Join us in Anchorage April 20-22, 2017 at University of Alaska Anchorage and Alaska Public Media.

Conference Audio & Video

Missed a session? Find clips from presenters here.


Become an Alaska Press Club member to receive entry to conference sessions. Purchase your membership at the conference registration desk.

General $30 | Associate $45 | Student $10



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Press Club Conference Schedule 2017 is now available. Please note that room numbers and session times are subject to change. Also, conference sessions take place in several different buildings. Here’s a map to familiarize yourself with event locations.

Visiting Speakers.

img_4924Keynote: Jenna Johnson is a political reporter at The Washington Post who covers the White House and the political movement that President Trump sparked. She spent more than a year writing about Trump’s presidential campaign, traveling to 35 states to attend more than 170 political rallies and interview hundreds of Trump supporters. Jenna has worked at the Post for nearly 10 years and previously covered Maryland politics, higher education, local news and a number of breaking news stories, including the Aurora movie theater shooting, the Boston bombings and the trial of Jerry Sandusky. She grew up in Omaha and graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, although her parents now live in rural Iowa where they own two weekly newspapers.

Presenters: Matt Pearl, Ann Gerhart, Matt Eich, Kirk Siegler, Ellen Mayer, Lam Thuy Vo, Ben Connors, Lindsay Claiborn and Fabi Reyna. More on presenters…

Awards Celebration.

April 22, 2017 at 7 p.m. – Announcing winners of the Alaska Press Club contest! Hosted by Rebecca Palsha and Ariane Aramburo followed by dancing with Alex the Lion. Williwaw, 609 F Street
Tickets will be available at the door. $25

Student Showcase.

Our 2017 Student Showcase at the Alaska Press Club Conference takes place Friday April 21 at 3 p.m. in UAA Rasmuson Hall 117. Email: for more information. High school and college students will present recent projects.


Questions or concerns? Email


Help make the conference amazing. It takes many hands to put on a conference and there are a number of ways you can help out. Volunteers will receive a conference shirt or a ticket to the awards banquet depending on quantities available. Email

Many thanks to our partners!

Online News Association • KRUA 88.1 FM • The Northern Light •  Alaska Public Media • UAA Department of Journalism and Communication • CoastAlaska News • Better Newspaper Contests • Archive in a Box • Alaska Teen Media Institute • Alaska Commons •  KTVA • National Public Radio • Associated Press • Thompson & Co. • League of Women Voters of Anchorage • Spirit of Youth • Alaska Public Broadcasting Inc.