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.
On behalf of the American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association Inc. (AIANTA) Board of Directors and staff, we welcome you to the 19th Annual American Indian Tourism Conference (AITC) at the Radisson Green Bay Hotel & Conference Center, the beautiful homelands of the Oneida Nation.
It is an exciting period of growth for AIANTA as we continue to offer additional resources opportunities and initiatives to tribes in tourism. The 19th AITC is designed to share the details of that work with you.
We give thanks to our host tribe for the opportunity to hold our conference here and to experience the Oneida people and traditions. Our outstanding speakers are what makes this year’s program so exceptional. Our appreciation goes out to all of our speakers for participating and sharing their expertise.
We also thank each of our generous partners and sponsors. We urge attendees to take advantage of every opportunity to visit with our sponsors and network with fellow professionals during the breaks and receptions.
The regional meetings hosted on Tuesday provides time for your input into your regions priorities, particularly this year as AIANTA collectively works to lay the groundwork to ensure implementation of the NATIVE Act in 2018 and in the years to come.
We are at a pivotal point in our work to build capacity in Indian Country utilizing the tool of cultural tourism, and we want to make sure the interests and priorities of your region are recognized. We are thrilled to have you here at AITC, helping us to achieve this goal and drive the conversation forward.
Let’s once again share our collective knowledge, expertise and enthusiasm for Indian Country Tourism!