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2014 Rural Roundup is April 30 through May 2.  Register Today!
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ELY NEVADA
2014 RURAL ROUNDUP
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Ely Nevada will play host to the 2014 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 30 - May 2, 2014, at the Bristlecone Convention Center in Ely, Nevada. Enter your email below to stay up-to-date with all the Rural Roundup happenings.

Matt
Bowers
Integrated Media Development Specialist
Dave
Bratton
Founder
Destination Analysts
Zélie
Breval
Account Manager
Aviareps
Sarah
Harwardt
Marketing Manager
America Unlimited
JoAnna
Haugen
Freelance Writer
Mark
Hoffmann
President and Founder
Sports Leisure Vacations
Ivar
Hottentot
Regional Product Manager
Tourico Holidays
Meghan
Keough
Area Manager, Gaming
Expedia
Timo
Kohlenberg
Managing Director and CEO
America Unlimited
Ann
Louhela
Project Director
Western Nevada College Specialty Crop Institute
Judith
Luebke
Marketing Executive
Aviareps
Jennifer
Mannix
Marketing Director
Artown
Vicki
McGowen
Chuck
Nozicka
Sherry
Rupert
Executive Director
State of Nevada Indian Commission

AGENDA

Wednesday, April 30
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Registration
White Pine Room - Bristlecone Convention Center
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Optional Activity: Renaissance Village and Historic Mural Tour of Ely
Board motor coach from Bristlecone Convention Center parking lot
5:00 PM - 5:45 PM
East Ely Railroad Depot Museum Tour
Board motor coaches from Bristlecone Convention Center parking lot
5:45 PM - 7:30 PM
Welcome Reception: Ely Train
Board train at freight yard
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Barbeque Dinner and Band
Ely Train Freight Barn

Thursday, May 01
7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Registration
White Pine Room - Bristlecone Convention Center
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
Continental Breakfast
Bristlecone Convention Center
8:30 AM - 9:40 AM
Welcome and General Session
Bristlecone Room
35 Years of Nevada Roads, From Boarder to Border
PRESENTED BY: Mark Hoffmann
9:40 AM - 10:00 AM
Refreshment Break and Sponsor Exhibits
Convention Center Foyer
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Concurrent Sessions
To Be or Not To Be: Cultural Tourism
Sage Room
PRESENTED BY: Jennifer Mannix and Vicki McGowen
How to Work with Receptives and Online Travel Agencies (OTAs)
Juniper Room
PRESENTED BY: Ivar Hottentot and Meghan Keough
Innovative Marketing Strategies, Including Guerilla Marketing
Pinyon Room
PRESENTED BY: Sarah Harwardt and Timo Kohlenberg
Building Agritourism in Nevada
Brian Krolicki Room
PRESENTED BY: Ann Louhela and Chuck Nozicka
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Repeat of Concurrent Sessions
12:15 PM - 2:00 PM
Luncheon
Bristlecone Room
Presentation- Great Basin National Park
PRESENTED BY: Steven Mietz
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Concurrent Sessions
Event Sponsorship Development
Sage Room
PRESENTED BY: Matt Bowers
The Perfect Pitch: How to Make Your Press Release Stand Out
Juniper Room
PRESENTED BY: JoAnna Haugen
German and French Markets and Rural Nevada
Pinyon Room
PRESENTED BY: Zélie Breval and Judith Luebke
Taking Tribal Tourism to the Next Level in Nevada
Brian Krolicki Room
PRESENTED BY: Sherry Rupert
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Repeat of Concurrent Sessions
3:50 PM - 4:15 PM
Refreshment Break and Sponsor Exhibits
Convention Center Foyer
4:15 PM - 5:30 PM
Twenty Ways to Ruin a Perfectly Good Website
Bristlecone Room
PRESENTED BY: Dave Bratton
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Wine Tasting
Art Bank and Postal Palace
Sponsored by Hotel Nevada, Sanders Family Winery, and Ely Renaissance Society
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
VolunTourism Awards Dinner
Bristlecone Room
Sponsored by the Carson Valley Visitors Authority

Friday, May 02
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Great Basin National Park and the McGill Drug Store
Board motor coaches from Bristlecone Convention Center parking lot
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
C.A.C.H. in on Caring (Committee Against Child Hunger
Bristlecone Convention Center

HOTELS

  • 501 Aultman Street
    Ely, Nevada 89301
  • 888.406.3055
  • Deluxe rooms starting at $45.00 plus tax per night
  • Online Reservations

For many years our hotel was a favorite stop-over for the Hollywood set traveling between California and Sun Valley Idaho. We have renovated a dozen rooms on our upper floors to reflect the luxury and gracious appointments of those glamorous times. Room service and other amenities available: just ask! Free Wi-Fi in all rooms. Located one block from the Bristlecone Convention Center.

  • 211 5th Street
    Ely, Nevada 89301
  • 800.841.5430
  • Rooms starting at $56 plus tax per night
  • Online Reservations

Located 2 minutes' walk from the Bristlecone Convention Center, this motel includes a casino and 2 restaurants and bars on site. It features a fitness centre with a hot tub. All rooms offer free Wi-Fi, small refrigerator and coffee maker.

Four Sevens Motel
  • 500 High Street
    Ely, Nevada 89301
  • 775.289.4747 (no online reservation available)
  • Rooms starting at $43 plus tax per night

The Four Sevens Motel in Ely is notably clean and friendly and is located across the street from the Bristlecone Convention Center. This pet-friendly motel has laundry facilities on-site and wireless high-speed Internet is available. All rooms include small refrigerator, coffee maker and microwave.

  • 805 Great Basin Boulevard
    Ely, Nevada 89301
  • 775.289.4884
  • Rates available through online booking agent
  • Special Rural Roundup Rate of $99 plus tax
  • Call Hotel Direct and ask for special Rural Roundup rate

The Ramada Inn & Copper Queen Casino is a family owned casino/hotel business established in 1986 whose goals then are still the same today; making each guest feel as though they are part of our family, whether traveling on business or pleasure. All rooms have a microwave stocked with FREE Grandma's Cookies and two bottles of water, coffeemaker, hairdryer, iron and ironing board. Our 42" flat panel TVs features 4 different HBOs and a wide variety of broadcast and cable programming. Traveling with your laptop? All of our rooms have FREE Wireless High Speed Internet Access. Our bathrooms are equipped with the new Ramada Signature Curved Shower Rods, Security curtains, and Moen Revolution showerheads. Also new are the Ramada Citrus Ginger Spa Amenities.

  • 1591 Great Basin Boulevard
    Ely, Nevada 89301
  • 775.289.8833
  • Rooms starting at $89 plus tax per night
  • Contact the hotel directly or the Group Desk at 1-800-642-4239, Option 1 and ask for the special rate for Rural Round Up - Ely - 4/30/14. Reservations must be made no later than 4/9/2014 in order to guarantee this special rate.

Proud to have earned the 2012 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence, the staff at La Quinta Inn & Suites look forward to extending you a warm welcome to their hotel. Guest rooms include 32" flat screen TVs, in-room microwave, refrigerator, coffee maker, hair dryer and iron with ironing board. There is a heated indoor pool with spa pool and a fitness center. A free Bright Side Breakfast® is served daily by the Great Room with an indoor fireplace and a lovely outdoor patio fire pit for enjoying starry Nevada evenings.

  • 1501 E. Aultman Street
    Ely, Nevada 89301
  • 800.750.0557
  • Rooms starting at $79 plus tax per night
  • Online Reservations

Expect the unexpected. Walk through the front door and you are immediately mesmerized by the cascade of crystals from one of the many chandeliers throughout the lobby, casino, and restaurant. Internationally recognized cowboy artist Tim Cox lithographs are on display in the hallway and we offer themed rooms like the Asian, The Hunter, The Miner, and The Risqué. Room amenities include in-room ironing board with iron, free Wi-Fi, hair dryer and coffee maker. The hotel has an indoor pool and a health and fitness center.

  • 930 Aultman Street
    Ely, Nevada 89301
  • 775. 289.4497
  • Rooms starting at about $70 plus tax per night
  • Online Reservations

For the best in hospitality, stay with a name you know. The BEST WESTERN Park Vue Motel offers clean, comfortable, 100 percent smoke-free accommodations, a convenient location and affordable rates. Amenities include complimentary continental breakfast, in-room fridge, microwave and coffee maker, and high speed internet access.

TRANSPORTATION

This year there will be transportation to Rural Roundup from both Carson City and Las Vegas. The cost will be $30 per person which includes round trip transportation and boxed lunches both ways.

Taking the Bus?

Make sure you stay at one of these three hotels:

  • Hotel Nevada and Gambling Hall
  • Jailhouse Motel and Casino
  • Four Sevens Motel

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Carson City - Ely

Wednesday, April 30 - Departs at 8:00 am

Board the Amador Stage Lines motorcoach at the NCOT headquarters building located at 401 N. Carson Street. Overnight parking available in lot directly behind the building. Estimated arrival in Ely 2:00 pm.

Friday, May 2 - Departs at 8:00 am

Board motorcoach at 7:45 am in Bristlecone Convention Center parking lot, departs at 8:00 am for Great Basin National Park the on to McGill Drug Store. Estimated arrival in Carson City 5:30 pm.

Las Vegas - Ely

Wednesday, April 30 - Departs at 8:15 am

Board Sweetours motorcoach at the Silverton Casino Hotel, 3333 Blue Diamond Road near main entrance portico. Estimated arrival in Ely 2:00 pm.

Friday, May 2 - Departs at 8:00 am

Board motorcoach at 7:45 am in Bristlecone Convention Center parking lot, departs at 8:00 am for McGill Drug Store then on to Great Basin National Park. Estimated arrival in Las Vegas 3:30 pm.

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