2018 Native Tourism Conference

2018 Native Tourism Conference

NATOW tourism conference and golf outing fundraiser will be hosted by:

The Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa at the

Sevenwinds Casino Lodge & Conference Center

June11, 12, and 13, 2018

Book your room now:  
Room Block: NATOW

Sevenwinds Lodge – 1.800.LCO.LODG or 715.634.8574

Agricultural Tourism ~ Sustainability & Growth

We invite you to learn about Agricultural Tourism and other trends in Native tourism.

Register Online 

Online Conference Registration

Online Golf Registration

Online Sponsorship Form

 NATOW Conference 2018

AGENDA – TENTATIVE AND SUBJECT TO CHANGES

Monday, June 11 – Annual NATOW Golf Outing and Fundraiser

Big Fish Golf Club – 14122 True North Ln, Hayward, WI 54843

8am                                   Registration and Coffee (Sponsorship Opportunity)

10am                                 Shotgun Start (Lunch served on course)

4:30 pm                            Reception – Sports Lounge

5:30 pm                            Golf Awards Banquet (Sponsored by North Star Casino) –                                                      Convention Center

3 pm – 7 pm                     Woodland Indian Art Show and Exhibition opens

5 pm – 7pm                      Conference Pre-Registration opens

Tuesday, June 12

6:30                       N8V Dance Fitness with Michelle Reed – Break out session Rm

7:30 am                Registration

8am                      Networking Continental Breakfast (Sponsorship Opportunity)

Woodland Indian Art Show and Exhibition opens

8:30am                  Opening Ceremony

Welcoming Addresses

Louis Taylor, Chairman, Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake                                                      Superior Chippewa

Randy Cadotte, General Manager, Sevenwinds Casino
Treasurer, NATOW

Peter LaBlanc, Chairman, NATOW

Apache Danforth, Director, NATOW

 

9:15 – 10:15 am   Morning Breakout Session #1 – Creative Tour Itineraries on any Budget

Morning Breakout Session #2 – Wi Dept of Tourism Programs & Development Opportunities

Morning Breakout Session #3 – Digital Marketing in Native WI

Break (Sponsored by Sysco)

10:30 – 11:15       Exploring Hemp – Marc Grignon – Hempstead Project Heart

11:15 – 11:45      NATOW Gets Real hosted by Bobbi Webster –

Mic Isham – Executive Director, Great Lakes Fish and Wildlife Commission (GLIFWC)

Noon                           Lunch – Sponsored by 2019 Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa

1:15 – 1:45 pm     NATOW Gets Real hosted by Bobbi Webster – Emerson R. Vallo, AIANTA, Southwest Region Representative, Pueblo of Acoma Tribal Member

Break (Sponsored by Sysco)

2 – 3 pm               Afternoon Breakout Session #1 – Creative Tour Itineraries on any Budget

Afternoon Breakout Session #2 – Wi Dept of Tourism Programs & Development Opportunities

Afternoon Breakout Session #3 – Digital Marketing in Native WI

3 pm                                              Break (Sponsored by Sysco)

3:15                       NATOW Gets Real – Chairman Ernie Stevens Jr., National Indian Gaming Association (NIGA) Report on National Gaming Activities

4 pm                      Training Session Complete

5pm             “Traditional” Dinner hosted by Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa & Sevenwinds Casino

6pm                     Recognition of New Officers

Pioneer of Tourism Award

Announce Art Show Winners

Cultural Presentation

8 pm                    Evening Entertainment – Texas Hold’em, Blackjack, and Slot                                               Tournament

9 pm                     DJ and Karaoke

Hots Seat Slots

Wednesday, June 13

7:30 – 8:15 am    Breakfast

8:30 am –             Load busses at the Lodge entrance

8:30 – 11:45 –      FAM tour of Lac Courte Oreilles destinations
1 pm                        Official Send Off with box lunches

10 am –                 Woodland Indian Art Show Workshops 

 Who should attend:

  • Tribal leadership
  • Tribal planners
  • Tribal conservation departments
  • Tribal environmental departments
  • Hospitality and casino professionals
  • Chambers
  • Vendors

Why you should attend:

  • Gain insight into the latest trends impacting Wisconsin’s tourism.
  • Discover new tribal tourism destinations, accommodations and experiences.
  • Network with industry professionals.
  • Experience tribal tourism firsthand throughout the Lac Courte Orielles Community.
  • See and hear of one of the largest growing and most in demand forms of tourism, Agri-tourism.