Date Changed: the 2022 National Indigenous Tourism Conference, which was previously going to be held on February 8 – 10, 2022, will now be held on March 8 – 10, 2022.

The Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada is proud to be hosting the National Indigenous Tourism Conference at the Grey Eagle Resort & Casino on Tsuut’ina Nation lands in Calgary, Alberta from March 8 – 10, 2022.

The theme of the National Indigenous Tourism Conference (NITC) is “Building Back Better”. It is a call to action to operators, funding partners and industry supporters to join ITAC for a focused conversation on how the Indigenous tourism sector reunites and begins to rebuild from the impacts of COVID-19. The conference will include topics related to recovery and resilience and will focus on how the sector can work together to rebuild as the pandemic subsides.

 

Agenda

Day 1 starts with the ITAC Annual General Meeting which runs from 2:00 to 5:00pm. All members, as well as the general public, are encouraged to attend. The conference then really kicks off with a Welcome Reception featuring amazing cuisine from the Grey Eagle Resort & Casino—not to be missed! The following two days include keynotes from WestJet and other partners plus sessions covering development, marketing and partnerships—plus local cultural tours!

Click here to view the conference agenda.

 

Travel Subsidy for Indigenous Business Owners

We recognize that operators may require some financial support to travel to and attend the NITC. Please outline your request below for consideration – please note we have limited budget for this support and may have to adjust requested support based on demands.

Eligibility

Support is available to Canadian Indigenous tourism businesses who are minimum 51% Indigenous-owned. Priority will be given to ITAC members. Successful applicants will be notified by email and will still be required to register for the conference. Support may be limited to one delegate per business. For questions, please email April Thompson: events@indigenoustourism.ca.

Click here to request a travel subsidy.

Please complete by January 22, 2022 as space is limited.

 

Cancellation Policy

With the ever changing COVID-19 landscape in Canada, Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada (ITAC) understands attendees may need to make adjustments based on the recommendations and requirements from the government to attend the 2022 National Indigenous Tourism Conference (NITC).

Refund

A full refund will be issued if the Provincial Health Order in Alberta or Government of Canada issues new travel restrictions that directly impact the success of the conference. Refunds may also be issued in the event of:

Testing Positive for COVID-19

In the event that an attendee of the NITC tests positive for COVID-19 prior to travel and attendance of the conference, a full refund will be issued provided:
Notice and evidence is given of a positive covid-19 test result prior to the conference start date

Postponement

In the event that NITC must be postponed, a credit will be applied to your registration, which will allow you to attend the conference at the new date.

Cancellation

In the event that NITC must be cancelled, a full refund will be issued. All registered attendees will receive a confirmation email of the refund.

Move to Virtual

In the event that NITC shifts to a virtual delivery method, refunds will not be issued. The registration fee will give you access to the content online, and access to the digital sessions and materials.