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Think Tank Tourism Workshop

June 19, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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You are invited to join other area leaders and tourism partners in Future Think Tank Tourism Workshop sessions this June, hosted by Snohomish County Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism (SCPRT) and Snohomish County Tourism Bureau (SCTB).


Used successfully by communities around the world experiencing rapid growth, the Think Tank methodology evaluates plausible long-term (10 + years) futures.  Sign up for one or more of the Think Tank Workshops here.


Key themes of the Future Think-Tank Tourism Workshops will include:

  • Determination of “future tourism readiness” in Snohomish County and in each of our visitor regions
  • Review of important global, national and local trends influencing tourism
  • Identification of the key “drivers” shaping the future of tourism in our area
  • Formation of four plausible scenarios for the future of Snohomish County tourism
  • Identification of the preferred and expected futures, and their possible implications
  • Potential action steps


These workshops will build on work done in the 2017 Regional Baseline Assessment Report prepared by Future iQ, an international sustainable tourism development firm introduced at the Summit.


The process, developed by Future iQ, will test assumptions about economic, social, and environmental factors shaping action plans for the Regional Destination Development, Marketing and Promotions initiative of the 2018-2022 Snohomish County Strategic Tourism Plan (STP).  See similar work done by Future iQ for The State of Oregon and The Columbia River Gorge.


Future Think Tank Tourism Workshops will be held in four areas of the county identified as “visitor regions”.  Experiential in nature, these visitor regions represent co-located districts, cities and towns where amenity/service clusters, coastlines and river valleys define the place-based Snohomish County visitor experience.


We encourage you to select a Think Tank session based on your affiliation with the areas listed below.  Workshop registration is required, but attendees can register for multiple workshops if desired.  Lunch and refreshments will be provided.  We ask that you plan to attend the full-day workshop session.


  • Monday, June 18, 2018: “Skykomish-Snohomish River Valleys” (Lake Stevens, Snohomish, Monroe, Sultan, Startup, Gold Bar, Index and Skykomish)
    • 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    • 4H Building at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds – 14405 179th Avenue SE, Monroe, WA  98272
    • Register here for this free event and to view agenda


  • Tuesday, June 19, 2018: “Stillaguamish-Sauk River Valleys” (Arlington, Oso, Darrington, Mountain Loop Highway and Granite Falls)
    • 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    • Hadley Hall – 18513 59th Avenue NE, Arlington, WA  98223
    • Register here for this free event and to view agenda


  • Wednesday, June 20, 2018: “Basecamp Communities” (Bothell, Mountlake Terrace, Lynnwood, Mill Creek and Everett)
    • 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    • Northwest Stream Center – 600 128th Street SE, Everett, WA  98208
    • Register here for this free event and to view agenda


  • Thursday, June 21, 2018: “Coastal Communities” (Woodway, Edmonds, Mukilteo, Everett, Marysville and Stanwood/Camano)
    • 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    • Future of Flight Aviation Center – 8415 Paine Field Blvd., Mukilteo, WA  98275
    • Register here for this free event and to view agenda


You will shortly receive an invitation to take part in a brief online survey. Even if you cannot attend one of the regional Think Tanks, we value your input and ask that you take a moment to complete it. Survey results will be used to inform the Regional Think Tanks, and ultimately the implementation of the Regional Destination Development, Marketing and Promotions initiative.


Not able to attend? Check for updates on the Snohomish County Regional Destination project page for future events.  Find the 2018-2022 Strategic Tourism Plan (STP) and associated reports on the County Parks, Recreation and Tourism website here.


We hope you will join us. Please register today so we may reserve your space.




Annique Bennett, Sustainable Tourism Development Specialist

Snohomish County Department Parks, Recreation & Tourism

Phone: 425-388-3263

Email: tourism@snoco.org


June 19, 2018
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Snohomish County Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department
(425) 388-3263