2018 Convention Schedule

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Monday, October 8, 2018

11:00a - 5:00p  Convention Registration Open
9:00a - 3:00p  Pre-Summit on Advoacy  
12:00 - 5:00p  Trade Show Set Up  
3:30 - 5:30p   2017-2018 ATIA Board of Directors Meeting  
  Dinner on your own

 

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

7:30a - 5:00p  Convention Registration Open  
7:30 - 9:00a   Continental Breakfast                          
8:00 - 8:30a   First-timers Welcome                         
9:00a - 12:00p
ATIA Convention Kick-Off  
12:00 - 1:30p  Gubernatorial Candidates Forum Lunch
1:30 - 2:00p   Networking Break                         
2:00 - 3:30p 

Concurrent Sessions:
(1) Denali National Park Infrastructure Roundtable 
(2) Adventure Green Alaska - Looking Ahead
(3) The Role of Visitors in Alaska's Economy
(4) Alaska: Expand Your Season!

3:45 - 5:00p   Speed Networking  
6:00 - 8:00p   Opening Night Reception 
  Dinner on your own

 

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

8:00a - 4:30p     Convention Registration Open  
8:00 - 9:00a Continental Breakfast 
8:00 - 8:45a   Destination Marketing Management Organizations Roundtables                                                                      
9:00 - 10:15a  Keynote Presentation by Duncan Wardle: Think Different, the Disney Way!  
10:15 - 11:30a 3rd Annual Alaska Tourism Shark Tank!
11:45a - 1:00p Scholarship Luncheon - Featured Lunch Speaker:Paul Landes, GCI: GCI Invests in Alaska
1:00 - 2:30p

Concurrent Sessions:
(1) Outdoor Recreation, Infrastructure, and Tourism on Public Lands
(2) When in Nome: An Outside Perspective on the Last Frontier                             
(3) Internet Security and Small Business Financial Management
(4) Imagination Emporium Workshop with Duncan Wardle (Part 1 of 2)

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

Concurrent Sessions:
(1) Denali National Park Winter Recreation Plan Roundtable 
(2) Pulse of China’s Outbound Travel Market and Evolving Digital Landscape
(3) Ballot Measure 1 Presentations
(4) Imagination Emporium Workshop with Duncan Wardle (Part 2 of 2)                                                                                                                               

5:30p -...
COMMUNITY NIGHT!!!

 

Thursday, October 11, 2018

8:00 - 11:00a   Convention Registration Open  
8:00 - 9:00a   Continental Breakfast 
9:15 - 10:00a   Guest Speaker: Ned Rozell 
10:00 - 11:30a Alaska's Cruise Industry: Both Land and Sea
11:45a - 1:00p   Alaska's Tourism Marketing Program (with boxed lunch)
1:00 - 2:00p   60 Seconds New Product Presentations
2:30 - 2:45p ATIA Foundation Board Annual Meeting  
2:45 - 4:00p 2018-2019 ATIA Board of Directors Meeting
6:00 - 7:00p   Closing Reception   
7:00 - 10:00p 2018 ATIA Awards Banquet and Live Auction