Bristol Bay Native Corporation (BBNC) invites Bristol Bay village corporations, village and city councils, and boroughs to the 2023 Bristol Bay Leadership Forum (BBLF) on Thursday and Friday, December 7 and 8, 2023 at the William A. Egan Civic & Convention Center (555 W 5th Ave.) in Anchorage, Alaska.

The event will feature speakers and workshops focused on current issues that are important to the Bristol Bay region. View the agenda by clicking here.

Online registration for BBLF is now closed. If you would still like to attend, you are able to register the day of the event (Thursday, December 7, 2023) at the registration table.

Parking: Hilton Hotel no longer offers valet parking, but will allow parking in their lot for $15 per night. You can also park at the Chinook Lot operated by EasyPark located diagonal across from the Hilton Hotel. Their rates are available by clicking here.

Special Hotel Rate: Hilton Hotel is offering rooms at a special rate for attendees at $139 + 12% tax per night from December 6-8, 2023. Book reservations online here or call 1-800-HILTONS (1-800-445-8667) using the BBNC special group code: BBLF2023. Rooms must be reserved before Friday, November 17, 2023 to receive the group rate.
-Rate above is for up to two adults. Additional guests in the same room is an additional $20 each (four max in room). Up to two children under 18 years of age are free in room with adults.
-Rooms at this rate are a first come, first served basis and once all rooms are booked, the rates will be based on availability. If available, the special rate may also be used three days prior or three days after the meeting dates.
-Check in time: 4:00 p.m. Requests for early check-in can be made but are not guaranteed. Check out time: 11:00 a.m. Baggage may be stored with bellman if needed after check out.
-Checking out early on site will incur a one-night room + tax fee unless the reservation is changed at or before check-in. Room cancellations must be made a minimum of 72 hours (three days) in advance or a one-night room +tax will be charged to the credit card on file.

Special Airfare Rate: Alaska Airlines is offering a discount on airfare for attendees traveling from Dillingham and King Salmon. Use discount code: ECME931. After entering the code, you can view a detailed description of the rules by clicking the “?” next to the discount code box. To use your discount code, visit and input the code when searching for flights. You may also use the discount code by calling the Alaska Airlines group desk at 1-800-445-4435, however, a $15.00 per person service fee will apply. Be sure to verify all current baggage allowances and fees as well as travel policies on prior to travel.

Special Airfare Rate: Dena’ina Air Taxi is offering a discounted round trip airfare of $688 per seat for BBLF attendees for the following villages: New Stuyahok, Koliganek, Ekwok, and Levelock and a discounted round trip airfare of $430 per seat from the following villages: Iliamna, Nondalton, Kokhanok, Pedro Bay, and Igiugig. Terms and conditions apply.

BBNC shareholder and descendant artists and vendors are invited to register for a table to sell their arts and crafts or provide information about their businesses. Please fill out this online form to request a table. Space is limited.

Additionally, BBNC’s “Christmas in Paris” holiday party will be on Friday, December 8, 2023 at 6:30 p.m., at the William A. Egan Civic & Convention Center. Tickets for the holiday party are currently sold out. If you’d like to be put on the waiting list, please complete this online form and we will contact you if tickets become available.