Schedule

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Schedule as of June 29, 2022. Subject to change.

Tuesday, August 23

Wednesday, August 24

Thursday, August 25

12:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Registration

Friday, August 26

All Day

Attendee Arrivals

7:30 AM – 7:30 PM

Registration Open

8:00 AM – 12:00 PM 

9:00 AM – 4:00 PM 

Global Citizen’s Challenge (Invited Youth Attendees Only)
Sponsored by American Experience Foundation, SYTA Youth Foundation and Your Big Year

12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Showcase Set Up for Exhibitors

12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

4:15 PM – 5:15 PM

Broadway Classroom Workshop
Sponsored by Group Sales Box Office at Broadway.com

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Leadership Reception (By Invitation Only)
Sponsored by Broadway Inbound

7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

Opening Night: The Capital of Explorations: A Night Celebrating 25 Years of Student & Youth Travel
Sponsored by Destination DC, SYTA, Maryland Office of Tourism, Virginia Tourism Corporation, Smithsonian American Art Museum and Local Partners

9:30 PM – 10:30 PM

Evening Monument Tours
Sponsored by By Big Bus

Saturday, August 27

8:00 AM – 9:30 AM

Celebration Breakfast for Tour Operators
Sponsored by Aon Travel Practice, Broadway Inbound, C&F Travel Insured International, Fly My Group and Legends Attractions

8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Global Citizens Challenge (Invited Youth Attendees Only)
Sponsored by American Experience Foundation, SYTA Youth Foundation and Your Big Year

8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

SYTA Central & Registration

8:45 AM – 9:45 AM

Supplier New Attendee Session

9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Student & Youth Travel Showcase

9:15 AM – 9:45 AM

Travel Talks for Tour Operators (concurrent sessions)
9:15 AM – 9:45 AM sponsored by Smithsonian
9:15 AM – 9:45 AM sponsored by Visit Williamsburg

10:00 AM – 5:12 PM

Tour Operator Lounge

10:00 AM – 12:12 PM

Business Appointment Session I

10:15 AM – 11:15 AM

Education Session

11:30 AM – 12:15 PM

Education Session

12:30 PM – 2:30 PM

Annual Conference Kick-Off, Luncheon
Sponsored by Disney on Broadway and Disney Imagination Campus
International Ballroom

Enthusiasm, energy, and excitement will be in the room as we gather together for the first Annual Conference Kick-Off in three years. Attendees will hear from our current SYTA President Adele Youngs, the SYTA Board of Director Nominations will be introduced and we will celebrate the CSTO and CSTP graduates. Destination DC will be welcomed to the stage as they welcome us to their dynamic and vibrant city. Be sure to join us as we provide a spectacular kick-off to what is sure to be the Annual Conference of the trade show season.

2:30 PM – 3:00 PM

Student & Youth Travel Showcase

3:00 PM – 5:12 PM

Business Appointment Session II

3:15 PM – 4:15 PM

Education Session

4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Education Session

6:00 PM

SYTA Board of Directors Election Closes

Sunday, August 28

6:00 AM – 7:30 AM

SYTA Youth Foundation Fun Run/Walk/Slumber (Ticketed Event)

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Morning Joe

9:15 AM – 9:45 AM

Travel Talks for Tour Operators (concurrent sessions)
9:15 AM – 9:45 AM sponsored by GroupCollect
9:15 AM – 9:45 AM sponsored by Northern Virginia Tourism Partnership

8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

SYTA Central & Registration

8:45 AM – 9:45 AM

Tour Operator Panel for Suppliers

9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Student & Youth Travel Showcase

10:00 AM – 5:12 PM

Tour Operator Lounge

10:00 AM – 12:12 PM

Business Appointment Session III

10:15 AM – 11:15 AM

Education Session

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Education Session

12:30 PM – 2:30 PM

SYTA Youth Foundation Luncheon
International Ballroom
The SYF luncheon is the most inspiring event of the conference. Attendees will learn about the important work the SYTA Youth Foundation does to impact the lives of students and how they change young lives for good!

2:30 PM – 3:00 PM

Student & Youth Travel Showcase

3:00 PM – 5:12 PM

Business Appointment Session IV

3:15 PM – 4:15 PM

Education Session

4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Education Session

6:30 PM

Transportation to Evening Event

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Evening on the Water
Sponsored by City Cruises by Hornblower

After Glow at The Wharf

Monday, August 29

7:00 AM – 9:45 AM

9:00 AM – 5:45 PM

SYTA Central & Registration

9:30 AM – 5:45 PM

Student & Youth Travel Showcase

10:00 AM – 5:12 PM

Tour Operator Lounge

10:00 AM – 12:12 PM

Business Appointment Session V

11:15 AM – 12:15 PM

Education Session

11:15 AM – 12:15 PM

12:30 PM – 2:30 PM

Presidential Speeches & The Best of Broadway at Broadway.com
Sponsored by Group Sales Box Office at Broadway.com
International Ballroom

The most anticipated event of the conference. Attendees will hear our Presidential speeches, learn the results of the SYTA Board of Directors nominations, learn about what’s coming in Winnipeg/Manitoba for 2023 and experience the Best of Broadway at Broadway.com.  Attendees will see a preview of the finest and most entertaining shows on Broadway. Don’t miss this star-studded event that is sure to leave you dazzled and energized to finish out the final day of Annual Conference.

2:30 PM – 3:00 PM

Meet & Greet with Producers (Tour Operators Only)

2:30 PM – 3:00 PM

Student & Youth Travel Showcase

3:00 PM – 5:12 PM

Business Appointment Session VI

3:15 PM – 4:15 PM

Education Session

4:00 PM

SYTA Youth Foundation Silent Auction & Chance Drawing Closes

6:00 PM – 12:00 AM

Showcase Tear Down for Exhibitors

7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Closing Night Event
Hosted by Pinstripes

Tuesday, August 30

Attendee Departures
Post FAMS

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Board of Directors Meeting