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2021 Tech Summit & Vendor Product Demos

Get ready to gather intelligent insights and innovative ideas from industry-savvy presenters at the 2021 West Tech Summit. You will be able to experience a series of webinars and product demos specifically for destination marketers.

Let’s make the best use of your valuable time...see Schedule-at-a-Glance.
The Tech Summit virtual sessions are scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday mornings: March 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 24 and 25.


To get a flavor of the sessions...see Full Program for all offerings.

  • Great Marketing Comes with Great Responsibility
  • From Content to Conversions: Adopting Methods from Leading Retailers
  • Destination Disruption: The Art of Strategic Storytelling
  • Maximizing the Utility of Geo-Location Data
  • How to Make Stellar Creative Without Stellar Assets (or: How to Use What You Have to Get Great Content)
  • Anywhere, Not Here: Activating Your Search Marketing Post-COVID  
  • To Tik or to Tok? Everything You Need to Know About the Emerging Network of TikTok

Find products and services that are the right fit for your DMO...see Vendor Product Demo overviews.

We’re bringing information to you from technology companies for 10-minute Vendor Product Demos to showcase how their products and services can assist your organization. The Vendor Product Demos section includes a listing of company names, demo session titles and websites. The Product Demos will be presented each Thursday in March. We appreciate the support these companies provide to the Association and invite destination marketers to consider them as potential partners for future projects.

DMA West | 2021 Tech Summit Planning Committee

Tech Summit Planning Committee Co-chairs

  • Christina Erny, CDME, Director of Marketing, Reno-Sparks Conv/Vis Authority (Reno Tahoe)
  • Wes Rhea, CTA, CDME, CEO, Visit Stockton

Tech Summit Planning Committee Members

  • Robert (Bob) Bibeault, CDME, Vice President Marketing, Beverly Hills Conference & Visitors Bureau
  • Seth Chalmers, Director of Digital, West Hollywood Travel + Tourism Board
  • Ashley Johnson, CDME, President & CEO, Visit Laguna Beach
  • Jennifer Martinkus, Marketing Manager, Yakima Valley Tourism
  • Tracy Rogers, Marketing & Communications Manager, Visit Concord

Tech Summit Honorary Planning Committee Members

  • Brian Matson, Senior Director of Strategy & Education, TwoSix Digital
  • Martin Stoll, CEO, Sparkloft Media