2014 ATIA Annual Convention Hosts Chris "Bash" Bashinelli as Featured Speaker

What is it like to walk in someone else’s shoes? Are our cultural differences so different? Join the Alaska Travel Industry Association (ATIA) at the 2014 ATIA Annual Convention in Fairbanks and hear Chris “Bash” Bashinelli’s vision for a “Culture of Compassion” – sharing stories that will have us laughing, listening, and learning about different cultures.

Chris Bashinelli, aka “Bash”, was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. After a decade-long acting career, including an appearance on the hit HBO TV Show The Sopranos, Bash decided to follow his real passion - using media to bridge intercultural gaps worldwide - so he traveled to East Africa. He now traverses the globe from Tanzania to Abu Dhabi as Host of Bridge the Gap, a new series featured on National PBS Television, where he discovers what it’s like to walk in someone else’s shoes for one day. He is a United Nations Speaker, a National Geographic Young Explorer, an Eagle Scout and a Writer for award-winning publications like Lonely Planet.

Interested in participating at the 2014 ATIA Annual Convention & Trade Show? See Quick Links below:

  • Register Now! Plan your trip to Fairbanks before the early-bird deadline and save.

  • Be a Sponsor: Support an industry expert or training topic and get a little recognition too.

  • Have a Booth: Purchase a trade show booth and network with other business owners.

  • Submit a Nomination: Recognize a friend or industry colleague for one of ATIA’s Annual Tourism Industry Awards.

  • Share Your Voice: Submit a proposed issue or topic for ATIA to consider.