It’s an in-person event!
Education Summit & Vendor Showcase and Best Idea Program
September 29 - October 1, 2021 | Vancouver, Washington

For your destination, your organization and yourself

Advocacy, economics, industry best practices, career decisions and more are part of the offerings at the upcoming Education Summit. Gain insights about group sales, meeting planner expectations and marketing innovations. Learn how to position your destination organization for success in the coming months and years. You’ll have critical conversations, develop strategies, and gain the tools and resources you need along with engaging experiences and a Vendor Showcase full of experts and solutions.

Join industry peers for this in-person conference and enjoy reacquainting yourself with industry friends and colleagues. And, we’ll have some fun as well.


Vendor Showcase

Preferred Vendors
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 info@dmawest.org 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 2021 Best Idea Program are due September 1, 2021.

Selected DMOs will be asked to present their best ideas at the Education Summit, September 29 - October 1, 2021, in Vancouver, Washington.

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.

Submit Ideas