Abstract Submission


Be a thought leader at the 2019 Destinations International Annual Convention taking place July 23-26, 2019 in St. Louis.
If you can help deliver outstanding educational sessions at the Destinations International Annual Convention, we would love to hear from you!

The 2019 Destinations International Annual Convention will focus breakout sessions on peer created and peer curated content to help deliver the best educational opportunities for all disciplines within the CVB community. 
Why You Should Submit a Proposal?
Destinations International offers speakers a unique thought leadership opportunity to share their expertise and best practices with members of the profession. 
Some of the perks of being a speaker at the convention include:
• Exposure and networking. As part of the education program for Destinations International, your session and biography will be featured in multiple locations and your opportunities for networking will be plentiful.  
• Knowledge sharing within the larger tourism community. 
• Participation with a fun, open group who wants you to succeed and take away new skills and friends. 
 Submission Deadline: January 7, 2019
Destinations International is the global trade association for official destination organizations. Our membership includes over 600 CVBs with more than 4,100 staff members in over 15 countries.  Membership is open to all official Destination Organizations recognized by their respective governments from the smallest  town to the largest country, including convention and visitor bureaus, regional tourism boards, state  tourism offices and provincial tourism offices and national tourism boards.     
Destinations International Annual Convention: 
Destinations International Annual Convention is the only convention exclusively serving Destination Marketing and Management Professionals.  The 2019 Annual Convention break-out sessions will revive peer curated content that relates to the multi-discipline audience base attending the convention. 

The convention's content has a broad audience base including CVB representatives from every discipline including:   
  • Convention Sales & Services,
  • Finance and Administration
  • Marketing & Communications/PR
  • Membership &  Partnership
  • Operations & Technology
  • Tourism Research  
  • Visitor Services
  • Leisure Focus
Please note, we are not looking for general session speakers or content through this call for abstracts process. 
Submission Dates:  October 24 - January 7, 2019
Notification of Acceptance or Non-Acceptance of Submissions:   Week of March 11, 2019
As this opportunity provides key visibility in our industry, Destinations International will promote your involvement in the convention through various forms of communication.  Above these accommodations, Destinations International, as a not-for profit, is not able to provide honoraria, complimentary registration or travel expenses. Thank you for taking the time to provide a submission and working with us through this process!  

Your ideas are truly valued, we know sharing your insights as a thought leader is hard work and we appreciate it!