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 Junction City in 2018 and interact with hotels, attractions, CVBs, and dining and retail establishments from across Kansas.
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 22nd and throughout the day on Tuesday, October 23rd 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 2018 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 submission requirements and registration.
Support a Student
The 2018 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 the conference each year? Between meals, lodging and conference registration, that’s a lot for a college kid to shell out, so let’s help to 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 the 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.
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. Fill out the electronic form below and either bring your auction item to the conference or mail it by October 6th to Finney County CVB, c/o Roxanne Morgan at 1513 E. Fulton Terrace, Garden City, KS 67846.
Sports Kansas is hosting their 2nd Annual Golf Tournament this year prior to the start of the conference on Monday, October 22nd from 8:30 am – 1:00 pm at Rolling Meadows Golf Course in Junction City. Proceeds would benefit a scholarship to a Kansas high school student. They will also have some activities around the clubhouse for those who don’t want to play golf but still want to be a part of the event (cornhole tournament, tailgate golf, bocce ball, etc.). Click here for more information and to register.