Posted: July 23, 2019

The National Extension Tourism Design team has been busy planning their biennial conference, and the program is taking shape. There's still time to register for this conference, taking place in the port city of Astoria, Oregon October 8-11.

Astoria, Oregon. Credit: Ian Sane via Flickr

Astoria, Oregon. Credit: Ian Sane via Flickr

The conference theme is "Our future is Connected: Using the 'Triple Bottom Line' Framework to Strengthen our Connections (Environment, Economics, Social)"

In addition to a range of field workshops and tours, the conference will include more than 30 peer-reviewed presentations. Check out the schedule-at-a-glance here!

Confirmed talks include:

  • Transdisciplinary University Engagement for Sustainable Tourism Planning
  • From Farmers Market to Farm Stay - Promoting to a Foodie, Experience-Seeking Demographic
  • Exploring the Influence of Emotional Solidarity with Tourists and Subjective Well-being Conditions on Attitudes Toward Tourism and Support for Tourism among Oregon residents
  • Multi-State Survey on Critical Success Factors for Agritourism
  • Connecting Downtowns and Trails
  • Spawning Sustainable Tourism Initiatives via Regional Collaboration
  • Building Capacity to Drive Community-Tourism via Visitor "First Impressions" Tourism Assessments
  • A Look into the Future: Sea Grant's 10-Year Visioning Plan for Sustainable Coastal Tourism
  • Seasonal Labor Needs in a Minnesota Destination: exploring challenges and opportunities
  • Windward O'ahu Tourism Impact Assessment- How much is too much?
  • Agribusiness Clusters as Paradigm Shifters in Regional Marketing
  • The State of Extension and Tourism: Capacity and Opportunities for Cooperative Extension
  • Customer Service in the Tsunami Zone
  • Aquaculture Tours in Rhode Island: Opportunities for Cross-Learning and Conflict Resolution
  • The Block Island Wind Farm and its Impacts on Tourism and Recreation
  • The Hawai'i Ecotourism Association's Long Road to a Sustainable Tour Certification Program
  • Promoting sustainable ecotourism through innovative guide training
  • Expanding Agritourism in Butte County, California - Case Study Report
  • Total Net Economic Value of Oregonians' Participation in Outdoor Recreation
  • Health Benefits from Oregonian's Outdoor Recreation Participation
  • Geotourism: Sustainable Tourism Without Sacrificing Community Value
  • Economic and social contributions of the Beltrami County Fair in Minnesota
  • T3 Accelerator Coaching Program
  • Organizing Georgia's First Coastal Tourism Conference and Lessons Learned