The mission of the San Luis Valley Tourism Association is to preserve our environmental and cultural resources by unifying our marketing efforts to promote the San Luis Valley as a tourism destination and thereby developing responsible economic growth for the six counties of the San Luis Valley.
2018 Tourism Conference
Wednesday, February 21st at ASU
The San Luis Valley Tourism Association will be hosting its annual SLV Tourism Conference on Wednesday, Feb. 21st at Adams State University’s Student Union Building. Registration will begin at 12n and the conference will be from 12:30pm to 7pm. The conference will feature updates from Liz Thomas and Andrea Oaks-Jaramillo with the Valley Initiative Partners; Kevin Wilkins with the SLV Development Resources Group; Jeff Owsley with the Small Business Development Center; as well as representatives from the Counties. Also in attendance will be representatives from the Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve; the Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area; SLV Great Outdoors; and Sand Dunes Recreation. This year’s guest speaker is motivational speaker and author Ty Coleman.
The Conference also includes refreshments throughout the day, dinner and a live auction*.
Registration for the conference is $40, annual membership in the Association is $35, or you can do both for $65. Registration for persons from the same business are only $30.
- Live Auction – those business, groups or persons interested in donating an auction item should send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm the description and value of the item.
2018 Conference Agenda:
12n – Registration Begins
12:30pm – SLV Tourism Board update
12:45pm – Valley Initiative Partners – Liz Thomas and Andrea Oaks-Jaramillo
1:00pm – Kevin Wilkins – SLV Development Resources Group
1:15pm – Jeff Owsley – Small Business Development Center
1:30pm – County Representatives Panel
2:15pm – Donnie Bautista – Sand Dunes Recreation and Fred Bunch – Great Sand Dunes
2:45pm – Break
3:00pm – Tori Martinez – Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area and SLVGO
3:30pm – What’s New – attendee updates
4:30pm – Trivia
5pm – Dinner/Social Hour
5:45pm – Guest Speaker – Ty Coleman
6:15pm – Live Auction
Member Benefits: San Luis Valley Tourism Association members receive an enhanced listing on the website. Member attraction listing include up 150 word description, photo, address, phone number, 2 website links OR 1 website link and 1 email address. Member attraction listings also receive top billing above non-member attraction listings. Non-member attraction listing is 75 word description, address, and phone number. Member listings for all other businesses (lodging, dining, activity, etc.) include up to 75 word description, photo, address, phone number, 2 website links OR 1 website link and 1 email address. Non-member, non-attractions are not listed.
SLVTA will “like” you on Facebook, as well as promote your business and events. Members will also have access to co-op advertising opportunities.
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