Agenda

Agenda Subject to Change

Wednesday, September 25

4pm-5:30pm
Diamond Tooth Gerties

  • Industry Insights

7pm-9pm
Dawson City Museum

  • Welcome Reception

Thursday, September 26
KIAC

Registration opens at 8am

8:30am

  • Welcome

9am-10am

  • “The Future of Travel: Adapting to the Next Generation”
    • Mikey Sadowski: Marketing Director, Intrepid Travel

10:15am-11am

  • “Managing the Invisible Burden of Tourism”
    Megan Epler Wood: Director, International Sustainable Tourism Initiative, Harvard School of Public Health

11am-11:30am

  • Coffee Break & Camp TIAY overview

11:30am-12:30am

  • Workshop Sessions
    Downtown Hotel + Dänojà Zho Cultural Centre

12:45pm-1:15pm

  • LUNCH
    KIAC

1:30pm-2:30pm

  • Workshop Sessions
    Downtown Hotel + Dänojà Zho Cultural Centre

2:45pm-3:45pm

  • Workshop Sessions
    Downtown Hotel + Dänojà Zho Cultural Centre

4pm-5pm

  • Workshop Sessions
    Downtown Hotel + Dänojà Zho Cultural Centre

6:30pm – Cocktails
Diamond Tooth Gerties

7pm – Dinner & Auction
Diamond Tooth Gerties

Friday, September 27 (World Tourism Day)
KIAC

9am

  • Welcome

9:15am-10:15am

  • “Greenland’s Tourism Story: A tale of innovation and adaptation”
    • Jesper Oraker: Owner & Operator, Greenland-Escape

10:15am

Coffee Break

10:30am-12pm

  • Panel Discussion
    • “Responsible tourism in communities: observations and ideas for building capacity”

12pm-12:45pm

LUNCH

1pm-4pm

Camp TIAY Challenge

4pm-4:30pm

Judging, Awards, and Wrap Up

Sessions:

  • Session A – “Choose Your Own Adventure: Concurrent Sessions”
    • “Emergency Planning: How to prepare your business”
    •  “Tourism Research: New trends and insights to help you plan”
    •  “Food Tourism: How to use food to accentuate the guest experience”
    • “Customer Service: Increase your competitive edge with customer service best practices”
  • Session B – “Destination Management and Measurement:  The International Sustainable Tourism Initiative (ISTI) Framework and how it can benefit the Yukon”
  • Session C – “Navigating perspectives: bringing history and culture to life”
  • Session D – “Interactive, Immersive, XR, Games and Play: How Visitor Agency is the Future of Tourism” and “Design Perimeters: How to use what you have to build what you want””