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Thursday, August 23rd

7:00am – 6:00pm Registration SYTA Central
8:00am – 9:00pm Tour Operator Fam, Visit Baltimore
8:00am  – 7:30pm Pre‐Conference: Full Day Sightseeing Tours
9:00am – 12:00pm Board of Directors Meeting
12:00pm – 1:00pm Joint Board Lunch Buffet
1:00pm – 4:00pm Board of Trustees Meeting
1:00pm – 6:00pm Showcase Set Up for Exhibitors
6:00pm – 7:00pm Leadership Reception
7:30pm – 9:30pm SYTA Youth Foundation Golf Classic Pairings Party

Friday, August 24th

7:00am – 12:00pm SYTA Youth Foundation Golf Classic
7:00am – 7:30pm Registration and SYTA Central
7:30am – 6:00pm SYTA Central, Silent Auction and Orientation Center
8:30pm – 4:00pm Sightseeing Tours
8:30pm – 4:00pm CSTP Bootcamp
4:00pm – 5:00pm New Attendee Ice Breaker
4:00pm – 6:00pm Student & Youth Travel Showcase Floor Open & Networking Reception
6:00pm – 9:00pm Opening Night Event Sponsored by Visit Baltimore

Saturday, August 25th

7:00am – 6:00pm Registration & SYTA Central
7:30am – 8:00am Morning Joe
8:00am – 8:30am Welcome Remarks
8:30am – 11:30pm Safety Summit General Session and Program
11:30am – 12:30pm Networking Lunch
12:30pm – 6:00pm Student & Youth Travel Showcase
1:00pm – 5:00pm Learning Lab on Showcase Floor
12:45pm – 5:45pm Business Appointment Session II
2:00pm – 5:45pm Tour Operator Lounge
2:00pm – 3:00pm Education Session
2:00pm – 5:00pm Branson Scoops ‐ Ice Cream Bar
3:30pm – 4:30pm Education Session
6:00pm – 7:30pm SYTA Youth Foundation Patron Reception
(Invitation Only)
7:30pm – 10:30pm Evening Event ‐ Six Flags

Sunday, August 26th

6:00am – 7:30am SYTA Youth Foundation Run/Walk/Slumber
7:30am – 6:00pm Registration
8:00am – 6:00pm SYTA Central & Silent Auction
8:00am – 6:00pm SYTA Showcase
8:30am – 10:30pm Learning Lab on Showcase Floor
8:00am –  8:30am Morning Joe Showcase Floor
8:30am – 10:45am Business Sessions: DMOs and Receptive Operators
8:30am – 10:30am
  • Tour Operator Panels ‐ Hotels
  • Tour Operator Panels ‐ Attractions
  • Tour Operator Panels ‐ Restaurants, Transportation, Insurance
11:00am Doors Open for Luncheon
11:15am – 1:30pm SYTA Youth Foundation Luncheon
2:00pm – 6:00pm Business Session III: All Appointment Takers
2:00pm – 5:00pm Learning Lab on Showcase Floor
2:00pm – 6:00pm Tour Operator Lounge
Branson Scoops ‐ Ice Cream Bar
6:45pm – 7:45pm Coaches depart to Medieval Times
7:00pm – 7:45pm Reception at Medieval Times
8:00pm – 9:15pm Dinner and Show at Medieval Times
9:15pm – 9:45pm Coaches depart from Medieval Times
9:30pm – 11:30pm DYMO at Hard Rock Café with DJ

Monday, August 27th

8:00am – 6:00pm Registration
8:00am – 6:00pm SYTA Central & Silent Auction
8:30am – 9:00am Morning Joe on Showcase Floor
9:00am – 6:00pm Student & Youth Travel Showcase
9:00am – 12:01pm Business Sessions IV: All Appointment Takers
9:30am – 11:30am Learning Lab on Showcase Floor
12:30pm – 2:45pm Presidential Speeches & Best of Broadway Luncheon
3:15pm – 6:00pm Business Sessions IV: All Appointment Takers
3:30pm – 5:30pm Learning Lab on Showcase Floor
Branson Scoops ‐ Ice Cream Bar
7:00pm Closing Night Transportation Departs
7:30pm – 10:00pm Closing Night Event ‐ Power Plant, Birmingham CVB

Tuesday, August 28th

7:30am – continued Post-FAM Tours
8:30am – 7:30pm Post-Conference: Full Day Sightseeing Tours
SYTA Strategic Partners