June 27-29, 2019 | Boston, MA
The travel media landscape is constantly changing. This three day conference will connect you with industry leaders, influencers, and celebrated writers through keynote speeches, small group writing and photography workshops, breakout tutorial sessions, and industry panels. You will learn what’s working in today’s competitive travel industry, timeless business practices, and the skills you need to succeed as a creator.
At TravelCon, you'll learn how to:
- Improve your craft in the four major areas of travel: video, photography, writing, and blogging.
- Learn what's hot, what works, and what's new in the industry.
- Keep current on the best practices in digital travel publishing.
- Learn about new products and services in the industry.
- Meet destinations and travel brands.
- Network with experts outside the travel industry.
- Learn from experts outside the travel industry.
- Make connections with other travel lovers.
- Have a ton of fun.
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We’ve lined up brilliant industry leaders to teach you everything they know about succeeding in this space. Check back as we work to confirm our final three keynotes!
Founder, Lonely Planet
Author, The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck
Author, The Caliph's House
The Blonde Abroad
Check back later as we add more speakers to our event.
Be My Travel Muse
Author, Meeting Faith
Decolonizing Travel Culture
The Leading Hotels of the World
The Blog Abroad
Is This Real
Tom Bartel and Kristin Henning
Travel Past 50
Author, The Almost Nearly
New Orleans & Company
Girl Gone Travel
Shut Your Aperture
Fearless & Far
Jessie on a Journey
Author, The Good Girls Guide
to Getting Lost
One Mile at a Time
Netflix, Chef’s Table
Author, The Way of Wanderlust
Los Angeles Times
The Jordan Harbinger Show
Pete & Dalene Heck
My Itchy Travel Feet
Mike & Anne Howard
Rapid Travel Chai
View From The Wing
Fluent in 3 Months
Lebawit Lily Girma
Sunshine and Stilettos
Black & Abroad
Living the Dream
Heart My Backpack
Travel Planners International
Camels & Chocolate
Costa Brava Tourism
Black & Abroad
Walking On Travels
Finding the Universe
Dan & Audrey
Kami and the Rest
of the World
Walks of Italy
Hopscotch the Globe
Family Travel Radio
Sher She Goes
Writer, Unquiet Days
Mary Ann Thomas
Fat Tire Tours
Hopscotch the Globe
Prince of Travel
What To Expect At TravelCon
ACTIONABLE CONTENT AND ADVICE
The best in travel come to TravelCon to learn! They come for the content, advice, and hands-on workshops.
TravelCon is 3 full days of actionable content from experts in and out of the travel industry.
All of our talks and workshops are designed so you walk away from this event with notebooks full of tips, tricks, and advice you can put into practice right away.
TravelCon is not about fluff. It's about giving you real world, time tested strategies to make your dreams a reality.
It's one thing to want to start a career in travel. It's another to actually put in the work to make that happen.
Here at TravelCon we're going to show you that you how to make it happen.
We pick the best speakers to show you that your dream can be more than that. That it can become a reality. Our speakers will share their ups and downs so you can be inspired by their journey.
You'll hear stories from people like yourself and will leave TravelCon 2019 feeling inspired to take on the world!
NETWORKING & FUN
People make events.
While you will walk away from the talks full of information, at the end of the day, it's the people who will make the event memorable.
Throughout TravelCon, you'll be meeting lots of peple through our networking events, group meetups, happy hours, evening parties, and lunches.
You will meet people like yourself and leave with life long friends.
Register TodayTickets for this year's event are now SOLD OUT but you can still get all the educational perks of going by purchasing our virtual ticket below! It's the next best thing to being there!
This ticket is ideal for those who can’t attend the event in-person. You'll get access to video recordings of ALL panels, keynotes, and breakout sessions via our online platform. You'll be able to watch anytime.
This Year's Sponsors
If you would like to have your company or brand represented at TravelCon, visit our sponsor information page on ways you can get involved.
You got questions? We have answers! Here's some answers to the most frequently asked questions attendees have!
Where and when is TravelCon?
It’s at the the Westin Copley Place, Boston, on June 27-29, 2019.
Is there free parking at the hotel?
No, but there’s parking on the streets and paid parking at the hotel! Or use Uber, lyft, the subway, bike, or walk where you need to go! Boston is easy to get around.
What do I get with my ticket?
SO MUCH! Each ticket includes coffee and tea, one included lunch, world-class networking, access to the expo floor, meetings with brands and tourism boards, all keynotes and workshops, meet-ups, happy hours, after parties (with an open bar), access to our virtual ticket (so you can watch any sessions you missed), and the best time of your life!
How many tickets are for sale?
Only eight hundred tickets this year. We want to keep it intimate so you will have the opportunity to meet, network, and rub shoulders with as many people as you can.
Will you sell tickets at the door?
If there are any left, yes.
Are tickets refundable or transferrable?
Tickets are refundable up to 90 days before the event takes place. Tickets are transferable up to 30 days before the event takes place.
Who do I contact if I have additional questions?
Email us at [email protected] and we'll get back to you.
Can I sponsor Travelcon or donate something for your attendees?
Yes, we're always looking for high quality sponsors and gear for our attendees. Click here to message me and learn more about our sponsor packages and how to get involved.
Will there be networking opportunities with brands and tourism boards?
Yes! We will have an entire afternoon where attendees can sit down and talk to folks in one on one meetings in our expo center.
I'm new to blogging. Is this event for me?
Yes! We have beginner tracks designed to help those getting started avoid the rookie mistakes that keep people from reaching their potential. At this conference, you'll be able to learn from experts who have been doing this for years and will teach you the right way to do this. Plus, you'll meet people in your industry who can help you get your feet off the ground and grow your business right away. This is the best place to learn where to start.
I've been blogging for years, is this for me?
Heck yes! We've created an advance track for people who have been a creator for awhile so they can take the next step and learn the advance skills needed to 10x their website. You'll get high level talks on monetization, SEO, product creation, conversion, writing, and newsletters that will help you stay at the forefront of the industry and keep your website growing.
Can I be a volunteer?
Unfortunately, our volunteer application process has now ended.
Are you taking applications for speakers?
We are not. Please do not email us.
Will the conference be live streamed?
No but we have virtual ticket where you can view all the talks online once the event is over!
Why is this conference priced higher than other similar travel events?
At TravelCon, we believe no one should work for free...and we practice what we preach. We pay all our speakers. As such, ticket prices reflect that higher overhead cost. So, while the ticket price is higher, you know your favorite bloggers, writers, vloggers, and influencers have been compensated for their time! After all, "exposure" doesn't pay rent!
How long will the sessions be?
The keynote speeches, talks, and panel discussions will each be about an hour long. The workshop may be a bit longer than that, but we're still working out the exact details.
Will there be an expo center?
Yes, we will have an expo center that will feature our sponsoring tourism boards, PR firms, travel brands, and tech companies.