TIAK offers a variety of educational sessions throughout the year. Click the titles below for more information. Don’t forget to check back often for the latest opportunities.

Heritage Tourism Alive webinar
Heritage tourism means more than just having a site people can visit. It means creating an interpretation plan so that visitors become involved with your stories. It means communicating authentically to the visitor what they should expect when they arrive. This webinar will help you understand what it means to make your destination come alive to a visitor. Join us for the next TIAK webinar on Friday, August 21, 2015 at 10 AM. Click on the link above to register.

Support a Student at Conference in 2015
The 2015 Kansas Tourism Conference will be here before you blink! Now is the time to contribute to the Student Scholarship Fund so we can continue offering a scholarship to a student in Kansas hospitality/tourism program of study. This is a great opportunity for the next generation of tourism professionals to learn about Kansas, network in the industry and build upon their coursework and learning. However, we cannot award a scholarship without the help of our members. Did you know it takes $600 to bring a student to conference each year? Between meals, transportation, lodging and conference registration, that’s a lot for a college kid to shell out, so let’s all help and keep the momentum going for this great program! You can donate as little as $10. Click on the heading above to pledge your support!

Make a Donation: click here
2015 Scholarship Application

White Papers
The Education Committee has compiled white papers addressing many topics TIAK members will find beneficial. To view each white paper listing, simply click on each title:

Kansas Destination Specialist
The Travel Industry Association of Kansas (TIAK) offers the KANSAS DESTINATION SPECIALIST (KDS) certification program designed to familiarize and further one’s knowledge of the State of Kansas, tourism marketing and leadership.

Tourism Internships
Need an intern next summer? College seniors in the hospitality industry will be searching for on-the-job training to complete graduation requirements and now is the time to push your internship opportunity to colleges across Kansas. To post an opportunity, click here, fill out the form, and return to Marlee Carpenter (

TIAK Speakers Bureau List
Looking for a speaker for your next meeting or event? This list is a compilation of speakers used by others in the Kansas Travel Industry.

Other Educational Opportunities
A variety of tourism-related educational conferences and events are held throughout the year. This list provides some of the opportunities available. Also, below are some featured presentations from Kansas Travel Conference.