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Friday, March 3
 

6:00pm

Networking Pre-Party
Join us at our official pre-party at the House of Blues Foundation Room for networking opportunities and a chance to get to know one another. This is where it all begins!


Friday March 3, 2017 6:00pm - 9:00pm
House of Blues Foundation Room 225 Decatur Street, New Orleans,LA 70130
 
Saturday, March 4
 

9:30am

Doors Open
Saturday March 4, 2017 9:30am - 10:00am
TBA

10:00am

Intro + Welcome

Welcome! We’re so glad you’re here. Let’s get this party started correctly!


Speakers
avatar for Kelly Lewis

Kelly Lewis

Founder, Go! Girl Guides, Women's Travel Fest and Damesly
Kelly Lewis has been traveling since she realized the world was far larger than her neighborhood. She grew up surfing on the island of Oahu before moving to Tucson, Arizona to attend the University of Arizona. She’s a writer with an extensive background in editing and reporting, and founded Go! Girl Guides in late 2010 after it came to her in a dream. | Go! Girl Guides publishes the world’s first series of travel guidebooks... Read More →



Saturday March 4, 2017 10:00am - 10:15am
Jazz Market 1436 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70113

10:15am

Travel Hacking 101: How to Travel For Free
Don’t let your budget hold you back from another trip! Learn how to use miles and points that you already have to take advantage of opportunities in travel.

Speakers
avatar for Jackie Sills-Dellegrazie

Jackie Sills-Dellegrazie

Travel Blogger & Award Travel Coach, The Globetrotting Teacher
Jackie is the Founder of The Globetrotting Teacher Travel Blog and an Award Travel Coach who helps others earn and use miles and points to reach their travel goals.



Saturday March 4, 2017 10:15am - 11:00am
Jazz Market 1436 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70113

11:15am

Our Biggest Travel Mistakes (and What We Learned From Them)
Sometimes while traveling, sh*t happens! Learn and laugh with some of the travel industry's seasoned pros as we talk about the things we'd rather not talk about-- our biggest travel mistakes and regrets, and how you can learn from them! 

This informative and hilarious segment will cover everything from safety blunders and solo safety tips, to immigration mishaps and the things we wish we knew before it all began. You don't want to miss it!  

Speakers
avatar for Megan Eileen McDonough

Megan Eileen McDonough

Writer, blogger and content strategist, Bohemian Trails
Megan Eileen McDonough is a San Francisco-based writer, blogger and content strategist. She runs Bohemian Trails, an award-winning blog designed for the savvy and stylish traveler and contributes to a number of media outlets—Business Insider, WIRED, Budget Travel, Fodor’s and AFAR among others. Her lust for adventure began during a semester working for a fashion agency in London followed by a two-year stint at a record label... Read More →


Saturday March 4, 2017 11:15am - 12:00pm
Jazz Market 1436 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70113

12:15pm

What I Learned From Every Country In the World

Cassie de Pecol is about to be the first documented woman to travel to every country in the world. How did she do it? What did she learn along the way? Find out all this and more in this inspirational keynote. 


Speakers
CD

Cassie de Pecol

Cassie de Pecol is on a mission to be the first documented woman to visit every country in the world.



Saturday March 4, 2017 12:15pm - 1:00pm
Jazz Market 1436 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70113

1:00pm

Lunch
Let’s do lunch, NOLA style! Use this opportunity to get to know our awesome vendors, sponsors and exhibitors while enjoying a delicious local lunch.

Saturday March 4, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Jazz Market 1436 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70113

2:15pm

Play With The World: Your Dreams Matter with Shannon Kaiser

Play With The World: Your Dreams Matter

In this inspirational keynote, international travel writer and best-selling author of Adventure for Your Soul shares breakthrough tools to make your dreams of traveling the world a reality. You’ll gain confidence, courage and feel empowered to take on the world and make a living doing what you love.


Speakers

Saturday March 4, 2017 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Jazz Market 1436 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70113

3:15pm

How I Built A Business in Travel
Learn from these badass female entrepreneurs who built blossoming careers in the travel industry.

Moderators
avatar for Mickela Mallozzi

Mickela Mallozzi

Host, Bare Feet with Mickela Mallozzi
Mickela Mallozzi is the Emmy® Award-winning host and producer of Bare Feet with Mickela Mallozzi, a travel series airing on PBS. From re-discovering her family’s roots in Southern Italy to dancing tango in Buenos Aires, the series covers Mickela’s adventures as she experiences the world, one dance at a time. She has been featured in The New York Times, Travel Channel, Dance Magazine, USA TODAY... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Deidre Mathis

Deidre Mathis

Author, World Traveler, Entrepreneur, Wanderlust: For The Young Broke Professional
Deidre Mathis could be caught jumping from towers in New Zealand, bathing rescue elephants in Thailand, zip lining in a Mexican jungle or skydiving in the States. When she’s not trekking the globe, she is well known as a budget world traveler, author, and public speaker. Deidre is well-known as a budget world traveler, author, and public speaker. She has traveled to more than 36 countries, 6 continents, and she has lived abroad in 3 of... Read More →
avatar for Gillian Morris

Gillian Morris

CEO, Hitlist
Gillian Morris is the co-founder and CEO of Hitlist, an app that alerts you when there are cheap flights for your dream trips. TIME named Hitlist one of the 50 Best Apps of 2016 and the app has been recognized as a 'Best New App' by the app store in 83 countries. Investors include the founders of jetBlue and the former Chairman of Orbitz. | Before entering the start-up world, Gillian worked as a consultant, journalist, and... Read More →
avatar for Daria Rebenok

Daria Rebenok

Co-Founder and CEO, Grabr
As the co-founder and CEO of Grabr, the world’s first peer-to-peer delivery network, Daria Rebenok is involved in all aspects of the startup’s rapidly expanding business and actively leverages her greater expertise in strategy and marketing. A self proclaimed “travel fanatic” and advocate for the share economy, Daria takes great pride in Grabr’s ability to establish a connection between globetrotters... Read More →


Saturday March 4, 2017 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Jazz Market 1436 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70113

4:15pm

Travel + Your Love Life
Love is a powerful reason to travel-- and also the most common thing that holds us back. What do you do if your partner doesn't travel? Or worse, if they don't want you to travel? In this fun and inspirational panel we will talk to a selection of women in different sorts of relationships-- from the very single, to those who are married and have to make it work-to figure out how they find the balance when it comes to travel and your love life. 

Speakers
avatar for Mickela Mallozzi

Mickela Mallozzi

Host, Bare Feet with Mickela Mallozzi
Mickela Mallozzi is the Emmy® Award-winning host and producer of Bare Feet with Mickela Mallozzi, a travel series airing on PBS. From re-discovering her family’s roots in Southern Italy to dancing tango in Buenos Aires, the series covers Mickela’s adventures as she experiences the world, one dance at a time. She has been featured in The New York Times, Travel Channel, Dance Magazine, USA TODAY... Read More →
NR

Nneya Richards

Nneya Richards is a fashion maven, who started at 15 years old as a founding contributing editor of TeenVOGUE.



Saturday March 4, 2017 4:15pm - 5:00pm
Jazz Market 1436 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70113

5:00pm

Networking After Party
You made it through a jam-packed and informative day, now let’s crack open the bubbly and get to know each other better!

Saturday March 4, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Jazz Market 1436 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70113
 
Sunday, March 5
 

8:30am

Doors Open
Sunday March 5, 2017 8:30am - 9:00am
TBA

8:45am

Intro + Welcome to Day 2!
Speakers
avatar for Kelly Lewis

Kelly Lewis

Founder, Go! Girl Guides, Women's Travel Fest and Damesly
Kelly Lewis has been traveling since she realized the world was far larger than her neighborhood. She grew up surfing on the island of Oahu before moving to Tucson, Arizona to attend the University of Arizona. She’s a writer with an extensive background in editing and reporting, and founded Go! Girl Guides in late 2010 after it came to her in a dream. | Go! Girl Guides publishes the world’s first series of travel guidebooks... Read More →


Sunday March 5, 2017 8:45am - 9:15am
TBA

9:00am

See More, Spend Less: Planning Your Next Vacation with Pauline Frommer
Pauline Frommer is the Co-President of Frommer Media LLC (owner of the Frommer’s Guidebooks and Frommers.com) alongside her father Arthur Frommer. She hosts a nationally syndicated radio show on travel and writes a weekly column syndicated internationally by King Features. She presented weekly travel features for CNN’s Headline News for several years and has appeared on The Today Show, Good Morning America, NPR’s Talk of the Nation, the NBC Evening News, the O’Reilly Factor and every local news show you can name. An award-winning journalist, Frommer has won several Lowell Thomas medals from the American Society of Travel Writers; Frommer’s guidebook to New York City was named “Best Guidebook of the Year” two years in a row by the North American Travel Journalists Association (her current guide" Frommer’s EasyGuide to New York City" has been the best-seller to NYC for the last three years running). In addition, she’s written books on Washington, DC, Las Vegas and Hawaii, as well as contributing to “The Experts Guide to Babies”. Over the years, Frommer has served as Travel Editor for MSNBC.com and Editor-In-Chief for Frommers.com. Pauline is the proud mother of two very well-traveled daughters and married to Columbia University professor Mahlon Stewart. 

Speakers
PF

Pauline Frommer

Pauline Frommer is the Co-President of Frommer Media LLC (owner of the Frommer’s Guidebooks and Frommers.com) alongside her father Arthur Frommer. She hosts a nationally syndicated radio show on travel and writes a weekly column syndicated internationally by King Features. She presented weekly travel features for CNN’s Headline News for several years and has appeared on The Today Show, Good Morning America, NPR’s Talk of the Nation, the NBC... Read More →


Sunday March 5, 2017 9:00am - 9:45am
Jazz Market 1436 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70113

10:00am

Traveling as an American Woman Today
In today's quickly changing times, politics are playing a larger role in travel than ever before. As a traveler, you will constantly be made to answer questions about American politics. So what does it mean to serve as a mini-ambassador on your travels? How does what's happening at home, politically, affect the way we travel the world? In this important topic, we'll delve more into this to give travelers tools they can use to rely on during their adventures. 

Speakers
avatar for Kelly Lewis

Kelly Lewis

Founder, Go! Girl Guides, Women's Travel Fest and Damesly
Kelly Lewis has been traveling since she realized the world was far larger than her neighborhood. She grew up surfing on the island of Oahu before moving to Tucson, Arizona to attend the University of Arizona. She’s a writer with an extensive background in editing and reporting, and founded Go! Girl Guides in late 2010 after it came to her in a dream. | Go! Girl Guides publishes the world’s first series of travel guidebooks... Read More →
NR

Nneya Richards

Nneya Richards is a fashion maven, who started at 15 years old as a founding contributing editor of TeenVOGUE.


Sunday March 5, 2017 10:00am - 10:45am
Main Stage Jazz Market

10:00am

How to Be a Snapchat Influencer
Snapchat is a social platform that's making big waves in the travel industry, with brands shelling out millions of dollars to influencers in an effort to utilize their platforms. In this fun but informative workshop, Cailin O'Neil will show you what you need to know when it comes to working with brands to cross promote, grow and monetize your snapchat community. 

Speakers
CO

Cailin O'Neil

Travel, video and food blogger & social media influencer


Sunday March 5, 2017 10:00am - 10:45am
Lobby Jazz Market

11:00am

Travel Writing: Getting an Editor's Attention

Lavinia Spalding is the editor of the Best Women's Travel Writing Anthology, and Marcia DeSanctis is a best-selling author of 100 Places in France Every Woman Should Go. In this informative talk, they'll talk about travel writing in a new way: How can you grab an editor's attention and craft pieces that stand out from the pack? There's definitely an art to looking for, finding, and executing a great travel story, and in this workshop you'll find out exactly what that is. 


Speakers
LS

Lavinia Spalding

Lavinia Spalding is series editor of The Best Women’s Travel Writing, and author of two books: Writing Away: A Creative Guide to Awakening the Journal-Writing Traveler, and With a Measure of Grace, the Story and Recipes of a Small Town Restaurant. Her work has appeared in numerous print and online publications, including Sunset magazine, Yoga Journal, The San Francisco Chronicle, San Francisco magazine, The Guardian UK, Tin House, Post Road... Read More →


Sunday March 5, 2017 11:00am - 11:45am
Jazz Market 1436 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70113

11:00am

How to Be A One-Woman Camera Crew
Been thinking about getting into video but not sure how you'll pull it off on your next solo trip? Learn tricks of the trade from filmmaker Juliana Broste and turn yourself into a one-woman camera crew in no time in this fun workshop. 

Speakers
JB

Juliana Broste

Emmy Award Winning Travel Video Journalist, On-Air Talent, Host, Writer, Producer, Filmmaker, Videographer, Photographer, Editor.


Sunday March 5, 2017 11:00am - 11:45am
Jazz Market 1436 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70113

12:00pm

Lunch
This is a travel fest-- so now it's time for you to do some exploring! You'll have a full hour to check out the surrounding neighborhood, grab some lunch, and come back to the last sessions of the day. 

Sunday March 5, 2017 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Jazz Market 1436 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70113

1:00pm

How to Kill it on Instagram
If you're interested in learning how to grow a community on Instagram, and how to use that influence to make real money, this is the session for you! Join us as Instagram pro Alyssa Ramos shares the Insta-secrets that grew her following to over 100k in just over two years. 

Speakers

Sunday March 5, 2017 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Jazz Market 1436 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70113

1:00pm

Our Favorite Travel Gear
For some, packing and planning is the most stressful part of any trip. In this fun panel, we'll talk about the things we never travel without -- including the products that have literally changed our lives. 

Speakers

Sunday March 5, 2017 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Lobby Jazz Market

2:00pm

From 1 to 1 Million: A Q&A with Scott Eddy
Scott Eddy is a mega-influencer in the travel industry, who built his following from 1 to now well over 1 million. Find out how he did it, and how he now uses that influence in this informative Q&A on the main stage. 

Speakers
SE

Scott Eddy

Scott Eddy is a mega-influencer with a following of over 1 million. Learn how he built his following from the ground up in this informative Q&A.


Sunday March 5, 2017 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Main Stage Jazz Market

3:00pm

Closing Keynote
Speakers

Sunday March 5, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
TBA