These “grassroots” meetings provide fun and stimulating networking opportunities to generate themes and ideas for ETC’s Annual Global Gathering. We strive to create a relaxed but engaging atmosphere, where ideas flow freely and greater clarity can be obtained as to how the next ETC conference can best serve members of the Educational Travel Consortium. We want you to be a part of ETC’s continual growth and refinement, so please join us at one of the following cities! Many thanks to our venue and luncheon sponsors (below).

“Meeting with industry peers and discussing trends and issues is highly informative and stimulating.”
Rita Rowand, Programs Manager, Study Tours, George Mason University


“It was great to reconnect and learn from all my colleagues.  So much was covered and good information shared. Just what I had always learned to expect from any ETC meeting!”
Jean Newman Glock, Owner/President, JNG Worldwide


“Great opportunity to network and share thoughts and suggestions in an environment where you know they will be heard.” Brittany Everett, Go Ahead Tours

New York City Manhattan midtown buildings skyline night

Tuesday, April 11, 2017
New York,  New York
New York University

Professional Development Speaker
Rainer Jenss
President & Founder, Family Travel Association

Boston, Massachusetts, USA Skyline at Fan Pier.

Thursday, April 13, 2017
Boston,  Massachusetts
Boston University

US Capital building, Washington DC, USA

Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Washington, D.C.
World Wildlife Fund

Professional Development Speaker
Will Gartshore
Senior Policy Officer, U.S. Government Relations,
World Wildlife Fund

Chicago River

Thursday, April 20, 2017
Chicago, Illinois
John G. Shedd Aquarium

Professional Development Speaker
Mallory Gianola
Assistant Director of Individual Giving, Member & Donor Relations, Shedd Aquarium

Oakland, California. Evening view across Lake Merritt with beautiful reflections of buildings and lights on the water. The "Necklace of Lights" illuminates the pedestrian walk around the lake. Copy space.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Oakland, California
Sierra Club

Professional Development Speaker
Jenny Thomassian
Digital Sales & Marketing Executive, Google

Check out what Travel Planners, Destinations, Operators, & Suppliers are saying about Community Roundtables.

“I always appreciate the time I get to spend with other travel planners. I also enjoy reconnecting with ETC friends and seeing familiar faces.  The speaker this year – David Henry, VP Marketing, Go Ahead Tours, was great. …I’ve been able to take some ideas back to work with me.”

~Sara Schuman, Boston University