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Thank You For Joining Us at ICORT 2023 in Lewiston!
Join us October 21-23 in 2024 at the Riverside Hotel in Boise, Idaho. Registration will open mid-summer. 
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The Conference

#ICORT2023
October 16-18
Lewiston

ICORT 2023 AGENDA

When
Oct 16, 2023, 8:00 AM – Oct 18, 2023, 5:00 PM
Where
Lewiston,
621 21st St, Lewiston, ID 83501, USA
The Conference

LODGING

Group rates are available until September 14!
Use the reservation link below to book your room

Lodging
Sponsors

Sponsorships

We have several exhibitor and sponsorship opportunities available!

  • Gem Sponsorship

  • Garnet Sponsorship

  • Syringa Sponsorship

  • Exhibitor

 

Each level features many opportunities to connect with our attendees as well as attendance to the conference.

 

Find a description of each SPONSORSHIP LEVEL on the registration page when you buy your tickets. Thank you for supporting #ICORT2023!

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Speakers

Meet the ICORT23 Speakers

 

Adam Stoker

Adam Stoker established himself as the “voice” of tourism in 2019, breaking ground in the audio world with over 100,000 downloads from travel enthusiasts and marketing professionals. Host of both the Destinations Marketing Podcast and the Travel Vertical Podcast, Adam also founded the Destination Marketing Podcast Network, sharing the joy of podcasting with others. Not limiting himself to sound waves, Adam also penned the book Touchpoints: The Destination Marketer’s Guide to Brand Evaluation and Enhancement, derived largely from his years of hands-on experience as CEO/President of Relic, a full-service marketing agency specializing in tourism-based clientele. When not imparting wisdom, Adam enjoys time with his beautiful wife and four children in Provo, UT.

Lisa Grigg

 

 

 

 

Lisa Grigg is a regional labor economist for the Idaho Department of Labor. Her role is to help Idaho know itself by providing labor market insight, identify economic trends, and develop labor market forecasts/projections. She is based out of Lewiston and specifically follows the north central region of Idaho (comprised of 5 counties including: Clearwater, Idaho, Latah, Lewis, and Nez Perce). Prior to joining the Idaho Department of Labor, Lisa received a bachelor’s degree in economics and finance from Eastern Washington University and worked as a corporate credit analyst at the Washington State Investment Board. Lisa and her husband own and operate Jovinea Cellars, a micro winery located on the Idaho side of the Lewis-Clark Valley AVA.

Jessica Flynn


As CEO of PR and marketing agency Red Sky, Jess provides strategy across the diverse client portfolio and leads the agency’s reputation management and executive training programs. 

 

With two decades of journalism and PR expertise, she is a trusted advisor to private- and public-sector leaders who turn to her to handle high-stakes issue communication and crisis response. One of Jess’ most valuable assets is her deep knowledge and connectivity to the people and issues that drive business in Idaho — from the political landscape and entrepreneurial ecosystem to economic development efforts and the changing dynamics of legacy and emerging industries.

 

Jess was an Emmy award-winning journalist, recognized as a CEO of Influence, and served as a federal appointee to the National Women’s Business Council, leading the Rural Subcommittee. She is currently a Director of First Federal Bank, Honorary Commander of the Idaho Air National Guard and executive board member of the Women’s and Children’s Alliance.

 

Chris Christmas

Chris is the Head of Destination Partnerships at Key Data, an industry leader in accommodations data analytics. He leads collaboration with tourism organizations to turn vacation rental and hotel data into a meaningful story, and make impactful decisions driven by the numbers. He has an extensive background in finance and real estate, ranging from development and regulations to data analysis. His passion for travel translates into an understanding of the different needs that each destination has, and how to approach each situation uniquely to come up with the right solutions.

 

Alexandra Fuller

 

 

 

 

For over 20 years Alexandra Fuller has been making creative work about the intersection of people and place, with a strong emphasis on wild and rural places. She writes and directs brand films and campaigns, as well as independent documentary and narrative films. As a director, she is known for building deep empathy and raw vulnerability with subjects, and for creating work that is as earnest as it is lyrical. Her films have premiered at Sundance, won a jury prize at SXSW, garnered a Vimeo Staff Pick and been nominated for an Emmy. She is also a poet and fine art photographer. Her recent visual artwork has shown in solo shows at CityHome Underground Gallery (SLC) and Boulder City Hall, as well as the upcoming Finch Lane Gallery (SLC) show, and in multiple survey shows at Modern West Fine Art (SLC).  When she works with brands, Alex brings a rare understanding that comes from the decade she spent as an advertising creative director. Today she writes and directs branded content and commercial videos both through agencies and client-direct, but always with a strategic eye for the audience and an understanding of the ecosystem in which the content will live. 

Anna Blount

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Anna Blount, Longwoods International’s Vice President, Research, works with clients, partners, and industry leaders to effectively translate market research into actionable recommendations that fuel marketing and management strategies. With over fifteen years’ experience in market research, Anna both manages client relationships and serves as the internal liaison with the Longwoods Production team on quantitative research, primarily focusing on visitation, resident sentiment, return on investment, and image/brand assessment studies. Additionally, Anna is the moderator for Longwoods focus groups and stakeholder interviews, leading all qualitative research studies. These efforts are focused on strengthening the connection between the tourism industry and residents, as well as current and future travelers. She is currently a Travel & Tourism Research Association (TTRA) International board member.

Before joining Longwoods five years ago, she was the Director of Market Research for MMGY Global, a leading integrated travel and hospitality marketing agency. While there she led the agency’s signature Portrait of American Travelers® syndicated research project for six years. Before that, she worked for seven years in the Market Research department of  Publix Super Markets, a Fortune 100 company.

 

Anna earned her Bachelor’s degree at the University of South Florida (Tampa, FL) and completed Master’s degrees at the University College London and the University of Westminster (London, UK).

Jerry Miller

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Jerry Miller is an Economic Development Specialist with the Idaho Department of Commerce.  He has 29 years of experience in the fields of community and economic development.  Jerry is the state coordinator for the Idaho Main Street Program and interim coordinator for the Idaho Rural Partnership.  In his spare time Jerry serves on the boards of the Community Development Council a national organization devoted to the practice of community development and Rural Development Initiatives and organization dedicated to strengthening rural people, places and economies in the Pacific Northwest.  Jerry also serves as the vice president for the Concerns of Police Survivors (COPS) Idaho Chapter, an organization serving the families and coworkers of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty.

Speakers

2023 Sponsors

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Tours

TOURS
Purchase tickets when you register for ICORT! 

Idaho History Tour

Idaho History Tour

Experience the captivating Idaho History Tour in Beautiful Downtown Lewiston with guides Garry Bush and Mary Romero. Explore the Nez Perce County Museum, learn about the rich heritage of the Nez Perce Tribe, and visit the historic Beuk Aie Temple for insights into Lewiston's Chinese community. Garry will then take you on a walking tour of downtown, revealing its vibrant history and ghostly tales. Cost: $25 per person, limited spaces, reserve in advance. Join us for an unforgettable journey!

Culinary Cultural Tour

Culinary Cultural Tour

Join the delectable Culinary Cultural Tour in downtown Lewiston, guided by Brenda Morgan. Enjoy wine and food pairings at Vine 46, explore local shops at Newberry Square, and indulge in olive oil tastings at Ampersand Oil & Vinegar Tap House, paired with wines from Colter's Creek Winery. Experience the exceptional wines of Clearwater Canyon Cellars at Hops & Vines and end the tour at Tapped gastropub with Northwest craft brews and regional wines. Cost: $35 per person, reserve in advance.

Hells Gate State Park Hike

Hells Gate State Park Hike

Experience a breathtaking hike through Hells Gate State Park, guided by Park Ranger and hiking enthusiast Michelle Witthaus. Explore the Lewis and Clark Discovery Center, enjoy stunning Snake River Canyon views, and admire the fall foliage and basalt columns. The hike is free of charge, open to all. Wear appropriate attire and bring water. Join us for an unforgettable outdoor experience and discover the wonders of Hells Gate State Park! Happy hiking!

#ICORT2023

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