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2022 Education Summit & Vendor Showcase    

September 14-16 | Ventura, California

We’re bound for the California Central Coast region for the upcoming conference! Plan to join industry colleagues in Ventura in mid-September.

The DMA West Education Summit is where destination marketers and industry partners meet to explore and gather resources, strategies, solutions and more.

Engaging learning formats await you. Whether you’re seeking new-to-you topics or hunting for strategic approaches to current challenges, you’ll find the information you're seeking at this year's Education Summit.

For your destination, your organization and yourself

  • A variety of session types include options for inspiration, peer learning, and in-depth exploration. Taught by innovative experts and inventive peers in the industry, you’ll keep your skill set competitive and fresh.
  • Keynotes: experts inspire by sharing unique experiences, knowledge, and ideas
  • Workshops: in-depth practical instruction to enhance capabilities and critical skills
  • Peer-to-Peer Advice Sessions: small group interaction while learning
  • Best Idea Program: innovative marketing and management approaches
  • Experience-the-Destination: opportunities that motivate and refresh (September 14)

At this year’s Peer-to-Peer Advice Sessions, participate in open discussions with the conversations guided by peer facilitators. It’s the time to share ideas, challenges and solutions with industry peers.

At the Vendor Showcase, preferred suppliers join the Education Summit to discuss advertising and publishing opportunities, research and marketing strategies, as well as multimedia and technology solutions.

You’ll have time to visit with industry peers at the Wednesday welcome reception, sponsored by Drozian Webworks, at the Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach. On Thursday evening, our Visit Ventura hosts are planning a special event in their city.

The city of Ventura – officially named San Buenaventura, or the City of Good Fortune – today offers a wealth of downtown attractions, recreational adventures and historic sights. This colorful seaside city is 60 miles north of Los Angeles. Major airlines serve Ventura through nearby Santa Barbara Airport, Burbank Airport, and Los Angeles International Airport. Regular shuttle, rental car, and bus services are readily available while Amtrak stops right in the heart of town.

Scholarships Available for the Education Summit
The DMA West Foundation has attendance scholarships available for the Education Summit that include registration and lodging. More information and an application at:


September 14 | Wednesday
Experience-the-Destination: Experiential Sessions
Welcome Reception

September 15 | Thursday
Group Breakfast
Opening General Session Presentation
Vendor Showcase & Networking Break
Concurrent Workshops
Luncheon & Presentation
Peer-to-Peer Advice Sessions
Vendor Showcase & Networking Break
General Session Presentation
Group Offsite Evening Event

September 16 | Friday
Group Breakfast
General Session Presentation & Annual Business Meeting
Vendor Showcase & Networking Break
Concurrent Workshops
Group Luncheon & Closing Presentation