The People's Coast Summit

Join us in Coos Bay, Oregon for the 5th annual People's Coast Summit hosted by the Oregon Coast Visitors Association.

October 11th - October 13th, 2021

Our annual summit is an end-of-season industry gathering where participants can gather to decompress from the busy season, share experiences with colleagues and make new contacts. 


Guest speakers provide opportunities for big picture thinking about our industry, and workshops offer nuts and bolts skills which business owners can return home and apply immediately.  


This year's Summit will kick off on Monday, October 11th, 6:00pm at the Mill Casino and will end on Wednesday, Oct 13th at 1:00pm. 

Events will take place in different buildings around Coos Bay. 


 We've intentionally left ample social/networking time between sessions for you to mingle and connect. 

Summit registration fee includes meals, workshops and entertainment.  


A big thank you to our sponsors, Coos Bay - North Bend VCB, Travel Southern Oregon Coast, MEDIAmerica and Bandon Dunes for supporting this event and making it affordable to local businesses.                                                                   

Session 3 - Oregon Coast Tourism + Climate Action 13 October 2021, 06:30 PM
Patty Martin Climate Scientist
Session 1 - Elevate Your Business Profile in the Tourism Ecosystem 12 October 2021, 06:30 PM
Katera Woodbridge Sales and Marketing Coordinator, Oregon Coast Visitors Association
KEYNOTE - Rethinking the culture of hospitality businesses for the sake of the workforce 12 October 2021, 08:30 PM
Kim Higley Business Career Development Coordinator, New Avenues for Youth
Session 3 - Working with Influencers 101 13 October 2021, 06:30 PM
Amara DePaul Co-Owner, Live Alive Adventures

Workshops and Keynotes led by tourism thought-leaders will give you the tools and inspiration you've been looking for. 

Our experts will be sharing their years of knowledge, strategies and tactics. If you’re focused on improving your tourism business we've got you covered.

Meet the speakers

Room Blocks: 

Best Western Hotel

Address: 411 N Bayshore Dr, Coos Bay, OR 97420

Phone: (541) 269-5111

Room Rate for Conference $142.99/night +tax

*This casual hotel is located in the heart of downtown Coos Bay, perfect for those who want to walk to workshops and keynotes. 

The Mill Casino 

Address: 3201 Tremont Ave, North Bend, OR 97459

Phone: (541) 756-8800

Room Rate for Conference $165/night + tax

*Overlooking Coos Bay, this lodge-like casino hotel will be the location for our Salmon Bake on Oct. 11th.