The Iowa Tourism Conference is an annual event that provides professional development sessions and networking opportunities to tourism professionals. The conference features a variety of nationally-known speakers addressing current trends, a tradeshow and the annual Iowa Tourism Awards ceremony. View the full agenda.
Don't take our word for it:
"I always leave the Iowa Tourism Conference with a renewed energy and excitement for my role in promoting tourism in our state. It's a fantastic opportunity to get new ideas and learn about best practices in other communities. I also enjoy networking with everyone - this is the one time of the year when everyone in the industry is in the same place."
- Emily Counts, Grinnell Area Chamber and CVB
Single Day Rates through October 14: $125
Full Conference Rate through October 14: $210
Add $20 for registration at the conference.
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.
Complete the form to make a donation.
Thank you for your support!
Iowa Welcome Center Soundbites
Conference attendees have the opportunity to present what's new or noteworthy to Iowa's welcome center travel counselors on Wednesday, October 22 from 4 to 5 p.m.
Click here to learn more and reserve a time slot.
Don't miss out on an opportunity to network with your peers at two 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.
Host Hotel Accommodations
Transportation for Dine Around and the Awards Ceremony will be provided to host hotels only.
Country Inn & Suites
17 Arena Way, Council Bluffs, IA 51501
Rate: $84.99 + tax per night
This property is attached to the Mid-America Center conference facility.
SpringHill Suites of Council Bluffs
3216 Plaza View Dr., Council Bluffs, IA 51501
Rate: $100 + tax per night
Hilton Garden Inn
2702 Mid America Dr., Council Bluffs, IA 51501
Rate: $99 + tax per night
This property is attached to the Horseshoe Casino.
Other Area Hotels
Holiday Inn Express Council Bluffs
2211 S 32nd St., Council Bluffs, IA 51501
Rate: $99 + tax per night
Iowa Tourism Awards
The Iowa Tourism Office and Travel Federation of Iowa are proud to host the annual Iowa Tourism Awards, honoring Iowa’s most outstanding attractions, events, communities, organizations and individuals. These awards represent the highest honor given for tourism in Iowa.
Nominations are now closed. This year's awards dinner will be held during the Iowa Tourism Conference on Thursday evening, October 23.
Tourism Conference Planning Committee