Program

 

9:30 AM

Catoctin School of Music’s Youth Band

Walk-in Music


10:00 AM

Welcome

Tracy Hamlin, Sweet Jazz Festival


10:15 AM

The Power of Diversity in Hospitality & Tourism

Moderated by Beth Erickson

Panelists:

Sheila Johnson, Salamander Hospitality

Kwame Onwuachi, Chef and Author


10:45 AM

Why Tourism Diversity Matters: A National Perspective

Moderated by Melissa Majors

Panelists:

Elliott Ferguson, Destination DC & Tourism Diversity Matters

Vinay Patel, AAHOA

William (Tony) Scurry, LGBT MPA

Melissa Cherry, Miles Partnership  


11:45 AM

Break


12:00 PM

Family-Style Luncheon and Discussion

Music by Quentin Walston


1:15 PM

We Stand for Love 

Panelist:

Rita McClenny, Virginia Tourism Corporation


2:00 PM

Ensuring Loudoun is a Welcoming Destination  

Panelist:

Beth Erickson


2:30 PM

Break


2:45 PM

DEI in Real Time: Loudoun Industry Insights  

Moderated by Melissa Majors

Panelists:

Becky Harris, Catoctin Creek Distillery

Reggie Cooper, Salamander Resort & Spa

Kayse Small, Le Boudoir


3:30 PM

Next Steps and Conclusions

Panelists:

Tracy Hamlin, Sweet Jazz Festival

Beth Erickson, Visit Loudoun