BruceGreySimcoe 2017 Regional UnConference – The Great Idea Exchange

Join us on Tuesday November 14, 2017 for the third annual BruceGreySimcoe Regional UnConference. 

This year, meet the future of the tourism industry!  Grade 11 and 12 students from across the region will join operators for an amazing day full of challenges and exploration.  The presentation of the Annual Charlie Kelly Award (nomination deadline is October 15th, 2017) is also part of the day's agenda.
The goal of the UnConference is to lay the groundwork for a new relationship between students and tourism operators. On the most basic level, operators need students and students need operators. It’s time to make those connections. The day will showcase the exciting career opportunities available in the tourism industry in BruceGreySimcoe while establishing an understanding that the region’s vibrant community of students is one of our most valuable resources. Together, we can strengthen our growing industry to benefit both students and operators. 
Jeff MacInnis is our host this year at Blue Mountain Resort. 
More details to come.

Register NOW by clicking this link!   

Who Should Come:

  • Tourism Businesses
  • Not-For Profits in the Tourism Sector
  • Events Organizers
  • Destination Marketing Organizations
  • Sector Associations
  • Municipalities
Cost: $75.00 (HST included)

Cancellation Policy:

Full refunds will be issued two weeks prior to the conference (November 1, 2017).  No refund will be issued with less than two weeks notice.

Charlie Kelly Award 2017 - Call for Nominations Now Open!

Do you know someone who has helped to raise the profile of tourism in BruceGreySimcoe over the last year?

Nominations are now open for the annual Charlie Kelly award.  Eligible nominees can be anyone affiliated with a tourism organization or business in the region, in either a professional or volunteer capacity. 

What is the Charlie Kelly Award?

This award honours the memory of Charlie Kelly, an Owen Sound alderman who championed the idea of winter tourism for Owen Sound.   The award embodies the spirit of Charlie Kelly and looks to recognize the person who has helped to significantly grow the tourism industry within the Region over the last year through initiative, innovation or by acting as a role model.

The Fine Print

To nominate a candidate for this award, please complete the online application form (see link below).  Indicate the name, address, and organization of the individual, their involvement in tourism, their achievements and why you think this person should be granted this award. Outline how they have helped to further the growth of the tourism industry in BruceGreySimcoe in the last 12 months.  Please indicate if there are any videos or photos related to this person’s achievements.   
A panel of judges comprised of staff from Bruce, Grey and Simcoe Counties, RTO7, Bayshore Broadcasting and former Charlie Kelly award winners will determine this year’s recipient. The award will be presented at the BruceGreySimcoe Regional UnConference on November 14, 2017 at Blue Mountain Resort.
The deadline for nominations is October 15, 2017.
This award is sponsored by Bayshore Broadcasting and governed by RTO7, the City of Owen Sound, Bruce, Grey and Simcoe Counties.
Thank you for helping to grow the tourism industry in BruceGreySimcoe.
Please submit your nominations using the online nomination form.
For more information, contact:
Kim Clarke
BruceGreySimcoe Conference Planning Committee