11th Annual Nevada Tribal Tourism Conference: Agenda





 

This year’s Tribal Tourism Conference offers top-notch presenters and keynote speakers.
Participants will have the opportunity to experience the indigenous lands of the Western Shoshone people.
We look forward to seeing you at the 11th Annual Nevada Tribal Tourism Conference!

 


Monday, April 15
 
Mobile Workshop to Duck Valley Shoshone Paiute Tribe

Tuesday, April 16
 
Breakfast on Your Own
8:00 amRegistration Opens
Turquoise Room

8:30 amOpening Prayer – Western Shoshone Elder
Welcome and General Session

Davis Gonzalez
Chairman, Elko Band Council
(Invited)

Joe Holley (Invited)
Chairman, Te-Moak Tribe of Western Shoshone
(Invited)

Brenda Nebesky
Acting Director, Department of Tourism and Cultural Affairs
(Invited)

Sherry L. Rupert
Chairwoman, Nevada’s Indian Territory

9:00 amKeynote Address: Creating Unique Experiences in Indian Country

Speaker TBD

9:45 amNational Update on Tribal Tourism

Camille Ferguson
Executive Director, American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association (AIANTA)
(Invited)

10:30 amBreak with Exhibitors

10:45 amExperiencing Language and Culture is What Makes Us Unique - Cultural Panel

Leah Brady
Basket Weaver, Great Basin Basket Weavers
(Invited)

12:00 pmLunch Provided
Turquoise Room

Indian Territory Update – Powwow website reveal

1:00 pmNCOT Grant Workshop

Shari Bombard
Rural Programs Manager, Nevada Division of Tourism

2:45 pmBreak with Exhibitors – Cultural Demonstrations (30 mins)
Turquoise Room

3:15 pmThe Economic Impact of RVing

Michael Ochs
Director Government Affairs, RV Industry Association
(Invited)

3:45 pmHow to Give a Tour

Donovan Hanley
Tour Guide
(Invited)

5:00 pmClosing Remarks and Recess for the Day

6:00 pm
to 8:00 pm
Welcome Reception – California Trail Center

Wednesday, April 17 
Breakfast on Your Own

8:30 amWelcome Reception
Turquoise Room

8:45 amMeet Your Local, State and National Tourism Partners
Elko Convention and Visitors Authority


Brenda Nebesky
Acting Director, Department of Tourism and Cultural Affairs
(Invited)

Camille Ferguson
Executive Director, American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association
(Invited)

9:30 amLearn How to Reclaim American Indian Identity through Media

Bethany Sam
First Nations Focus
(Invited)

Monica Poling
Public Relations and Media Manager, American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association
(Invited)

10:15 amBreak with Exhibitors -Cultural Demonstrations
Turquoise Room

10:45 amPhoto Workshop Part I

Larry Burton
Owner

Learn how to capture quality photos using inexpensive cameras and smart phones to market your product, attraction or destination.

12:00 pmLunch Provided
Turquoise Room

1:00 pmPhoto Workshop Part II

Larry Burton
Owner

Learn how to capture quality photos using inexpensive cameras and smart phones to market your product, attraction or destination.

3:00 pmClosing Remarks

IMPORTANT NOTE: Agenda is tentative and subject to change


 

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