Elevate Marketing Summit, Spring 2019

May 1 and 2, 2019

Elevate Marketing Summit is back again! The only two-day virtual conference designed specifically for the tourism industry brings together top experts to elevate your online presence and bring in more visitors.

Last year, our first-ever event hosted over 150 international attendees, including tour operators and tourism business owners, destination marketers, marketing agencies, educators and government representatives. Here’s why you should attend in Spring 2019:

  1. Even more expert speakers on even more topics: all targeted to give you the exciting strategies and fresh know-how you need TODAY to stay on top of tourism and technology trends.
  2. Just like last year, our virtual format means you can attend on your own schedule, from anywhere you like. No packing, no airline fees, no hotel costs, no hassle.
  3. Network live with your fellow tour operators and industry professionals from all sectors and passions—from DMOs to SMEs—and from destinations across the world.

For Spring 2019, Elevate celebrates the theme of “Community” as we grow this summit into a global network of passionate tourism professionals. Join us and connect with your peers while learning how to build a streamlined and up-to-date digital marketing strategy that works.

"A great resource for tourism industry professionals, whether marketing is your full-time occupation or one of the many hats you wear."

- Isabelle Jacques, social media specialist, Destination Canada

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"I heard such great things about it I had to sign up!"

- Melissa Edwards, freelance writer and editor



1. How to Nurture Better Customer Connection Online: Tap into the incredible power of community and learn how to foster connection between your customers with Sophie Bujold, Cliqueworthy.

2. How to Increase Community Engagement with Instagram Stories: Get started with Instagram Stories and find out how this quirky social media tool can power up your community with Jennifer Kolbuc, Mountain Top Consulting.

3. 3 Steps to a Quick Social Media Audit: Learn how a simple social media audit can make sure your efforts are matching your goals with Brian Siddle, Strong Coffee Marketing.

4. How to Reach and Grow your Community Using Google Ads: Find out how to use this critical advertising tool to reach the right travellers for your business with Jason Park, Solid Mass Media.

5. How to Wireframe Your Website So That Customers Engage: Find out how to design an effective blueprint for your website so that it passes the all-important user “grunt test” with Joseph Baker, Baker Media.


Join in live with a panel of top marketers as they discuss the key role of influencer marketing in growing a tourism brand. Learn how to find the right influencers, build and manage relationships with them, and leverage their brand to grow your own.



This live interactive panel is a great chance to ask questions and chat with the experts!


1. Customer Service That Generates Referrals and Repeat Customers: Learn how to use automation and segmentation to offer next-level customer experience—from the website and sale, to the trip and the lifetime customer relationship with Mike Brcic, Mastermind Adventures.

2. Designing an Effective Video Content Strategy: Learn everything you need to know to get started shooting, producing and distributing great, personalized and results-based video content with Scott Adams, Birchbark Media.

3. Retarget to Find Your Audience Using Facebook Ads: Get the key strategies for using Facebook’s powerful Retarget tool to find your ideal communities online, and learn how to create the custom audiences that will increase your ROI with Joshua Noonan & Enrika Greathouse, Small Gorilla.

4. The Essential 6: Evergreen Content You MUST Have on Your Website: Find out the essential pieces of evergreen web content that every tour operator needs in order to stand out, reduce costs, build trust and increase your direct sales with Marie Hunter, Hunter Digital.


In our second live panel, join Indigenous experts in tourism, marketing and economic development working towards a new tourism industry rooted in Indigenous rights and principles—and take part in an open discussion on how Indigenous and non-Indigenous businesses and communities can collaborate, partner and thrive.



This live panel will provide a deeper understanding of the workings of successful Indigenous and tourism industry partnerships, and on how they can provide maximum impact and mutual benefits.


Join us for this LIVE workshop on how to define your brand, select the right strategy for the right channels, and measure your success with Isabelle Jacques, social media strategist. This live interactive workshop is a great chance to ask questions and chat with the expert!



Marie Hunter
Marie Hunter

In an ever-changing world of marketing, it’s hard for tourism companies to find the time and money to travel to big, faraway conferences offering generic marketing sessions. I created this virtual marketing summit just for the tourism industry, to help all of my peers create connections, generate new ideas and find exciting new ways to successfully market their business, frustration-free.

The next summit takes place May 1 and 2! Stay tuned for updates and registration information.


Our Spring 2019 virtual conference is going to be even bigger and even better! Elevate Marketing Summit 2019 will have more sessions and subject areas, with timely and highly relevant topics driven by feedback from the industry and from past attendees. We’re also bringing in a new range of session formats—including panel discussions, live workshops, interviews and more—all designed to give you as many opportunities as possible to connect, participate and get hands-on learning. And on top of all that, you’ll have tons more opportunities to network live with our expert session hosts and with your fellow attendees in our online forums and real-time Q&A sessions. Don’t miss out on this exciting and growing tourism industry event!


  • "Great that you can watch/attend from your own desk at your leisure." ~ 2018 Elevate Marketing Summit Attendee
  • "Brian's talk about micro content. It was spot on. Also, I loved the online format." ~ 2018 Elevate Marketing Summit Attendee
  • "I liked Joseph Baker's workshop. It was really well done and informative." ~ 2018 Elevate Marketing Summit Attendee
  • "Presentations were short enough to keep my attention and provided easy to understand actionable ideas without being overwhelming." ~ 2018 Elevate Marketing Summit Attendee

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Frequently Asked Questions

When is the next summit?
Elevate Marketing Summit takes place twice a year, in fall and spring. The next event takes place May 1 and 2. Passes are available starting March 1st.
Do I need to travel or book time off?
Absolutely not. Elevate is a unique virtual conference, happening entirely online. You can network, ask questions and even watch the presentations from anywhere you like—your office, your home, hotspotting outside—and on your own schedule. Sessions will be streamed on a live schedule, but can be watched at any time during the conference (and at any time for a full year for All Access Pass holders), and can be re-watched at your convenience.
When does registration begin for this conference?
Registration for Elevate Spring 2019 opens March 1. Early bird passes are available until March 31st for only $79USD.
How do I access the presentations?
Simply register, login at, and click on the presentation you’d like to watch. Presentations for spring 2019 will be announced in the new year. Stay tuned.
How do I become a sponsor?
Partnering with Elevate Marketing Summit as a sponsor is an excellent way to connect with SMEs, DMOs and tourism professionals from across the industry. Simply get in touch to find out more. Contact Marie at
How do I become a speaker?
Do you have expert marketing or digital knowledge that can help tourism professionals elevate their business? We’d love to hear from you! Contact Marie at
Who is behind this summit?
I’m Marie, a digital marketing specialist who helps tourism enterprises book more visitors through the magic of lead generation. I created Elevate Marketing Summit in 2018 to help my peers connect, learn, and grow their business, and to share the excitement and possibilities in today’s marketing strategies. You can find out more about me at, or just get in touch with any questions or feedback!
How long do I have access to this summit?
You have access to all presentations for a full year (until April 30, 2020). The live panels and workshop with also be available to watch 24-hours after they air.
What if I miss a live session?
We will be recording each of the live panel discussions and live workshop. Each will be posted inside your Teachable account 24-hours after they air.
Who can I contact for more info or to resolve a problem with my account?
If you have questions or tech issues, contact us via email at We're happy to help!