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Iowa Tourism Conference





Reboot. Refresh. Connect.
Don't miss Iowa's premier educational and networking event for tourism professionals.


October 22-24, 2014
Mid-America Center, One Arena Way, Council Bluffs


Online registration has closed.
Register at the door for $145 per day or $230 for the entire conference.

 

CONFERENCE AGENDA

SPEAKER BIOS


SPONSORSHIP DIRECTORY
 


MAC Facility Information
The Mid-America Center is located at 1 Arena Way in Council Bluffs. Free parking is provided. Click here for detailed maps and directions.

Registration will be located inside the Mid-America Center in the prefunction area. Facility Floor Plan

 


 

Evening Networking Events
Don't miss out on an opportunity to network with your peers at these exciting evening networking events.
 

Council Bluffs Pub Crawl
Tuesday, October 21
Kick off your time in Council Bluffs by exploring the historic 100 Block of Broadway.

 

Dine Around sponsored by the Iowa Gaming Association
Wednesday, October 22
Discover the flavors of Council Bluffs. Additional details can be found in the conference agenda.



Iowa Tourism Awards Dinner
Thursday, October 23
Join your peers to honor Iowa's most outstanding attractions, events, communities, organizations and individuals. The dinner will be held at Whiskey Roadhouse, inside the Horseshoe Casino (next door to the MAC). This rustic venue is the perfect place to relax and raise a glass to this year's nominees and winners. Denim, plaid and boots welcome!

 


Silent Auction

We are now taking donations for the 2014 Silent Auction, held during the Iowa Tourism Conference. Proceeds from the Silent Auction are used for Iowa tourism educational opportunities, including the conference. Consider donating gift baskets, hotels stays, restaurant gift certificates, getaway weekends - the ideas are endless. View a list of current auction items.

Complete the form to make a donation.

Thank you for your support!
 


Host Hotel Accommodations
Transportation for Dine Around and the Awards Ceremony will be provided to host hotels only. Special room rates were available until September 30. Please call each property for availability and pricing.

Country Inn & Suites
17 Arena Way, Council Bluffs, IA 51501
712.322.8282
This property is attached to the Mid-America Center conference facility.


SpringHill Suites of Council Bluffs
3216 Plaza View Dr., Council Bluffs, IA 51501
712.256.6500

Hilton Garden Inn
2702 Mid America Dr., Council Bluffs, IA 51501
712.309.9000
This property is attached to the Horseshoe Casino.

 

Other Area Hotels

Holiday Inn Express Council Bluffs
2211 S 32nd St., Council Bluffs, IA 51501
712.325.1300

 


 
Tourism Conference Planning Committee
 
Josee Beier, Council Bluffs CVB
jbeier@councilbluffsiowa.com, 712.325.1000
 
Jessica Brownmiller, Le Mars CVB
jbrownmiller@lemarsiowa.com, 712.548.4971
 
Shonna Bruno, Western Iowa Tourism Region
shonnabruno@visitwesterniowa.com, 712.623.4232
 
Mark Eckman, Ottumwa CVB
meckman@exploreottumwa.com, 641.684.4303
 
Kathy Fiscus, Council Bluffs CVB
kfiscus@councilbluffsiowa.com, 712.325.1000
 
T.J. Juskiewicz, RAGBRAI
tj@ragbrai.com, 515.284.8289
 
Matt Kiernan, Renaissance Des Moines Savery Hotel
matt.kiernan@marriott.com, 515.365.7239
 
Shirley Phillips, Western Iowa Tourism Region
shirley@visitwesterniowa.com, 712.830.6768
 
Questions? Contact:
Colleen Murphy, Iowa Tourism Office
colleen.murphy@iowa.gov, 515.725.3089


 


REBOOT. REFRESH. CONNECT.