The Kansas Tourism Conference is a highlight each year with inspiring speakers and networking opportunities. Click the “Register Now” button below to sponsor or attend the annual conference in Garden City in 2017 and interact with hotels, attractions, CVBs, and dining and retail establishments from across Kansas.
FUTURE CONFERENCES RFP INVITATION
Proposals are currently being sought for both the 2019 & 2020 Kansas Tourism Conferences. Organizations may bid for either 2019 or 2020, or both. If your organization would like to submit a proposal, click here for more information and event bid specifications.
The Kansas Tourism conference is a “don’t miss” of the Kansas tourism industry. If you select to have an exhibit booth as part of your sponsorship you will have numerous opportunities the evening of Monday, October 23rd and throughout the day on Tuesday, October 24th to highlight and promote what your business has to offer the tourism community.
Do you have what it takes to promote your organization? If so, then plan to enter the 2017 TIAK Marketing Award contest! Our goal is to recognize the outstanding marketing efforts of tourism throughout Kansas. This program is limited to TIAK members only, so be sure to join if you haven’t already. Click here for more information and to submit your marketing genius.
Support a Student
The 2017 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 a 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, 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.
Celebrate local and everyone wins! Bring your local products to the Kansas Tourism Conference – beer, wine, food products. Donate them to our 1st annual Local Products Pull Fundraiser and purchase your tickets at the conference for $10 each. Each donated product will match a ticket number sold. Collect your local products to share and be ready to win! Contact Karen Hibbard with questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
HOST HOTEL & CONFERENCE CENTER:
1911 E. Kansas Ave.
Garden City, Kansas 67846
United States 620-275-7471 Conference Rate – $89/night (Special Rate Code: TIAK/Travel Industry Assoc of KS)
Sleep Inn & Suites 1931 E. Kansas Plaza
Garden City, Kansas 67846 620-805-6535
Conference Rate – $89/night
Annual Silent Auction
Donate an auction item and you could win a prize while helping to support TIAK. Bidders will vote for the best themed item (must have a value of at least $50). A $50 gift certificate will be awarded to the “People’s Choice” item. For more information email Stacy Barnes at email@example.com or Roxanne Morgan firstname.lastname@example.org. Auction items are due October 6th and may be mailed to Finney County CVB, c/o Roxanne Morgan at 1513 E. Fulton Terrace, Garden City, KS 67846.