Tansi and Boozhoo/Aaniin, welcome to the 2020 International Indigenous Tourism Conference. This year, 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.
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 on September 30th, opening the door for a conversation about residential schools and reconciliation.
Adventure to Understanding is your invitation to experience Indigenous Tourism in Manitoba.
The Indigenous Tourism Conference Logo
The conference logo and tagline are inspired by the new Manitoba Indigenous Tourism Association. Adventure to Understanding represents the bringing together of our 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.Find Out More
Three Days of Inspiration
The 2020 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.Sign Up to Receive Agenda Updates
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.Learn More
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.View Tours
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.2020 IITC Awards
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.Find Out More