Agenda

April 14–16, 2019

Copper King Hotel & Convention Center | Butte
4655 Harrison Ave.
406.565.5001


Agenda

The following agenda is a work in progress and may be subject to change.

Breakout Session Tracks

To help you maximize your Governor's Conference experience, we've organized breakout session content into multiple tracks focused on destination development, marketing and management along with outdoor recreation and the research and tools that support the industry.

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Sunday, April 14, 2019

NOON – 8:00 PM | REGISTRATION

Location: Main Lobby

NOON - 4:30 PM | FAMILIARIZATION TOURS

Included with the cost of registration. Space is limited, please pre-register to guarantee your spot. Transportation will be provided from the Copper King Hotel & Convention Center.

 5:30 – 6:30 PM | FIRST-TIME ATTENDEES "PRECEPTION"

Presenters: Dax Schieffer, Director, Voices of Montana Tourism; Jan Stoddard, Industry Services and Outreach Bureau Chief, MOTBD

Location: Copper Conference Center

If you're attending the Governor's Conference for the first time, then you're invited to this exclusive "preception" to the Welcome Reception. After a brief introduction to the Montana Office of Tourism and Business Development, learn how to get the most from the Governor's Conference before enjoying time to chat with MOTBD staff and other first-time attendees.


7:00 – 9:00 PM | WELCOME RECEPTION

Location: Bert Mooney Airport | 101 Airport Road (directly across Harrison Avenue from the Copper King)

Transportation from the Copper King Hotel & Conference Center will be provided as well as crossing escorts for those who prefer to walk the short distance.

The recently constructed new terminal at Bert Mooney Airport is the perfect site to host the reception to welcome attendees to the 2019 Governor's Conference on Tourism and Recreation. The spirit of travel and adventure will fill the 40,633 square foot space that was designed to reflect the historical charm of Butte, while providing the modern necessities that travelers desire.  

Many historical figures made the trek through Butte throughout the years, and in 1927 history was made as pilot Charles Lindbergh landed the "Spirit of St. Louis" in Butte. Other notable visitors include:  Charles Dickinson in 1927, Teddy Roosevelt in 1936, Thomas Dewey in 1948, Harry Truman in 1956 and Lyndon Johnson in 1964.

Pack your bags and plan to travel to the 2019 conference...more details to come!

 

 
 

 

Monday, April 15, 2019

7:30 AM–5:30 PM | REGISTRATION

Location: Main Lobby

8:309:45 AM | FEATURE PRESENTATION

9:4510:15 AM | EXHIBIT BREAK

10:1511:15 AM | BREAKOUT SESSIONS

11:30 AM12:45 PM | KEYNOTE LUNCHEON 

1:002:15 PM | FEATURE PRESENTATION

2:152:45 PM | EXHIBIT BREAK

2:453:45 PM | BREAKOUT SESSIONS

3:454:15 PM | EXHIBIT BREAK

4:155:30 PM | INDUSTRY NETWORK BREAKOUT

6:007:00 PM | MONTANA TOURISM AWARDS RECEPTION

7:009:00 PM | MONTANA TOURISM AWARDS BANQUET

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

7:30 – 11:15 AM | REGISTRATION

Location: Main Lobby

8:30 – 9:45 AM | FEATURE PRESENTATION

9:45 – 10:15 AM | EXHIBIT BREAK

10:15 – 11:15 AM | BREAKOUT SESSIONS 

11:30 AM – 12:45 PM | KEYNOTE LUNCHEON

Location: King Ballroom

1:00 - 3:00 PM | BREAKOUT SESSIONS

3:00 - 3:30 PM CLOSING REMARKS

 

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MONTANA OFFICE OF TOURISM AND BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT | MONTANA DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
301 S. PARK AVE. | P.O. BOX 200533 | HELENA, MT 59620-0533 |  T: 406.841.2870 |  F: 406.841.2871 | TDD: 406.841.2702