Conference Details

The 2020 Conference Committee is building a list of informative and exciting speakers.  Check below for individuals who will widen your horizon and give you that 2020 vision.

More speakers will be added frequently.  Check with us regularly to see the latest.  Again, much more to come.

Rick Antonson

Author and scriptwriter, Rick Antonson, is the former President & CEO of Tourism Vancouver, which launched the successful bid to bring the 2010 Winter Olympic Games to Vancouver and Whistler.
Recognized by the tourism and international meetings industry in Canada, United States, Europe and Asia, Rick also served as chair of Destinations International (based in Washington, DC), and deputy chair of the Pacific Asia Travel Association (based in Bangkok, Thailand).
 His most recent book, Walking With Ghosts in Papua New Guinea, was published in Fall 2018. The New York Times noted at the time of publication that his book, Route 66 Still Kicks, was "one of the best books of the bunch" in a Christmas book roundup. The Chicago Tribune called his book, To Timbuktu for a Haircut, a "travel classic."