Indigenous Tourism Alberta Gathering 2022

The conference theme is Kindness

Indigenous Tourism Alberta is proud to be hosting the fourth annual conference on Indigenous tourism to bring together all of the people, stories and ideas that are building Indigenous tourism into a key component of the visitor economy, the reconciliation journey of all Canadians and an inspiring part of Indigenous lives. This year’s Indigenous Tourism Alberta Gathering will be held on Treaty 6 Territory and Métis Region 4 hosted on Enoch Cree Nation at the River Cree Resort and Casino November 23 – November 25, 2022. This provincial event has been successfully hosted by ITA and delivered through the partnership of the various regional Indigenous tourism organizations for the past four years.

The Indigenous Tourism Summit 2021 was held in Mohkinstsis, Calgary. The Summit exceeded expectations with sold-out success and brought together Indigenous tourism operators from across Canada for three days of sharing best practices and networking. Over 300 delegates participated in panel discussions, breakout sessions, keynote presentations, artisan market, and local cultural experiences.

What is the ITA Gathering?

Indigenous Tourism Alberta is proud to be hosting the fourth annual conference on Indigenous tourism to bring together all of the people, stories, and ideas that are helping build Indigenous tourism into a key component of the visitor economy, making it part of the reconciliation journey of global travelers and supporting Indigenous communities. This year’s event comes with a new location and a new name to better reflect the renewed energy and spirit of the industry.

The Indigenous Tourism Alberta Gathering (formerly AITS) will take place Nov. 23 to 25 at River Cree Resort and Casino, hosted on Enoch Cree Nation on Treaty 6 territory and Metis Region 4. 

The 2021 conference was held in Mohkinstsis (Calgary) and exceeded expectations with a sold-out event that brought together Indigenous tourism operators, stakeholders, partners and supporters from across Canada for three days of sharing. More than 300 delegates participated in panel discussions, breakout sessions, keynote presentations and local cultural experiences. 

With the tremendous growth in the industry and a renewed spirit of collaboration and optimism for the future, we’re expecting an even better event this year.      

The Highlights

Networking with more than 300 delegates from across Alberta

Elders panel

Artisan Vendors Market

Indigenous Experience night

CITE Awards Gala

Visionary Voices

Indigenous thought-leaders

Community Elders

Indigenous business owners

Non-Indigenous industry experts

Economic Development Officers

Government

Investment and financial community members

Sponsorship Opportunities

Indigenous Tourism Alberta (ITA) invites you to support the 2022 Indigenous Tourism Alberta Gathering (ITA Gathering) as a sponsorship partner.

Overall Sponsorship Benefits

• A strong partnership presence within a gathering of public and private Indigenous tourism leaders

• Opportunity to show the role your organization plays in support of Indigenous tourism

• Collaboration with ITA, an important leader of Indigenous tourism in Alberta and Canada

• Relationship building with industry leaders, tourism operators, travel trade and media, and key organizations playing a pivotal role in the development growth and awareness of Indigenous tourism

• Access to Indigenous tourism research, resources and topical presentations and workshops

Leveled Sponsors:

FeaturesThunderbird
$50, 000
Golden Eagle
$25, 000
Sweetgrass
$10, 000
Sage
$5000
Cedar
$2500
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Recognition online, print, onsite
Live mentions during events and on social channels
Delegate bag insert
Breakfast/Lunch Feature – 10 minutes
Highlight in ITA Newsletter
Banner Ad on TA Gathering Webpage
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Reserved seating at CITE Gala and priority on-site registration

All Leveled sponsors include:

  • Inclusion & Recognition in Grand Entry 
  • Logo Hyperlinks on ITA Gathering Website page
  • Special Sponsor Badge
  • Complimentary Industry Partner Membership for 2023-24

Specialty Items Sponsor

Note: Specialty Items do not include benefits equal to the tiered sponsor levels. In-kind items may be negotiated

Item
Sponsorships availableCost
Delegate Bag5$1500
Water Bottle1$1750
Delegate Pen1$500
Delegate Lanyards / Badge1$2500

Includes 1 complimentary registration, highlights in the ITA newsletter and benefits listed at Cedar Level

To negotiate Delegate bag items, please contact Renee Fehr, Development Coordinator Renee@indigenoustourismalberta.ca

Event Partners

Note: Event-sponsored items do not include benefits equal to the tiered sponsor levels unless otherwise indicated. Additional benefits are listed in notes.

Item
Sponsorships availableCost
Official Wifi Provider1$1000
Official Morning Coffee Provider2$3000*
Hotel Room Drop2$2500*
Official ITA Gathering Publisher1$3500*

*Includes 1 complimentary registration, highlights in ITA newsletter and benefits listed at Cedar Level.

On-Site Sponsors

Note: On-Site sponsored items do not include benefits equal to the Tiered sponsor levels unless otherwise indicated. Additional benefits are listed in the notes.

Item
Sponsorships availableCost
Networking Area1$1000
Delegate Nutrition Break Sponsor (4)4$10, 000*
Gala Event Cocktail and Mocktail Sponsor1$3000^
CITE Awards Gala Presenting Sponsor1$3000^
Speaker Gift Sponsor1$1500
Gala Entertainment Sponsor1$3000^

*includes Golden Eagle benefits ^includes on-site branding during event

For sponsorship inquiries, reach out to Mackenzie Brown.

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