2019 Speaker Presentations

Monday, September 9, 2019

General Session - Reactivate your Human KINDness
Speaker:  Juliet Hall, Own Your Opportunities

Breakout Session:  Best (and Worst!) Practices in Sports Tourism Marketing
Speaker:  Jon Schmieder, Huddle Up Group

Breakout Session:  Brand Bootcamp
Speaker:  Haile McCollum, Fontaine Maury Brand and Design

LEC Tier 3 - Strategic Excellence
Get the Big Things Right - Your Future Depends on It 
Speaker:  Shana Young, Leadership Institute at Columbus State University


Tuesday, September 10, 2019

General Session - Georgia Visitor Profile Study
Speaker:  Vicki Allen, DK Shifflet

General Session - Georgia Tourism Update
Speakers:  Lisa Love, Meggan Hood, Ashley Barfield; Explore Georgia

Breakout Session:  Accommodations Tax 101
Speakers:  Tyler Reinagel and Jackson Lilly, Georgia Department of Community Affairs

Breakout Session:  Compliance vs. Commitment: Disability, Diversity and Destination Marketing
Speaker: Josh Loebner, Designsensory

Breakout Session:  The Rising Importance of Influencer Marketing
Speakers:  Raven Bennett, 22squared; Kristen Heetland, The Home Depot; Meggan Hood, Explore Georgia

Networking Luncheon 
Speaker:  Ktimene Axetell, Arrivalist

Breakout Session:  Create the Ultimate Consumer Escape with Social
Speaker:  Jamie Dalton, Sprout Social

LEC Tier 3 - Strategic Excellence
Get Engaged Without the Ring - Creating a Culture of Engagement
Handout - Employee Engagement Questionnaire 
Speaker:  Chelsea Powell, Leadership Institute at Columbus State University

General Session:  Trends to Attract Raving Fans
Speaker: Kate Delaney, The Kate Delaney Show, NBC Sports Radio


Wednesday, September 11, 2019

General Session - For the Love of Place
 Peter Kageyama, Creative Cities Summit

Joint Committee on Economic Development and Tourism
Speakers:  Pat Wilson, GDEcD; Lisa Love, Explore Georgia; Michael Owens, TLC; Rusty Bell, Bell Farms/Rabbiteye Winery; Jay Markwalter, GACVB