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Tue August 13, 2013
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Inaugural Geotourism Conference Promotes Tennessee River Valley

The first regional Geotourism Conference will be held at the Chattanooga Mariott on Thursday August 15th beginning at 9 am.  The guest speaker for the conference is National Geographic's John Campbell. 

Orchard Knob, part of the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park
Credit Jack Zielke

The East Tennessee River Valley Geotourism Council and the Southeast Watershed Forum are hosting the conference that will promote economical development combined with sustaining the natural beauty, culture and heritage of the region.  Speakers for the conference include John Campbell from National Geographic, Dan Austin of Austin-Lehman Adventure, Chris Seek and Tennessee Department of Tourist Development Commissioner Susan Whitaker. 

For more information on Geotourism in the region visit the Geotourism Mapguide.  The conference will be from 9:00 am to 4:30 PM on August 15, 2013 at the Chattanooga Mariott.