Being away from work can be a sacrifice, especially when you’re in the 24/7, 365 tourism industry. We promise these conferences are worth your while.
Wisconsin Governor's Conference on Tourism (WIGCOT)
This three day event, hosted by the Wisconsin Department of Tourism, is an educational, motivational and fun way to charge your batteries for the tourism work ahead.
With the continuation of Emergency Order 28 extending Safer At Home, the rescheduled dates of May 26-28 for the 2020 Wisconsin Governor's Conference on Tourism were no longer advisable. It was decided to move what was planned for WIGCOT 2020, to March of 2021.
Our dates for next year are March 14-16, 2021 at the Monona Terrace Convention Center in Madison.
Please visit our website for additional details and updates regarding registration.
National Travel & Tourism Week
National Travel and Tourism Week is when communities across the country hold events as a way to put the spotlight on the contributions travel makes to the nation’s economy and quality of life. During National Travel and Tourism Week, the Department of Tourism distributes its annual economic impact research that shows how the tourism economy makes a positive impact on the state of Wisconsin. Appearances by the Governor, Lt. Governor, Secretary, Deputy Secretary and Tourism Department staff take place around the state always the first full week of May.
Destinations Wisconsin Annual Fall Conference
This hard-working group representing destinations in every part of the state promotes leisure travel, meetings, conventions, and sports, and their annual conference isn’t just for CVB staffers either.
Annual Events for Various Tourism Associations in the State
From the Wisconsin Hotel & Lodging Association Annual Meeting to the Wisconsin Association of Campground Owners Convention, there’s a networking gathering that exists to help support your livelihood.
U.S. Travel Association’s Annual Educational Seminar for Tourism Organizations
Otherwise known as ESTO, and it’s the only national forum for tourism pros from state, regional and local levels to share trends, techniques, and cutting-edge best practices.