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Schedule

Schedule as of September 5th. Subject to change.

Thursday,  February 7
Summit attendee arrivals to The Broadmoor
7:00 am – 6:00 pm Registration West Ballroom Foyer
8:00 am – 12:00 pm Board of Directors Meeting West Ballroom D
11:45 am – 5:00 pm Colorado Springs Student-Friendly Hotel Tours
(tour operator only; registration required)
Depart The Broadmoor 11:45 am
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm Sightseeing Tour:
Cave of the Winds
(registration required)
Depart The Broadmoor 2:00 pm
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm Sightseeing Tour:
U.S. Air Force Academy
(registration required)
Depart The Broadmoor 2:00 pm
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Welcome Reception
Sponsored by: Visit Colorado Springs & The Broadmoor
Pompeiian Room & Main Ballroom
Friday, February 8
7:30 am – 4:00 pm Registration
West Ballroom Foyer
7:30 am – 9:30 am Continental Breakfast West Ballroom Foyer
8:00 am – 9:00 am Certified Student Travel Organization (CSTO) PresentationJustin Shuler and Mike Bowers West Ballroom
9:00 am – 9:30 am Break West Ballroom Foyer
9:30 am – 12:00 pm Interactive Workshop: The Future of Meaning in the Workplace
Adam Smiley Poswolsky
West Ballroom
10:30 am – 10:45 am Break West Ballroom Foyer
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Lunch with Ignite Presentations West Ballroom
1:30 pm – 1:45 pm Break West Ballroom Foyer
1:45 pm – 3:00 pm Understanding Content Marketing
Peter Ross
West Ballroom
3:00 pm – 3:15 pm Break West Ballroom Foyer
3:15 pm – 4:30 pm New Legal Issues Impacting Student Travel at the State Level
Jeff Ment
West Ballroom
5:15 pm – 5:30 pm Transportation departs The Broadmoor for Seven Falls Park Broadmoor West Hotel Lobby
5:30 pm – 8:00 pm Reception & Dinner Seven Falls Park & Restaurant 1858
8:00 pm Transportation departs for The Broadmoor Seven Falls Park
8:30 pm – 10:00 pm After Glow PLAY at The Broadmoor
Saturday,  February 9
7:30 am – 8:30 am Morning Joe and Tips for Managing 2019 Tax Code Changes
Bill Caldwell
West Ballroom Foyer
7:00 am – 8:45 am Continental Breakfast West Ballroom Foyer
8:45 am – 10:15 am A Conversation with Colorado Educators on Today’s Changing Environment for Student Travel
Ryan Sparzak, Kate Egan, Mike Loitz, and Sharon Majetich
West Ballroom
10:30 am Transportation departs The Broadmoor for Group Activity Broadmoor West Hotel Lobby
10:45 am – 4:45 pm Group Activity Off-Site: Garden of the Gods & U.S. OTC
4:15 pm Transportation departs for The Broadmoor U.S. Olympic Training Center
6:15 pm – 6:30 pm Transportation departs The Broadmoor for Cheyenne Lodge Broadmoor West Hotel Lobby
6:30 pm – 9:00 pm Closing Reception, Dinner, and Group Photo! Cheyenne Lodge
9:30 pm – 11:00 pm After Glow Off-Site: Bristol Pub
Sunday, February 10
Breakfast on Own
Airport Departures

 

“The best part of a SYTA SUMMIT is that it provides the opportunity for travel professionals to meet in a conversable setting without the pressure of a 7 minute meeting or have to deal with the barrage of conference masses. Every tour operator has unique abilities, and since I am a big proponent of partnerships, SUMMIT becomes an ideal network to forge plans for new and exciting joint ventures.”

Dr. Michael A. Mazzarisi, President, Performing Arts Consultants

“To me, SYTA Summit is the most valuable conference that I attend. I always find the educational seminars very useful and because it is a smaller, more intimate conference, you get to build a much deeper relationship with the sponsors. This is also the only conference that I have ever really had the opportunity to get to know other attendees. I absolutely LOVE SYTA Summit!”

Kara Mihalevich, President, Adventure Student Travel, LLC

“SYTA Summit provides an unique opportunity to get up close with my SYTA partners and many of our buyers. The environment lends itself to a causal, natural environment – no pressure just building my network!”

Tara Hippensteel, Director of National Tour & Travel, Hard Rock Café

“SYTA Summit has been an invaluable resource for both personal growth and building partnerships with other tour operators and vendors that has helped strengthen our business.”

Steve Maehl, Vice President, Global Travel Alliance

“The Summit is great. I Love the destinations we have visited and the size of the event itself. There is a real opportunity at Summit to spend quality time with all of the attendees and in a relationship based business, that time is everything.”

Bob Hofmann, Vice President, Broadway Inbound

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