TIA Fall Conference at a Glance…

Agenda subject to change

Thursday, October 11
7:30am Complimentary Husky Bus FUN Bus departs from Whitehorse VIC (register here)

  • Sponsored by Husky Bus & The Klondike Experience
3:00pm-5:00pm Special General Meeting & Town Hall –

Dänojà Zho Cultural Centre

7:00pm-8:30pm Opening Reception – Sponsored by Air North, Yukon’s Airline

Dawson City Museum

7:00pm-1:00am Gerties opening

Special opening for the TIA Yukon Fall Conference

9:00pm-12:00am Youtube Karaoke 

The Westminster Hotel – Sing it loud, sing it proud, with Holly Culp in the lounge


Friday, October 12

8:30am Welcoming Remarks – Klondike Institute of Arts and Culture 
9:00am-10:15am New Zealand’s Tourism Success Story – KIAC

Chris Roberts, Chief Executive Officer – TIA New Zealand

10:15am-10:45am Refreshment Break -KIAC 
10:45am-12:00pm Innovation and Inspiration: Developing Communities Through Tourism – KIAC

Kelly Louise, Founder & Executive Director – Impact Travel Alliance

12:00-1:00pm Lunch – KIAC

Updates on new products and experiences for a stronger Yukon brand

1:00pm-2:00pm Yukon First Nation Development Corporations 101: Opportunities for Tourism Investments and Partnerships – KIAC
2:00pm-3:00pm O Canada: How to Make the Yukon a Bucket List Destination for every Canadian – KIAC
3:00pm-3:30pm  Refreshment Break – KIAC
3:30pm-4:30pm State of Emergency; How Major Disasters Impact the Tourism Industry and How You Can Minimize the Damage to your Business – KIAC
4:30pm Wrap Up – KIAC
6:00pm-9:00pm Harmonica George – The Westminister Hotel

A local musical legend who is to get your feet tapping!

8:00pm-11:00pm KIAC’s Annual Wine and Food Tasting Event ($60) – KIAC

Call KIAC (867-993-5005) for more information and to book your ticket today!

9:00pm-12:00pm YCCS Presents: Geek Revue at Gerties

Come and join Yukon Comic Culture Society at Gerties for an evening of Pop Culture & General Trivia featuring performances by Boardwalk Burlesque throughout the evening!


Saturday, October 13

9:30am-10:30am Adding Value to our Destination – A Look at the Past and a Look to the Future – KIAC

Yukon Historical & Museums Association (YHMA)

10:30am-11:00am Refreshment Break – KIAC
11:00am-12:00pm The Road Ahead: Strategies for Indigenous Tourism in Canada and the Yukon and How These can be Leveraged with your Business – KIAC

Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada (ITAC) & Yukon First Nations Tourism and Culture (YFNCT)

12:00pm-1:00pm Lunch – KIAC
1:00pm-1:30pm Update on Parks Canada – KIAC
1:30pm-2:30pm Have Your Say! : Interactive Session on Industry Priorities – KIAC
2:30pm-3:00pm Refreshment Break – KIAC
3:00pm-4:30pm Have Your Say! : Interactive Session on Industry Priorities (continued) – KIAC
4:30pm Wrap Up – KIAC
5:30pm-8:00pm Gala Dinner and Live Auction –  Diamond Tooth Gerties – KIAC
11:00pm-2:00am The Saltys – Westminister Hotel lounge

Come rock out your Saturday Night with the Saltys

8:00pm-1:00am Gerties open

Complete your weekend with a visit to Canada’s first casino!


Sunday, October 14

11:00am Complimentary Husky Bus FUN Bus departs from Husky Bus Office (register here)

  • Sponsored by Husky Bus & The Klondike Experience
  • Husky Bus Office, be 10 early.


Thank you to our sponsors, guest speakers, delegates and the community of Dawson City for hosting TIA Yukon’s Fall Conference – New Horizons!