Opening General Session

Join us as we kick off the 2020 VA1 Tourism Summit!

Our emcee will once again be Kelli Lemon, who got rave reviews from attendees last year. We’ll cover the business of the day, have a video welcome from Governor Ralph Northam, and then jump into our first General Session, which will feature a sit down with emcee Kelli Lemon and Sheila Johnson, founder and CEO of Salamander Hotels & Resorts and Vice Chairman of Monumental Sports & Entertainment. Kelli’s Coffee With Strangers podcasts are intimate, unscripted discussions, and we can’t wait to see where this live Coffee With Strangers conversation goes!

We’ll also hear from…

  • Cara Frank of Simpleview, VA1 Silver Event Sponsor and the global leading provider of integrated marketing solutions for destination organizations.


  • Jennifer Foster of STR, VA1 Registration Sponsor, which provides clients from multiple market sectors with premium, global data benchmarking, analytics and marketplace insights.



Location: Date: November 16, 2020 Time: 10:00 am - 10:45 am Sheila Johnson Kelli Lemon Cara Frank Jennifer Foster