TravelCon Update: New Speakers, Sponsors, Workshops, and More!

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Oneika the Traveller on stage at TravelCon giving a keynote speech
Posted: 3/10/22 | March 10th, 2022

In less than two months, our big travel conference, TravelCon, kicks off! TravelCon is a three-day conference that will connect media with industry leaders, influencers, and celebrated writers through keynote speeches, small-group writing and photography workshops, breakout tutorial sessions, networking events, and industry panels.

So, if you’re in the travel industry, this conference is the place to meet with brands, connect with your peers, and learn practical, to-the-point strategies for building your audience, growing your traffic, and making more money.

This year’s conference is April 29–May 1, 2022, in Memphis, Tennessee, hosted by Memphis Tourism.

We have a ton of updates for you since we last wrote a month ago:
 

Speakers

We have over 50 confirmed speakers and have finalized our keynotes speakers! Here’s who you can expect at the event:

Keynote Speakers

Pauline Frommer

Frommers

Jeff Goins

Author, Real Artists Don’t Starve

Pico Iyer

Author

Nicole Walters

Business Coach

Breakout Speakers

Faith Adiele

Author, Meeting Faith

Karen Akpan

The Mom Trotter

Bani Amor

Travel Writer

Alexandra Baackes

Alex in Wanderland

Derek Baron

Wandering Earl

Casey Barks

Fairmont Hotels & Resorts

Gabby Beckford

Packs Light

Jade Broadus

Travel Mindset

Colby Brown

Photographer

Joshua Bush

Avenue Two Travel

Jason Cochran

Frommers

Mike Corey

Fearless and Far

Annemarie Dooling

McClatchy

Brennan Dunn

RightMessage

Meagen Eisenberg

TripActions

Lawrence Ferber

Journalist

Cal Fussman

Author

Don George

Author, The Way of Wanderlust

Lebawit Lily Girma

Skift

Erica Hackman

Nomadic Network

Monet Hambrick

The Traveling Child

Dalene and Pete Heck

Road Trip Alberta

Joseph Hernandez

Editor

Milton Howery III

Memphis Tourism

Marcus Hibdon

Travel Portland

Anne & Mike Howard

HoneyTrek

Sheri Howell

Medjet

Jeff Jenkins

Chubby Diaries

Alexandra Jimenez

Travel Fashion Girl

Ciara Johnson

Hey Ciara

Christine Kaaloa

GRRRLTRAVELER

Richard Kerr

BILT

Nadya Khoja

This Is Nadya

AJ Kinney

Matador Network

Cory Lee

Curb Free With Cory Lee

Travis Levius

Freelance Writer

Sylvia Longmire

Spin The Globe

Kelley Louise

Impact Travel Alliance

Avagail Lozano

Avagail Adventures

Rachelle Lucas

The Travel Bite

Kristin Luna

Camels & Chocolate

Doug Mack

Author, The Not Quite States of America

Mickela Mallozzi

Bare Feet with Mickela Mallozzi

Chris Mercer

MeasurementMarketing.io

Chris Oldfield

Nomadic Matt

Angie Orth

Angie Away

Nils Parker

Brass Check

Alle Pierce

Alle Abroad

Amy Pool

Playa Project

Carmela Resuma

Flyte

Catarina Rivera

Blindish Latina

Patricia Serrano

Fresh Traveler

Kelly Soderlund

TripActions

Charu Suri

Journalist

Somto Ugwueze

Somto Seeks

Amanda Williams

Dangerous Business

Benet Wilson

The Points Guy

Valerie Joy Wilson

Trusted Travel Gal

You can find all their bios and more about them by clicking here.
 

Schedule

Our schedule is now live! Just click here to see how the days will break down, what speakers are talking about, and what you’ll learn in each talk. We have three days of very robust programming that is designed to help teach you what you need to know to develop professionally, grow your career, and make more money.

Some of our talks include:

  • How to Successfully Run Small Group Tours
  • How to Crush it on TikTok
  • How to Create Stories that Grip People
  • How to Build Online Communities
  • How to Expand Your Business with a Team
  • Advanced SEO
  • Google Analytics
  • Self-Publishing
  • How to Create Successful IG Partnerships

We still have a talk on reels, how the TikTok algorithm works, creating courses, and physical products to come too!

Sponsors

We’re going to have close to 40 sponsors at this year’s event. You’ll be able to take meetings, network, and make deals with them all. Here’s a list of who is coming so far:

 
We still have more on the way! Some other sponsors who are confirmed but don’t have their logos up yet include Alabama Tourism, Banff Tourism, Crabtree & Everlyn, Safety Wing, Get Your Guide, Go Rving, Seeker, and TripActions.
 

Workshop Information

As we’ve done in years past, we’re going to have photography and writing workshops. These are half-day, intensive, and hands-on classes that will occur the day before the main event (April 28th). Space is limited to 20 people per class and these workshops are an additional cost of $99 USD.

You can learn more about the writing workshop leaders by clicking here (we’re still lining up our photography workshop leaders). Sign-ups will open up on March 28th.
 

Some other highlights

There’s a bunch of other cool stuff happening at this year’s TravelCon that includes:

  • Over 15 niche meet-ups
  • Two awesome parties
  • A scavenger hunt around Memphis
  • Pre- and post-conference FAM trips around Memphis and the region
  • And a few more surprises I don’t want to spoil!

If you’re a travel creator, you need to be at TravelCon! I created it as a way to bring in experts inside and outside of the travel sphere that can help you grow your business, make more money, and improve your skills. It’s a continuing education conference that will transform your career.

So, come attend this event, mingle with your peers, make deals, and create the connections you need for further success.

You can grab your ticket here. They’re limited so get them while you can! We’re 40% sold out!

And, if you have any questions, email me at [email protected]

– Matt

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