October 22-24, 2018 Gadsden, Alabama
Alabama here we come! The 2018 Alabama-Mississippi-Tennessee Rural Tourism Conference will be held in Gadsden for the first time. The historic Pitman Theatre in downtown will be the site of all educational sessions and the host hotel will be the Holiday Inn Express and Suites. Conference events will also be held at Noccalula Falls Park, Back Forty Beer Company, and Gadsden Museum of Art.
Recognizing that tourism is a vital part of a community’s economic development, the Alabama-Mississippi-Tennessee Rural Tourism Conference is a collaborative effort focused on assisting smaller communities in bolstering tourism. Incredible networking opportunities are a key component of the conference and dynamic speakers will present innovative ideas and relevant information that attendees will find useful in facing the unique challenges of promoting rural tourism with limited budgets. This annual conference is hosted alternately among Alabama, Mississippi, and Tennessee, however, anyone associated with or interested in the rural tourism industry is invited to attend.