About the International Indigenous Tourism Conference
The 2023 International Indigenous Tourism Conference (IITC) is being hosted in Treaty 1 Territory and the Homeland of the Métis in Winnipeg, Manitoba, from March 8 – March 10, 2023.
The International Indigenous Tourism Conference (IITC) is an annual conference that brings people together in a spirit of learning and inspiration. As the biggest Indigenous tourism conference in the world, IITC contributes greatly toward the advancement of the Indigenous tourism industry.
This year your Indigenous hosts invite you on an “Adventure to Understanding,” as you experience the rich and varied tapestry of Indigenous tourism. Adventure to Understanding represents the bringing together of Indigenous cultures – First Nations, Inuit and Métis – and their unique stories.
When it comes to reconciliation, there is no road map to how we get there. But through tourism, the journey of reconciliation is an opportunity for Indigenous and non-Indigenous people to walk together to learn about the culture, invite them in and start to move together in a different way.
Join us for three days of cultural tours, keynote speakers, panel discussions and breakout sessions to grow your business — whether you are in development or exploring markets for export, this is the conference for you.
Adventure to Understanding is your invitation to experience Indigenous tourism in Manitoba.
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The 2023 International Indigenous Tourism Conference Logo
The conference logo and tagline are inspired by Indigenous Tourism Manitoba.
Seven is a symbolic number in many cultures. The seven birds in the 2023 IITC logo come together to make one and form inclusive paths to the centre. The paths also represent the significance of water and the rivers that come together in Winnipeg — an important part of the Indigenous story in Manitoba.
The orange in the logo is a reference to Orange Shirt Day, a day dedicated to learning about residential schools, their legacy, and reconciliation. There is an origin story in Manitoba with a rich foundation and a beautiful underlayer that Indigenous people want to share with others. Through tourism, the journey of reconciliation is an opportunity for Indigenous and non-Indigenous people to walk together to learn about the culture and start moving together in a different way.