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Events Calculator Data Submission Form

In early 2011, IHS Global Insight developed an Events Calculator that allows the South Dakota Department of Tourism to estimate the economic impact of events, concerts and conferences taking place in our state. The model is based on various trends and economic factors specific to South Dakota.

By providing the Department of Tourism with various figures about your event, we are able to provide an estimate of the eventís economic impact. In turn, event organizers can present these numbers to their CVBs, legislators, committees, etc.


Submit the following event data:

Please complete all fields.

Year of event:
Month of event:
# of attendees:
Are these unique visitors or total
visitors including repeats?

% of non-local* attendees:
* Local attendees are comprised of those visitors who are
from the community hosting the event/conference/etc.
Average # of days
attendees stay for event:
Total event spending:
# of hotel rooms sold:
Contact name (first and last):
Contact event/CVB affiliation:
Contact phone number:
Contact email address:


Note: Submission may take a few seconds.
Please click
Submit Event Data only once.


For more information, contact Kirk Hulstein by email at, or by phone at 605-773-3301.