2013 National Extension Tourism Conference
“Tourism-Building Lasting Relationships“
DoubleTree Suites Detroit, Downtown-Fort Shelby Detroit, Michigan, August 6-9, 2013
NET 2013 Conference Flyer – as PDF
Comments from the last conference:
“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”
You are invited to attend the 2013 National Extension Tourism (NET) Conference with the theme, “Tourism- Building Lasting Relationships.” With Keynote speaker Ted Lee Eubanks, Founder and President of Fermata Inc., and speakers George Zimmermann VP of Travel Michigan, James M. Falk Associate Director of Delaware Sea Grant, and Craig Wood of the Extension Foundation. See links on right side of web page for more information on all speakers and presentations.
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 this one! See links on the right to register. Or click here
- Rural Tourism Development/Tourism in Resilient Communities
- Community and Regional Planning and Development
- Economic, Environmental, and Social Impacts of Tourism and Recreation
- Agritourism—Local Foods, Farmers Markets, Culinary Tourism
- Heritage and Cultural Tourism
- Nature-Based Tourism: Ecotourism, Wildlife Enterprises, Adventure Tourism, Coastal Tourism
- Marketing and Promotion
- Tourism Research and Evaluation
- 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.
If you have general questions about the conference, please contact Michelle Walk, Conference Chair, Michigan State University Extension at (906) 635-6368 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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