Conference Schedule

April 30 - May 2, 2018  |  St. Charles, Illinois

 OFFICIAL CONFERENCE HOTEL
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SCHEDULE TIMES & EVENTS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE

MONDAY .  APRIL 30, 2018

Noon :  Conference Registration
Welcome to African American Travel Conference, meet your Teal Shirt Staff that will take care of you for the next three days.

6:30 PM :  Icebreaker Reception
This Conference is about building travel relationships and we kick-off this event with a Social Mixer that is guaranteed to jump-start your networking opportunities.

7:15 PM  :  Opening Dinner & Entertainment
Enjoy a fantastic dinner and exciting evening with our host city St. Charles, Illinois.

 

TUESDAY .  MAY 1 . 2018

8:00 AM :  Breakfast
Start your day with friends in an atmosphere designed to boost the thought process for a great day.

9:15 AM  :  Seminar
An upbeat seminar designed to kick start your Marketplace.

10:00 AM  :  AATC Marketplace I
Travel planners and industry delegates meet for one-on-one discussions for potential business opportunities and computer generated appointments. Meet travel planners from around the country that can deliver Tour Groups from their community outreach to your destination.

12:15 PM : Official Luncheon
This luncheon features our 2019 Host’s destination. You will have a sneak peak at what to expect next year. This is a great networking opportunity.

1:45 PM : County Sightseeing Tours
Enjoy an afternoon touring our host city. 

5:00 PM :  Dine Around
Everyone is invited at the conclusion of the sightseeing tours for a wonderful dinner by our host. 

 

WEDNESDAY .  MAY 2 . 2018

8:00 AM : Breakfast
Start your day with the knowledge from an interesting destination. This breakfast is always an AATC delegates favorite.

9:15 AM : Marketplace Kickoff
An upbeat seminar designed to kick start your Marketplace.

9:45 AM : AATC Marketplace II
Travel planners and industry delegates meet for one-on-one discussions for potential business opportunities and computer generated appointments. Meet travel planners from around the country that can deliver Tour Groups from their community outreach to your destination.

12:00 PM  :  Closing Ceremonies
Wind up the best three days of your career with these Closing Ceremonies designed to review the information and contacts you have collected and discuss this NEW Tourism Market.