2020 Advocacy Summit | October 15 & November 12, 2020

We are at a time of significant change in our industry and around the world. We are in a time of crisis, a seminal moment, a defining moment. We are at a watershed, a decision point, an inflection point - a strategic inflection point.

This is a point in the life of our organizations when the fundamentals are changing. That change can mean an opportunity to rise to new heights; however, it may just as likely signal the beginning of the end. The choice is yours.

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Answer the questions driven by this strategic inflection point and put it in perspective.
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Acquire the information, insight, tools, and tactics you want and need to grab hold of this opportunity.
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Inspire your organization to acknowledge the inflection point, seize the moment and rise to new heights.
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Schedule at a Glance: October 15

Schedule subject to change.

10:00 AM - 10:10 AM ET Destinations International Welcome
10:10 AM - 10:35 AM ET Learning from Our History: Detroit 1896 to Today
10:40 AM - 11:00 AM ET Pandemic Recession: Alarms and Opportunities
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM ET Destination Safety: The New Priority
11:35 AM - 12:00 PM ET Breakouts: Case Studies of Advocacy Solutions
12:05 PM - 12:30 PM ET Breakouts: Case Studies of Advocacy Solutions
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM ET The Importance of Resident Sentiment in a Crisis
1:35 PM - 2:10 PM ET The Unusual Suspects: The Community Benefit Funding Model
2:15 PM - 3:05 PM ET Community Engagement and Grassroots Lobbying in This Moment
3:10 PM - 3:40 PM ET Lexicon 2020: Expanded with New Words to Know and Use
3:45 PM - 4:15 PM ET Advocacy Shirtsleeves Breakouts
4:20 PM - 5:05 PM ET Closing Keynote
5:05 PM - 5:30 PM ET Networking Happy Hour

Coming on November 12

We will present a review of the results of the US election as well as the handful of local elections in Canada and other points around the globe; our annual What Keeps Us Up At Night session highlighting industry trends Destinations International sees developing that concern us; a deep dive on Equity, Diversity & Inclusion including new research data and more tools, tactics and information to help you advocate for your destination organization.

Full November 12 agenda will be posted soon!

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Member Rate
US$250
Promo Code 20ADVMEMBER
Non-Member Rate
US$375
Promo Code 20ADVNONMEMBER
Use the applicable promo code at checkout to obtain the two-day bundle discount. Registration for a single day is available at US$150 per day (member rate) or US$225 (non-member rate).