Going On Faith Conference 2024
The nation’s leading organization for Faith Based Program Directors.
Branson, MO : August 6-8, 2024
GOF 2024 OFFICIAL HOTEL
Hilton Branson Convention Center
200 E. Main St., Branson, MO 65616
Meet New Group Travel Planners.
Network with Your Peers.
Speakers with Cutting Edge Topics.
Sales Sessions for Your Destination Partners.
Going On Faith Conference (GOF) is an association of 3,000+ religious group travel planners. Travel Industry of America (TIA) reports that religious groups travels twice as often, on group package tours, than the population as a whole, and the GOF Conference is the 1st Choice these Religious Travel Planners and the Travel Industry. Attend our annual GOF Conference to increase travel skills and reach the travel groups from this vast and welcoming audience.
Tuesday, August 6, 2024
12:00 PM to 5:00 PM Registration
Welcome to Going On Faith, meet the Red Coat Staff that will take care of you for the next three days. Learn of innovations to help your organization and career grow.
All Time Favorite - Ice Cream Social
Know Your Sponsors
5:00 PM Opening Ceremonies
Official Evening Event & Dinner
Prepare yourself for a special evening of fellowship, networking, food & entertainment. This night is guaranteed to be an outstanding and memorable experience.
Wednesday, August 7, 2024
Start your day with friends and new destination knowledge built around the religious tour market.
Travel Safety Seminars
Faith Based Travel Planners and industry delegates meet for one-on-one discussions for business opportunities and computer generated appointments.
Learn about a new destination to bring your church group to experience.
Coaches Load & Depart for Sightseeing Tours
Thursday, August 8, 2024
8:00 AM Breakfast
Start your day with friends and new destination knowledge.
Going on Faith Magazine Focus on Faith Travel
Faith Based Travel Planners and industry delegate meet for one-on-one discussions for potential business opportunities and computer generated appointments.
12:30 PM Closing Luncheon by 2025
The 2025 host city will show you what's in store for us next year at the Going On Faith Conference.
Airport Shuttles Depart Conference for Airport
Important note: The start and ending times of the Conference Schedule are fixed times and travel plans may be made accordingly. The above listing of individual events are subject to change. Official delegates will receive their final schedule 2 weeks prior to the Conference. If there is a specific question regarding scheduling, please reach out to Ben at 800-628-0993 for assistance.
SCHEDULE REVISED: 08/24/2023
IMORTANT 2024 DATES >
IMPORTANT 2024 DATES >
NOW — Travel Industry Make Hotel Reservations.
NOW — Meeting Planners Make Hotel Reservations through GOF Office.
July 12 — Request Email Link for Profile Details
July 18 — Last Link for Profiles Live and Ready to Complete
July 18 — Appointment Selection Begins
July 21 — Travel Information to GOF office
July 25 — Appointment Selection Ends
July 25 — Registration after this date can limit appointment opportunities. Call our TEAM MEMBER at 800-628-0993 for details how best serve last minute registrants.
CONFERENCE HOTEL >
CONFERENCE HOTEL >
Hilton Branson Convention Center, PH: 417-336-5400
200 E. Main St., Branson, MO 65616
Travel Planner — Room and tax included in registration fee for August 6 & 7 ONLY. Incidentals are not included. A valid credit card and id will be requested upon check in. Reserve room nights thru the GOF office ONLY, including pre or post nights to receive your meeting planner rate by contacting our Team at 800-628-0993. Call with any questions.
Travel Industry — Hotel room reservations, taxes and incidental charges are your responsibility. In order to secure the Industry Rate per night contact the Conference Hotel BY JULY 21, 2024 and reference the Going On Faith Conference for your discounted rate.
AIRPORT & SHUTTLES >
AIRPORT & SHUTTLES >
Springfield Branson National Airport (SGF)
Shuttle service will be provided to Conference Hotel — August 6 at 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM, Travel time from Airport to Conference Hotel is approximately 54 minutes. Please allow time when planning air reservations for flight, baggage pickup and transit to the hotel.
Return shuttle service to the Airport — August 8 departs at 2:00 PM. To ensure proper transportation, baggage check in and of course TSA, please make departing flights for after 4:30 PM.
Alternative Transportation Services — All major rental car agencies service the Airport areas. Car ride sharing is also available however we recommend pre booking to ensure the best option and price. If you need help in choosing alternative transportation, please Contact our Team at 800-628-0993.
Travel Planners and Travel Industry delegates meet for one-on-one discussions for potential business opportunities and appointment generated marketplace. Network with travel planners and travel industry from around the country that can increase your knowledge and business.
For ease, the Travel Planner is seated in a booth and the Travel Industry will move between appointments. Appointments will be at 6-minute intervals.
RECEPTION & ENTERTAINMENT — Start the Going On Faith Conference (GOF) off with great food & entertainment from our HOST
MARKETPLACE SESSIONS — Business starts here. Delegates come together to begin or enhance business relationships.
DINING EVENTS — Meal functions bring together all guests of the Going On Faith Conference to meet new friends and develop relationships. ALL Conference delegates are welcome, there are no Travel Planner only events at GOF.
TRAVEL INDUSTRY INCLUDES>
MARKETING — Digital Delegate Registry to follow up with all attendees.
TRAVEL PLANNER INCLUDES>
HOTEL — Room and taxes for August 6 and 7 are included.
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Going On Faith Conference is now taking limited sponsorship requests. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity. What Industry Leaders are saying about Going On Faith Conference:
“It is the best way to reinforce all the hard work we do in our one-on-one with travel planners. I have been charged to increase our sales and can meet that goal with just this one Conference. Going On Faith staff does a great job helping us create the right impression.” Jacqueline Grena- Greater Zion Convention & Tourism Office
Sponsorships are available for all budget price points – and can be tailored to meet your needs. Starting at $1,500 to $15,000! Reinforce your destination while at the conference by with stepping stones, branding marketplace with your logo, mobile ap ads and sponsorship and even do a full court press with marketplace booths or meal functions sponsorship including speaking time.
Sponsorships can extend beyond the Conference. Engage the meeting planners with pre / post emails or social media posts.