iTIP Summer Celebration (2023)
June 11 @ 2:30 PM - June 12 @ 6:00 PM$35.00 – $150.00
You are invited to join your industry friends and colleagues of Iowa’s tourism industry for the iTIP Summer Celebration. The event includes the Mini Golf Tournament, Annual Meeting, and Awards Ceremony throughout Sunday, June 11 and Monday, June 12. Let’s celebrate another year of growth and fellowship amongst the tourism industry!
Schedule of Events:
Sunday, June 11
- Mini Golf Tournament
Let’s have fun with our colleagues from around the state with a little competition! A mini-golf tournament fundraiser will take place from 2:30 – 4:30 PM throughout Downtown Cedar Falls. All participants will have the opportunity to explore Downtown Cedar Falls while networking with the colleagues of their team. All equipment is provided.
- Evening Dinner + Fun
Join your friends and colleagues for a fun and relaxing evening out in Cedar Falls. Meet at Double Tap (Downtown Cedar Falls) for games and networking starting at 5:30 PM.
Monday, June 12
iTIP Annual Meeting
It’s time to highlight the accomplishments of the organization over the last year. There will be opportunities for education, fellowship, and peer learning throughout the event.
- 10 – 10:30 AM – Check In
10:30 AM – Welcome & iTIP Business
- 11 AM – Speaker: Sydney Rieckhoff
- Sydney Rieckhoff is the 24-year-old CEO of Almost Famous Popcorn Company, a gourmet popcorn brand in Cedar Rapids she co-founded at 14 years old. Almost Famous Popcorn is an Iowa-based company with a nationwide presence. Sydney is a graduate of Stanford University. She highlights her experiences as a young woman in business through a personal brand called, The Popcorneur, with an aim of inspiring other women and young people to pursue their dreams.
- 12 PM – Lunch & Networking
- 1 PM – Industry Round Table Discussions
- 2 PM – Cedar Falls Experience
- The Cedar Falls Tourism team is putting together a fun experience for all attendees to take part in. Take your chance at a game winning field goal during a VIP Stadium Tour at the iconic UNI-Dome! Additional details to be released.
iTIP is excited to host our first award ceremony. 17 industry partners have been selected from nominations to receive 2023 awards. Congratulations to each of the award recipients! The full list of award winners may be found here.
The Awards Ceremony is a fundraiser for iTIP. All funds will be used to support education and advocacy programs of the association.
- 4 PM – Cocktail Reception
- 4:45 PM – Awards Ceremony
- Featured Emcee: Gary Kroeger
- Gary was born in Cedar Falls and attended Northwestern University. In Chicago he helped found The Practical Theatre Company. This association caught the eye of Saturday Night Live producers and he became a regular on the venerable late night comedy show. Gary has since moved back to Cedar Falls and is a passionate advocate for many causes.
- Featured Emcee: Gary Kroeger
A hotel room block has been established at Holiday Inn & Suites Bien VenU (7400 Hudson Rd, Cedar Falls). Reservations can be made online. The block rate is $115 + taxes & fees. The block is available until Friday, May 26.
* The link will take you to the hotel website, click ‘Book Now’, then enter the dates for the iTIP events. You will then be directed to the group block.