2019 Convention Schedule

All events are at Centennial Hall in Juneau unless otherwise noted. Find out more about our speakers here.

Thank you to our generous convention sponsors!

Monday, October 7

11:00a - 5:00p  Convention Registration Open at the JACC
10:00a - 3:00p  Pre-Summit on Alaska's Cruise Ship Industry                                                                                       
12:00p - 5:00p  Trade Show Set Up at the JACC
3:30p - 5:30p   2018-2019 / 2019-2020 ATIA Board of Directors Meetings  
5:45p - 6:45p 1st Timers' Mixer
  Dinner on your own


Tuesday, October 8

7:30a - 5:00p  Convention Registration Open at the JACC
8:00a  - 5:00p  Trade Show at the JACC
8:00a - 9:00a   Continental Breakfast                          
9:00a - 10:30a ATIA Convention Kick-Off                                              
10:30a - 11:45a                  
Women Leaders in Tourism Panel Discussion
12:00p - 1:30p  Luncheon Keynote Presentation: Triumphs, Anomalies, and Myths: How daring destinations use simples stories to attract visitors from around the world
1:30p - 2:00p   Networking Break                         
2:00p - 3:15p 

Concurrent Sessions

  • The Loyalty Loop: How small things add up to big business - Ballroom 1
  • Public Lands Update with USFS and NPS - Egan Room
  • Developing New Tours - Hickel Room
  • Harnessing the Power of Information to Improve Your Marketing - Ballroom 3
3:45 - 5:00p   Speed Networking  
5:30 - 7:30p   Opening Night Reception 
  Dinner on your own


Wednesday, October 9

7:30a - 4:30p Convention Registration Open at the JACC
7:30a - 5:00p Trade Show at the JACC
7:30a - 9:00a Continental Breakfast 
8:00a - 8:45a Destination Marketing Management Organizations Roundtables (by invitation)
9:00a - 10:15a

Concurrent Sessions

  • Indigenous Tourism: Culture, Heritage, and Tradition - Ballroom 1
  • Community and a Sence of Place - Tourism in Community Planning - Ballroom 3
  • Developing and Executing Contracts - How To - Hickel Room
  • Alaska's Care Team - Family Assistance During a Tourism Crisis - Egan Room
10:15a - 10:45a Networking Break
11:00a - 12:00p

Remarks by Senator Dan Sullivan, followed by
Annual Membership Meeting / Voice of the Membership

12:45p - 1:30p ATIA Scholarship Luncheon
1:30p - 2:30p

4th Annual Tourism Shark Tank

2:30p - 3:00p Networking Break                         
3:00p - 4:30p     

Concurrent Sessions

  • Telling Your Story - Partnering with the Media - Ballroom 1
  • Designing the Dream - Idealizing a Tourism Future for Public Lands - Egan Room
  • Expanding your Small Business Toolkit: Hints for Operational Effectiveness - Hickel Room
  • Digital Marketing Strategies for Tourism: 5 Power Moves to Improve Your ROI - Ballroom 3


Thursday, October 10

8:00a - 11:00a   Convention Registration Open at the JACC
8:00a - 12:00p  Trade Show at the JACC
9:00a - 10:00a   Continental Breakfast 
9:00a - 9:30a   ATIA Chapter Representatives Gathering (by invitation)                        
9:30a - 10:30a The Washington D.C. Perspective (TBC)
10:30a - 11:45a   The Great Shift! From Destination Marketing to Management
12:00p - 1:30p Travel Alaska Marketing Program Update (with boxed lunch)
1:30 - 2:00p   60 Seconds New Product Presentations
2:30 - 2:45p ATIA Foundation Board Annual Meeting  
2:45 - 4:00p 2019-2020 ATIA Board of Directors Meeting
6:00 - 7:00p   Closing Reception   
7:00 - 10:00p 2019 ATIA Awards Banquet and Live Auction
10:30p - on After-Party Concert: Raiding the Rock Vault - Centennial Hall

Updated: 9/19/19