*** IITC 2020 has been postponed – Read more here***
The International Indigenous Tourism Conference (IITC) is an annual conference bringing together people interested and invested in creating and contributing towards the Indigenous tourism industry.
Join us at the 2020 International Indigenous Tourism Conference (IITC) on Treaty 1 Territory and the Homeland of the Métis in Winnipeg, Manitoba. IITC is the largest Indigenous tourism conference in the world, and this year’s theme is “Adventure to Understanding.” Experience amazing cultural experiences alongside inspiring keynotes from industry leaders and targeted breakout sessions.
The ninth annual IITC will bring together delegates from First Nations, Inuit, and Métis communities and the Canadian tourism industry as well as representatives from global Indigenous tourism organizations to discuss Indigenous tourism topics, barriers, opportunities and trends across Canada and the world. This year, the conference will also honour Orange Shirt Day on September 30th, opening the door for a conversation about residential schools and reconciliation.
2021 Request For Proposal (RFP)
ITAC is currently seeking interest from potential organizations to co-host and support the management of the 2021 International Indigenous Tourism Conference (IITC). Any non-profit, profit, Indigenous or non-Indigenous organization or event planner is eligible to submit regardless of location or ownership from anywhere in Canada.
The IITC has been successfully built in partnership with ITAC for the past 8 years having been delivered in British Columbia, Nova Scotia, Quebec, Manitoba, Alberta, and Saskatchewan. ITAC has continued to build the IITC registration delegate lists and is prepared to share information from the prior conference planning to the successful host organization interested in co-hosting the 2021 IITC.
The RFP form and submission must be received by the Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada by April 30th, 2020 2:00 PM PST. Submissions must be sent via email to Keith@IndigenousTourism.ca.
Last year, the Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada (ITAC) was proud to host the 8th annual IITC in Syilx Territory at the Delta Hotels by Marriot Grand Okanagan Resort in Kelowna, British Columbia from November 12 to 14, 2019.
The 2019 IITC exceeded expectations with sold-out success and brought together Indigenous tourism operators from across Canada and around the world for three days of sharing best practices and networking. Delegates from across the globe participated in panel discussions, breakout sessions, keynote presentations and local cultural experiences.
Click here to view presentations from 2019 IITC.