Thursday, September 25, 2014

Fostering Strategic Partnerships Join us in April for the North Idaho Tourism Summit

Fostering Strategic Partnerships across tourism regions, industries and individuals is our theme for this year's conference.

Entry will be $39/person
Vendor/Table Sponsors $89 (includes 1 entry) 
Social Table Sponsors $59 (includes 1 entry)

Special Room Rates of $79 are available at our host location, Best Western Plus Coeur d'Alene Inn

If you would like more information about the summit or are interested in becoming a vendor/table sponsor please email Margie Cantlon:

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Friday, August 1, 2014

Save the Date for the North Idaho Tourism Summit for 2015


APRIL 9TH, 2015

Best Western Plus Coeur d'Alene Inn
506 W Appleway Ave Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814

More details will be coming as the program and the days events come together! 
Please mark this date on your calendar and plan to spend the day 
learning, networking, and forming partnerships.

Friday, July 19, 2013

North Idaho Tourism Summit Will Be At the Coeur d'Alene Casino for 2014

The North Idaho Tourism Summit Committee is excited to announce that the Coeur d'Alene Casino and Resort has been chosen as the venue for the North Idaho Tourism Summit for 2014. The Casino will be offering some great Hotel Room rates for anyone who wants to stay and play and we have some other exciting add on's that I think will only enhance the Summit for the coming year and years to come. Stay tuned for those updates!

With the Date set for April 10th 2014 from 8-4pm and our location secured the Summit Planning Committee,(an all volunteer team of individuals), is looking for anyone who would like to join our committee and help us make 2014 a Summit to remember!

We are meeting twice a month 9am every second and fourth Thursday and we will meet at the Coeur d'Alene Chamber. If you are interested please email us at We can then add you to our Committee list so you can receive meeting updates from the current Committee chair Paul Amador of University of Idaho.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

North Idaho Tourism Summit 2014 Date is Set

The date for the 2014 Annual North Idaho Tourism Summit has been set for Thursday, April 10th 2014 and will continue to be every Third Thursday in April every year going forward.

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Friday, March 22, 2013

North Idaho Tourism Summit 2013 Agenda

Here is a snapshot of what your day will look like if you participate in the North Idaho Tourism Summit coming up on April 4th at the Sandpoint Event Center in Sandpoint Idaho.

8:30 am
Registration Opens

9:00 am
Welcome and Overview of the Day: Kate McAlister

9:25 am
Minute Connections: Shar Scott

Break (:20)

Speaker: Jeanna Hofmeister, Vice President, Destination Marketing, Visit Spokane

Speaker: Charles University of Idaho

12:05 pm
Lunch/Culinary Taste Event

1:00 pm
Welcome Back

State/Regional Panel Presentation
Updates from Karen Ballard (state)


2:25 pm
Chamber/Regional Organization

3:00 pm
Speaker: Patrick McGaughey

3:55 pm
Wrap Up and Closing

4:00 pm

Friday, March 15, 2013

Extended Early Bird Registration Price for 2013 Summit

The date for the 2013 Annual North Idaho Tourism Summit has been set for Thursday, April 4th, 2013. 

This year’s Summit will be held at the Sandpoint Event Center 102 South EuclidSandpoint ID 83864 from 8:00am-4:00pm. 

Registration is now open!

Early bird will be $29/person until March 19th then price goes up to $34/person.

Click here now to register: Count Me In! 

The Summit’s theme is always “Fostering Strategic Partnerships” and includes popular elements from Summit’s past such as Minute Connections (speed networking), Culinary Tour of Local Fare for Lunch (included in your registration), updates from the State of Idaho Tourism Bureau as well as regional chambers, and collaborative educational pieces. 

New this year will be a more valuable way for Event Sponsors to interact with attendees and receive more recognition as sponsors. 

Instead of being a wall flower and standing behind a display table you are going to be put front and center with the ability to Host & Sponsor one of the 15 available attendee tables. FIRST COME FIRST SERVE $89.00Email to see if there are still any available spots. 

The purpose of the North Idaho Tourism Summit is to provide the vehicle for those interested in the health of the tourism industry an opportunity to foster cooperation, provide education and form strategic professional relationships to promote and stimulate tourism throughout the region. 

The North Idaho Tourism Summit Steering Committee is an all-volunteer group that meets monthly with the sole purpose of producing and delivering the North Idaho Tourism Summit each year to bring together regional tourism leaders to share information and promote networking.
Agenda for the Day:

8:00 am Start

Minute Connections (Speed Networking Event: Get to meet everyone in the room and let them get to know your business)

Lunch (Culinary Food Showcase)

State of Idaho & Regional Updates with Karen Ballard, Idaho State Tourism, Paul Norton Silverwood, and Jeanna Hoffmeister of the Spokane CVB

Local Chamber Updates

Final Two Speakers for the Day: Patrick McGaughey CPF, IOM is recognized as "America's Chamber Mentor" by chamber professionals coast to coast helping hundreds create new income and membership success.

The VP from University of Idaho talking about Bicycle and sustainability projects in Sandpoint

We look forward to seeing all your smiling faces in Sandpoint this year!!! 

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