State tourism conference set for Overland Park

A Kansas tourism conference will be held Oct. 18-20 in the Sheraton Overland Park Hotel at the Convention Center.

The conference's theme is "Together, Engineering Fresh Beginnings." Among the topics to be discussed are marketing strategies, social networking, ag tourism, sports marketing, branding on a limited budget and travel information centers.

Motivational speaker Simon Bailey will be the keynote address.

The event is sponsored by the Kansas Department of Commerce's travel and tourism division and the Travel Industry Association of Kansas.

For cost and registration information, go to