2017 ATIA Convention Schedule

The convention schedule below is subject to change at anytime. Last updated June 21, 2017.

Location Abbreviations:
     Kodiak Harbor Convention Center - KHCC

Monday, October 2

8:00am-7:00pm

Convention Registration Opens 

KHCC - Lobby 

9:00am

Transportation from accommodations to Afognak Center

 

10:00am-5:00pm

Marketing Rural Tourism Summit:
Rural Alaska: Marketing strategies that fit!
(Pre-registration required $)

Facilitated by Ann Campbell, Northern Air Cargo
With special guest Kim Reitmeier, ANCSA Regional Association

Afognak Center 

12:00pm-5:00pm

Trade Show Set-up for Vendors

Best Western
Harbor Room

3:30pm-5:30pm

2016-2017 ATIA Board of Directors Meeting

KHCC - Pavilion Room

5:00pm-7:00pm

Transportation to accommodations

 

5:00pm-7:00pm

Art & Cultural Event: Hosted by the ATIA Arts, Heritage & Cultural Tourism Chapter

TBD


Tuesday, October 3

9:00am-5:00pm

Convention Registration Open

KHCC - Lobby

9:00am

Transportation from accommodations to Kodiak Harbor Convention Center

 

9:00am-10:00am

Coffee & Light Breakfast Snacks available at the Trade Show

Best Western Harbor Room

10:00am

2017 ATIA Convention Kick-off!

Co-Emcees: Josh Howes, Premier Alaska Tours & Sarah Leonard, ATIA President & CEO

Welcome Remarks

KHCC - Pavilion Room

10:30am

2016-2017 ATIA Board Chair Dennis McDonnell

11:00am

Annual Members Meeting / Voice of the Membership
An Alaska Statewide Tourism Improvement District & Introduction to Voting
Public Policy Q&A: What Federal or State Issues are Impacting out Industry?

12:30pm

Lunch Panel: One if by Land, Two if by Sea, Three if by Air: Industry Infrastructure Needs

TBD

2:00pm-3:30pm       

Concurrent Sessions:

KHCC

TBA

KHCC - Pavilion Room

Culture: What is it? What are its invisible aspects? How do we become aware of our own cultural lenses?
Presenter: Loren Anderson, Alaska Native Heritage Center

KHCC - Katurwick Room

The Physics of Family Travel: Why Kids Matter for Alaska Tourism
Presenter: Erin Kirkland, AKontheGo.com

KHCC - Stellar Room

3:30pm-4:00pm

Networking Break

Enjoy a networking break at the trade show, stretch your legs around town, visit with friends and colleagues!

Best Western
Harbor Room

4:00pm-5:30pm

Speed (Dating) Networking

Best Western
Harbor Room

Destination Marketing & Management Organizations (DMMO) Round-table Discussions

KHCC

6:00pm-8:00pm

Opening Night Reception

Afognak Center

6:30pm-9:00pm

Transportation to accommodations

 

Wednesday, October 4

9:00am-3:00pm

Convention Registration Open

KHCC - Lobby

9:00am

Transportation from accommodations to Kodiak Harbor Convention Center

 

9:00am-10:00am

Coffee & Light Breakfast Snacks available at the Trade Show

 

10:00am-11:30am        

2nd Annual Tourism Shark Tank!

KHCC - Pavilion Room

12:00pm-2:00pm 

ATIA Tourism and Rural, Small Business Scholarship Luncheon    
ATIA Foundation Scholarship Presentation

To make a donation to the ATIA Foundation, click here.       

TBD

2:00pm-3:30pm

Concurrent Sessions:

KHCC

The Modern Leisure Traveler and The Last Frontier
Presenter: David Bratton, Destination Analysts

KHCC - Pavilion Room

TBA

KHCC - Katurwick Room

Oh Canada! Positive Partnerships Promoting Travel
Presenter: Blake Rogers, Tourism Industry Association Yukon

KHCC - Stellar Room

3:45pm-4:15pm

Networking Break

Enjoy a networking break, grab snacks and refreshments at the trade show, go for a walk and get ready for community night in Kodiak!

Best Western
Harbor Room

4:30pm-6:00pm

Concurrent Sessions:

KHCC

Cyber / Data Security

KHCC - Pavilion Room

Adventure Green Alaska

KHCC - Katurwick Room

Public Lands

KHCC - Stellar Room

6:30pm

Community Night!

Gather near the Kodiak Harbor Convention Center / Best Western Kodiak Inn

Buses leave from Convention Center

Thursday, October 5

9:00am-12:00pm

Convention Registration Open

KHCC - Lobby

9:00am

Transportation from accommodations to Kodiak Harbor Convention Center

 

9:00am-10:00am

Coffee & Light Breakfast Snacks available at the Trade Show

Best Western Harbor Room

10:00am-11:30am    

The State of the Cruise Industry in Alaska 

TBD

12:00pm-1:30pm

Alaska's Tourism Marketing Program: Research, Strategies and Implementation      

Jillian Simpson, ATIA VP; Heather Haugland, The McDowell Group       

TBD

12:00pm

Trade Show & Registration Closes

 

1:30pm

60-Second New Product Presentations

Check out what is new & happening in the industry with emcee Matt Atkinson

TBD

2:00pm-5:30pm

Afternoon of Adventure Tours

 

3:00pm-3:30pm

 

ATIA Foundation Board & Annual Meeting

KHCC - Katurwik Room

3:30pm-5:00pm

2016-2017 ATIA Board of Directors Meeting

6:00pm-7:00pm

Closing Reception

TBD

7:00pm-10:00pm

2017 Alaska Travel Industry Association
Awards Banquet & Live Auction

w/ your emcees Dave W. Karp & John Kreilkamp

10:00 pm

Transportation from banquet back to accommodations begins