Conference

“Tourism-Building Lasting Relationships

THANK YOU! For a Great

2013 National Extension Tourism Conference

which was held at the

DoubleTree Suites Detroit, Downtown-Fort Shelby Detroit, Michigan, August 6-9, 2013

NET 2013 Conference Flyer – as PDF

 

We had a great time in Detroit, hearing about exiting projects and research, exploring the Detroit River and seeing the on the ground impact of Extension work

We all renewed friendships and made new friends and we look forward to our next event.

Please pencil in October 26-29, 2015, Galveston, Texas!

Comments from the past conferences:

Great programs with applied/case studies; networking to better share Extension programs/materials”
“Great Networking—learning what’s happening across America”
“Able to explore other work and learn from successful experiences/projects - Contacts with others”
“Better understanding research methods being used in tourism development”
“Helpful for finding people as resources for future needs; finding work that has already been done and shareable”

“The wide variety of topics covered and programs/models featured; each session had something that would be helpful regardless of your area of focus”

Dear Colleagues:

We welcome you to join fellow Extension professionals, University Research and Teaching faculty, students, tourism professionals and community officials to renew relationships, renew old contacts and learn more about new developments in the following topics.

This conference is only held every other year to make sure to attend!

  1. Rural Tourism Development/Tourism in Resilient Communities
  2. Community and Regional Planning and Development
  3. Economic, Environmental, and Social Impacts of Tourism and Recreation
  4. Agritourism—Local Foods, Farmers Markets, Culinary Tourism
  5. Heritage and Cultural Tourism
  6. Nature-Based Tourism: Ecotourism, Wildlife Enterprises, Adventure Tourism, Coastal Tourism
  7. Marketing and Promotion
  8. Tourism Research and Evaluation
  9. Tourism Education, Training, and Certification Programs

We are also pleased to announce that we have been accepted to develop our Extension tourism working group into an official eXtension.org Tourism Community of Practice! The conference will include a session to learn more about Communities of Practice  (CoP) and provide input for the Tourism CoP.

 

Mission:

The mission of the National Extension Tourism (NET) Design Team is to enhance Extension tourism programs nationally by providing relevant information, useful resources, and networking opportunities for Extension professionals and others working in the broad area of tourism and recreation.

For information from previous NET Conferences,  click here.

 

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