September 20-22nd, 2018 | Austin, TX
The travel media environment 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.
Our speakersWe’ve lined up brilliant industry leaders to teach you everything they know about succeeding in this space. Check out our current line up of speakers....and check back as we'll be adding more over the next few months!
Be My Travel Muse
Muslim Travel Rock
The Blog Abroad
Marko and Alex Ayling
Alex in Wanderland
Condé Nast Traveler
Kara & Nate Buchanan
Kara and Nate
Girl Gone Travel
Shut Your Aperture
Amateur Traveler Podcast
Dave & Deb
The Planet D
Writer, Love With a
Chance of Drowning
Smart Passive Income
The Good Girls Guide to
A Broad Abroad
Lebawit Lily Girma
Sunshine and Stilettos
Writer, Around the Bloc
Travels of Adam
Major Impact Media
Pete & Dalene
The San Francisco Chronicle
Writer, Ego is the Enemy
Curb Free with Cory Lee
View From the Wing
Camels & Chocolate
Costa Brava Tourism
Muslim Travel Girl
Finding the Universe
Dan & Audrey
Walks of Italy
A Little Adrift
Oneika the Traveller
The Blonde Abroad
Diamond Public Relations
The Year of Living Danishly
The New York Times
Extra Pack of Peanuts
Writer, Unquiet Days
Art of Adventuring
Tour de Lust
Ernest White II
A Dangerous Business
Learn how to be the best in the business and join us and our wonderful speakers at TravelCon. Our space is limited to 600 people and, once tickets are gone, they are gone!
All keynotes, workshops, expo floor, networking events, and lunch.
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 JW Marriott in Austin, Texas on Sept 20-22, 2018.
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, RideAustin, bike, or walk where you need to go! Austin isn't that big.
What do I get with my ticket?
Each ticket includes coffee and tea, lunch, world-class networking, access to the expo floor, all keynotes and workshops, and after parties.
How many tickets are for sale?
We want to keep this event small and personable. We'll only be selling five hundred tickets so, while there's a variety of people here, it's not too big!
Will you sell tickets at the door?
If there are any left, yes.
Are tickets refundable or transferrable?
Tickets are fully refundable until 60 days before the conference starts. However, tickets are transferrable up until 30 days, so if you can’t make it and want to give your ticket to a friend, colleague, stranger on the bus, whoever, we can help make that happen too.
Who do I contact if I have additional questions?
Email me at [email protected] and I'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?
Yes, but you must be available during the entire weekend of events. You can apply to be a volunteer with Lynan at [email protected]
Are you taking applications for speakers?
We are not.
Will the conference be live streamed?
No, we won't be offering a virtual package.
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 talks, panels, workshops are all one hour long.
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.