2024 Speakers

Future of Work and Leadership Expert

Travel expert and Emmy-award winning host and producer

Governor of Illinois

Rich Gamble, Interim President and CEO, Choose Chicago

Director of the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO)

Associate Regional Communications Director at Sierra Club

Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Bradley University

President and Founder, Strategy for Access Foundation

Founder, CEO and Chefarmerâ„¢ at Epiphany Farms Hospitality Group

Trends Expert

Executive Vice President, Marketing and Digital, for New York City Tourism + Conventions

Deputy Director of the Illinois Office of Tourism

Branded Properties and Heritage Manager, John Deere

Manager & Beekeeper, Curtis Orchard and Pumpkin Patch

Chief Equity Officer for the State of Illinois

VP Marketing & Community Engagement, Experience Champaign-Urbana

University of Illinois Department of Recreation, Sport, and Tourism, Teaching Assistant Professor

EVP, Tourism Economics

Madden Media Managing Partner



EI Social Media Manager x Moderator

Executive Vice President, Business Strategy and Industry Engagement, U.S. Travel Association

SVP of Innovation at MMGY NextFactor

President of Tourism Exchange USA

Director of Partnerships at Matador Network

President and CEO of the Sports Events & Tourism Association

Director of Business Development, Expedia Group Media Solutions

This speaker lineup will be updated regularly as we near the start of the conference. *Speakers are subject to change*

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