The DMA West Education Summit is where destination marketers and industry partners meet to explore and gather resources, strategies, solutions, and more.


A variety of session types include options for inspiration, peer learning, in-depth exploration, and hands-on training across the subjects of marketing, sales, and product development. Taught by innovative experts and inventive peers in the industry, you’ll keep your skill set competitive and fresh.

  • Keynote: experts inspire by sharing unique experiences, knowledge, and ideas.
  • Workshop:  in-depth practical instruction to enhance capabilities and critical skills.
  • Roundtables: peer learning and interaction.
  • Experience-the-Destination: experiential opportunities that motivate and refresh (September 11)
  • Best Idea Program: innovative presentations about marketing approaches.
  • Pre-conference Course: Professional of Destination Management (PDM): Fundamentals (September 10)

At the Vendor Showcase, preferred suppliers join the Education Summit to discuss advertising and publishing opportunities, research and marketing strategies, as well as multimedia and technology solutions.

You’ll have time to visit with industry friends and colleagues at the Tuesday welcome reception, hosted by Drozian Webworks, at The Riverside Hotel.

Riverside Hotel Boise Idaho
Drozian Webworks

On Wednesday evening, our Boise CVB hosts have planned a fun evening downtown in the Basque Cultural District.

Boise CVB

2018 DMA West Education Summit & Vendor Showcase

September 11-13, 2018
The Riverside Hotel | Boise, Idaho

Destination: Boise

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Submit Your Ideas Today

The DMA West Education Summit also includes the Best Idea Program featuring the “best new idea you’ve implemented during the past two years” via an electronic entry form (no fee). The entry form is at http://dmawest.org/forms/best-idea-form/. Enter your ideas by August 22. A favorite component of the Education Summit is the Best Idea Program—innovative presentations about creative and imaginative approaches to marketing destinations and managing our organizations. Stick around for the presentations and awards at the September 13 closing luncheon.

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Photos courtesy of Boise CVB and Kathryn Albertson (Boise CVB)