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25th Annual American Indian Tourism Conference
October 2-5, 2023

Choctaw Casino & Resort-Durant
4216 S. Hwy 69/75
Durant, OK 74701
Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma

Registration coming soon!

The Annual American Indian Tourism Conference (AITC), now in celebrating its 25th anniversary, is the only national conference dedicated to growing tourism in America’s indigenous communities.

Every year the conference attracts more than 300 attendees, who attend for the networking opportunities, the high-level keynote sessions and the informative breakout sessions led by some of the leading hospitality industry experts. At our first-ever virtual conference we had 800 registrants.

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Sponsor AITC

Extend your visibility by sponsoring AITC, the only national conference dedicated to travel and tourism in Indian Country.

Excellence in Tourism Industry Awards

Join AIANTA as we recognize the best of Indian Country travel and tourism at the annual Excellence in Tourism Industry Awards Gala and Silent Auction, October 5, 2023.

Call for Speakers

AIANTA is now accepting speaker proposals for breakout sessions during the 25th AITC, held October 2-5, 2022 and hosted by the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma at the Choctaw Casino & Resort – Durant. 

Exhibit at AITC

An exhibitor table at the American Indian Tourism Conference will provide you with direct access to more than 350 hospitality industry professionals ..

Business of Art

This workshop is designed for artists. It will discuss working with your tribe to promote tourism; pricing and marketing; working with galleries and museums; and much more.

AITC Schedule at a Glance

Monday, October 2

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Mobile Workshops

1:00  – 5:00 p.m.
Business of Art Workshop

6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Opening Reception

Tuesday, October 3

7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Exhibit Hall Open

8:30 – 10 a.m.
Opening Ceremonies/Regalia Day

10:30 – 11:45 a.m.
Break Out Sessions “1”

noon – 1:30 p.m.
Luncheon & General Session

1:45 – 3 p.m.
AIANTA Regional Meetings

3:30 – 5 p.m.
AIANTA Town Hall / Information Gathering Session

Wednesday, October 4

7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Exhibit Hall Open

7:30 – 9 a.m.
Networking Continental Breakfast

9 – 10:15 a.m.
General Session

10:45 a.m. – noon
Break Out Sessions “2”

12:15 – 1:30 p.m.
Luncheon & General Session

1:45 – 3 p.m.
Break Out Sessions “3”

3:30 – 4:45 p.m.
Break Out Sessions “4”

Thursday, October 5

7:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Exhibit Hall Open

7:30 – 8:45 a.m.
Networking Continental Breakfast

8:45 – 10 a.m.
Break Out Sessions “5”

10:30 a.m. – 11:45 p.m.
Break Out Sessions “6”

noon – 1:15 p.m.
Luncheon & General Session

1:30 – 2:45 p.m.
Break Out Sessions “7”

3:15 – 4:30 p.m.
The Heart Speaks (Closing Session)

6 – 7 p.m.
No Host Happy Hour

7 – 10 p.m.
Excellence in Tourism Industry Award

About Choctaw Casino & Resort – Durant

For more information about the Choctaw Casino & Resort, visit Choctaw Casino & Resort – Durant

For more information about the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, visit Choctaw Nation

 

25th Annual AITC Sponsors

Platinum Sponsor

Silver Sponsors

Bureau of Indian Affairs

Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail

Native American Agriculture Fund

Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail

Bureau of Land Management

National Endowment of the Arts

National Park Service

United States Forest Service