2021 ATIA Convention & Trade Show Schedule

Schedule is subject to change.
Updated: June 1, 2021

Monday, October 11

SUMMIT DAY

Convention Registration Central

Dena’ina Civic & Convention Center
In Person

10:30AM – 12:00PM

2020 – 2021 ATIA Board of Directors Meeting

Location TBD
Online / In Person

12:00PM – 5:00PM

Pre-Convention Summit: Alaska’s Roadmap to Tourism Recovery

  • By the numbers: Economic impacts
  • Tourism business resiliency: Lessons learned from living and working through a pandemic
  • Moving forward with tourism recovery
    Small group discussion topics: Cultural and Native Heritage Tourism, Responsible Tourism, Community and Destination Planning, Resident Attitudes
  • Summary: Alaska’s statewide roadmap for tourism recovery

(Pre-registration required: $50 per person)

Location TBD
Online / In Person

5:30PM – 6:30PM

1st Timers’ Mixer: Meet and greet with ATIA Board of Directors & ATIA Team for newcomers to ATIA’s Convention

Location TBD
In Person

Dinner on your own in Anchorage!

Tuesday, October 12

DAY 1

Convention Registration Central

Dena’ina Civic & Convention Center
In Person

2021 ATIA Convention Trade Show Opens!

Dena’ina Civic & Convention Center
In Person

2020 ATIA Convention Kick-Off

Welcoming Remarks
Governor (or Lt. Governor) (TBC)
Mayor of Anchorage (TBI)
Community Welcome & Land Acknowledgement

2020-2021 ATIA Board Chair Bill Pedlar, Knightly Tours
Sarah Leonard, ATIA President & CEO

Dena’ina Civic & Convention Center
Online/In Person

Industry Panel: We’re in This Together!

Panel Discussion Moderated by Wanetta Ayers, Commonwealth North

Panelists: ATIA, State Chamber, AOGA, Miner’s Association, ASMI, ANCSA CEOs, Kenai River Sportfishing Association, The Foraker Group

Dena’ina Civic & Convention Center
Online/In Person

Luncheon Keynote Presentation: Andrew McCarthy

Andrew is a director, an award-winning travel writer, and—of course—an actor. He made his professional début at 19 and has appeared in dozens of films, including such iconic movies as Pretty in Pink, St. Elmo’s Fire, Less Then Zero, and cult favorites Weekend At Bernie’s and Mannequin.

Andrew has directed nearly a hundred hours of television, including some of today’s biggest hits, including The Blacklist, Grace and Frankie, New Amsterdam, Orange is the New Black, and many others.

For a dozen years Andrew served as an editor-at-large with National Geographic Traveler magazine. He has written for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, The Atlantic, Time, Travel+Leisure, Town & Country, Men’s Journal, Bon Appetit, and many others. He has been named “Travel Journalist of the Year” by The Society of American Travel Writers, as well as serving as guest editor of the prestigious BEST AMERICAN TRAVEL WRITING anthology.

Andrew is the author of a travel memoir, THE LONGEST WAY HOME (NY Times review) and a Young Adult novel, JUST FLY AWAY (NY Times review) — both New York Times bestsellers.

Dena’ina Civic & Convention Center
Online/In Person

NETWORKING BREAK (TBD)

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

Dena’ina Civic & Convention Center
In Person

CONCURRENT SESSIONS

Marketing Track

Policy Track

Business Track

Wildcard Track

Dena’ina Civic & Convention Center
In Person

Opening Night Reception

Continue networking with your fellow ATIA attendees at this informal reception. Convention attendees only – you must show your badge for entry to the venue.

Location TBD
In Person

Dinner on your own in Anchorage!

Wednesday, October 13

DAY 2

Convention Registration Central

Dena’ina Civic & Convention Center
In Person

2021 ATIA Trade Show Open!

Destination Marketing & Management Organizations (DMMO) Roundtables
Discussions for CVB & COC Executive Directors, Membership Managers & Tourism Managers (invitation only)

Dena’ina Civic & Convention Center
In Person

Annual Members Meeting / Voice of the Membership

  • Pre-Voice of the Membership (via zoom) Summaries
  • Update to Membership on committee work and what we heard from you!
  • Online Q&A / Member comments

Dena’ina Civic & Convention Center
Online/In Person

CONCURRENT SESSIONS

Marketing Track

Policy Track

Business Track

Wildcard Track

Dena’ina Civic & Convention Center
In Person

ATIA Foundation Scholarship Stories

Let’s raise $$$ to support Alaska’s students and professional development in tourism. Online Auction proceeds go to ATIA Foundation.

Small Business Scholarship Presentations

Dena’ina Civic & Convention Center
In Person

Networking Break (TBD)

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

Dena’ina Civic & Convention Center
In Person

CONCURRENT SESSIONS

Marketing Track

Policy Track

Business Track

Wildcard Track

Dena’ina Civic & Convention Center
In Person

ANCHORAGE COMMUNITY NIGHT!

TBA
In Person

Thursday, October 14

DAY 3

Last day to visit the Trade Show!

Dena’ina Civic & Convention Center
In Person

Chapter Representatives Gathering (by invitation)

Dena’ina Civic & Convention Center
In Person

Emerging Leaders Panel (TBI)

Dena’ina Civic & Convention Center
Online/In Person

Alaska Tourism Marketing Program Presentation

Dena’ina Civic & Convention Center
Online/In Person

ATIA Foundation Board and Annual Meeting

Dena’ina Civic & Convention Center
In Person

2020-2021 / 2021-2022 ATIA Board of Directors Meeting

Dena’ina Civic & Convention Center
In Person

Closing Banquet Reception

Dena’ina Civic & Convention Center
In Person

2021 ATIA Awards Banquet & Live Auction

Dena’ina Civic & Convention Center
In Person

Marketing

New Alaska Cooperative Marketing Opportunities are Now Available

There are a variety of options for your business or organization to leverage Alaska’s national marketing campaign to reach highly qualified potential visitors. See what’s available on the Coop Marketing Programs page.

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