Schedule of Events

2016 NWT Tourism AGM and Conference will be held in Yellowknife

  • The AGM and Conference will be held at the Explorer Hotel in the Katimavik rooms
  • #NWTT2016.

The following schedule is a DRAFT and is subject to change.


To REGISTER, please go to the registration page - agm.spectacularnwt.com

November 01, 2016
08:30

Breakfast
Sponsored by: Association of Mackenzie Mountain Outfitters

Registration Open
Registration Table sponsored by: Hertz Vehicle Rentals

09:30 - 10:30

Annual General Meeting 

10:30 - 10:45

Nutrition Break
Sponsored by: Tundra North Tours

10:45 - 12:00

Annual General Meeting continued

12:00 - 13:00

Lunch 
Sponsored by: CDETNO

13:00 - 16:45

Festivals and Events Workshop
Sponsored by: City of Yellowknife

13:01 - 14:00

Model for Success: Building a Spectacular Experience
Doug McLean - Director of Marketing and Edmonton Events for Edmonton Tourism

14:00 - 15:00

Case Study: Flying Canoe Volant Festival
Daniel Cournoyer

15:00 - 15:15

Nutrition Break 
Sponsored by: Top of the World Travel

15:15 - 16:00

Working with NWT Arts and its membership 
Carla Wallis, Manager, Arts and Fine Crafts Programming, GNWT -  ITI

16:00 - 16:45

Packaging your Festival and Event
Michael Olson from Touch the Arctic Tours/Top of the World Travel 

16:45 - 17:00

Workshop Closing Remarks

17:00 - 18:30

Opening Reception
Sponsored by: Solstice

17:45 - 18:00

Fashion Show
Sponsored by: GNWT - ITI

November 02, 2016
08:30 - 09:15

Breakfast
Sponsored by: Explorer Hotel

Registration Open

09:15 - 09:45

Welcome Address

09:45 -10:45

NWT Tourism Marketing Update
Cathie Bolstad, Executive Director, NWT Tourism and Ainsley Lamontange, Director of Marketing, NWT Tourism

10:45 - 11:15

Nutrition Break 
Sponsored by: Enodah Wilderness Travel

11:15 - 11:45

Entertainment - Lee Mandeville & Company
Sponsored by: Aurora Village

11:45 - 13:00

Lunch and Keynote Address
Minister of Industry, Tourism and Investment, Wally Schumann
Sponsored by: GNWT - ITI

13:00 - 14:15

Keynote Address - Storytelling
Maureen "Mo" Douglas
Sponsored by: News North

14:15 - 14:30

Nutrition Break 
Sponsored by: Black Feather - The Wilderness Adventure Company

14:30 - 15:15

ITI Update
Richard Zieba, Tourism and Parks ITI 

15:15

Evening Activity - Scavenger Hunt
Sponsored by: City of Yellowknife 

November 03, 2016
08:30 - 09:15

Breakfast 
Sponsored by: Globe and Mail

09:30 - 10:45

Outdoor Adventure Research
Jillian Barber Environics Research Group, and Jason Dunkel, Environics Analytics

10:45 - 11:00

Nutrition Break 
Sponsored by: Simpson Air

11:00 - 12:00

Canadian Executive Services Organization (CESO) Mentor Program
Devin Woods and Janet Lambert

12:00 - 13:00

Lunch
Sponsored by: Outcrop Communications

13:00 - 14:30

Leaping Forward: The Next Big Thing
Workshop facilitator: Mo Douglas

14:30 - 14:45

Nutrition Break 
Sponsored by: RCO Tourism Marketing Services

14:45 - 15:45

Leaping Forward: The Next Big Thing continued
Workshop facilitator: Mo Douglas

15:45 - 16:00

Conference Closing Remarks 

16:00 - 17:00

Photo Booth
Sponsored by: Event Rentals Yellowknife

18:00 - 19:00

Gala Doors Open, Cocktail Hour 

19:00 - 23:00

Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony 
Sponsored by: Canadian North
 

20:30 - 21:00

Entertainment - Inuvik Drummers and Dancers