2017 CALENDAR and DEADLINES


January 3-6 and February 7-March 30 (March 16-27 exclusively for veto override consideration) – Legislative Session, Frankfort

January 14-17 – 2017 ABA Marketplace, Cleveland

January 22-25 – 2017 SYTA Summit, Alberta, Canada

January 26 – Young Travel Professionals Task Force Meeting, Frankfort

February 26-March 3 – 2017 NTA Travel Exchange, St. Louis

February 28-March 1 – Destination Frankfort ‘17

February 28 (3:30 pm - 5:00 pm) – Board of Directors Meeting, Frankfort (Kentucky History Center)

March 2 – 2017 DMAI Destination Showcase, Washington, DC

March 3-5 – 2017 Heartland Travel Showcase, Pigeon Forge

March 15 – Kentucky Monthly Summer Submission Deadline

March 15-16 – Trail Town Summit, Morehead

March 20-22 – 2017 DMAI CEO Summit, Nashville

March 26-29 – 2017 STS Spring Symposium, Knoxville

March 28-29 – Destination Capitol Hill, Washington, DC

April 3-April 13 – Media Auction

April 3-May 4 – 2019 STF RFP and 2019 & 2020 KTIAC RFPs

April 4 – Basic Certification Day, Frankfort (Frankfort Convention Center)

May 7-13 – National Travel & Tourism Week, Nationwide

May 9 – Certification Field Visit, Somerset (Location TBD)

May 10 Certification Breakfast Meeting, Somerset (Center for Rural Development)

May 10 – May Board of Directors Meeting (10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.), Somerset, (Center for Rural Development)

May 10-11 – Spring Travel Forum, Somerset (Center for Rural Development)

May 14-19 – STS Marketing College, Dahlonega, Georgia 

May 20-23 – National Restaurant Association Show, Chicago

June – June Board Meeting, Location TBD

June 3-7 – IPW, Washington, DC

June 15 – Kentucky Monthly Fall Submission Deadline

June 21 (Tentative) – Certification Field Visit, Frankfort (Salato Wildlife Education Center)

July – Regional Meet-Up (Location TBD)

July 12-14 – 2017 DMAI Annual Convention, Montreal, Quebec

August 4 – Deadline for Traverse Entries

August 4-11 – Late Fee Deadline for Traverse Entries

August 12-15 – ASAE Annual Meeting & Expo, Toronto, Canada

August 17-27 – 2017 Kentucky State Fair 

August 25-29 – SYTA Annual Conference, Albuquerque 

August 26-29 – ESTO, Minneapolis

September – Regional Meet-Up, Northern Kentucky (Location TBD)

September 9 – Kentucky Monthly Winter/Holiday Submission Deadline

September 26-27 – Skift Global Forum, New York, New York

October 23-25 – Kentucky Travel Industry Annual Conference, Louisville (Crowne Plaza)

October 23 (4:15 pm - 5:30 pm) Board of Directors Meeting, Kentucky Travel Industry Annual Conference, Louisville (Crowne Plaza)

November 26-29 – 2017 Annual Travel South International Showcase, Charleston

December – Board of Directors Meeting, Date and Location TBD

December 14-18 – NTA Travel Exchange, San Antonio

December 15 – Kentucky Monthly Spring Submission Deadline


For additional national and out of state tourism events, please visit www.ustravel.org/events