Rural Tourism Studio 2017

Workshop Series with Travel Oregon
Multiple Coos County locations and dates
First session January 24, last session April 19

Travel Oregon, in partnership with a local steering committee, will host a series of workshops Jan. – April 2017 in the Southern Oregon Coast region– including Reedsport, Winchester Bay, North Bend, Coos Bay, Charleston, Bandon and the communities of the Coquille River Valley. This professional development program, designed to bolster your community’s tourism economy, offers hands-on planning and product development workshops rich in information and networking opportunities. The core of the program will guide participants in developing strategies for culinary and agritourism and world-class outdoor recreation experiences.

There is a $5 fee for each full-day workshop (five total) to help cover meal costs; all evening networking events are free of charge to attend. If you plan to attend all five workshops, you will have the option to purchase a full studio registration and receive a $5 discount. Registration is required for all workshops and events and capacity is limited to 60 participants on a first come, first serve basis.


4 to 8 p.m., Jan. 24, Community Tourism Visioning, North Bend
9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Jan. 25, Community Tourism Planning Workshop, North Bend
5 to 8 p.m., Feb. 21, Adventure Travel & Outdoor Recreation Networking, Charleston
9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Feb. 22, Adventure Travel & Outdoor Recreation Workshop, Charleston
5 to 8 p.m., March 21, Culinary & Agritourism Networking, Bandon
9 a.m. to 4 p.m., March 22, Culinary & Agritourism Workshop, Bandon
9 a.m. to 4 p.m., April 18, Tourism Marketing & Communications Workshop, North Bend
9 a.m. to 4 p.m., April 19, Teaming for Impact & Action Planning Workshop, North Bend
5 to 8 p.m., April 19, Community Celebration, Coos Bay

This program is brought to you by Travel Oregon with support from a local steering committee including representatives from: 42 & Spruce Downtown, Bandon Chamber of Commerce, Benetti’s Restaurant, Charleston Marine Life Center, City of Coos Bay, Confederated Tribes of the Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Indians, Coos County, Coquille Indian Tribe, Coquille Chamber of Commerce, The Mill Casino, Oregon Coast Visitors Association, Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, Oregon State University – Division of Outreach and Engagement, Port of Coos Bay, Powers School District, Reedsport Mainstreet Association, South Coast Development Council, South Slough NERR., Southwest Oregon Regional Airport, U.S. Forest Service – Rogue River National Forest, and Wild Rivers Coast Alliance

Steering Committee Contact
Connie Stopher, South Coast Development Council

Register Online for Rural Tourism Studio sessions