TravelCon 2019: New Speakers and Info!

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TravelCon 2019 in Boston, MA
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?

Well, good!

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:

Keynote Speakers

Breakout Session Speakers

Kristin Addis

Be My Travel Muse

Faith Adiele

Author, Meeting Faith

Kirsten Alana


Gary Arndt

Everything Everywhere

Gloria Atanmo

The Blog Abroad

Derek Baron

Wandering Earl

Michael Booth

Author, The Almost Nearly
Perfect People

Carol Cain

Girl Gone Travel

Edin Chavez

Shut Your Aperture

Jason Cochran


Mike Corey

Fearless & Far

Heather Davis

Globetrotting Mama

Jessica Festa

Jessie on a Journey

Rachel Friedman

The Good Girls Guide to
Getting Lost

Don George

Author, The Way of Wanderlust

Catharine Hamm

Los Angeles Times

Evelyn Hannon

Journey Woman

Clay Hebert

Branding Expert

Jordan Harbinger

The Jordan Harbinger Show

Andrew Hickey

Scott’s Cheap Flights

Spud Hilton

Travel Writer

Mike & Anne Howard

Honey Trek

Rainer Jenss

Family Travel Association

Johnny Jet

Johnny Jet

Matthew Karsten

Expert Vagabond

Stefan Krasowski

Rapid Travel Chai

Gary Leff

View From The Wing

Lebawit Lily Girma

Sunshine and Stilettos

Kent Johnson

Black & Abroad

Jeremy Jones

Living the Dream

Silvia Lawrence

Heart My Backpack

Kristin Luna

Camels & Chocolate

Eric Martin

Black & Abroad

Brian Massey

Conversion Scientist

Laurence Norah

Finding the Universe

Sean Ogle

Location Rebel

Sol Orwell

Annette Richmond

From Annette

Sam McRoberts

VUDU Marketing

Erick Prince

Minority Nomad

Kristen Sarah

Hopscotch the Globe

Patricia Serrano

Fresh Traveler

Thomas Swick

Writer, Unquiet Days

Nadine Sykora

Hey Nadine

Brent Underwood

Brass Check

Siya Zarrabi

Hopscotch the Globe

Ricky Zhang

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.

So click here to join us in Boston for the best and biggest travel media event of the year!

Can’t wait to see you there!

– Matt