Conference Presentations

AITC is a high quality, unbeatable educational forum for tribes, tribal businesses, native-owned businesses, and all in the tourism industry where attendees share knowledge, experience and best practices from tourism programs around the U.S.

The exceptionally unique and in-depth program features an impressive line-up of expert speakers from around the U.S. and the globe, whose experience offers new information and valuable guidance for all – from attendees just entering the tourism industry to those with vast experience and established tourism programs.

Breakout Sessions
10:30 am – Noon – Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Breakout Sessions
1:45pm – 3:15pm Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Breakout Session
10:30 am – Noon – Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Breakout Sessions
2:00 pm – 3:15 pm – Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Breakout Sessions
8:45 am – 10:15 am – Thursday, September 14, 2017

Breakout Sessions
10:45 am – 12:15 pm – Thursday, September 14, 2017

Thursday, September 14, 2017
– Lunch | Closing General Session- Keynote Address

  • Bright Path, The Jim Thorpe Story
    Chris Taylor (Executive Producer); Rick Hill (Executive Producer); Abraham Taylor (Writer, Producer); Angie Brus, Executive Director The Carlisle Indian School Project; Ed Hall, III, CISP Vice President; Cheryl Stevens, CISP Advisory Council.


More than half of Historic U.S. Route 66 lies in Indian Country, roughly 1,372 miles. AIANTA, in collaboration with the National Park Service Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program and Cherokee travel writer Lisa Hicks Snell, has published a tour guide of Route 66, bringing American Indian voices and a new perspective to this iconic highway.

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Education & Training

Technical assistance and training is the heartbeat of our work at AIANTA. We provide general and tailored technical assistance, training and education in a variety of ways.

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International Outreach

AIANTA plays a critical role in supporting the National Travel and Tourism Strategy to bring more visitors to the United States, especially in our participation at trade shows internationally and domestically, to promote tourism in Indian Country.

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Start marketing your destination with us today! is AIANTA’s premier destination website, connecting travelers to unique American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian destinations in the United States.

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Partnership Development

AIANTA’s best work is done by connecting with tribal, federal, state and industry leaders.  Through strong relationships with our partners and stakeholders, we are able to move our mission forward.

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