September 12-14

Vernal, UT


Early bird registration is $229 per person and ends on July 1, 2017.  Regular registration is $249 per person.   Registration includes all conference sessions, meeting materials, 2 breakfasts, opening reception/dinner, 2 lunches and 3 breaks.

Conference venue is the Uintah Conference Center in Vernal. All educational sessions, breakouts, general sessions and meal functions will take place at the conference center.


Highlights include:

Opening Reception on Tuesday, Sept. 12 -Join us for a night under the stars in Dinosaur National Monument at Split Mountain. Attendees will hear from Governor Gary R. Herbert, enjoy a Dutch Oven dinner, entertainment, drinks, and an opportunity to walk along the Green River, view the World Famous Wall of Bones, and Star Gaze into some of the darkest skies in America. Transportation will be provided by Wilkins Bus lines and will leave from the Marriott Hotels and Uintah Conference Center at 5:30 pm. Your Welcome to drive your own vehicle, but parking is limited and we would encourage you to take the bus or carpool.

Wednesday evening, Sept. 13: After you have experienced Vernal's restaurant scene -- join us at the "After Party".  You told us you wanted more "Networking" time and we heard you!!! Join us Wednesday evening after the Dine Around in Vernal for the "After Party" at the Towneplace Suites by Marriott. Starting at 8:00 pm. Come Network with conference attendees, participate in the "Live" auction for the PAC, and Karaoke with your tourism industry friends and coworkers. Enjoy local brews by Vernal Brewing Company and sodas by the Soda Shack!

Check back for updates, agenda subject to change.

See info below on post-conference activities in Flaming Gorge.

Accommodations Information:

We have arranged room blocks at the following properties.  Please use the links below to book your room.  Be sure to stay Thursday night if you are going to participate in the post-conference activities offered in Flaming Gorge!

Vernal SpringHill Suites by Marriott 1219 W. Highway 40 Vernal, UT84078 (435)789-8050 Rate is $109 per room per night plus taxes

TownPlace Suites by Marriott 1219 W. Highway 40 Vernal, UT84078 (435)789-8050 Rate is $109 per room per night plus taxes

Holiday Inn Express Dinosaurland 1515 W. US Highway 40, Vernal, Utah84078 435-789-4654 Rate is $95 per room per night plus taxes


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A few highlights from the 2016 Utah Tourism Conference: