Planning for the 2019 WHART/WHIT certification course is in the final stages.
Check back soon, we'll keep this page updated as announcements are released. This training will provide certification in dealing with severe human incidents and attacks.
Hosted by Alaska with registration by WAFWA (registration is now live!)
Who should attend: Professionals responsible for first response and/or scene investigation related to severe or fatal wildlife incidents (attacks).
This training really is a one-of-a-kind, highly immersive learning experience covering skills related to safely guiding teams during a response, forensic techniques, response tactics, scene integrity, and public affairs/media relations.
Take a moment to review examples of our Attendee Overview and an example of a prior agenda.
Space is limited and we expect the course to fill up quickly (as usual!).
Early Bird registration will be $400, good for registration made on or before March 12th.
Regular registration will be $450, good for registration made on or after March 13th.
Alyeska Hotel in Girdwood, AK (near Anchorage)
A group rate block of rooms has been secured. The individual rate is about $121/day (this includes the taxes and resort fees). If you're bunking with someone, there is a fee for triple and quad occupancy and the resort fees apply per person in the room. There are details below. You have to CALL the resort (numbers below) and the room must be pre-paid (there is a refund policy).
The Hotel cannot guarantee bedding type requests, however, will do its best to accommodate the Group’s special needs and requests.
The special group rate is $99 NET non-commissionable and does not include lodging tax, currently at 12%. Individuals paying with a government issued credit card must be pre-approved in order to qualify as tax exempt.
There is a fee of $25.00 per room (NET) for triple occupancy and $50.00 per room (NET) for quad occupancy. Check-in time for all groups is 4:00PM; check-out time is 11:00AM.
Please note the Hotel has a strict noise and disturbance policy on the guest floors. We want all guests to enjoy their stay; noise complaints will be taken seriously and may result in eviction without compensation after two warnings. The Hotel enforces quiet hours between 10:00PM and 8:00AM.
Resort Fee Services
In addition to the special group room rate and tax, in order to provide the Group with a higher level of service, a $10.00 per day resort service fee will be charged to each guest folio. The services include: Pool & fitness center access Internet access In-room premium coffee/tea Bottled water Local bus service Complimentary valet parking Extensions To accommodate early guest arrivals and late departures, group guest room rates will apply three (3) days prior and three (3) days following the Group’s scheduled event date. The same group guest room rates will apply for rooms in excess of the contracted room block, based on availability.
The group rate will not be available outside of the contracted room block if the Hotel has reached 85% occupancy at the time of booking.
Individual Call In
Full prepayment of the stay is required at the time of reservation. Attendees must identify themselves as being part of Wildlife-Human Attack Response Training to ensure the special rate. Deposit is fully refundable up to 48 hours prior to 4:00PM on the scheduled day of arrival. Guests may call Room Reservations to make individual reservations at 907-754-2111 or 800-880-3880.
The Hotel will reserve the above-mentioned block of rooms until 03-29-2019. Additional reservations requested after the cutoff date will be accepted on a space and rate available basis.