2024 EDUCATION SUMMIT
September 4-6, 2024
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2025 EDUCATION SUMMIT
September 4-6, 2025
Our exhibitors and sponsors are excellent sources for products and services for destination marketers. We appreciate the support they provide to the Association and invite you spend time with the vendors, ask product questions and consider them as potential partners for your future projects.
Vendor Showcase and Sponsorship Opportunities: Please contact DMA West staff at email@example.com for exhibitor and sponsor packets.
Best Idea Program
Shaping the Future of Destination Marketing
Celebrating Your Achievements
Share your informative, innovative and influential ideas in DMA West’s Best Idea Program, with presentations at the annual DMA West Education Summit each September or October.
The objective of the Best Idea Program is to share inventive techniques or imaginative approaches to promoting your destination, managing your organization, providing services and communicating with stakeholders.
It’s easy. Just complete a project form--for the best idea (or ideas!) your organization has implemented during the last two years--via an electronic form submission. Using the project form, describe the best idea you’ve implemented during the last two years, convey the project’s effectiveness, and include project costs and return on investment information. You are welcome to enter several best ideas.
A Board-appointed Task Force will review the best idea submissions. Panelists from selected DMOs are invited to present their best ideas at the annual DMA West Education Summit in the fall.
Submit your organization’s best idea(s) online. Multiple submissions are welcome!
Entries for the 2022 Best Idea Program are due August 15, 2022.
Selected DMOs will be asked to present their best ideas at the Education Summit, September 14-16, 2022, in Ventura, California.
The annual Best Idea Program Booklet--including all project submissions--will be uploaded to the Resource Library after the Education Summit.
NOTE: Only entries from DMA West members are accepted.