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Conference Bulletin 3
January 7, 2020 - - - - ------------------ - - - - countdown: 27 days
Destination Discovery is Pitch Free!
Check out Destination Discovery , Tuesday, February 4th, 11:15-12:15, moderated by Jonathan Tourtellot.
Hear about experiential opportunities for travelers, tips and “hidden” gems and get a fresh look at selected destinations.
Without self promotion, presenters will peel back layers to share more about a destination than what marketing materials tell.

This year we dive deep into the Amazonas Region of Peru, Salvador Bahia of Brazil, Molokai of Hawaii, Makuleke Concession of South Africa and Saudi Arabia.
You'll come away with ideas for product design and knowledge about new regions, sites and off-the-beaten-track places. Plus, intel from foreign-based colleagues who know about geo/political realities, sustainability initiatives and challenges within a destination.  
Registration Changes until January 10
Edit your registration on your dashboard (add/delete events) until 1/10/20. After that date, you must email Lisa Douma, ETC Registrar, with any changes.
CONNECTS has a Facelift
There are three new ways to search for colleagues and request one-to-one meetings:

  1. by individual or organization name
  2. by registration category
  3. by program focus/product offerings 
Be sure you have completed your profiles & paid your membership/registration so you can use the CONNECTS system to schedule meetings at the conference. About CONNECTS.

 Highlights from members' organizational profiles are linked to individuals from those organizations making it easy to review before making a meeting.

Check the CONNECTS button on your task bar often to see if you have pending requests. You are not required to confirm a meeting, but you are asked to provide a timely response by checking confirm, decline or reschedule time on every request. 

Once profiles & payment are complete, the CONNECTS icon will appear on your member dashboard's task manager.

  • Click on the icon to request meetings with colleagues.
  • Read the <Reason for requesting a meeting> before confirming or declining.
  • Pending requests will show on your task manager.
  • Updates have been made for a more user-friendly CONNECTS experience.
Member Searches are SO Useful
Login to your member dashboard to use our new and improved search tool.

For a few weeks, you may preview the search tool without restriction. After the preview window, you must have completed your member and organizational profiles to maintain access.
Manitoba Recap
The Executive Advisory Council (EAC) was hosted by Travel Manitoba for their mid-year planning meeting. 

The Manitoba Field Report is available to members now and a video of the EAC's meeting and touring will be shown at the conference.
Sponsors' Corner
In this bulletin, we feature our Conference Resource Directory and Audio Visual Sponsors!
Thank you CRD Sponsors!
Thank you Audio Visual Sponsors!

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