2017 International
Aboriginal Tourism Conference
November 7 – 8 in Calgary, Alberta

Held at Grey Eagle Resort & Casino | Co-Hosted by the Tsuut’ina Nation


Many diverse speakers gave informative presentations during the 2017 International Aboriginal Tourism Conference, creating a wealth of information for us all. We are pleased to share these presentations with you as PDFs. Click on the links below to view and download the presentations.

Speaker Presentations

Keith Henry, President & CEO of ITAC

Trina Mather-Simard, Atlantic Regional Coordinator, ITAC

Dave Laveau, Quebec Aboriginal Tourism

Ron Ostrom, Northern Regional Coordinator, ITAC

Casey Vanden Heuvel, Director of Business Development & Partnerships, ITAC

Darrell Balkwill, Whitecap Dakota First Nation

Brady Smith, Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre

Russell Walters, Adventure Travel Trade Association

Ben Sherman, WINTA

Sherry Rupert, AIANTA President

Graham Dickson, Arctic Kingdom

James Cowpar, Haida Style Expeditions

Georges Beaudry, Ô Roseau

Dené Sinclair, Director of Marketing, ITAC / Maureen Riley, Destination Canada

Scott Roberts & Sherry Baumgardner, Riata Partners Inc.

Dené Sinclair, Director of Marketing, ITAC

James Allan, Shakat Tun

Kevin Yates, Grey Eagle Resort & Casino

Alberta Indigenous Tourism Planning Day Presentations

Keith Henry, President & CEO of ITAC

Sébastien Desnoyers, Wendake

Brenda Holder, Mahikan Trails

Nordina Newton, Nations Creations – StÓ:lō Nation

Alberta Culture & Tourism

Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada