There is still time…but not much… to register for the Sustainable Tourism & Outdoor Recreation Conference (STORC) Oct 8-11, 2019 – Astoria, Oregon

Reg

See http://extensiontourism.net/registration for details.

Learn from incredible speakers from industry and agencies!

Sub themes –
1) Using Trail Concepts for Agritourism and Local foods/seafood.
2) Coastal Tourism: Increasing Resident Benefits & Visitor Management through Enhanced Training and  Support of Guided Tour Experiences.

Conference Summary

  1. OPENING SPEAKERS
    • Miles Phillips & Frank Burris
    • Astoria Mayor: Bruce Jones
    • Astoria-Warrenton Chamber of Commerce David Reid
    • Maritime Museum/Local History – Mac Burns
  2. THREE KEYNOTE SPEAKERS/PANELISTS
    • Don Albrecht – Director Western Rural Development Center USDA Mission: The Western Rural Development Center collaborates with western land-grant universities and public and private sector partners to promote excellence in research, education, and Extension for the prosperity of western rural communities.
    • Kristin Dahl – Vice President, Destination Development at Travel Oregon Kristin Dahl leads the Destination Development team at Travel Oregon, which fosters sustainable tourism development in Oregon. Kristin directs the Oregon Tourism Studio program and oversees the state’s outdoor recreation, agritourism and transportation development initiatives as well as destination management programming.Originally from Juneau, Alaska, Kristin started her career in tourism as a glacier guide atop the Mendenhall Glacier, an experience that opened her eyes to the need for balancing economic growth with stewardship of people and place. As a whitewater guide and expedition leader, Kristin has worked in Oregon, Utah, Mexico, Costa Rica, Laos and Cambodia. With a Masters in Urban and Regional Planning, she has spent the past fourteen years leading community-based economic development initiatives in the Pacific Northwest. She currently makes her home in Hood River with her husband, Jake, five-year old daughter, Piper Mae, one-year old son, Booker, and Cash the dog.   
    • Angie Briggs Vice President, Industry Relations – US Travel
    • Angie Briggs is vice president of industry relations for the U.S. Travel Association. She is focused on engagement and growth across all member levels of the association. Briggs is a frequent traveler, spending time in-market collaborating with U.S. Travel’s national membership.  Briggs has spent most of her career in the travel and tourism industry. Prior to joining U.S. Travel, Angie served as vice president, new business development at Miles Partnership. As a member of the leadership team, Briggs helped drive the agency’s strategy and growth. She established a strong track record of collaboration and identifying business opportunities to support national, state, regional and local destination marketing organizations, as well as hotels, airports, attractions and businesses in the international marketplace.Previously, Briggs was vice president, business development of marketing agency TIG Global. During her time at TIG Global, Briggs launched a new destination marketing organization (DMO) division at the agency, and was responsible for building brand awareness, leading the product development process, developing business plans and training staff members for DMO-specific accounts.Briggs received a Bachelor of Arts degree in communication from North Carolina State University. 
  3. INVITED SPEAKERS (EXTENSION OR OTHER)
    • Keynote: Don Albrecht, Direcotor of the Western Regional Rural Development Center – US Department of Agriculture Rural Development (USDA-RD)  (Sponsor)
    • Keynote: Kristen Dahl, Vice President – Destination Development -Travel Oregon 
    • Keynote: Angie Briggs – Vice President, Industry Relations – US Travel
    • Shelby Walker – Director Oregon Sea Grant (Sponsor)
    • Mac Burns – Astoria Historical Society
    • Astoria Mayor Bruce Jones 
    • Cailen O’Brien Feeney – Director of Oregon Office of Outdoor Recreation
    • Lee Davis –  OSU Extension Outdoor Recreation Initiative
    • Stephen Hatfield – Outdoor Recreation Network Manager – Travel Oregon
    • Dan Moore – Pandion Consulting & Adventure Travel Trade Association
    • State Representative David Gomberg – Oregon
    • State Representative Betsy Johnson – Oregon
    • Brent Elrod – National Program Leader for Community Development -National Institute of Food & Agriculture (NIFA) 
    • Tim O’Connell – Outdoor Recreation Lead – US Department of Agriculture Rural Development  – (USDA-RD) 
    • Julie Miller – Executive Director – Travel Southern Oregon Coast (TSOC) 
    • Bob Ratcliffe – Division Chief – Conservation & Outdoor Recreation Division -National Park Service
  4. THIRTY THREE PEER REVIEWED PRESENTATIONSConfirmed talks include:
    • Trans-disciplinary University Engagement for Sustainable Tourism Planning
    • From Farmers Market to Farm Stay – Promoting to a Foodie, Experience-Seeking Demographic
    • Exploring the Influence of Emotional Solidarity with Tourists and Subjective Well-being Conditions on Attitudes Toward Tourism and Support for Tourism among Oregon residents
    • Spawning Sustainable Tourism Initiatives via Regional Collaboration
    • Building Capacity to Drive Community-Tourism via Visitor “First Impressions” Tourism Assessments
    • A Look into the Future: Sea Grant’s 10-Year Visioning Plan for Sustainable Coastal Tourism
    • Seasonal Labor Needs in a Minnesota Destination: exploring challenges and opportunities
    • Windward O’ahu Tourism Impact Assessment- How much is too much?
    • Agribusiness Clusters as Paradigm Shifters in Regional Marketing
      The State of Extension and Tourism: Capacity and Opportunities for Cooperative Extension
    • Customer Service in the Tsunami Zone
    • Aquaculture Tours in Rhode Island: Opportunities for Cross-Learning and Conflict Resolution
    • The Block Island Wind Farm and its Impacts on Tourism and Recreation
    • The Hawai’i Ecotourism Association’s Long Road to a Sustainable Tour Certification Program
    • Promoting sustainable ecotourism through innovative guide training
    • Expanding Agritourism in Butte County, California – Case Study Report
    • Total Net Economic Value of Oregonians’ Participation in Outdoor Recreation
    • Health Benefits from Oregonian’s Outdoor Recreation Participation
    • Geotourism: Sustainable Tourism Without Sacrificing Community Value
    • Economic and social contributions of the Beltrami County Fair in Minnesota
    • T3 Accelerator Coaching Program
    • Organizing Georgia’s First Coastal Tourism Conference and Lessons Learned
  5. POSTER SESSION: AUTHOR ATTENDED PEER REVIEWED  (ADDITIONAL DISPLAY TIME IN GS ROOM) TUESDAY EVENING
  6. ANNUAL MEETING: NATIONAL SEA GRANT TOURISM TEAM
  7. FIELD WORKSHOPS -TUESDAY ALL DAY AND 12-2:30 THURSDAY OCT 10
  8. MEALS INCLUDED WITH REGISTRATION: 0 BREAKFAST, 1 LUNCH, 1 DINNER, 3 SOCIAL HOURS