Oregon Governor’s Conference on Tourism

The view of downtown Salem from the State Capital Building (Image by: Kenji Sugahara)

Each spring, Oregon’s travel and tourism industry comes together at the Oregon Governor’s Conference on Tourism. We gather to educate, share and develop new ways to create the best Oregon experience possible for our visitors and the industry itself. Mark your calendars for May 10-12, 2017 and join us next year at the Salem Convention Center.

2016 Conference

We hope you were able to join us at the 2016 Oregon Governor’s Conference on Tourism, April 24-26 at the Wildhorse Resort & Casino in Pendleton. Thank you to our sponsors and exhibitors who helped make this conference possible.

Speaker Presentations

Some of our speakers have allowed us to share their presentation (please note, these are large files). We will be adding more presentations as soon as they are available.

  1. The Sharing Economy’s Impact on Rural Tourism
    1. Airbnb (Molly Turner) presentation (6 MB pdf)
    2. Airbnb (Dabney Thompkins & Alan Colley) presentation (4 MB pdf)
    3. Clackamas County Tourism presentation (4 MB pdf)
    4. City of Estacada presentation (5 MB pdf)
  2. Attracting Out of Town Visitors & Maximizing Exposure for Your Community Events (4 MB pdf)


About the video: The 2016 Oregon Governor’s Conference on Tourism was held in April at the Wildhorse Resort and Casino in Pendleton. Todd Davidson speaks to the importance of the conference for Oregon’s travel and tourism industry. Video produced by Duke Joseph Agency.


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  1. Carole Astley
  2. Kendra Perry