Posted: 1/3/2019 | January 3rd, 2019
Are you looking to get into the travel media industry?
Would you like to take your career to the next step?
Because it’s time to talk TravelCon 2019 (again!!!!).
TravelCon is a conference to help travel creators develop business and professional skills in order to succeed in the travel media space. TravelCon is where you go for hands-on photography and writing lessons, and practical, actionable advice from the best in the industry on marketing, making money, developing long-term partnerships with brands, and so much more.
This year, TravelCon is going to be held in Boston, MA, June 27–29, 2019 at the Westin Copley.
Over the last few months, we’ve been putting the event together more and more and, today, I want to share some of our plans!!!
First, let’s talk about our speakers. This year we have an incredible lineup of keynoters, panelists, and workshop leaders to help you develop your career in the industry. Check out this awesome crew:
Founder, Lonely Planet
Author, The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck
Author, The Caliph’s House
The Blonde Abroad
Breakout Session Speakers
Be My Travel Muse
Author, Meeting Faith
The Blog Abroad
Author, The Almost Nearly
Girl Gone Travel
Shut Your Aperture
Fearless & Far
Jessie on a Journey
The Good Girls Guide to
Author, The Way of Wanderlust
Los Angeles Times
The Jordan Harbinger Show
Scott’s Cheap Flights
Mike & Anne Howard
Family Travel Association
Rapid Travel Chai
View From The Wing
Lebawit Lily Girma
Sunshine and Stilettos
Black & Abroad
Living the Dream
Heart My Backpack
Camels & Chocolate
Black & Abroad
Finding the Universe
Hopscotch the Globe
Writer, Unquiet Days
Hopscotch the Globe
Prince of Travel
Pretty awesome list, right?
These speakers are experts in their fields and are going to share their successes — and failures — so you can start making money doing what you love. I brought in people from inside and outside of the travel sphere because both have valuable things they can teach us!
And we’re not done yet. We’ll be announcing our final batch of speakers sometime in February. There are still a few more talks and speakers to confirm regarding LGBTQ travel, sustainability, luxury travel, family travel, and more. Stay tuned!
Second, this year we’re making lots of improvements to the event!
I don’t want to give away too many of our secrets (because that would ruin the surprises we have planned) but some of the improvements we have made over last year include:
- An opening night “round the world” happy hour bingo
- Appointments with sponsors throughout the event (not just the last day)
- Spreading our meetups over two days
- Scheduled book signings with our speakers
- A musical guest
- Longer lunch and coffee breaks for more networking
- Some trip giveaways
That’s just the start! As the months go by, we’ll be announcing more speakers, workshops, and brands that will be attending.
To meet demand for the event (we sold out last year), we’re also increasing the number of available tickets to 800.
Ticket are currently $399. With your ticket, you’ll get:
- All the keynotes and sessions
- Workshop registration
- Networking events
- Marketplace appointments
- Expo hall access so you can network with all the brands
- A virtual pass (Can’t make a talk? Don’t worry. You get all the recordings for free!)
- Evening parties
- Any included lunches
Additionally, you can get a full refund up to 60 days before the event (and you can transfer your ticket up to 30 days before the event). I hate conferences that don’t let you get a refund because I know how fluid things are in travel. Life gets in the way sometimes.
So don’t worry if something changes. You’ll be able to get a refund or transfer your ticket without any worry!
We’ve currently sold over 400, so if you’re interested, get them while they last, as we will definitely sell out again! Prices also go up at the end of the month.
Can’t wait to see you there!