See You in Shipshewana, Indiana!
June 13 – 15, 2024
We’re excited to announce that in 2024 the Midwest Travel Network Conference will be hosted by Visit Shipshewana!
Shipshewana & LaGrange County are known as a one-of-a-kind destination for visitors to experience the simplicity of Amish culture as well as the delicious foods and quality products they produce. But there’s so much more to explore around town and in the area including a wide variety of shopping opportunities from quaint downtown shops to locally produced meat and cheese, exciting outdoor recreation, world-class entertainment and the Midwest’s largest flea market.
For the fifth year, the Midwest Travel Network is proud to present a conference that brings together both sides of the Midwest tourism industry. The Midwest Travel Network Conference offers acclaimed speakers and learning opportunities for both Midwest bloggers and destinations alike. In addition, this is a valuable networking conference for all involved in promoting tourism to the Midwest.
What to Expect
• 3 Days of Educational Sessions
• Speed Networking Appointments
• Pre- & Post-FAM Trips
• 2024 Midwest Travel Network Awards
WILL WE SEE YOU THERE?
Purchase your attendee ticket today to join us for the 2024 Midwest Travel Network Conference in Shipshewana, IN.
LaGrange County, Indiana has an Amish population of over 15,000, which makes it the 3rd Largest in the U.S. after Lancaster County, Pennsylvania (26,270) and Holmes County, Ohio (17,654). Shipshewana itself only has a population of about 650 residents, but it is surrounded by Amish farms, is a local ‘hub’ for Amish businesses and is where many Amish work, socialize and shop.
Downtown Shipshewana is small and charming, with a 4-way stop sign in front of the famous Blue Gate Restaurant & Bakery, where you can enjoy an amazing Amish/Mennonite meal, delicious Amish baked goods and even enjoy an Amish inspired musical upstairs at the Blue Gate Theatre. You can even take an Amish buggy ride out to see cows being milked!
INTERESTED IN BECOMING A SPONSOR?
Are you a brand or destination that would like to participate in the 2024 Midwest Travel Network Conference?
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT #MWTRAVELCON
Emily Bertram who attended the 2018 conference in Iowa came back raving about this event. We have seen such a great ROI from this conference and travel bloggers interested in visiting St. Cloud.
I loved the intimate setting. A smaller conference makes it easy to connect with people; I never felt lost in the crowd. The quality of the speakers was excellent and took home plenty of inspiration. It was my first time at the conference and I will be back.
Attending the 2018 Midwest Travel Network Conference was one of the best investments I’ve ever made in my career as a travel blogger. I really appreciated the chance to connect with fellow travel bloggers — some of whom I’ve been following online for years online and chatting with via the Facebook group. In addition, conference organizers Sara Broers and Lisa Trudell did an excellent job of working with the local CVB to highlight the conference destination of Clear Lake, IA including catering delicious local food and coordinating a fascinating tour of the historic conference venue (the Surf Ballroom).
It was a great way to network and to hear ideas to grow travel in the midwest.
I thought it was a great conference – full of good people for networking and informative sessions.