Destination Marketing Tech Summit & Vendor Showcase
March 12-14, 2014
Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront
Online Registration has closed. Please contact WACVB staff at email@example.com.
July 31 - August 2, 2014
Host: Solvang Conference & Visitors Bureau
Annual Conference & Vendor Showcase
September 17-19, 2014
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Host: Albuquerque Convention & Visitors Bureau
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"While we all belong to other industry organizations and benefit from them all, it has been the regional affinity of WACVB and the relationships with colleagues "right next door" that has sustained my commitment to this valuable association. I am confident you agree and if you're new to this business and WACVB, you're certainly beginning to realize it as well."
~ Brad Burlingame, President & CEO
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The WACVB Education and Research Foundation has scholarships available for western DMO personnel. Applications and criteria here.
“Business of Bureaus” Learning Modules
Training Videos and Handouts Available in the Resource Library
As a major project for DMO professionals, sponsored by the WACVB Education & Research Foundation, is the Business of Bureaus training video modules. The video modules are designed as internal training tools for those new to the CVB profession or those who wonder how the other bureau departments function. If you want to see the “whole bureau” picture, you’ll want to view these video modules and related library materials. The video modules serve as valuable orientation resources for new staff or refreshers for other staff.
- Module 1: Media Relations & Community Relations
- Module 2: Leadership and Management
- Module 3: Marketing and Advertising
- Module 4: Sales (Conventions, Meetings, Sports & Leisure)
- Module 5: Services (Convention & Leisure)
- Module 6: Social Media
For more information about the Business of Bureaus video modules, contact staff at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (916) 443-9012.
Four DMOs received achievement awards in a recent competition with their colleagues from the West. The annual Best Idea Program highlights innovative projects and creative marketing strategies as submitted by WACVB members. This year's Best Idea Program awards were presented during the 2013 WACVB Annual Conference in Los Angeles. Congratulations!
Click here to read more about the winning entries.
Albuquerque CVB - Breaking Bad Tourism
Aspen Chamber Resort Association - Defy Ordinary Rebranding Campaign
Visit Mendocino County - Director of Barketing (Pet-friendly travel)
Yosemite Sierra Visitors Bureau - Majestic Mountain Loop (National Parks)
Best Idea Program Award Winners at Annual Conference
(Left to right) Brittany McMahan, Tourism & Marketing Manager, Visalia CVB; Rhonda Salisbury, Director of Marketing, Yosemite Sierra Visitors Bureau; Jennifer Wesselhoff, CDME, WACVB 2012-13 Board President and President & CEO, Sedona Chamber Tourism Bureau; Scott Schneider, President & CEO, Visit Mendocino; Jessica Magnant, Development Marketing Coordinator, Albuquerque CVB; and Julia Theisen, Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Aspen Chamber Resort Association.
The Western Association of Convention & Visitors Bureaus is a regional professional association serving more than 140 member bureaus in the West. Our members are the official destination marketing organizations for their city, county or region.
Association members have access to industry resources and research, participate at education programs and utilize other WACVB services in support of their mission to market their destinations and manage their organizations.
Let's market the West together!