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World Tourism Day – Tourism and Green Investments

September 28 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm

A group of college students in the mountains of

All College of the Rockies students, faculty and staff, our local tourism industry partners and employees, and the general public are invited to join us inside the College of the Rockies Lecture Theatre to celebrate this annual event.

For those wishing to attend virtually, please join us via MS Teams at 3:00.

This event is FREE to attend but we do require you to pre-register.
Online Registration Form

Main Program: 3:00 – 4.45 pm

Opening welcome from the College

Ktunaxa welcome

Introduction to College Tourism Programs and World Tourism Day

Welcome from Sustainable Tourism

  • Keynote 1 – Chris McCurry | Kootenay Rockies Tourism & Sustainability Mandate
  • Keynote 2 – Cranbrook Tourism & The City of Cranbrook | Cranbrook Tourism Master Plan & Green Investments
  • Keynote 3 – Tristen Chernove | Elevate Airports & the Canadian Rockies International Airport discussion on carbon neutrality
  • Keynote 4 – Craig Campbell & Marty Williams, ʔaq̓am Community Enterprises & Natanik Solar | A discussion on Green Energy Investments & reconciliation
  • Keynote 5 – COTR students Tara Norberg & Ally Saulteaux  | Mountain Sustainability Field School experience in Andorra & the SDGs

Q&A Panel

Networking: 4.45 – 5.30pm (Main Foyer, Kootenay Centre)


September 28
3:00 pm - 5:30 pm


Cranbrook Main Campus Lecture Theatre (KC250)


College of the Rockies Tourism Management Department