Governor’s Conference On Tourism Returning: Join 1,000 travel industry and economic development partners from across the state April 14-16 for the Pure Michigan Governor’s Conference on Tourism 2013. Expert keynote speakers include Josh Linkner, CEO and Managing Partner of Detroit Venture Partners and New York Times best-selling author of Disciplined Dreaming: A Proven System to Drive Breakthrough Creativity, and Peter Yesawich, chairman and CEO of Ypartnership, America’s leading marketing, advertising and public relations agency serving travel, leisure, hospitality and entertainment clients. The conference will feature four session tracks, including the return of an economic development track, as well as tourism, digital marketing and lodging tracks. Also featured: an update on Travel Michigan’s successful Pure Michigan campaign, and an award of $5,000 for a new tourism business startup through the inaugural Pure Michigan Jump Start initiative. The Pure Michigan Governor’s Conference on Tourism is hosted by Travel Michigan, Michigan State University and the Michigan Lodging and Tourism Association. The location is at Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center. Early bird registration expires Feb. 1. Register today at http://milodging.org/conference/.