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DMA West Tech Summit

(includes Vendor Showcase)

Tech-Talk-Webinars.jpg2021 Tech Summit

The 2021 Tech Summit virtual sessions are scheduled for Wednesdays and Thursdays in March. More details such as session content, registration, featured speakers and vendor/product demo opportunities will be available in late January. In the meantime, please mark your calendar. Sessions will be presented on Wednesday and Thursday mornings: March 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 24 and 25.

DMA West Leadership Summit

(for CEOs)


DMA West Leadership Summit for CEOs | Virtual Sessions

Thanks to our webinar presenters, roundtable co-facilitators and member CEOs for participating in the Virtual Leadership Summit this year. 

Participating CEOs discovered strategic direction and constructive leadership practices through these learning opportunities.

DMA West Education Summit
(includes Vendor Showcase and Best Idea Program)


Education Summit

Thank you for joining your western-DMO colleagues for the Education Summit virtual offerings presented in September, October and November. We look forward to a time when we can re-convene face to face.

DMA West Annual Business Session and Celebrate What’s Right! Keynote

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Thanks to all who attended the November 6 DMA West Annual Business Session with the Board Officers. 

The keynote presentation by National Geographic photographer Dewitt Jones was a mini-recharge for attendees.
By Celebrating What’s Right, we find the energy to fix what’s wrong.

  • to reframe obstacles into opportunities
  • to greet the day with a sense of possibility not paralysis
  • to transform the ordinary into the extraordinary

Celebrate What’s Right with the World!

We thank our speakers for presenting these sessions as part of the Education Summit series.

Food & Beverage Tourism in a Post-COVID World
Speakers: Erik Wolf, Executive Director and Founder, World Food Travel Association; Michelle Streeter, Senior VP of Communications & Partner Relations, Visit Mesa; Jennifer Martinkus, Marketing Manager, Yakima Valley Tourism

Every Crisis Is Also an Opportunity
Speakers: Martin Stoll, CEO, Sparkloft Media and Alex Goodwin, Senior Social Media Strategist, Sparkloft Media

Tourism Recovery & Improvement Districts and A Window of Political Opportunity
Speakers: John Lambeth, CEO, Civitas; Kaitlin Eskelson, President & CEO, Visit Salt Lake; Brent DeRaad, President & CEO, Visit Tucson

Strategic Recovery for DMOs
Speakers: Paul Ouimet, Partner, President, MMGY NextFactor and Jim McCaul, Senior Vice President, Destination Stewardship, MMGY NextFactor