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Thursday, August 23rd

7:00am – 6:00pm Registration & SYTA Central
8:00am – 7:30pm Tour Operator FAM Hosted by Visit Baltimore
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

6:30am SYTA Youth Foundation Golf Classic Transportation Departs
7:00am – 2:30pm SYTA Youth Foundation Golf Classic
7:00am – 12:00pm Showcase Set Up for Exhibitors
7:30am – 7:30pm Registration & SYTA Central
7:30am – 6:00pm Silent Auction 
8:30am – 4:00pm Sightseeing Tours
12:00pm SYTA Youth Foundation Golf Picnic Transportation Departs
12:30pm – 2:30pm Golf Picnic 
3:00pm – 4:00pm Broadway Classroom Workshop
4:00pm – 6:00pm Student & Youth Travel Showcase Floor Open & Networking Reception
4:00pm – 6:00pm Branson Social ‐ Ice Cream Bar
6:00pm – 10:00pm Opening Night Event Sponsored by Visit Baltimore

Saturday, August 25th

7:00am – 6:00pm Registration & SYTA Central
7:00am – 6:00pm Silent Auction
7:30am – 8:00am Morning Joe & Light Breakfast
8:00am – 8:45am President’s Welcome & Meet the Candidates 
9:00am – 11:30am Safety Forum (All Attendees)
11:30am – 12:15pm Networking Lunch 
12:15pm – 1:00pm Luncheon Program 
1:30pm – 4:59pm Business Appointment Session I
1:30pm – 5:00pm Student & Youth Travel Showcase
1:30pm – 5:00pm Tour Operator Lounge
1:30pm – 5:00pm Branson Social ‐ Ice Cream Bar
1:30pm – 5:00pm Education Sessions
6:00pm – 7:30pm SYTA Youth Foundation Patron Reception
(Invitation Only)
6:00pm – 7:00pm Transportation departs for Six Flags America
7:00pm – 10:00pm SYTA’s Super Hero Theme Party – Six Flags America (return transportation begins 9:00pm)

Sunday, August 26th

6:00am – 7:30am SYTA Youth Foundation Run/Walk/Slumber
8:00am – 6:00pm Registration & SYTA Central
8:00am – 6:00pm Silent Auction
8:00am – 6:00pm Student & Youth Travel Showcase
8:00am –  9:00am Morning Joe on Showcase Floor
8:30am – 10:42am Business Appointment Session II
8:30am – 10:45am Tour Operator Lounge
8:30am – 10:45am Branson Social ‐ Ice Cream Bar
8:30am – 9:30am Education Session: Forensic Workshop by the Law Enforcement Museum
9:45am – 10:45am Education Session: Word Crimes and eMail Blunders
Amy Wescott, Polish Writing & Editing
11:15am – 1:15pm SYTA Youth Foundation Luncheon
1:45pm – 5:00pm Business Appointment Session III
1:30pm – 5:00pm Tour Operator Lounge
1:30pm – 5:00pm Branson Social ‐ Ice Cream Bar
1:45pm – 2:45pm Education Session: GDPR – Jeff Ment, The Ment Law Firm
3:00pm – 4:00pm Education Session: Forensic Workshop by the Law Enforcement Museum
3:00pm – 4:00pm Education Session: Real Literacy for a Fake News World
Barbara McCormack, Newseum
4:15pm – 5:00pm Education Session: The Power of a Polished Message
Amy Wescott, Polish Writing & Editing
6:00pm – 6:45pm Transportation departs for Medieval Times
6:45pm – 9:00pm Reception, Dinner and Show Sponsored by Medieval Times
9:30pm – 11:30pm Dance Your Meal Off (DYMO) Sponsored by Hard Rock Cafe

Monday, August 27th

8:45am – 9:45am Morning Joe 
8:45am – 6:00pm Registration & SYTA Central
8:45am – 6:00pm Silent Auction
8:45am – 6:00pm Student & Youth Travel Showcase
9:00am – 10:00am Education Session: Enriching Travel Experiences with Experiential Learning
Stuart Levy, MBA, PhD; George Washington University
10:15am – 11:15am Education Session: Ensuring a Successful Tour
Ellen Malasky, NFTGA; Joan Keddell, ITMI
10:15am – 11:15am Education Session: Multi-media Storytelling Training
Daniel Dozier/Courtney Spence, Students of the World
11:30am – 12:00pm Education Session: More About Tourism Cares Program in Jordan
John Yonce, Tourism Cares
9:15am – 12:02pm Business Appointment Session IV
9:15am – 12:02pm Tour Operator Lounge
9:15am – 12:02pm Branson Social ‐ Ice Cream Bar
12:30pm – 2:45pm Presidential Speeches & Best of Broadway Luncheon
3:15pm – 5:41pm Business Appointment Session V
3:30pm – 5:45pm Tour Operator Lounge
3:30pm – 5:45pm Branson Social ‐ Ice Cream Bar
3:30pm – 4:30pm Education Session: Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) 2018 – How it Affects Your Businesses and Individuals
Bill Caldwell/Lisa Curtin; Caldwell & Companies; Lloyd Polmateer, First Financial Group
3:30pm – 4:30pm Education Session: Enriching Travel Experiences with Experiential Learning
Stuart Levy, MBA, PhD; George Washington University
4:45pm – 5:45pm Education Session: Business Succession Planning
Bill Caldwell/Lisa Curtin; Caldwell & Companies
6:00pm Silent Auction Closes 
7:30pm – 10:00pm Get Down South! Closing Night Event at Power Plant Sponsored by Birmingham CVB & Alabama Tourism Department

Tuesday, August 28th

7:30am Post-FAM Tours Depart 

CONFLICTING MEETINGS OR SOCIAL EVENTS – SYTA sponsors should not extend invitations, call meetings, or otherwise encourage absence of attendees from official conference events as outlined above.

SYTA Strategic Partners