DMA West Leadership Summit

July 31 - August 2, 2017 
(new pattern for 2017 Leadership Summit: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday)
Hotel Jerome
Aspen, Colorado
Aspen Chamber Resort Association 

Registration Brochure | Online Registration

Registration Fee includes sessions and group meal functions.
$425 DMA West Member CEO
$650 Nonmember CEO
$175 Spouse/Guest

Hotel Group Rate and Associated Fees - See the registration brochure for overflow lodging information.

The DMA West room block at the Hotel Jerome is sold out.
Hotel Jerome
Reservations: 855-331-7213
Group Name: DMA West Leadership Summit
Group Rate: $245 plus $17 daily resort fee plus 11.3% tax; single/double occupancy
Porterage: $5 per item/bag, round trip.
Housekeeping Gratuity: $3 per room, per day

All reservations require a full deposit of 100% of total charges.
Cut-off date: June 30, 2017
Cancellations: Hotel Jerome will assess a cancellation fee of one night’s stay if notice of cancellation is received by July 7, 2017. If notice of cancellation is received after July 7, 2017, Hotel Jerome will retain full prepayment for the entire individual stay.

See the brochure for overflow lodging information.

Thriving at the Top - Organizational Strategies for DMO CEOs

Gain insights into the evolving challenges facing DMOs and those who lead them.

DMO chief executives face unique demands and have distinct professional needs.

For more than two decades, DMO leaders have gathered at the annual Leadership Summit (formerly CEO Forum) to explore industry priorities, share insights into challenges facing DMOs, and determine how to best market their destinations and lead their organizations.

New and veteran DMO leaders address the challenges driven by changes in funding sources and resource allocation, increased accountability and performance measures, marketing strategies, escalating technology and complex trends in the meetings and travel industry.

CEOs build a face-to-face peer network to assist in garnering industry insights and resources from colleagues. DMO leaders at the Leadership Summit also participate in a Marketing Idea Exchange. It’s a quick way to glean a handful of terrific ideas to inspire your promotional efforts.

Join your peer CEOs at the annual Leadership Summit as you search for ways to stay fresh and keep your organization nimble.

Comments shared by several CEO delegates after the 2016Leadership Summit:

  • Best conference of the year! Keep up the great work!
  • Great ideas, networking and always wonderful being in good company of people who get what you might be going through!
  • Thought this was one of the best -- great new people in the room and balanced participation.
  • The platform is unique and valuable as it provides a rare opportunity to engage with our peers.


“I was so impressed and inspired by everyone I met at the 2016 Leadership Summit. I will definitely be adding this program as a “must do” each year.”

~ Cody Jennings
Skagway Convention & Visitors Bureau