AITC Call for Speakers

AIANTA is now accepting speaker proposals for breakout sessions during the 24th Annual American Indian Tourism Conference (AITC) held October 24-27, 2022 and hosted by the Rincon Band of Luiseño Indians at Harrah’s Resort Southern California. (Please scroll down to apply.)

AITC Education Tracks
AITC education tracks stand on AIANTA’s four brand pillars:

Define — Fundamentals and Partnerships
Introduce — Expand and Promote
Grow — Expansion and New Initiatives
Sustain — Strategic Planning and Leadership

Presentation Format
Each breakout session is 60 minutes long (45-minute presentation and 15 minutes of Q&A). Presentations can be done with a maximum of two presenters. Presentations are conducted in English. No translation is provided.

The presentation should focus on educating attendees through the presentation of a case study or research results, a demonstration, or a train-the-trainer workshop. Presentations should share success stories and/or present information on how to build tribal economies through tourism.

Submission Guidelines
All applications must include:

  • Suggested presentation title
  • Proposed presentation description (up to two paragraphs)
  • Three takeaways for participants
  • Presenter bio and/or a short description of the presenter’s company or organization. (50 words max.)

Dates to Remember
Please note the following important deadlines:

January 10, 2022
Call for speaker application opens

May 13, 2022
Call for speaker application closes

May 31, 2022
Speaker acceptance notification

September 30, 2022
Speaker handouts and PowerPoint presentations due

More Information
Bianca Mitchell, Education Manager

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