Photograph of Minden from Esmeralda Avenue, 2015.
Photograph of Minden from Esmeralda Avenue, 1925 - 1935.
2015 Rural Roundup is April 15 through April 17.  Register Today!
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Carson Valley will play host to the 2015 Rural Roundup. Now is the time to foster networking relationships and engage in educational opportunities that will guide you in strengthening Nevada's rural tourism. Register today and join us April 15 - April 17, 2015, at the Carson Valley Inn in Minden, Nevada. Enter your email below to stay up-to-date with all the Rural Roundup happenings.

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Peter
Barton
Administrator
Divison of Museums & History
Stan
Byers
Stan Can Design
Mary Works
Covington
Community Arts Development Program Coordinator
Nevada Arts Council
Sean
Cowan
Senior Vice President, Digital Experience Director
Fahlgren Mortine
Bethany
Drysdale
Director of Public Relations
Division of Tourism
Thomas
Dunne
President and CEO
OnCell/TourSphere
Greg
Fine
Director of Marketing
Division of Tourism
Mark
Hoffmann
President and Founder
Sports Leisure Vacations
Janet
Jones
Author and Paranormal Expert
Teri
Laursen
Southern Nevada Representative
Division of Tourism
Brian
London
Travel Industry Indicators
Megg
Mueller
Managing Editor
Nevada Magazine
Jason
Pacheco
BMG Travel
Sarah
Thornton
Australia Travel Trade & Consumer Marketing Manager for Nevada Division of Tourism
Gate 7

AGENDA

Wednesday, April 15
12:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Registration
Picon Room - Carson Valley Inn
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Optional Activity: Historic Town of Genoa - Open House
Board motor coach/shuttle from Carson Valley Inn parking lot or you are welcome to drive yourself and join us there!
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Welcome Reception and Dinner - Douglas County Community & Senior Center
Board motor coach/shuttle from Carson Valley Inn parking lot or you are welcome to drive yourself and join us there! Located at 1329 Waterloo Lane, Gardnerville

Thursday, April 16
7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Registration
Picon Room - Carson Valley Inn
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
Continental Breakfast
Topaz - Sponsored by Bureau of Land Management, Nevada Office
8:30 AM - 9:40 AM
Welcome and General Session
Valley Ballroom - Sponsored by Fahlgren Mortine
PRESENTED BY: Brian London
Making Educated Decisions
9:40 AM - 10:00 AM
Refreshment Break and Sponsor Exhibits
Topaz - Sponsored by Expedia, Gardnerville Main Street Program, Madden Media, Miles Marketing Destinations, Town of Genoa and Town of Minden
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Concurrent Sessions
History As A Hook
Brick House
PRESENTED BY: Peter Barton, Thomas Dunne
Rural Nevada and the Australian Traveler
Sierra
PRESENTED BY: Sarah Thornton
Evolution of Website Design
Pinenut
PRESENTED BY: Sean Cowan
Creative Communities
Douglas
PRESENTED BY: Mary Works Covington
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Repeat of Concurrent Sessions
12:15 PM - 2:00 PM
Luncheon - Know Your Nevada
TJ's Corral Tent - Sponsored by Reno Tahoe USA
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Concurrent Sessions
Clutter Busting Advertising
Pinenut
PRESENTED BY: Stan Byers
Itinerary and Product Development
Douglas
PRESENTED BY: Mark Hoffmann
New Partnership Opportunities with TravelNevada/Division of Tourism and Nevada Magazine
Sierra
PRESENTED BY: Bethany Drysdale, Greg Fine, Teri Laursen, Megg Mueller
Paranormal Tourism
Brick House
PRESENTED BY: Janet Jones
3:00 PM - 3:50 PM
Repeat of Concurrent Sessions
3:50 PM - 4:15 PM
Refreshment Break and Sponsor Exhibits
Topaz - Sponsored by Expedia, Gardnerville Main Street Program, Madden Media, Miles Marketing Destinations. Town of Genoa and Town of Minden
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM
General Session
Valley Ballroom - Sponsored by RUF Strategic Solutions
PRESENTED BY: Jason Pacheco
Navigating the New World Travel Markets
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Wine, Spirits and Brews of Nevada
TJ's Corral Tent - Sponsored by: Churchill Vineyards, Frey Ranch, Great Basin Brewing Company, Southern Wine and Spirits and Verdi Local Distillery
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
VolunTourism Awards Dinner
Valley Ballroom - Sponsored by: VisitLaughlin.com - Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority and Sanders Family Winery

Friday, April 17
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Breakfast With Lt. Governor Hutchison
Valley Ballroom - Sponsored by Certified Folder Display Service, Inc.
PRESENTED BY: Lt. Governor Mark Hutchison

HOTEL

  • 1627 US Hwy 395 N, Minden, NV 89423
  • 775.782.9711 (Main number)
  • Standard Room: $72.00 plus tax per night, Deluxe Room $82.00 plus tax per night, Motor Lodge Room $52.00 plus tax per night.
  • Call Reservations at 775.783.6629 or 800.321.6983. Ask for Rural Roundup, Group #504045
The Carson Valley Inn is the Rural Roundup Host Hotel and site of all sessions, Thursday evening reception and dinner, Friday breakfast.

The Carson Valley Inn includes a casino, sports and race book, 149-room hotel, 74-room motor lodge, 59-site RV Park, TJ's Corral Outdoor Concert and Event Center and a convenience store with Shell gas and diesel fuel.

Three dining facilities; CV Steak, the Inn's Nevada-style steakhouse featuring steaks, seafood, pasta dishes and more; Katie's, for 24-hour dining choices and Job's Perk for coffee drinks, pastries and sundries.

Free nightly live entertainment including karaoke after Thursday's Banquet.

TRANSPORTATION

 
The Carson Valley Airporter is an Airport shuttle service provided by Amador Stage Lines. They have 4 daily departures from the Reno-Tahoe International Airport with a drop-off at the Carson Valley Inn, the host hotel for Rural Roundup 2015. A round-trip ticket costs $43.00. Visit http://www.carsonvalleyairporter.com to book your transportation.

SPONSORS

The 25th annual Rural Roundup is just around the corner. As a valued partner of Nevada tourism, we would appreciate your support of the Rural Roundup.

Tourism volunteers and professionals from all over the state of Nevada attend Rural Roundup. The conference provides delegates with insight about tourism issues in Nevada, education about what is new in the industry, and serves as a networking forum where tourism partners can exchange ideas and experiences in an effort to help them promote their attractions and attract visitors.

This year's conference will be held at the Carson Valley Inn in Minden, Nevada. We anticipate approximately 250 representatives from the following tourism associations in Nevada to register for the conference:

  • Convention and visitors authorities/bureaus
  • Chambers of commerce
  • Territory Members
  • State, county and local government agencies
  • Tour companies
  • State, regional and local parks
  • Museums and cultural arts
  • Tourist attractions and destinations
  • Hoteliers

Sponsorship has its benefits. View a complete list of sponsor levels and benefits.