http://traveliowa.com/UserDocs/buildapage/Waterloo_Attraction_Flyer.pdfThe annual Iowa Tourism Conference rotates each year between an Eastern, Central or Western Iowa location. It is a joint effort between the Iowa Tourism Office, the Travel Federation of Iowa and the respective Iowa Tourism Region. General sessions, break-out sessions, receptions, awards program, silent auction, exhibits, dine around and evening entertainment are all part of the three-day event. Iowa's tourism industry encompasses convention and visitors bureaus, attractions, museums, festivals, events, hotels, motels, bed and breakfasts, community representatives and others in the hospitality industry. The conference is a great educational opportunity and an ideal time for networking with tourism professionals from around the state.
The 2013 Iowa Tourism Conference will be held Wednesday October 16 through Friday, October 18 in Waterloo at the Five Sullivan Brothers Convention Center. Additional conference information will be available at traveliowa.com under the “tourism industry information” tab.
Waterloo Dine Around Flier and Map [PDF: 726k]
Full registration for the conference is on a per person basis and covers all three registration days. There is a one-day registration fee and a student registration. Please select the appropriate attendee type from the attendee type drop down below:
Full Registration: $210
Single Day Registration: $125 (select by day below)
Student: $50 for Thursday only, is from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., and includes lunch. Students will need to show an ID at registration.
Walk-in Registrations: Walk-ins will be accepted; however, attendees will add $20 to the respective full or daily registration fees listed above.
Online registration will close at midnight on October 4, 2013.
Ramada Hotel and Convention Center
In order to obtain the special conference rate of $89 + 12% tax, please call 319.233.7560. Reservations are accepted on a space or rate available basis for our block. Be sure to reference the Iowa Tourism Conference group and rate when making your reservations. Cut-off for room block is Tuesday, September 24.
2013 Tourism Awards
The Iowa Tourism Office and Travel Federation of Iowa are proud to host the annual Iowa Tourism Awards, honoring Iowa’s most outstanding attractions, events, communities, organizations and individuals. These awards represent the highest honor given for tourism in Iowa.
Nominations will be accepted until 4 p.m. on Friday, August 30.
Read the full award guidelines before submitting nominations. [PDF: 112k]
Silent Auction Donations
Submit Silent Auction Donations
Proceeds from the silent auction are used for Iowa tourism educational opportunities such as the Iowa Tourism Conference. Contact LuAnn Reinders at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.