• Summary
  • Agenda
  • Register

October 29th & 30th, 2013
Convention and Trade Center
900 Front Avenue, Room 104
Columbus, GA 31902

   
October 29th, 2013  
8:00 AM – 8:15 AM Registration and Coffee
8:15 AM – 8:30 AM

Welcome/Introductions

  • Peter Bowdon-Director,  Columbus, GA Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • CVB Board Chair-Elizabeth Barker
  • Bruce Green—GA Department of Economic Development 

 

8:30 AM – 9:30 AM   

Plenary Speaker
Cheryl Hargrove—HTC Partners                                            

9:30 AM – 10:15 AM

How to Develop Your Heritage Tourism Product /
It’s All About New Partnerships
Bruce Green—GA Department of Economic Development

                                               

10:15 AM – 10:30 AM            Break
10:30 AM – 11:00 AM           

The Importance of Authenticity and Quality In Heritage Tourism
Jo Childers—GA Department of Community Affairs
                                                

11:00 – 11:30 AM

Authentic History:  Accurately Documenting Your
Historic Resources

Ken Thomas—Preservation Consultant

11:30 AM – 12:00 PM           
Authentic Buildings:  Appropriate Preservation of Historic Resource
Carole Moore - State Historic Perservation Office
12:00 PM – 12:30 PM

Heritage & Cultural Tourism:  New Discoveries
 Barry Brown—GA Department of Economic Development

12:30 PM-1:00 PM

Lunch & Networking
Brittany Gray—GA Department of Economic Development                                               

1:00 PM – 1:30 PM    

Interpretation of Existing Product and New Discoveries
Caroline Figel & Danny Jones - Creative Digital, Inc   

1:30 PM – 3:00 PM

Creating Your Own Heritage Tourism
Moderator: Chris Cannon - GA Department of Economic Development
 Tina Lily - GA Council for the Arts
Cindy Eidson—GA Dept. of Economic Development

3:00 PM – 3:15 PM Break
3:30 PM – 5:00 PM    

Tours - City of Columbus
1. National Civil War Naval Museum at Port Columbus
2. Springer Opera House

 5:30  Dinner and Shopping in Downtown Columbus
   
October 30, 2013  
8:15 AM – 9:15 AM    Coffee
9:30 AM – 11:00 AM  Alternative Financing Sources for Heritage Tourism
Columbus, GA Convention & Trade Center
900 Front Avenue
Room 104
Columbus, GA 31902

Moderator:   Chris Cannon—GA Dept. of Economic Development
  •   Jessica Reynolds—GA Dept. of Community Affairs
  •   Arden Williams—GA Humanities
10:00 AM – 10:15 AM Break
  •   Joy Vannerson—Garden Club of Georgia
  •   Jay Markwalter—Dahlonega CVB
11:00 AM – 11:30 PM            Protecting Your Heritage Tourism Resources
 Bruce Green, GA Department of Economic Development
11:30 AM – 12:00 PM Social Media
Lauren Cleland—GA Dept. of Economic Development
12:30 PM Wrap-Up
Bruce Green—GA Dept. of Economic Development