Join peers and stakeholders in Victoria, B.C. January 20-23, 2019 for the second annual national discussion on the tourism industry’s impact on Canada’s economic, social, environmental and cultural fabric. If you work in tourism, design policies that affect tourism, teach tourism, care about tourism’s impact on communities and Canadians, or see the positive growth of tourism in Canada as a key economic driver – IMPACT is for you!

The inaugural IMPACT Sustainability Travel & Tourism Conference welcomed 170 attendees from across the country, with wide representation from DMOs, media, government, Indigenous organizations, academia and travel and tour companies. The 2019 IMPACT conference promises to be even bigger and better; exploring new topics and diving deeper into solutions and opportunities that will help shape the future of Canada’s tourism legacy.

Co-chaired by Keith Henry (Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada) and Marion Joppe (University of Guelph and Tourism Environment), keynote speakers, presenters and panelists include: Greg Oates (Skift), Tammy Blount-Canavan (Monterey County CVB), Todd Hirsch (ATB Financial), Elizabeth Becker (author), David Goldstein (Destination Canada), Greg Klassen (Twenty31) and Dr. Rachel Dodds (Ryerson University), with others to be announced.

Early Bird Registration is now open and will be ending on Monday November 12th  (last chance to save $100 on registration). Space is limited. We have a number of new and exciting speaker announcements. Click to see the full speaker list. To learn more and register for next year’s conference, visit

View IMPACT 2019 Preliminary Program.
View IMPACT 2019 Schedule at a Glance.