About UMCVB

About the UMCVB Fall Conference

Founded in 1997 by tourism titans Bill Geist, Cole Carley and Bruce McDaniel, the Upper Midwest CVB Fall Conference aims to provide professional education and networking opportunities for tourism professionals tirelessly working to promote destinations located in the great states of Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin.

Past host cities of the UMCVB Fall Conference have included the following:

  • Dubuque, IA (1997)
  • Cedar Rapids, IA (1998)
  • Eau Claire, WI (1999)
  • Peoria, IL (2000)
  • Rochester, MN (2001)
  • Rapid City, SD (2002)
  • Des Moines, IA (2003)
  • La Crosse, WI (2004)
  • Fargo, ND (2005)
  • Rockford, IL (2006)
  • South Sioux City, NE (2007)
  • St. Cloud, MN (2008)
  • Sioux Falls, SD (2009)
  • Davenport, IA (2010)
  • Brookfield, WI (2011)
  • Minot, ND (2012)
  • Alsip, IL (2013)
  • Lincoln, NE (2014)
  • St. Louis Park, MN (2015)
  • Rapid City, SD (2016)
  • Dubuque, IA (2017)
  • Lake Geneva, WI (2018)
  • Fargo, ND (2019)