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2012 Travel Conference

Workshop Presentations:

Funding Your Tourism Ideas Through the Nebraska Department of Economic Development
Presented by Kevin Anderson

Changing Demographics & How This Affects Your Business,Today & Tomorrow
Presented by Kelly McDonald

Disaster Recovery & Crisis Management Using Social Media
Presented by Kelly McDonald

Relating, Not Translating: How to Market to U.S. Hispanics
Presented by Kelly McDonald

A Change is Gonna Come
Presented by Kathy McKillip

It's All In The Numbers
Presented by Marshall Murdaugh

The Emerging Trend of Experiential Travel
Presented by Marshall Murdaugh

Develop Response Ability - Top Tips & Tricks to Get an Email Reply
Presented by Karen Purves

Throw Them a Bone - Selling Differently to Men and Women
Presented by Karen Purves

Marketing Update
Presented by Dave Snitily

How To Get The Most Out Of your Lodging Tax Dollars
Presented by Melissa Trueblood

2012 Agri/Eco Conference


D. Snitily - Social Media Strategy
T. Reese - Reconnecting people to food and farming
D. Kerstetter - Effective marketing for sustainable tourism businesses
Networking with the Presenters 
B. Skiles - Insurance & Property Risk Management
A. Sandeen - I Wanna Go There! ... How to Pull Off Exceptional Activities and Events (Event Logic)
A. Sandeen - I Wanna Go There! ... How to Pull Off Exceptional Activities and Events 
B. Puschendorf - Heritage Tourism

2011 Travel Conference

2011 Travel Conference Presentations:

Social Media 101
Presented by Muriel Clark, North Platte/Lincoln County CVB

Promoting Partnerships: Using Your Neighbors to Grow Your Tourism
Presented by Barbara Wold

The Essentials for Successful Small City Branding and the Fifteen Ground Rules for Community Tourism Success
Presented by Bill Baker, Total Destination Marketing

Finding Your Social Media Champions
Presented by Becky McCray

Strategies for a Changing World…How to Prosper in Today’s Economy
Presented by Barbara Wold

It’s the Issue, Not the Person
Presented by Dave Mitchell, The Leadership Difference

Becoming Resilient!
Presented by Dave Mitchell, The Leadership Difference

Agri-Culinary Tourism: What Is It and How Can You Make It Work for You?
Presented by Lovoni Walker, Fabulous Food Creations, Inc.

Marketing Update
Presented by Dave Snitily, Snitily Carr

Return on Investment for Events/Festivals Roundtable
Presented by Shannon Gray, North Star Ideas

2011 Agri/Eco Conference

Workshop Presentations and Resource Information:

Changing Lens', Changing Focus 
Stan Meador

Pass the Binoculars 
Stan Meador

I've Seen the Birds 
Connie Francis and Randy Cantrell

Connecting with the Media 
Shannon Peterson, Gary Peterson, Mark Baumert and Lori Potter

How to Do Your Own Feasibility Study 
Paul Burgener and Cheryl Burkhart-Kriesel

What Flew and What Flopped 
Stan Meador

The Economics of Conservation 
Hod Kosman

2010 Travel Conference Information

Registration for the 2010 Nebraska Travel Conference is now closed. If you are planning to attend but have not registered, please sign-up in person at the conference registration desk at The Cornhusker, a Marriott Hotel.

2010 Travel Conference Award Winners:

Henry Fonda Award – Chard Hirsh

Friend of Tourism – Jim Pearson

Outstanding Event for a Community up to 9,999 – Nebraska’s Big Rodeo

Outstanding Event for a Community of more than 10,000 – Kool-Aid Days

Outstanding Regional Association – Beatrice 20/20 Vision

Outstanding Tourism Campaign – Scotts Bluff County Tourism

Outstanding Tourism Publication – Lexington Visitors Guide

Outstanding Web site (tie) – Nebraska Association of Bed and Breakfasts

Outstanding Tourist Attraction – Cedar Run ATV Trail at Harlan Lake

Outstanding Nature Tourism Entity – Calamus Outfitters/Switzer Ranch

Crystal Compass – Bob Sautter