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Tourism Webinar Series

South Dakota Department of Tourism Webisnar Series

Starting December 2016, the Department of Tourism is offering a series of free webinars packed full of information geared towards the South Dakota visitor industry. A set schedule has not been created, but new webinar opportunities will be listed below as they are developed in the future.

The first three webinars, presented by journalist Kit Bernardi, will focus on public relations best practices, advice about how to best work with the media, industry trends, and other valuable information for attractions, hotels and CVBs alike. These presentations will be held December 2016, February 2017 and March 2017.

The webinars will be available via Skype for Business. We recommend attempting to access in advance of the designated time to ensure you’ll be connected for the presentation. (There is a maximum of 250 participants.)

Desktop Access:

You should not need to have a Skype account to access by desktop. To access the presentation on a desktop, follow the prompted instructions after clicking the provided “Join Skype Meeting” link (either below or in the emails we send).

Tablet Access:

To access by a tablet, you will have to install Skype for Business on your device and create an account before the “Join Skype Meeting” link will work.

You will call into the webinar by the phone number provided. Please turn your phone to mute during the webinar. Participants will be able to submit questions by typing them into the Skype messaging functionality during the webinar and there will also be time for Q&A at the end of each session. (If you only want to listen and/or run into any problems with logging on to Skype, phone-only access is an option.)

For more information contact Katlyn Richter at or Kirk Hulstein at

Public Relations (#3) with Kit Bernardi
– Branding Your Destination to Build News Coverage –
Thursday, March 9, 2017, 3 p.m. CT / 2 p.m. MT


PDF of Kit's March 9 PowerPoint

(this link will expire on March 23)



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Join by Phone
Toll-free number: 1-866-410-8397
Conference ID: 1750337447



Past Webinars


3. Public Relations (#3) with Kit Bernardi, March 9, 2017

2. Public Relations (#2) with Kit Bernardi, February 23, 2017

1. Public Relations (#1) with Kit Bernardi, December 8, 2016