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6th Annual Nevada Tribal Tourism Conference, April 22-24, 2014
Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa and Casino, Incline Village, Nevada
Tourism: Empowering Native Voices

Nevada’s Indian Territory, in partnership with the Nevada Indian Commission and the Nevada Commission on Tourism is proud to host the 6th Annual Nevada Tribal Tourism Conference. This year’s conference will feature a spectrum of professionals in the tourism and tribal tourism industries who will provide strategies on how Nevada tribes can share their rich history and culture with visitors from around the globe!

You are invited to come and experience the full array of events planned for this year’s Tribal Tourism Conference, from the top-notch keynote speakers and presenters to a familiarization tour of the Lake Tahoe Basin, home to the Washoe people. The 6th Annual Nevada Tribal Tourism Conference has something to offer everyone!

A limited number of registration only scholarships are available on a first come first serve basis to Nevada Tribes who would like to attend.

Who Should Attend:
      • Tribal Leaders
      • Tribal Economic Development Directors
      • Tribal Cultural Resource Directors
      • Tourism Professionals
      • American Indian Artists
      • American Indian Arts and Crafts Vendors
      • Museum and Cultural Center Staff
      • Grant Writers
      • Anyone who is interested in Tourism Opportunities

 For more information, please call Chris Gibbons at 775- 687-8333
      or e-mail cgibbons@nic.nv.gov.

Hotel Reservations
    Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa and Casino
    111 Country Club Drive
    Incline Village, NV 89451
        • Website: www.laketahoe.hyatt.com
        • Room Rates: $93.00 plus tax per room and $11 per night resort fee 
        • For Hotel Reservations call: 1-888-421-1442
        • Rooms Blocked Under Group Code: Ask for the Nevada Indian Territory
        “Tribal TourismConference” group rate
        • CLICK HERE for online reservations
    
        To guarantee special room rate, make reservation by March 25, 2014

 

2014 Agenda:

CLICK HERE to download a 2014 Nevada Tribal Tourism Conference Agenda

Tuesday, April 22  

 
  Breakfast on Your Own
   
8:00 am Registration Opens
Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort,
Spa and Casino Foyer
   
9:00 am Opening Prayer
Welcome and General Session
Regency A & B
  Darrel Kizer, Chairman
Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California
Brian Krolicki, Lieutenant Governor
State of Nevada
Claudia Vecchio, Director
Department of Tourism and Cultural Affairs
Sherry L. Rupert, Chairwoman
Nevada’s Indian Territory
   
9:30 am Key Note Address:
Tribal Voices and the Power of Interpretation

  Roger Saterstrom, Product Manager
Tauck, Inc.
  We learn and grow through sharing stories that reflect and embody our deepest truths. Our most authentic voices come from understanding who we are and what values we are called to live by. When we share those values with others
in a compelling and compassionate way, we have the opportunity to change lives and perceptions.
   
10:15 am Break with Exhibitors
   
10:45 am Introducing America’s Native Nations to the World!
  Camille Ferguson, Executive Director
American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association
  AIANTA Executive Director, Camille Ferguson, will introduce AIANTA, explain the benefits of tourism, share international tourism trends and how you can participate in AIANTA tourism programs that can benefit your community both socially and economically.
   
12:00 pm Luncheon with Tribal Storytellers
  Regency C
   
1:30 pm
Tourism on Your Terms
  Claudia Vecchio, Director
Department of Tourism and Cultural Affairs
Christian Passink
, Rural Programs Manager
Sales and Industry Partners
Nevada Commission on Tourism
  Partners will gain an understanding of how to work with the Nevada Commission on Tourism (NCOT) domestic and international marketing/sales with product that already exists or is authentically true to their available experiences.
   
2:30 pm Break with Exhibitors
   
3:00 pm GIS in Indian Country
  Garret Couch, President
National Tribal Geographic Information Support Center
Letisha Couch, Vice President
National Tribal Geographic Information Support Center
  Geographic Information Systems (GIS) can provide a lot of information about Tribal communities especially in regards to tourism. The information that is valuable is the information that will get current and future visitors to spend more or stay longer. GIS is a powerful tool that can provide an analytical approach to understanding, measuring, and planning for today’s markets. By incorporating and planning with geospatial technologies we can now guide visitors to points of interests such as outdoor activities, lodging, retail, and entertainment. GIS is also a powerful tool for planning tribal infrastructure and accurately tracking assets. A GIS approach is customizable
   
4:00 pm Using Video to Tell Your Stories
  Donna Cossette, Director
Churchill County Museum and
Winter Carrera, Filmmaker
TOMOC Productions and University of Nevada, Reno
  “Hidden Cave” is a documentary film focusing on premier archaeological site, Hidden Cave. The film emphasizes the cave’s importance as a unique and valuable link to Nevada’s deep historical past and a site used to better understand American Indian life going back thousands of years in Nevada’s Carson Sink. Tools, weaponry, basketry and food caches were some of the items found. Both the cave and the Nevada landscape come to life as world-re-nowned researchers and Fallon Paiute-Shoshone Tribe members share their stories.
   
5:00 pm Closing Remarks and Recess for the Day
   
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Opening Reception
Sponsored by Barrick Gold of North America
   
   
Wednesday, April 23
 

 
   
  Breakfast on Your Own
   
9:00 am Welcome and Opening Prayer
Regency A & B
   
9:15 am What Goes Into Building a Tour Itinerary?
  Hands On Exercise
Roger Saterstrom, Product Manager
Tauck, Inc.
  Learn the basics of itinerary planning for today’s traveler. Discover the importance of storytelling in tour design, the components of a successful itinerary, the importance of building trusting relationships with suppliers and tour
operators, why contracts are essential, how to manage your costs and set selling prices, and the value of repeat business. Learn the importance of guest satisfaction and get some hands-on support in designing your own itineraries.
   
10:30 am Break with Exhibitors
   
11:00 am Building a Tour for your Communities
  Hands On Exercise, Continued
Roger Saterstrom, Product Manager
Tauck, Inc.
  This is a continuation of Mr. Saterstrom’s earlier session.
   
12:00 pm Lunch Provided
  Regency C
   
1:30 pm Integrating Geospatial Activities for Tourism:
Geo-caching Overview

  Garret Couch, President
National Tribal Geographic Information Support Center
Letisha Couch, Vice President
National Tribal Geographic Information Support Center
  Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices. Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden at that location. There are
2,329,205 active geocaches and over 6 million geocachers worldwide.
   
2:45 pm Break with Exhibitors
   
3:15 pm Integrating Geospatial Activities for Tourism:
Hands-on Geo-caching Field Activity (Outdoor)

  Garret Couch, President
National Tribal Geographic Information Support Center
Letisha Couch, Vice President
National Tribal Geographic Information Support Center
  Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices. Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden at that location. There are 2,329,205 active geocaches and over 6 million geocachers worldwide. This continued session will allow attendees to participate in an outdoor geocaching field exercise.
   
4:30 pm Closing Remarks and Recess for the Day
   
  Optional Dinner Cruise or Dinner on Your Own
(See registration table for sign up. This is an additional
charge and is not included in registration fee)

   
   
Thursday, April 24
 

 
   
  Breakfast on Your Own
   
8:00 am Mobile Workshop - Board Tour Buses
  Travel by Bus (Departing from the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe)
Accompanied by Tribal Tour Guide
   
8:45 am Arrive at Tahoe Donner Memorial State Park
  Tour of Tahoe Donner Memorial State Park and Tribal Presentation
   
10:30 am Board Bus
   
11:15 am Arrive at Meek’s Bay Resort
  Washoe Tribal Presentation
Lunch Provided
   
1:00 pm Board Bus
   
1:45 pm Arrive at Taylor Creek
  Demonstration on Spear Fishing and Fish Traps
   
2:30 pm Board Bus
   
3:15 pm Arrive at Cave Rock
  Tribal Interpretation of Cave Rock and Photo Opportunity
   
4:00 pm Board Bus
   
4:30 pm Arrive at Hotel
   
 

Dinner on Your Own

 

 

 

 

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