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30 Reasons why you should apply to be part of DMAI’s 30 under 30

Author: Jim McCaul
Posted: April 20, 2016
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Are you a young professional under 30? Do you pride yourself in the work you do for your destination? Then you’re exactly who we’re looking for!

For the sixth consecutive year, Destination Marketing Association International (DMAI), along with founding program partner SearchWide, and supporting sponsors IMEX and USAE are hosting the 2016 “30 Under 30” program.

Investing in the future generation of destination experts, 30 individuals, 30 years of age and under, will be selected. These individuals will have the opportunity to gain valuable industry networking opportunities and increased thought leadership throughout the year. Best of all, if selected, your registration and 3-night hotel stay in Minneapolis for our annual convention in August is on us!

Here’s 30 reasons why you should apply:

1. It’s a great networking opportunity

2. Give your DMO bragging rights

3. Show initiative

4. Share your experience with other professionals

5. Work toward setting new professional goals

6. Free stay and registration to our annual meeting in August

7. Did we mention it was in Minneapolis? As in, the city by nature?

8. Mentoring opportunities

9. Gain industry insight

10. Work alongside other future DMO leaders

11. You won’t be under 30 forever...tick tock

12. Get your name out there

13. Learn from your peers

14. Great resume value

15. You get a first look at the Minnesota Vikings new stadium

16. You’re still young, but have a ton of experience

17. You love DMAI…and we love you, too

18. You’re making your way up the ropes at your DMO

19. You’ve always been intrigued by people from the Midwest

20. Did we mention you get to go to Minneapolis?

21. You’re the star of your DMO, don’t be modest

22. Let’s be real: 30 under 30 is more prestigious than 40 under 40

23. Get to get away from the office for a couple of days…

24. …and not feel guilty about it

25. You get to join DMAI's new CEO Don Welsh at his first convention

26. You know you want to take a stroll through the Chain of Lakes

27. It’s the perfect way to get an extra push in your career

28. You get to Instagram pics of yourself next to the Mary Tyler Moore Statue 

29. You know you’ve always wanted to be a part of a 30 under 30 list, and this is the coolest one around

30. Because you’re under 30!