotel – 5:45pm

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Saturday Meeting Time and Place:
Marriott Hotel Lobby – 8:45am

We will head south to Portage on Saturday to visit the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center for a guided tour of the park and it’s inhabitants. AWCC is an educational and viewing facility as well as a rehabilitation center for orphaned or injured Alaskan wildlife including Brown Bear, Black Bear, Bald Eagle, Sitka Black Tail Deer, Elk, Arctic Musk Ox, Wood Bison and more.

After departing the AWCC, the motorcoaches will travel through a three-mile tunnel originally built during WWII which goes through the Chugach Mountain Range, exiting on the other side to the port town of Whittier. Here guests will board a beautiful, catamaran style cruise boat which will take them on a sightseeing adventure to experience Prince William Sound. We believe Prince William Sound is Alaska’s best kept secret! Today attendees will take a 5-hour catamaran cruise will travel through some of the most beautiful scenery in Prince William Sound providing the best opportunity for both wildlife and glacier viewing in the sound. This glacier cruise departs from Whittier and explores the calm waters and wild sights of Alaska’s Prince William Sound. Guests will discover glacier-carved fjords and pristine wilderness around every turn, watching marine wildlife and migratory birds along the way. Traveling in comfort aboard this safe, modern high-speed catamaran.

Saturday Returns
Marriott Hotel – 8:30pm
Post-Conference Activity
  • Get your Seaplane Rating! 

Have you always wanted to get your float plane rating? There’s no better time than now, and no better place than Alaska!

Alaska Floats & Skis has reserved 12 spots for ISA+21 members to attend their Accelerated Float Rating Course in Talkeetna. The package includes 4 nights lodging, 6 hours of dual instruction, 5 hours of ground instruction, use of the company vehicles for round trip transportation to and from Anchorage, and they are even throwing in a pizza party just to celebrate ISA+21! The package is $3,750 with an additional fee for the DPE. ISA+21 Seaplane Rating Special

There are three training slots per day available, beginning on September 17th through the 20th, first come, first serve! So, three people will begin training on the 17th, and three will begin training on the 18th, and so forth. Use the online form to book and mention you are with ISA+21.

Please contact Missy with any questions.

Conference Brochure

Additional Information


The ISA+21 Conference can not happen without the effort of its amazing members.  Please consider signing up for at least one volunteer shift to help the conference run smoothly!

Silent Auction

Be ready to bid, bid, and bid again!  

  • Set up your account and payment option at before coming to conference!
  • Please consider donating items of value.  Money raised goes towards ISA+21 Scholarships!
  • Email: and include: photo, description, approximate value, and photo of yourself
  • Don’t delay!

Select merchandise items will be available for purchase on site at the Anchorage Conference.  Buy your merchandise ahead of time to ensure you get the items on your list


The conference registration fee includes the events and meals listed above on Tuesday and Wednesday.  The Thursday Anchorage day tour, and Pre and Post Conference side trips are in addition to the regular conference registration fee.

Conference Registration Timeline and Pricing:

Early Registration: 
July 18th-31st
$225 member | $210 guest

Regular Registration: 
August 1st-14th
$245 member | $230 guest

Late Registration: 
August 15 – September 4th
$265 member | $250 guest

Additional Optional Activities:

HALPs Activity – $30

Tour Anchorage – $250

Post-Conference Daytrip – $950

Table Sponsorship- $250

Individual Members have access to register for the whole conference.  (You must be an active member to have access to the registration page).  Individual members can register their guests to participate in all aspects of the conference with the exception of the business meeting on Wednesday morning (members only).  While we are in our meeting, we will provide an activity for our guests (aka HALPs: Helpers of Airline Pilots, ie. spouses, family, friends, etc.).

Aspiring Members have limited access.  Reach out to if you would like to attend. 

Exhibitors – Interested in sponsoring or sharing your business with ISA+21 Members? Reach out to if you would like to be represented at our conference.

It is really an amazing site to see so many female airline pilots all in uniform at once.  The annual group photo is a long-standing  tradition where we wear our uniforms, including blazer.  Some of our retired members even keep their uniforms altered so they can participate in the fun!  Our professional photographers also have requested that even if you don’t have a uniform blazer, to at least wear a dark blazer or cardigan over your white shirt, so the white balance of the camera isn’t thrown off by a single white-only shirt. Hats are not required. 

Welcome Reception:
Casual, But Cute!

Business Meeting & Photo:
Full Uniform including Jackets (No Hats)

Wednesday Dinner: 
Cocktail or Semi-Formal Attire

Check the weather forecast, and dress for the weather, including walking shoes!

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