Annual Events

Annual Tourism & Industry Events

Below, find a list of upcoming tourism industry and Native American conferences, meetings and annual events.



ABA Annual Meeting and Marketplace
Jan. 10-14, 2020
Omaha, Nebraska (Plains)

Travel Adventure Show
Jan. 11-12, 2020
Boston, Massachussetts (Eastern)

Travel Adventure Show
Jan. 18-19, 2020
San Diego, California (Pacific)

United Motorcoach Association (UMA)Expo and Travel Exchange
Jan. 19-23, 2020
Nashville, Tennessee (Eastern)

Self Governance Communication & Education Tribal Consortium
Jan. 20-21, 2020
Washington, DC (Eastern)

South Dakota’s Governor’s Conference on Tourism
Jan. 21-23, 2020
Pierre, South Dakota (Plains))

TravMedia International Media Marketplace
Jan. 22-23, 2020
New York, NY (Eastern)

Go International
Jan. 27-28. 2020
Albuquerque, New Mexico (Southwest)

Affliated Tribes of the Northwest Indians (ATNI) Winter Convention
Dates TBD
Portland, Oregon (Pacific)



International Inbound Travel Association (IITA) Summit
Feb. 2-5, 2020
St. Pete Beach, Florida (Eastern)

National Federation of Tourist Guide Associations USA
Feb. 5-7, 2020
Charleston, South Carolina (Eastern)

Travel Adventure Show
Feb. 8-9, 2020
Chicago, Illlinois (Midwest)

Arizona Indian Festival
Feb. 8-9, 2020
Scottsdale, Arizona (Southwest)

Visit California Outlook Forum
Feb. 10-11, 2020
San Diego, California (Pacific)

STS Connections
Feb. 10-12, 2020
Little Rock, Arkansas (Eastern)

NCAI Executive Council Winter Session
Feb. 10-13, 2020
Washington, DC (Eastern)

Travel Adventure Show
Feb. 15-16, 2020
Los Angeles, Caifornia (Pacific)

South Carolina Governor’s Conference on Travel & Tourism
Feb. 18-20, 2020
Columbia, South Carolina (Eastern)

Travel Adventure Show
Feb. 22-23. 2020
Denver, Colorado (Southwest)

Wyoming Governor’s Conference on Tourism
Feb. 23-25, 2020
Cheyenne, Wyoming (Plains)

Travel Adventure Show
Feb. 29-March 1, 2020
Atlanta, Georgia (Eastern)

Showcase USA-Italy 2020
Feb. 29-March 3, 2020
Rome, Italy (International)

National Indian Native Alaskan Employment & Training Conference
Providence, RI (Eastern)



Arkansas Governor’s Conference on Tourism
March 1-3, 2020
Fort Smith, Arkansas (Eastern)

Reservation Economic Summit (RES) 2020
March 1-5, 2020
Las Vegas, Nevadad (Southwest)

Indiana Tourism Association Conference
March 2-4, 2020
Plainfield, Indiana (Midwest)

March 4-8, 2020 CANCELLED
Germany (International)

Travel Adventure Show
March 7-8, 2020
Washington, DC (Eastern)

Travel South Showcase
March 8-11, 2020
Baton Rouge, Louisiana (Eastern)

Travel Adventure Show
March 14-15, 2020
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Eastern)

Illinois Governor’s Conference on Travel & Tourism
March 16-20, 2020
Rosemont, Illinois (Midwest)

Wisconsin Governors Conference on Tourism
March 17-19, 2020
Madison, Wisconsin (Midwest)

Indigenous Tourism Forum of the Americas
March 17-18, 2020 POSTPONED
Albuquerque, New Mexico (Southwest)

NTA Contact
March 18-21, 2020
Anchorage, Alaska (Alaska)

Southeast Tourism Society Conference
March 19-21, 2020
Daytonda Beach, Florida (Eastern)

Travel Adventure Show
March 21-22, 2020
San Francisco, California (Pacific)

Visit North Carolina 365 Conference
March 22-24, 2020
Asheville, North Carolina (Eastern)

NIGA Indian Gaming Trade Show & Convention
March 23-26, 2020
San Diego, California (Pacific)

Go West Summit
March 24-27, 2020 RESCHEDULED
Portland, Oregon (Pacific)

Travel Adventure Show
March 28-29, 2020
Dallas, Texas (Plains)

MAST Impact Week
Washington, DC (Eastern)

United South & Eastern Tribes (USET) Impact Week
Washington, DC (Eastern)

Tribal Transportation Program Coordinating Committee Meeting
Washington, DC (Eastern)



Destination Capitol Hill
April 1-2 . 2020
Washington, DC (Eastern)

NAFOA 38th Annual Conference|
April 6-7, 2020
Nashville, Tennessee (Eastern)

North Dakota Travel Industry Conference
April 6-8, 2020
Grand Forks, North Dakota (Plains)

Federal Bar Associations Indian Law Conference
April 6-7, 2020
Albuquerque, New Mexico (Southwest)

World Indigenous Tourism Summit
April 6-9, 2020  POSTPONED
Perth. Auctralia (International)

Heritage & Cultural Tourism Conference
April 7-9, 2020
Sitka, Alaska (Alaska)

Oregon Governor’s Conference on Tourism
April 11-13, 2020
Portland, Oregon (Pacific)

Annual Tribal Self Governance Consultation Conference
April 26-30, 2020
Burlingame, California (Pacific)

NY State Tourism Conference
April 22-24, 2020
Westchester County, New York (Eastern)

Gathering of Nations
April 24-25, 2020 CANCELLED
Albuquerque, New Mexico (Southwest)

Montana’s Governor’s Conference on Tourism & Recreation
April 26-28, 2020
Billings, Montana (Plains)

NM Governor’s Conference on Hospitality & Tourism
Santa Fe, New Mexico (Southwest)

Nevada Tribal Tourism Conference
Nevada (Southwest)




National Travel & Tourism Week
May 3-9, 2020

Adventure ELEVATE 2020
May 5-7, 2020
Eugene, Oregon (Pacific)

CHAT Summit for Cultural & Heritage Tourism
May 21-22. 2020
Palm Beach, Florida (Eastern)

U.S. Travel Association’s IPW
May 30 – June 3, 2020
Las Vegas, Nevada (Southwest)

National Indian and Native American Employment
May 31 – June 4, 2020
Providence, Rhode Island (Easern)


NCAI Mid Year Conference & Marketplace
June 7-11, 2020
Anchorage (Alaska)

Tribal Nations PR Conference
June 14-16, 2020
Seattle, Washington (Pacific)

TTRA International Confernence
June 16-18, 2020
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada (International)

STS Congressional Summit on Travel & Tourism
June 23-25, 2020
Washintgon, DC (Eastern)

Native American Tourism of Wisconsin (NATOW)
Dates TBD
Keshena,Wisconsin (Midwest)

Annual Arizona Historic Preservation Conference
Dates TBD

Woodland Indian Art, Inc. Art Show & Market
Dates TBD
Oneida, Wisconsin (Midwest)


Arizona Governor’s Conference on Tourism
July 22-24, 2020
Scottsdale, Arizona (Southwest)

STS Marketing College
July 26-31, 2020
Dahlonega, Georgia (Eastern)

Tribal Transportation Program Coordinating Committee Meeting




Udall Scholar Orientation
August 4-9, 2020
Tucson, Arizona (Southwest)

Santa Fe Indian Market
August 15-16 , 2020
Santa Fe, New Mexico (Southwest)

Alabama Governor’s Conference on Tourism
August 15-18, 2020
Gulf Shores, Alabama (Eastern)

Educational Seminar for Tourism Organizations (ESTO)
August 22-25, 2020
Austin, Texas (Southwest)

Georgia Governor’s Conference on Tourism
August 30 – Sept. 2, 2020
Buford, Geogria (Eastern)

Go West Summit
August 31 – Sept. 3, 2020
Portland, Oregon (Pacific) 

Interrtribal Food Sovereignty Summit
Dates TBD

Gallup Inter-Tribal Ceremonial
Dates TBD
Gallup, New Mexico (Southwest)



National Transportation in Indian Country Conference (NTICC)
Sept. 16-19, 2020
Albuquerque, New Mexico (Southwest)

American Indian Tourism Conference
Sept. 14-17, 2020
Ft. McDowell, Arizona (Southwest)

NAFOA Fall Finance & Tribal Economics Conference
Sept. 20-22, 2020
Temecula, California (Pacific)

Colorado Governors Conference on Tourism
Dates TBD
Denver, Colorado (Southwest)

SW Intertribal Agriculture Council Conference
Dates TBD

Florida Governor’s Conference on Tourism
Dates TBD

Tribal Transportation Program Coordinating Committee Mtg
Dates TBD
Washington, DC (Eastern)

UTTC Tribal Leaders Summit & Trade Show
Dates TBD

STS Fall Forum
Dates TBD

Brand USA Travel Week
Dates TBD
London, UK (International)

National Native Media Conference
Dates TBD



NAFOA Fall Finance & Tribal Economics
October 6-8, 2019
Prior Lake, Minnesota (Midwest)

Association of Tribal Archives, Libraries & Museums
October 8-10, 2019
Temecula, California (Pacific)

Missouri Governor’s Conference on Tourism
October 8-10, 2019
Columbia, Missouri (Midwest)

Alaska Travel Industry Association (ATIA)
October 8-11, 2019
Juneau, Alaksa (Alaska)

National Indian Education Association (NIEA) Convention
October 9-12, 2019
Minneapolis, Minnesota (Midwest)

G2E Global Gaming Expo
October 14-17, 2019
Las Vegas, Nevada (Southwest)

Alaska Federation of Natives (AFN)
October 17-19
Fairbanks, Alaska (Alaska)

NCAI Annual Convention & Marketplace
October 20-25, 2019
Albuquerque, New Mexico (Southwest)

11th TMS Family Travel Conference
October 18-20, 2019
Newark, New Jersey (Eastern)



5th Annual Repatriation Conference
November 12-14, 2019
Scottsdale, Arizona (Southwest)

Tribal Interior Budget Council
November 12-14, 2019
Washington,DC (Eastern)

National Tribal GIS Conference
November 18-22, 2019
Albuquerque, New Mexico (Southwest)



US Tour Operator Association (USTOA) Annual Conference & Marketplace
December 2-6, 2019
Orlando, Florida (Eastern)

2019 BIA Tribal Provider’s Conference
December 3-5, 2019
Anchorage. Alaska (Alaska)

NTA Travel Exchange
December 8-12, 2019
Forth Worth, Texas (Southwest)

Intertribal Agriculture Council’s Annual Conference
December 9-12, 2019
Tulsa, Oklahoma (Plains)


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