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 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)*

Monday, November 13th
If you are slumbering at Blue Mountain Resort the night prior to the BruceGreySimcoe Unconference, or you work and reside close by, join members of the Conference Implementation Committee at MJ Byrne's Irish Pub in Blue Mountain Village from 8 to 10 pm for live music and networking.  For accommodation booking information and conference delegate booking code, click here.

*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.

Looking for Accommodation?

Join us on the evening of November 13th in Blue Mountain Village and spend the night at Blue!

To book your room and receive the conference delegate rate of 15% off the standard accommodation rate, please call the Reservations Department at 705-445-0231, ext 8202, and state that you are attending the RTO7-Fall Conference, Group #GRP126843.  

Media Release

View the October 23, 2017 Media Release by clicking here.

Charlie Kelly Award 2017 - Call for Nominations Now Open!

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.
A panel of judges comprised of staff from Bruce, Grey and Simcoe Counties, RTO7, Bayshore Broadcasting and former Charlie Kelly award winners determine each year’s recipient. The award will be presented at the BruceGreySimcoe Regional UnConference on November 14, 2017 at Blue Mountain Resort.
Nominations are now closed.
This award is sponsored by Bayshore Broadcasting and governed by RTO7, the City of Owen Sound, Bruce, Grey and Simcoe Counties.
For more information, contact:
Kim Clarke
BruceGreySimcoe Conference Planning Committee