This conference is an outstanding opportunity for Extension professionals and others working in the broad area of tourism and recreation – including tourism service providers and businesses – to share programs, initiatives, research, and success stories, and to network with other professionals.
This year’s theme, “Tourism in the 21st Century: Connecting Communities, Places, and People,” focuses on the important role that tourism plays in many aspects of communities, places, and people.
Topical areas include:
Nature‐Based Tourism: Ecotourism, Wildlife‐watching, and Adventure Tourism
Agritourism – Local Foods, Farmers Markets, Culinary Tourism, and Farm Stays
Marketing and Promotion – the Digital Revolution
The Shared Economy
Community and Regional Planning and Development
Economic, Environmental, and Social Impacts of Tourism and Recreation
Tourism Education, Training, and Certification Programs
Tourism Research and Evaluation
Call for Proposals
We invite you to submit a proposal for presentation at the conference!
Oral Presentation (20 minute presentation with 5-10 minutes for Q&A)
Poster Presentation – The standard poster size is 36 x 48.
Workshop Presentation (60 minutes) – Workshops should not just be extended oral presentations, as these should include an interactive component providing hands-on experiential opportunities for professional development. A limited number of workshops will be accepted.
Potential presenters are encouraged to submit more than one presentation proposal, if interested.
Travel Oregon, in partnership with a local steering committee, will host a series of workshops focused on local economic development through tourism in the Southern Oregon Coast region — including Reedsport, Winchester Bay, North Bend, Coos Bay, Charleston, Bandon and the communities of the Coquille River Valley. OSU Sea Grant Extension is participating in this program and will be available to offer communities and businesses assistance as they go through the program and in the future.
Tourism Marketing and Communications Workshop
Tuesday, Apr. 18 | 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. | North Bend
Teaming for Impact & Action Planning Workshop
Wednesday, Apr. 19 | 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. | North Bend
Wednesday, Apr. 19 | 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. | Coos Bay
Associate Professor - Tourism and Business Development
College of Forest Ecosystems & Society
Oregon State University Extension - Oregon Sea Grant
Equal Opportunity/Accessibility https://extension.oregonstate.edu/equal-opportunity-accessibility