International Indigenous
Tourism Conference

October 30–31 2018  |  TCU Place in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

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2018 IITC - Call for Speakers

2018 IITC Call for Speakers

ITAC is calling for speakers to submit their ideas for session, panel, and workshop topics for the 2018 International Indigenous Tourism Conference.

Please submit your proposal by July 15, 2018, through our online submission form.

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About the International Indigenous Tourism Conference

The International Indigenous Tourism Conference (IITC) is an annual conference bringing together people interested and invested in creating and contributing towards a growing Indigenous tourism industry in Canada and around the world. This year, the Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada (ITAC) will host the 7th annual International Indigenous Tourism Conference. The 2018 IITC is taking place on October 30 & 31, 2018, on Treaty 6 Territory in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Last year, the IITC was welcomed by the Tsuut'ina Nation, who co-hosted the 2017 IITC along with ITAC, at the Grey Eagle Resort & Casino, on Treaty 7 Territory in Calgary, Alberta.

Each year at the IITC, Indigenous tourism operators, businesses, partners and global tourism experts gather for two days of sharing best practices, networking, breakout sessions, keynote presentations and local cultural experiences. The IITC an annual tourism industry event for everyone that is not to be missed.

Speakers are encouraged to submit their ideas by July 15, 2018, through the online 2018 IITC Call for Speakers submission form. The International Indigenous Tourism Conference agenda will offer workshops, panel discussions, presentations and keynotes on Indigenous tourism topics and trends, share industry research and marketing strategies, and present key tactics to support growing local tourism development capacities in Indigenous communities.

This year, the theme is, “The Indigenous Tourism Economy: Learning Together and Sharing Our Stories.” Indigenous tourism has the power to change perspectives, preserve culture, language, and community and provide our relatives with a platform to be the leading voice in reclaiming our space in history — both ancient and modern.

2017 IATC Highlights

More than 500 delegates gathered at the 6th annual 2017 IATC, on the traditional land of the Tsuut’ina Nation in Treaty 7 Territory, Calgary, Alberta. Two days of panel discussions, breakout sessions, keynote presentations and local cultural experiences made this an industry event not to be missed.

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2016 IATC Highlights

Indigenous tourism operators from across Canada and around the world gathered in Membertou, Nova Scotia for three days of sharing best practices and networking at the 5th annual 2016 IATC to discuss the theme of, “Building Effective Partnerships for Indigenous Tourism.”

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