Wednesday, October 31, 2012

FW: Heritage Tourism Webinars Modules 6 and 7

There are two webinar modules remaining of the Heritage Tourism for the North Central Region Series:


Session 6: November 1, 2012 - Implementing Heritage Tourism (2:00 PM - ET)
Possibly the most important component is actually doing it. This session will look at product development services within your community, the process and techniques for marketing your community, the importance and tools for hospitality, resources to help your community move forward in its efforts, and provide an overall look at implementing your efforts. Implementation is the actual doing of heritage tourism and making it a viable economic effort for your community and this session will promote a discussion on how that has been accomplished in communities.

Session 7: November 15, 2012 – Evaluating and Renewing Heritage Tourism (2:00 PM - ET)
How will you know if heritage tourism is a success for your community? How will you know how best to adapt and continue your efforts to keep it a viable economic generator for your community. Evaluation is a tool to use in the formulation and the assessment of your efforts. This session will look at the life cycle of heritage tourism efforts and products, how to conduct effective evaluations and determine the impacts of heritage tourism efforts on your community, as well as looking at evaluation and impact tools you can use. Knowing what is working and what is not helps in making future efforts successful.


To participate in either one or both of the modules, log in as a guest at  Both webinars will begin at 2:00 PM (Eastern Time) on dates indicated above. If you have any questions please feel free to contact either Julie Avery ( or Larry Dickerson ( 


If you missed any of the modules they are posted online the day after the actual webinar and you can listen/view the presentations or download the PowerPoint presentations for each module.  Go to for recordings and/or presentations.


Instructions for Accessing the Webinar:

Following is the link you will use to access the free webinar(s):


After opening the link, you will notice “enter as a guest” is by default already chosen.  Please type your name into the text box provided, and click on “enter room.”  You are now in the meeting room for the webinar(s) as a participant. 


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This meeting will deliver audio through your computer speakers.   Please connect to the meeting space five minutes prior to the start time to verify your connection.  If you’ve never used Adobe Connect on the computer you will be using, please use the “Test your connection” link above and do a test connection to the actual meeting space well in advance of the scheduled meeting time.  If you have technical difficulty connecting, please call the Library Help Desk at 1-800-500-1554 or 5-2345 (MSU campus) and indicate you are having trouble connecting to the Adobe Connect meeting space at


Keep in mind that many people will be linked into this conference.  To facilitate Q&A’s, participants submit questions via the Chat Function in Adobe Connect.


Thank You.


North Central Regional Center for Rural Development

Agriculture Hall

446 W. Circle Drive, Room 66

Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI 48824




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