We welcome you to apply to speak at CHAT Summit 2020. Our Summit audience wants to gain information that will allow them to execute tangible strategies, ideas and programs when they return home from the Summit.

If you would like to propose a general session or break-out session topic that will engage Summit participants around the following topics below, please complete the application form below for consideration. Thank you!

  • Cultural heritage tourism
  • Community tourism
  • Sustainable tourism
  • Business trends & opportunities in tourism
  • Placemaking
  • Heritage, hospitality and sustainable tourism development
  • Preserving, (re) presenting and communicating heritage
  • Cultural immersion trends
  • Travel trends
  • Destination marketing or management
  • Cultural arts, creative economies
  • Tourism & technology
  • Visitor experience
  • Global perspectives on cultural heritage tourism
  • Suggest a topic


  • 50% off full Summit Registration
  • Exposure to national & international tourism & travel industry professionals
  • Positioning as industry expert or thought leader
  • Promotion on Summit website, eblasts and social media reaching +50,000 audience
  • Book signing (if applicable)


All presenters must register for the Summit by January 15, 2020 in order to be confirmed as a speaker. See important dates below:

November 15, 2019 | Deadline to submit application

December 6, 2019 | Notification of acceptance

December 13, 2020 | Final notification of acceptance

January 15, 2020 | Headshot & Bio due

May 21, 2020 | Summit opening

2020 Speaker Application

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