Pitching ideas that get publicity for Springfield as a travel destination is the goal for the Convention  & Visitors Bureau during the 2021 Midwest Travel Journalists Association conference. 

The conference, set to take place virtually April 20-22, is an opportunity for networking with journalists who focus on travel. Susan Wade, public relations manager for the CVB, will represent the city during the event. 

Businesses with something new or that have unique stories that might encourage people to visit the city are encouraged to send an email with details to swade@springfieldmo.org

Thank you to all the local businesses that donated products made in Springfield or that represent a unique facet of the city. The journalists will enjoy them during the conference and the products will provide topics for conversations and story pitches.