Utah Tourism Conference – Sept. 23-25, 2014 in Ogden!

Plans are underway for the Utah Tourism Conference – September 23-25, 2014 in Ogden, Utah!  This annual event is co-sponsored by the Utah Tourism Industry Association and the Utah Office of Tourism.  For complete information and details:  Utah Tourism Conference

Registration is open, and online

REGISTRATION OPTIONS

Early ​Bird ​Registration
Register before July 1st and save. Fee is ​$175 ​per ​person.

Regular Conference Registration
​Register ​July ​1st – September 19th and fee is ​$199 ​per ​person. ​ ​

NEW THIS YEAR

Social Media Lab
A ​new ​addition ​this ​year ​is ​a ​social ​media ​lab ​which ​requires ​registration ​and ​additional ​payment ​of ​$40. ​ ​

OGDEN DISCOVERY ACTIVITIES

Don’t ​forget ​to ​sign ​up ​for ​Ogden ​Discovery ​Activities ​for ​Tuesday ​afternoon. These fieldtrips include:
Historical Walking Tour of Ogden
Mountain Bike “101” along Shoreline Trail
Walk & Ride the Ogden River Parkway (bike rental charge)
Via Ferrata (additional charge)
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Contact info@utahtourism.org if you are interested in exhibit space or a sponsorship.

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Utah Tourism Conference Agenda

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 Co-sponsored by:

Utah Tourism Industry Association & Utah Office of Tourism

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Conference venue is the Ogden Eccles Conference Center.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23
 10:00- 11:00 am Utah Tourism Industry Association Annual Membership Meeting
 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Utah Office of Tourism Board Meeting
 12:00 – 5:00 pm Registration Opens
 12:00 pm Lunch on your own
 12:00 – 1:30 pm Social Media Lab 101 – registration required, additional fee
 1:00 – 5:00 pm Exhibitor Move-In
 1:00 pm UTIA’s 3rd Annual Silent Auction Opens – closes Thursday a.m.
 2:00pm Outdoor Workshops – Ogden discovery activities
 5:30 pm Opening Reception at Snowbasin
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24
 7:30 am -5:30 pm Registration Open
 7:30 – 8:30 am Continental Breakfast
 8:30 – 8:45 am Hall of Fame/ Awards Presentation
8:45 – 10:00 am WelcomeOpening General Session – Song Sessions
10:00 – 10:30 am Break
 10:30 -11:45 am Concurrent Workshops
Breakout #1—Tourism 101
Breakout #2—Social Media Lab #201
Breakout #3—DMO 2.0: Skip Engagement: From Awareness to Conversion
Breakout #4—Celebrating National Park Service 100th Anniversary
 11:45 am – 1:00 pm Lunch and Legislative Panel
 1:00- 1:45 pm General Sessions – GOED Super Panel
 2:00- 3:15 pm Concurrent Workshops
Breakout #5 – Build Your Own Content Factory
Breakout #6 – Working with Elected Officials/Building Partnerships
Breakout #7 – Cooperative Marketing Program
Breakout #8 – Film Commission
 3:15 – 3:45 pm Break
 3:45 – 5:00 pm Concurrent Workshops
Breakout #9 Roundtable – Is Your Welcome Mat Out?
Breakout #10 Roundtable – Is Print Dead?
Breakout #11 Roundtable – Making the Mighty 5 Work for You
 5:15 – 5:45 pm DMO Brochure Exchange
 Evening Enjoy dinner on your own
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 25
 7:30 am – 5:30 pm Registration
 7:30 – 8:30 am Breakfast and Tourism Advertising Awards Presentation
 8:30 – 9:30 am General Session – Destination Development
 9:30 – 10:00 am Break
 10:00 – 11:15 am Concurrent Workshops
Breakout #12 – Build Your Own Content Factory
Breakout #13 -TripAdvisor
Breakout #14 – Destination Development
Breakout #15 – ONE Wasatch
 11:15 – 11:30 am  Break

 11:30 am – 12:15 pm

 General Session – Host Hotels & Resorts

 12:15 – 1:45 pm

 Closing Lunch
 Utah Tourism Industry Association Update
 Utah Office of Tourism Year in Review
 Delta Prize Giveaway
 2015 Utah Tourism Conference location announcement
 1:45 pm  Silent Auction winners claim/pay

Thanks to our hard-working Conference Committee:

Maria Twitchell, Chair
Jana Abrams
Nan Anderson
Monique Beeley
Charlene Christensen
Charlie DeLorme
Kaitlin Eskelsen
Joan Hammer
Pat Holmes
Joel Racker
Roxie Sherwin
Sara Toliver
Vicki Varela
Caren Werner
Diane Wilson

We look forward to seeing you in Ogden!


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