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Visit California Outlook Forum

Q1 2018 | Starting at $599


Visit California’s Outlook Forum is the Golden State travel and tourism industry’s premier annual event. The event provides a platform for California’s tourism community to mark successes and share insights into the latest trends, research and marketing tactics, featuring expert speakers from the world’s biggest organizations and destinations who share a high level of market intelligence and brand expertise. 


  • February 13:

    Visit California Committee Meetings (invitation only)

  • February 14:

    Outlook Forum

  • February 15:

    Outlook Forum

  • February 15:

    Poppy Awards

  • February 16:

    Winter Board Meeting

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Featured Speaker

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Caroline Beteta
President & CEO
2018 outlook forum
Gopi Kallayil
Chief Evangelist, Brand Marketing
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Location Details

Hotel Information - The Disney Resort Visit California Outlook Forum

1600 S. Disneyland Drive

Anaheim, California 92802



Premium accommodations and impeccable Disney service are combined with Craftsman-style elegance at this stunning hotel that has its own entrance to Disney California Adventure Park. Luxuriate in an impressive array of amenities, like rich dining experiences and a world-class spa, and see how Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa defines grandeur in every way. Book your room now to secure your spot at the special room block rate of $239.

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 Outlook Poppy Awards

Poppy Awards (Industry Recognition)

The Visit California Poppy Awards are a biennial contest that honors the best and brightest of California tourism promotion. The awards are bestowed in even-numbered years.

Winners are selected by a panel of industry marketing experts in 9 categories ranging from best public relations campaign, to best digital campaign to best cooperative marketing campaign. 


  • Best Overall Marketing Program - $2 million and up
  • Best Overall Marketing Program - $500,000 to $2 million
  • Best Overall Marketing Program – less than $500,000
  • Best Digital Campaign
  • Best Social Media Campaign
  • Best Content Marketing Initiative
  • Best Cooperative Marketing
  • Best Public Relations Campaign
  • Making a Difference/California Cares

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