*Agenda is subject to change*
Colorado Tourism Office/Leave No Trace Behind, Community Service Project, partnership with Walking Mountains Science Center
Space is limited, so sign up via the Gov Con registration site early!
Sponsored Hike Vail Valley
Participants for both the volunteer sustainability service projects and the afternoon hike at Maloit Park should wear sturdy closed-toed shoes, dress in layers for the variable mountain weather conditions, bring a small backpack with a raincoat/warm coat, hat and/or sunglasses, reusable water bottle, and sunscreen. Work gloves and snacks will be provided.
*Sign up for the Hike when you register for the conference. Space is limited, so please only sign up if you will be participating.
|International Promotions Committee Meeting||9AM—11AM|
|CADMO Meeting: CADMO Members Only||9AM—11AM|
COmmitted to the In-Destination Experience with Arival
Do you operate day tours, activities or an attraction? Are you a hotel, destination or travel seller that offers activities and experiences? Then don’t miss COmmitted to the In-Destination Experience on Monday, October 29. New to the Colorado Governor’s Tourism Conference in 2018, COmmitted to the In-Destination Experience is a one-day session devoted to the distinct marketing, sales and operational needs of providers and sellers of tours, activities and attractions. Presented in partnership with Arival, this special one-day event promises awesome, hands-on sessions on all things digital to help you grow your business. Add to your registration for only an additional $95. Learn More.
Please note: Coffee Breaks and Happy Hour are included in the price of the COmmitted to the In-Destination Experience, but lunch will be at your own expense.
|CTO Board Meeting & Lunch||11:30AM—2PM|
Committed to the In-Destination Experience with Arival
*Hosted Arival Happy Hour from 4-5pm, for Arival participants only
|Learning Lab Sessions||2PM—4PM|
Governor’s Conference Kick Off & Welcome Reception
Larkspur, 458 Vail Valley Drive, Vail, CO — Short Bus Ride from the Hotel Talisa. More details will be provided on transportation.
Sponsored by Vail Valley Partnership
|Dinner on Own in Vail Village||7PM|
|Silent Auction: Online Bidding||Open until 8AM on 10/31|
Sunrise Goat Yoga
*Sign up for Goat Yoga when you register for the conference. Space is limited, so please only sign up if you will be participating.
First Timers Breakfast
Any attendees attending Gov Con for the first time are invited to meet with the Colorado Tourism Office Staff and Board Members for Breakfast.
Opening General Session: Keynote Speaker
William Bakker, Chief Strategist & Partner with Destination Think!
|Trade Show & AM Break||10AM—10:30AM|
|Breakout Session #1||10:30AM—11:45AM|
Luncheon Session: Crisis Communication Panel Discussion
Cathy Tull, Chief Marketing Officer at Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority; Charlene Chan, Director of Communications for Hawaii Tourism Authority; Cathy Ritter, Director of the Colorado Tourism Office
|Breakout Session #2||1PM—2:15PM|
|Trade Show Break||2:15PM—3PM|
|Breakout Session #3||3PM—4:15PM|
Taste of Colorado Reception
Come sip and taste the latest and greatest in wine, beer and spirits that Colorado has to offer while networking with fellow conference attendees.
Governor’s Tourism Conference Awards Dinner
Join in the celebration to honor the achievements and excellence of the 2018 Governor’s Award winners. Cocktail attire is encouraged.
After Hours Event
Hosted by Karsh Hagan & Miles Partnership
Silent Auction Ends Online
Don’t forget to grab your smart phone or tablet for some last-minute bidding!
Bidding closes at 8:00am on Wednesday, October 31st
|Silent Auction Pick Up||8AM—12PM|
|Breakfast & Trade Show||7:30AM—8:30AM|
|General Session: Keynote Speaker||8:30AM—10AM|
|Trade Show Break||10AM—10:30AM|
|Breakout Sessions #4||10:30AM—11:45AM|
Announcement of 2019 Gov Con Location & Closing