September 11-14
Radisson Hotel and Conference Center
Green Bay, Wisconsin

The American Indian Tourism Conference (AITC) is the only national conference on tourism in Indian Country. Designed to share knowledge, experience and best practices from tourism programs around the U.S., AITC features exciting and unique mobile workshops that highlight the culture of the region and host tribes; an impressive line-up of expert speakers who provide resources and training to build capacity; networking opportunities to share, teach and learn from each other; and a presentation of AIANTA’s "Cultural Heritage Destination of the Year" Awards.

Dear AITC Attendees,

On behalf of the American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association (AIANTA), we want to thank you for attending the 19th Annual American Indian Tourism Conference on September 11– 14, 2017 hosted by Oneida Nation in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

We hope that you found the conference fun, informative and worthwhile. We set out with the goal each year of bringing together tourism leaders from around Indian Country and the globe, as well as friends and partners to encourage open dialogue about the issues facing our industry and to provide meaningful educational sessions and experiences throughout the week.

We believe that our diverse and dynamic group of speakers and panelists provided in-depth insight, as well as, actionable and practical tools for your tourism development endeavors, and were able to share how the NATIVE Act and other current events are influencing Indian Country’s tourism industry.

Your presence and participation helped to make this event a great success and your enthusiasm and positive spirit helped make our time together both productive and fun. We wish you all the best and hope that you continue to be engaged with AIANTA and all of our programs.

As a reminder, we’re eager to provide you with the materials and presentations from all of our educational sessions – presentations are now available at www.AIANTA.org.

Don’t forget to save the date for the 20th Annual American Indian Tourism Conference – September 17-20, 2018 – to be held in Albuquerque, New Mexico and hosted by the Pueblo of Isleta. We hope to see you again in 2018!


Sherry L. Rupert
AIANTA Board President