The Educational Travel Community's
Annual Conference

After extensive surveying of past attendees, the majority vote came in for moving the meeting dates to mid-February to avoid Super Bowl weekend, President’s Day, and late Spring or Fall Dates.

The attendees’ review of the Marriott St. Louis Grand Hotel was overwhelmingly positive! Members noted that this hotel is comfortable and easy-to-navigate, boasts centralized meeting space, provides delicious lunch buffets, and has ideal networking space. The hotel management team looks forward to our return and stands ready to exceed our expectations!



  • Free wifi in your hotel room - Good for early bird bookings only
  • Bash at the Ballpark - Networking, local cuisine, and St. Louis nightlife
  • Planner Jumpstart Seminar - It's back and better than before
  • Risk Management Track - Refined, concise, and focused


  • Three days of excellent educational content
  • Inspirational keynote speakers
  • Easy-to-navigate meeting space
  • Lively evening and off-site events
  • DOS and Planner forums
  • Fast-paced and fun Ignite! sessions
  • Non-stop networking
  • Great International Bazaar
  • Healthy and delicious buffet lunches
  • Many opportunities for partnership
  • Practical take-aways
  • New colleagues and long-time friends


Increase your profitability, professionalism and productivity...
Reasons why attendance is a must!

Meet a marvelously interesting and engaged group 
of "lifelong learners" who are dedicated to making the educational travel niche 
thrive in rather trying times for the industry.

The Educational Travel Conference brings travel planners together with established operators, destinations, and suppliers serving the alumni, museum, and nonprofit travel market. Learn from leaders in the field, network with peers, and establish potential business partners from 50+ countries. This unique conference convenes the experts dedicated to serving the lifelong learning and educational travel market.  

The opportunity to meet with business partners from all corners of the globe under one roof in our International Bazaar—"networking central"—is one of ETC's great time efficiencies. More than 300 well profiled U.S. tour operators, travel suppliers, in-country foreign operators, and destinations that understand the marketing and programming and price points required for a diverse range of nonprofit travel programs are represented at the ETC. Learn more.

Check out these pages for more information!
About ETC Conferences
 Audience Profile  

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