2021 Spring Summit
We are ONE week away from Spring Summit April 27 & 28, 2021!
We hope to see you in Cleveland, Mississippi!

Speakers

SARAH STORY SARAH STORY Mississippi Arts Commission

SARAH STORY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MARLO DORSEY MARLO DORSEY Visit Hattiesburg

MARLO DORSEY

DEBORAH MANSFIELD DEBORAH MANSFIELD Mississippi Artist

DEBORAH MANSFIELD

RESHONDA PERRYMAN RESHONDA PERRYMAN Visit Jackson

RESHONDA PERRYMAN

LAKISHA BUFFINGTON LAKISHA BUFFINGTON Inspiring You Consulting

LAKISHA BUFFINGTON

CRAIG RAY CRAIG RAY Visit Mississippi

CRAIG RAY

CHANCE McDAVID CHANCE McDAVID Mississippi Development Authority Hometown Retirement

CHANCE McDAVID

ARDEN BARNETT ARDEN BARNETT Ardenland

ARDEN BARNETT

ROGER STOLLE ROGER STOLLE Cat Head Presents

ROGER STOLLE

TRICIA WALKER TRICIA WALKER Big Front Porch

TRICIA WALKER

Dawn Przystal Dawn Przystal Blue Elephant Solutions

Dawn Przystal

Steve Azar Steve Azar Music & Culture Ambassador of Mississippi

Steve Azar


Host

As the host city, we would like to welcome you to the 2021 Spring Summit.

Cleveland, Mississippi, with its blues history and great entertainment, is a vibrant and charming town  that keeps in step with the pace of modern life.

Click here to see everything Cleveland, Mississippi has to offer.

 

 


WHERE TO STAY

HOST HOTELS

WEST END DISTRICT

The Lyric Hotel – West End District
1300 Highway 8 West
Cleveland, Mississippi
Call 662.441.3901 to book today!
$109/night
CLICK HERE to Book Today
Group Code: CA10Q1

 

The State House – West End District
1300 Highway 8 West
Cleveland, Mississippi
$159/night
CLICK HERE to Book Today
Group Code: CA10Q1

 

 

 

COTTON HOUSE

215 Cotton Row
Cleveland, Mississippi

$119 per night
CLICK HERE to Book Today
Valid until April 5, 2021

 


SUMMIT AGENDA (subject to change)

Monday, April 26, 2021

5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.  |  Tourism Mississippi PAC
Cotton House
*Ticketed Event

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

9:00 a.m. -10:00 a.m.  |  Opening Session
“Industry Engagement”
Dawn Przystal – Blue Elephant Solutions
The Gin – West End District
Sponsored by Advance Travel & Tourism 

10:00 a.m. -10:30 a.m.  |  Bloody Mary Break
Poolside – West End District
Sponsored by Laurie Rowe Communications

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.  |  Breakout Sessions
The Gin – West End District

  1. Mississippi Hometown Retirement
    Chance McDavid – Mississippi Development Authority
  2. The Art of Tourism
    Moderator: Sarah Story – Mississippi Arts Commission
    Marlo Dorsey – Visit Hattiesburg
    Deborah Mansfield – Mississippi Artist
    Reshonda Perryman – Visit Jackson

11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.  |  Luncheon
Featuring Steve Azar
Clubhouse – West End District
Sponsored by Maris, West & Baker

1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.  |  Media Speed Dating
The Gin – West End District

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.  |  “Social Media Storytelling”
Lakisha Buffington – Inspiring You Consulting

3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.  |  Visit Mississippi Presentation
Craig Ray – Visit Mississippi
The Gin – West End District
Sponsored by Visit Mississippi

5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.  |  Evening Reception
Grammy Museum Mississippi
Sponsored by Cleveland Tourism & Grammy Museum Mississippi

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.  |  Southern Breakfast
Clubhouse – West End District

9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.  |  Music Tourism Panel
The Gin – West End District
Arden Barnett – Ardenland
Roger Stolle – Cat Head Presents
Tricia Walker –
Big Front Porch

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.  |  MTA Annual Meeting
The Gin – West End District


THANKS Y'ALL!


Media Partners

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2021 Writer Level Partners


REGISTRATION CLOSED

Online registration is now closed. Registration for the Tourism Mississippi PAC event and Spring Summit will be available on site April 26-27.

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