GTC19 Draft Schedule

The Georgia Tourism Conference is the premier educational and networking event in the state for travel professionals and destination marketers.  The conference will be held Sunday, September 8 - Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at the Great Wolf Lodge in LaGrange, GA. 

Each year GTC provides its attendees the opportunity to exchange ideas with peers, learn from expert panelists, draw inspiration from nationally renowned speakers, and discover cutting-edge products and services. 

In addition to professional development, GTC is an occasion to celebrate. The state's tourism industry generated a record-breaking $63.1 billion in economic impact in 2017, an increase of 3.8 percent over 2016, according to the U.S. Travel Association and Tourism Economics. 

And the Governor's Lunch and Tourism Awards Ceremony, the conference’s closing session, recognizes the achievements of the leaders, marketers, and innovators who each year propel Georgia’s tourism industry to new levels. For more information please contact [email protected]

Sunday, September 8, 2019

Time Session
All day Early arrivals
1:00pm - 5:00pm Registration Open
1:00pm - 5:00pm Early Sponsor/Exhibitor Setup 

 

Monday,September 9, 2019

Time Session
8:30am - 5:30pm Registration Open
8:30am - 12:30pm Sponsor/Exhibitor Setup 
9:00am - 10:00am GACVB Board of Directors Meeting 
11:30am - 12:00pm First Time Attendees Meet & Greet 
1:00pm - 2:15pm Conference Begins - Opening General Session 
2:15pm - 2:30pm Stretch Break 
2:30pm - 3:30pm General Session
3:30pm - 4:15pm Afternoon Break
GACVB Silent Auction Opens
4:15pm - 5:15pm Afternoon Breakout Series - sessions in Advocacy, Leadership, Marketing, Partnership & Collaboration and Technology Tracks
6:30pm - 9:00pm Evening Event - Great Wolf Lodge

 

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Time Session
8:00am - 5:00pm Registration Open 
9:00am - 10:00am General Session 
10:00am - 10:45am Morning Break
10:45am - 11:45am Morning Breakout Series - sessions in Advocacy, Leadership, Marketing, Partnership & Collaboration and Technology Tracks
12:00pm - 1:15pm Leadership Luncheon
1:45pm - 2:45pm Afternoon Breakout Series - sessions in Advocacy, Leadership, Marketing, Partnership & Collaboration and Technology Tracks
2:45pm - 3:30pm Afternoon Break 
3:30pm - 4:30pm General Session 
5:45pm - 6:30pm Transportation provided from the Great Wolf Lodge and Home2 Suites to Sweetland Amphitheatre
6:00pm - 10:00pm Evening Event 
8:00pm - 11:00pm Transportation provided from Sweetland Amphitheatre to Great Wolf Lodge and Home2 Suites

 

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Time Session
8:00am - 12:30pm Registration Open 
9:00am - 9:45am General Session
9:45am - 10:30am Morning Break 
GACVB Silent Auction Ends
10:30am - 11:30am Morning Breakout Series - sessions in Advocacy, Leadership, Marketing, Partnership & Collaboration and Technology Tracks
11:45am - 1:30pm Governor's Lunch and Tourism Awards Ceremony
1:30pm Adjourn
GACVB Silent Auction Checkout