Discover the exciting agenda for the I Am Tourism Ambassador program below!

1:00 | Welcome

1:15-1:45 | Visit SoSi Tourism 101

  • Speaker: Lisa Meriwether, Tourism Manager
  • Discover the fundamentals of tourism, its impact, and the evolution of the new regional tourism initiative, Visit SoSi. Learn what to expect from this exciting program!

1:45-2:30 | The Virginia Tourism Corporation

  • Speakers: Becky Nave, Director of Destination Development and Lisa Tharpe, Senior Destination Development Manager
  • Explore the programs and resources provided by the Virginia Tourism Corporation and understand why tourism is a major economic driver for the Commonwealth.

2:30-3:15 | Group Activity

  • Engage in a collaborative exercise to view our communities from a visitor's perspective.

3:15- 4:30 | Guided Bus Tour with Joyce Wilburn Tours

  • Become a tourist in your community! Gain insights and knowledge about the various tourism products and offerings available locally.

4:45 | Presentation of Ambassador Certificates and Group Photo

5:00 | Adjourn