The Kansas Tourism Conference is Taking Place this October

The Kansas Tourism Conference is a highlight each year with inspiring speakers and networking opportunities. Both sponsors and attendees, alike, enjoy interacting with hotels, attractions, CVBs, and dining and retail establishments from across Kansas!  This event will take place October 18-20 at the Liberal Conference Center.

Agenda

Monday, October 18 (Tentative Schedule)
  • 12:00pm – 5:00pm – Registration/Information Desk Open
  • 12:00pm – Exhibitor Setup
  • 12:00pm – Silent Auction Setup
  • 1:00pm – 2:00pm – TIAK Board Meeting
  • 2:30pm – Conference Welcome
  • Opening Conference Session – Judge Tommy Webb: You Can Make a Difference
  • 3:30pm – Your Kansas Tourism Partners: TIAK, Kansas Tourism, Governor’s Council, Kansas Sampler & Others
  • 4:45pm – Exhibitor Welcome Reception & Networking
  • Kansas Tourism Gives Back
  • 5:30pm – Board Busses for Evening Event
  • 6:00pm – Evening Community Event at the Air Museum
Tuesday, October 19 (Tentative Schedule)
  • 8:00am – 5:00pm – Registration & Information Desk Open
  • 8:00am – Breakfast (Coalition Meeting Time #1)
  • 9:00am – Conference Welcome Community Introductions
  • 9:15am – 10:15am – General Session – Travel Updates
  • US Travel – Virtual Update: New State of Travel
  • SeeSource: Kansas Data Update
  • 10:15am – 10:30am – Refreshment Break & Visit Exhibit Area
  • Materials Exchange Tables Open
  • 10:30am – 11:30am – General Session – Kansas First Impressions Survey
  • K-State Research and Extension Panel Discussion
  • Jan Steen, Facilitator
  • Nadine Sigle, Facilitator
  • 11:45am – 1:15pm – Buffet Luncheon & Visit Exhibit Area, Exhibitor/Sponsor Presentations, Speed Dating with KDOC
  • 1:15pm – 3:00pm – General Session by Kansas Tourism: State of Tourism in Kansas
  • 3:00pm – 3:15pm – Refreshment Break & Visit Exhibit Area
  • 3:15pm – 4:45pm – New Opportunities: Office of Rural Prosperity, Arts Commission, Main Street, Sports Commission, KDOC, Economic Development-STAR Bond, etc.
  • 5:00pm – Optional Exhibitor Tear Down
  • 5:30pm – SportsKS Cornhole Mixer
  • 6:00pm – Dinner on Your Own – Taco Truck Trail
Wednesday, October 20 (Tentative Schedule)
  • 8:00am – 2:00pm – Registration and Information Desk Open
  • 8:00am – 8:45am – Breakfast (Coalition Meeting Time #2)
  • 8:45am – 9:45am – General Session – Adrienne Bulinski: Perseverance with Grit
  • 9:45am – 10:00am – Transfer Break
  • 10:00am – 10:45am – Breakout Session/Tracks
  • 11:00am – 11:30am – 30 Ideas in 30 Minutes (bring your best marketing/event/employee idea you have implemented this year)
  • 11:30am – 1:00pm – TIAK Annual Meeting/Lunch
  • 1:00pm – 2:00pm – Breakout Session/Tracks
  • 2:00pm – 2:15pm – Transfer Break
  • 2:15pm – 3:00pm – Breakout Session/Tracks
  • 3:00pm – 3:15pm – Transfer Break
  • 3:15pm – 4:00pm – Breakout Session/Tracks
  • 4:30pm – Set Table Decorations (Coalition Meeting Time #3)
  • 5:30pm – 6:00pm – Reception
  • 6:00pm – Kansas Tourism Dinner & Marketing Awards Banquet

To register for this conference, click here.

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