IITC will be in Winnipeg, Manitoba from March 8-10, 2023.

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Tansi and Boozhoo/Aaniin, welcome to the 2023 International Indigenous Tourism Conference!

In 2023, the largest Indigenous conference in the world will be hosted in Treaty 1 Territory and the Homeland of the Métis. Join industry leaders and innovators and thought-provoking speakers for three days of inspiration and learning in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Take part in breakout sessions on everything from marketing to pricing strategies to pitching your story to national media. Join tours of local Indigenous areas and businesses, delight your palate at “Taste of Turtle Island,” and partake in our renowned awards ceremonies.

IITC Speakers

Three Days of Inspiration

The 2023 IITC agenda will feature amazing cultural experiences, keynotes and panel presentations from industry leaders, and targeted breakout sessions. No matter what stage your business or venture is in, you’ll find valuable information to propel you to the next level.

The agenda will be released at a later date.

Keynote Speakers

The Honourable Murray Sinclair CC, MSC

Pania Tyson-Nathan

Chief Executive

NZ Māori Tourism

Keith Henry

President & CEO

Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada

Museum Manitoba

Local Indigenous Cultural Tours

Tours have been carefully selected to highlight local storytellers, Indigenous tourism businesses and experiences with modern and ancient culture. Whether you prefer an outdoor walking tour, a shopping excursion or a hands on workshop — your Adventure to Understanding awaits! Every conference attendee will receive a free ticket to a local Indigenous tour.

Cultural Tour Info
Award Ceremony at IITC

Indigenous Tourism Awards Gala

Each year, a highlight of IITC is the annual awards gala, where we celebrate exceptional Indigenous leaders and Indigenous tourism experiences. This year, businesses will be recognized provincially as well as nationally — celebrating success in Indigenous tourism from coast to coast to coast.

Awards Gala Info
Convention Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Welcome to Winnipeg

Winnipeg, Manitoba is located in Treaty 1 Territory and the Homeland of the Métis. Vogue calls Winnipeg “an absolute must-visit destination,” and National Geographic calls it “one of the best trips on earth.” This year’s conference is hosted at the downtown RBC Convention Centre, surrounded by world-class hotels, restaurants, art galleries and museums.

Accommodation and Travel Info
Indigenous Tour

Adventure to Understanding

The conference theme is Adventure to Understanding, a call to action for visitors to experience a rich tapestry of Indigenous tourism — through enriching stories, connection to place and Indigenous hospitality. This year, the conference will also honour Orange Shirt Day, opening the door for a conversation about residential schools and reconciliation.

Adventure to Understanding is your invitation to experience Indigenous tourism in Manitoba.

 

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Breakout Sessions at IITC

Breakout Sessions

There will be a series of breakout sessions for every level of operator. Whether your business is visitor-ready or already expanding into international markets, there will be sessions directly relevant to your business.

The agenda will be released at a later date.

International Indigenous Tourism Conference Logo

The Indigenous Tourism Conference Logo

The conference logo and tagline are inspired by Indigenous Tourism Manitoba. Adventure to Understanding represents the bringing together of Indigenous cultures — First Nations, Inuit and Métis — and their unique stories. It features seven birds coming together to make one and form inclusive paths to the centre.

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