Tourism networks run deep in Idaho.

The Idaho Conference on Recreation and Tourism (ICORT) is an exceptional opportunity to learn about and network with other recreation and tourism professionals. The conference is held annually in October at different locations throughout the state. 

ICORT 2023 will take place October 16-18 at the Hells Canyon Grand Hotel in Lewiston, Idaho. Registration information will be posted by summer.

ICORT 2022 Presentation Decks are available on

ICORT 2021 – virtual – was held on Tuesday, October 5, 2021.

2021 ICORT Presentation Decks

Understanding Who is Coming to Idaho and Why – Anna Blount, Longwoods International
Using Data to Drive Impact – Dan Janes, Madden Media
Sports Tourism – Eric Olson, Huddle Up Group

2023 Governor’s Lifetime Achievement Award

Each year during ICORT, an individual who has made significant contributions to developing, managing, or conserving Idaho’s recreation resources; or developing, managing, or promoting tourism in Idaho is recognized with the Governor’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

Nominations for the 2023 Governor’s Lifetime Achievement Award will open in the summer of 2023.

In 2022, Governor Little presented Rick Shaffer with the Governor’s Lifetime Achievement in Recreation and Tourism Award. View Press Release here.

In 2021, Governor Little recognized all of Idaho’s hospitality employees and proclaimed October 4-8 Hospitality Employee Appreciation Week. View the proclamation here.