The Associated General Contractors of Alaska logo
AGC of Alaska Annual Conference
Part II
The Associated General Contractors of Alaska logo
AGC of Alaska Annual Conference
Part II

lexibility and adaptation are skills the Associated General Contractors, or AGC, of Alaska team and members have honed well during the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2021, when COVID-19 case counts were high in October, the annual AGC of Alaska conference was shifted to a two-part event, with a round of meetings held virtually in November and an in-person group of meetings scheduled for January.

Another virus spike in January led the group to cancel the main social event, the well-attended Dinner/Dance, but all other planned events were held at the Captain Cook Hotel in Anchorage, and members repeatedly said they appreciated being able to gather in person.

Woman giving presentation
Woman giving presentation
Group photo
Two colleagues preparing to give presentation
Photos courtesy of Flavin Photography
And gather they did. Although event organizers said it wasn’t as well-attended as past conferences, many AGC members were present at the Hotel Captain Cook from the opening presentation and mixer Thursday afternoon until the President’s Welcome reception Friday evening. Attendees celebrated the winners of the Excellence in Safety awards during the ConocoPhillips Excellence in Safety Breakfast, attended a management symposium with guest speaker Jeff Kortes, cheered on those who won the Parker, Smith & Feek Excellence in Construction awards, and attended one of several options for afternoon learning.

While AGC staff—and likely, most members—are looking forward to the possibility of a return to normal conference scheduling next year, this two-part hybrid conference was an inventive—and appreciated—way to bridge the gap.

Thank you to our 2021 AGC Conference Sponsors!
Diamond & Platinum ​Sponsors
Marsh & McLennan Agency
Parker, Smith & Feek, Inc.
ConocoPhillips Alaska
Davis Constructors & Engineers, Inc.
​First National Bank Alaska
​Northrim Bank
Spenard Builders Supply
Construction Machinery Industrial, LLC
Exclusive Paving/Colaska
Davis Block & Concrete
Great Northwest, Inc.
HUB International
Loken Construction, LLC
N C Machinery
Silver Sponsors
Alaska Business Publishing Co.
Alaska National Insurance Company
Anchorage Sand & Gravel Co, Inc.
ASRC Construction
Beacon Occupational Health & Safety Services, Inc.
The Brandon Skinner Group, CPAs
Brice, Inc. 
Emulsion Products Company
GHEMM Company, Inc.
Granite Construction Company
K & H Civil Constructors, LLC
Kiewit Infrastructure West Co.
KLEBS Mechanical, Inc.  
​Knik Construction Co., Inc.
Loken Crane Rigging & Transport, LLC
Northern Air Cargo (NAC)
Quality Asphalt Paving
Rain Proof Roofing
Southcentral Construction, Inc.
Swalling General Contractors, LLC
TOTE Maritime Alaska, Inc. 
USI Insurance Services
Bronze Sponsors
Alaska Industrial Hardware, Inc. (AIH)
Alaska National Insurance Company
Alcan Electrical & Engineering, Inc. 
American Marine Corporation
Cruz Construction, Inc. 
Denali Industrial Supply, Inc.
Everts Air Cargo
F & W Construction Co., Inc.
Southcentral Construction, Inc. 
Southeast Road Builders
Travelers Bond