The primary focus of the regional Travel & Words conferences is building productive connections between journalists and destination marketers. This takes the form of scheduled one-on-one meetings as well as plenty of casual networking opportunities.
In addition, expert travel and tourism industry presenters will share valuable insights into how journalists and destinations can effectively champion media coverage and promotion of responsible tourism as the industry and travel consumers recover from the challenges of the pandemic.
The regional Travel & Words events require attendees to follow health and safety protocols, such as face coverings and social distancing.
|Sunday, Oct. 18||6:00 pm - 8:00 pm||Welcome Reception - offsite location TBA|
|Monday, Oct. 19||8:00 - 8:30 am||Conference check-in|
|8:30 - 8:45 am||Welcome and introductions|
|8:45 - 9:00 am||Presentation by host destination: Central Oregon Visitors Association|
|9:00 - 10:00 am||Presentation: Navigating Tourism's Recovery, Justin Yax|
|10:00 am – 12:00 pm||Meetup Sessions|
|12:00 – 1:30 pm||Lunch, Special Guest Presentations|
|1:30 – 3:00 pm||Meetup Sessions|
|3:00 - 4:00 pm||Journalist breakout session,
Facilitator: Allen Cox
|3:00 - 4:00 pm||Destination Breakout Session
Facilitator: Dave Peterson
|4:00 – 4:15 pm||Closing Comments|