2019 Advocacy Summit
2019 Advocacy Summit
Nov 12, 2019
Nov 14, 2019
date_range November 12-14, 2019
location_city Madison, WI, USA
location_on The Edgewater

Join us for the 2019 Advocacy Summit, as we bring together advocacy experts and destination organization professionals to exchange ideas on the latest trends and threats to our industry. Discover from insiders the tools and research available to you in our “Marketplace of Ideas” and enhance your leadership skills with advocacy training.

Learn about strategic planning, talent development, diversity, inclusion and equity and working with legislators. Whether fighting for your funding, defending your destination against the weaponization of travel, or lighting the way through dark money politics, this summit will help you become a more effective advocate for your destination organization and a community shared value.”

ADVOCACY ISSUES

Learn about upcoming travel trends and regulations based on the newest research and policy briefs issued by the Destinations International Foundation. Globally-recognized speakers provide a comprehensive overview of the future direction of the industry.

MARKETPLACE OF IDEAS

Learn from industry insiders on how to use some of your existing tools for advocacy and research.

Schedule

Tuesday November 12, 2019
1:00pm - 3:30pm
Registration
4:00pm - 4:15pm
Welcome & Summit Overview
4:15pm - 5:00pm
Opening Keynote
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Welcome Reception
Wednesday November 13, 2019
8:00am - 9:00am
Breakfast
9:00am - 9:15am
Welcome
9:15am - 9:45am
General Session
9:45am - 10:30am
Expert Panel
10:30am - 10:45am
Break
10:30am - 10:45am
Break
10:45am - 11:15am
General Session
11:15am - 12:00pm
Expert Panel Interview
12:00pm - 1:30pm
Lunch
1:30pm - 2:00pm
General Session Topic
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Town Hall / Open Forum
3:00pm - 3:15pm
Break
3:15pm - 4:00pm
General Session Topic
4:00pm - 4:45pm
General Session Topic
4:45pm - 5:00pm
Day One Takeaways
5:00pm - 7:00pm
Dinner on your own
Thursday November 14, 2019
8:00am - 9:00am
Breakfast
9:00am - 9:30am
Marketplace of Ideas
9:30am - 9:45am
Break
9:45am - 10:15am
Marketplace of Ideas
10:15am - 10:30am
Break
10:30am - 11:00am
Marketplace of Ideas
11:00am - 11:15am
Break
11:15am - 11:45am
Marketplace of Ideas
11:45am - 12:00pm
Break
12:00pm - 1:30pm
Lunch
1:30pm - 2:00pm
General Session
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Town Hall/Open Forum
3:00pm - 3:15pm
Break
3:15pm - 4:00pm
General Session
4:00pm - 4:45pm
General Session
4:45pm - 5:00pm
Day Two Takeaways
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Closing Reception
* Schedule subject to change.
Registration
$1312
2019 Advocacy Summit
Member Price: $875.00 Please log in to your portal to get the member discount.
location
Madison
,
WI
The Edgewater
1001 Wisconsin Ave
Madison, WI, USA

Block Rate: US$ 199/night
Cut-off Date October 18. 2019

To book, edit, or cancel your hotel reservation, please click here. You can also contact the hotel directly at 1-800-922-5512 and ask for the Destinations International 2019 Advocacy Summit block rate.

An overflow block has been secured at the AC Hotel Madison Downtown for $199 (classic) and $229 (premium) per night plus applicable state and local taxes. To book, edit, or cancel your hotel reservation, please click here. Guests may call the hotel directly to make reservations at 608-286-1337 by mentioning the "2019 Fall Learning Week/Advocacy Summit" block. The hotel cutoff date is Wednesday, October 9, 2019.