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Science Pub: The Tourism-Community Balance - Bend and Beyond

Join us to explore how the Sustainable Tourism Lab at OSU-Cascades works with communities worldwide to help them develop roadmaps for economic, community and environmental sustainability, that prioritize the needs of both visitors and residents.

Todd Montgomery, director of the lab, will share his studies about community sentiment toward tourism in Pacific Northwest communities, including Bend, as well as in Alaska, Hawaii, and the Northern Mariana Islands. Learn how his findings help destination marketing organizations like Visit Bend and local community leaders determine how to invest in tourism in ways that benefit the economy and residents.

Kevney Dugan, CEO of Visit Bend will address why community sentiment data is valuable to Visit Bend and other tourism organizations. He’ll also outline efforts underway to create a sustainable tourism-community balance in Bend.

Science Pubs are made possible with support from Worthy Brewing.

Tuesday, February 21, 2023 at 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Worthy Brewing
1495 NE Bellevue Drive, Bend, OR 97701

Event Type

Lecture or Presentation

Event Topic

Sports and Recreation, Sustainability, Teaching and Learning


Community Members, Faculty and Staff, Alumni






University Events (OSU-Cascades)
Contact Name

Nicki Migdal

Contact Email

Contact Phone

(541) 322-3100

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