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Monday, January 16 Time Location
Attendee Arrivals    
Registration/SYTA Central 7:30 AM – 6:00 PM Trillium
SYTA Board of Directors Breakfast 7:30 AM – 8:30 AM California Boardroom
SYTA Board of Directors Meeting 8:30 AM – 3:00 PM California Boardroom
SERG Meetings, Lunch, Education 9:30 AM -3:30 PM Wisteria
SYTA Board of Directors Lunch 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM California Ballroom
Sponsor Showcase Check-In 4:30 PM – 5:00 PM Sequoia Foyer
Tour Operator Showcase Check-In 4:45 PM – 5:00 PM Sequoia Foyer
Sponsor Showcase 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM Sequoia Ballroom
Summit Welcome Reception and Dinner 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Sequoia Ballroom
SYTA Central 9:00 PM – 10:00 PM Trillium



Registration, Trillium
Stop by SYTA Central in the Trillium room to pick up registration materials, a tote bag, and information on making the most of your Summit experience.

SYTA Central, Trillium
SYTA Central will be open every day and late evening.  Staff will be available to answer questions, make hotel changes or provide additional assistance. It’s also a great place to meet up with other attendees and speakers or just take a break.  Hours are posted on the schedule.

Summit Sponsor Showcase, Sequoia Ballroom
4:30pm Sponsor Check-In
Tour Operator Check-In

Fun networking event where Tour Operators will spend a few minutes visiting each of the Summit Sponsors.  Tour Operators should arrive promptly at 4:45 pm to receive their starting sponsor table.   The goal is for each Tour Operator to rotate through the tables and meet each of the sponsors. We really appreciate your support of our Sponsors.

Summit Welcome Reception and Dinner, Sequoia Ballroom
Enjoy a reception and dinner following the Sponsor Showcase.

SYTA Central,Trillium
Open for questions or information on the next day’s activities. Connect with colleagues after the evening’s events.






Steve Maehl, Global Travel Alliance

It was over ten years ago that I attended my very first SYTA event at the 2009 Summit. I learned a lot, and made new friendships, but what impressed me the most was discovering an organization that desired to come together to collectively improve our industry and continually works together to change young lives for good through travel.

Tara Hippensteel, National Director of Tourism, City Cruises

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!

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

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.

Kara Mihalevich, President, Adventure Student Travel, LLC

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!