Events & Conferences
Alberta Culture and Tourism supports a variety of events and conferences during the year.
Travel Alberta Industry Conference
The Travel Alberta Industry Conference (TAIC) provides industry stakeholders with an opportunity to network, learn, and celebrate the success of individuals and organizations working to
grow Alberta's tourism industry.
Tourism Research Forum
The Tourism Research Forum brings tourism stakeholders together to discuss the relevancy and application of tourism research, statistics and marketing effectiveness, and to identify critical research issues and gaps in the tourism sector.
Workshops with regional partners help tourism businesses start-up and expand with ideas and tips from industry experts. Workshops are held in regions across the province. For more information please email Tourism Entrepreneurship. Upcoming workshops are listed below.
Growing Rural Tourism Conference
Rural communities in Alberta continue to look towards tourism as a viable industry to diversify their local economies. The Growing Rural Tourism Conference brings together communities and
organizations who have embraced innovative tourism strategies and partnerships, and those looking at how they might bring new sources of revenue and employment to their own communities.
Spring Training and Showcase
Community and regional Visitor Information Centres (VICs) are welcome to attend this annual two-day event that combines classroom style training with a tradeshow component called Spring Showcase. Spring Training and Showcase prepares front-line VIC staff for the season with education on travel counselling skills, online tools and resources, customer service, Alberta product knowledge and more. This training opportunity is catered to staff members (especially those from accredited VICs) who come in direct contact with visitors in their centres.
Regional training sessions provide one day of travel counsellor training to staff from community VICs and other front-line tourism staff at various locations throughout the province.
Alberta Visitor Information Providers (AVIP) Conference
The AVIP Conference, held annually in the fall, is a one and a half day conference that provides an opportunity for managers and supervisors of AVIP visitor information centres to share ideas, learn about new programs and network.
Last reviewed/revised: October 1, 2015