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Event Name:Lt. Governor's Travel & Tourism Summits
Description:The Oklahoma Travel Industry Association will partner with Lt. Governor Matt Pinnell to produce the 2019 Lt. Governor's Travel & Tourism Summits, which will be held around the state. Each half-day program provides tourism education featuring speakers covering a range of topics on best practices to promote tourism in your region, and includes a townhall-type discussion by the Lt. Governor on tourism development in each of the areas visited around the state. 

Read about our 2019 events below!
Event Date:9/17/2019
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The Schedule:

1:00 pm  Registration

1:30 pm  Welcome by Host Community & Speaker Introduction 

1:45 pm  Educational Workshop

2:45 pm  Break

3:00 pm  Educational Workshop - Cont'd.

4:00 pm  Town Hall Meeting with Lt. Governor

4:30 pm  Networking Reception (typically is over by 5:30 pm)
 



 Tuesday, September 17th
hosted by the City of McAlester
Location: The Venue, 120 E. Choctaw Ave, McAlester, OK  74501

Session 1: Top 10 Ways to Improve Your Website
Speaker: Andrea Leitch, Chief Marketing Officer, Oklahoma Aquarium 
Find out how you can make easy changes to your website and inspire more visitors to come to your community. These ten tips will help elevate your destination and messaging online to travelers. 

Session 2: How to Market Your Destination on a Budget
Speaker: Andrea Leitch, Chief Marketing Officer, Oklahoma Aquarium 
Discover ways to promote your destination across different platforms while maximizing your audience and your budget. From social media and newsletters to print advertising and more, this session will provide ideas for communities with smaller marketing budgets. 
 

Thursday, September 26th
hosted by Woodward Convention & Visitors Bureau
Location: Woodward CVB at the Woodward Conference Center: 3401 Centennial Drive, Woodward, OK 73801

 

Thursday, October 3rd
hosted by Duncan Convention & Visitors Bureau
Location: The Simmons Center at 800 Chisholm Trail Pkwy, Duncan, OK 73533

Session 1: Take Your Cape Off and other Stories that Sell 
Speaker: Jon Skelly, Founder and Chief Storyteller, Journey Media 
Learn the basics of storytelling, the four stories that create the most effective marketing, and the common pitfalls that can derail even the most committed storyteller.
 
Session 2: Hacking Creativity: The Simple Secret of Problem Solving
Speaker: Jon Skelly, Founder and Chief Storyteller, Journey Media 
Learn why creativity is not only a skill that can be developed, but also a process that can be repeated, tweaked, and used as a problem solving superpower.


 

Tuesday, October 15th
hosted by the City of Claremore
Location: Will Rogers Memorial at 2401 N Lincoln Blvd, Oklahoma City, OK 73105

Session 1: Top 10 Ways to Improve Your Website
Speaker: Andrea Leitch, Chief Marketing Officer, Oklahoma Aquarium 
Find out how you can make easy changes to your website and inspire more visitors to come to your community. These ten tips will help elevate your destination and messaging online to travelers. 

Session 2: How to Market Your Destination on a Budget
Speaker: Andrea Leitch, Chief Marketing Officer, Oklahoma Aquarium 
Discover ways to promote your destination across different platforms while maximizing your audience and your budget. From social media and newsletters to print advertising and more, this session will provide ideas for communities with smaller marketing budgets. 




Our Speakers

Andrea Leitch
Chief Marketing Officer, Oklahoma Aqarium
Andrea Leitch is the Chief Marketing Officer for the Oklahoma Aquarium. Formerly, she was the Senior Director of Travel for National Geographic Partners where she oversaw the digital strategy for NatGeoTravel.com across multiple platforms. Prior to National Geographic, she worked as an online editor and writer for Bethesda Magazine and TulsaPeople Magazine. You can follow her @andrealeitch. 






Jon Skelly
Founder and Chief Storyteller, Journey Media
Jon Skelly is the founder and chief storyteller at Journey Media, a consulting firm specializing in helping individuals and organizations become masters of the story skill. As a former Fortune 500 Chief Marketing Officer and current head of digital experience, Jon has helped executives, business owners, sales professionals, recruiters and other leaders harness the power of storytelling as they build customer experiences, new products/programs and their overall brands. He has spoken at events across North America, helping people understand the simple, centuries-old principles of a good story – and why that matters to their career and to their company.

 
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