Friday, September 14, 2012

Heritage Tourism Webinar- Sept 20, 2012




Heritage Tourism for the North Central Region


Julie Avery (Michigan State University)

Francis Boggus (Community Planning and Development, Iowa) and

Larry Dickerson (University of Missouri)


September 20, 2012 (2:00 PM – Eastern Time)



About the webinar:

This initial webinar will overview the Heritage Tourism Initiative, discuss the seven heritage tourism modules, and focus on Module 1. This first session will introduce heritage tourism as a new concept, the importance of heritage tourism, and regional approaches. There will be a brief introduction of the Heritage Tourism resources (coming soon via web), ways to network and share resources, and a question and answer session. This is the first module in a series of 7 modules.


For a “sneak peek” of the webinar go to:


About the Speakers:

Julie Avery, cultural community and economic development specialist with Michigan State University Extension and curator at the MSU Museum has worked with cultural as a strategy for rural communities in community and economic development; curriculum development; and project coordination. Her museum work is focused on rural life and culture.

Francis Boggus, principal of Francis O. Boggus & Associates, LLC, provides direction and assistance for community planning and development. Francis led Iowa's Great Places Initiative at the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs for five years before establishing his own firm.

Larry Dickerson, community development specialist with the University of Missouri Extension, Boone County, has 40 years’ experience working in community, economic and organizational development in Alaska and Missouri.  Larry is co-author/editor of "Creating A Healthy Community" to be published by University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Press, fall of 2012.


Registration:  There is no registration for this webinar and no fee for attending this webinar.  Registration is preferred for modules 2 through 7 (


To join the webinar go to, “enter as a guest” is by default already chosen. Type your name into the text box provided, and click on “Enter Room”. You are now in the meeting room for the webinar.


The webinar will be recorded and archived at


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