Pre-FAM Schedule of Events

St. Pete/Clearwater Florida
Visit Tampa Bay
Visit Tampa Bay


Depart: Friday, February 9, 2023
Return: Sunday, February 11, 2023

Hotel TBD
Clarksdale, MS

Hotel Tupelo
314 East Main Street
Tupelo, MS  38804

Maximum:  10 Inbound Operators

Friday, February 9, 2024

a.m. – Depart Sheraton Hotel Memphis

Welcome to Mississippi-Birthplace of America’s Music! Discover two cities both a short drive south of Memphis that helped shape America’s music history, Clarksdale and Tupelo!

First stop is The Crossroads in Clarksdale Home of the Blues and many Blues music legends including Muddy Waters and Sam Cooke. This is the right place for unique lodging. Discover the Travelers and other upscale lofts in downtown Clarksdale. More options include a hostel, bed & breakfasts, and the new 3 story Hampton Inn. Of course, live Blues music is on the itinerary!  There is Blues music 7 Days a week all year long. Clarksdale is the kind of place where you not only hear the blues you experience the blues. That’s why we are edgy and gritty.

After Clarksdale participants will travel to Tupelo, Mississippi, the birthplace of Elvis Presley. A small town with big city amenities, Tupelo has over 2,200 hotel rooms, more than 200 restaurants, three distinct shopping districts and a host of unique attractions. This itinerary will give you a taste of Elvis’ Tupelo as you immerse yourself in the culture that gave rise to the world’s greatest entertainer. Participants will get a great night’s sleep at Hotel Tupelo, the city’s newest boutique property. Imagine what you can do here!

Sunday, February 11, 2024

Afternoon arrival at the Sheraton Hotel Memphis

(A detailed itinerary will be included soon!)

IITA Summit - Mississippi Pre-FAM

Register for the Mississippi Pre-FAM to Clarksville and Tupelo.

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