Posted: 10/24/18 | October 24th, 2018
TravelCon 2018 has been over for a month now. It was a huge success, with close to 600 attendees, over 30 sponsors, about 85 speakers, countless connections made, and endless fun. I loved every minute of it.
The running comment I heard from attendees was: “I can’t believe how smoothly this is running for the first year.”
This year’s conference was awesome — and the fun can best be seen in our video and photos below:
Check out our highlight reel!
Pictures from TravelCon (Click the button to scroll!)
Pretty cool, huh? We had so much fun, which is why I’m so excited that today, we’re formally announcing next year’s TravelCon!
It will be held in Boston June 27–29, 2019 at the Westin Copley. It’s going to be three days of learning, networking, and education.
We’re going to try to take it up a notch next year since I took a lot of notes on ways to improve things. We’re going to make clearer tracks for beginning, intermediate, and advanced attendees; hold more meet-ups; put on more photo and writing workshops (and they’ll be longer too); use larger rooms to accommodate everyone, and maybe some cool musical acts during the party. Plus, we are including the virtual pass this year too in the price of the ticket!
We’re going to make a lot of improvements over our first year!
We’re also going to line up some amazing speakers. While we’re still building our schedule, I can share our first round of speakers.
We’re going to have six keynotes next year, and we’re going all out! Here are our first three:
Founder, Lonely Planet
Author, The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck
I’m super excited to have Mark, Cheryl, and Tony share their wisdom with us. No other major travel media event has had these speakers at their event before and I can’t wait to hear them speak!
Once again we’ll be having some amazing, hands-on breakout sessions, where you can learn from the best in the industry. We’ll be announcing more speakers over the next few months, but here is our first set of speakers:
Be My Travel Muse
The Blog Abroad
Author, Eat Pray Eat
Girl Gone Travel
Fearless & Far
Jessie on a Journey
Los Angeles Times
Scott’s Cheap Flights
Rapid Travel Chai
Lebawit Lily Girma
Sunshine and Stilettos
Camels & Chocolate
Finding the Universe
Hopscotch the Globe
Writer, Unquiet Days
Hopscotch the Globe
Prince of Travel
How to Attend
Don’t miss out on next year’s conference! To meet the demand, we’re expanding the number of attendees from 600 to 800, as we want to make sure everyone can get in. We sold out this year and had quite the waitlist!
In fact, people had so much fun that when we offered this year’s attendees the first chance to attend again next year, we sold over 300 tickets. 320 to be exact, which leaves only 480 tickets for sale.
We sold out last year and fully expect to sell out again this year. Once we hit our cap, that’s it!
This year, tickets are $399 and include the following:
- All keynotes and sessions
- Workshop registration
- Networking events
- Evening parties
- Expo hall access
- Virtual pass (so if you miss any sessions, you can watch them online!)
- Any included lunches
- Marketplace appointments
The price will go up after the end of the year so get your ticket while you can!
Moreover, I hate conferences that don’t allow for refunds, so we’re not gonna be like them! There’s a 60-day refund policy on all tickets. No questions asked. We’re travelers too so we know plans change. If you can’t make it, we’ll refund your ticket and give it to someone else!
So get your ticket the with peace of mind of knowing if your plans change, you won’t be stuck!.
This year’s conference felt like a family, a community of happy people looking to learn and share their love of a travel. We’re going to keep fostering that sense of community. No one succeeds alone in this industry. We’re all in this together!
Come be a part of TravelCon!
Our tickets are limited and I fully expect to sell out again so get them while they are available!
See you there!
And, if you have any questions, leave them in the comments!
– Nomadic Matt
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