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Didn’t get a chance to participate in the SATW 2020 Virtual Convention? We recorded it!

The recording is $169 and includes all Professional Development sessions, the Awards show, all Happy Hours, both keynotes and much more! Click here for a full list of what’s included in the recording.

How do we navigate travel and media in the COVID era?

 

We all need to move full speed ahead — but are you ready for the ride?

Find out at the SATW 2020 Virtual Convention!

Whether you’re a digital publisher, a freelance writer or a PR professional, our Virtual Convention offers insights and professional development you won’t find elsewhere in one convenient place.  With many other travel conferences canceled this year, you won’t want to miss this opportunity to sharpen your skills, sow the seeds for stories in 2021 and expand the contacts that are more critical to success now than ever before. 

 

Sessions are designed to serve the varied needs of today’s multimedia storytellers and address pressing topics of our times. 

 

The cost for attendance is $225 for Active members, $250 for Associate members. *Qualified nonmember journalists pay $275; nonmember PR and destination representatives pay $300.

 

Registration for the 2020 Virtual Convention is now closed. Please email [email protected] with any questions.

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Program

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS INCLUDE:

 

      • Amir Eylon, President and CEO of  the tourism market research consultancy, Longwoods International. In his keynote address, Amir will share up-to-the-minute findings from Longwoods International’s seminal, ongoing American Traveler Sentiment Survey tracking Americans’ confidence in safely traveling outside their communities and how that impacts the travel industry’s future.
      • Chip Conley, hospitality pioneer and best-selling author, will deliver a keynote address on how to be adaptable and resilient in this unprecedented era – something we all need!

Amir Eylon
President & CEO
Longwoods International

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Chip Conley
Strategic Advisor for Hospitality & Leadership, Airbnb
Founder, Modern Elder Academy

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CONFIRMED SPEAKERS INCLUDE:

Arnold Donald

President & CEO

Carnival Corporation

Jacqueline Gifford

Editor-in-Chief

Travel + Leisure

Melvin Tennant

President & CEO

Meet Minneapolis

The agenda includes:

 

For all writers

      • Intelligence on which publications are buying, and what they want now
      • Ensuring accuracy in sourcing, reporting and writing
      • Creating an elegant turn of phrase

 

For digital publishers (journalists and PRs)

      • What you need to know now about digital disclosures
      • Video editing in the palm of your hand
      • You’re on camera: Presenting your best self

 

For photographers

      • How award-winning photography pros make images

 

For PR professionals

      • Crisis Management: Turning the Tide on Negative Stereotypes 
      • New Communications Metrics for Job Security 

 

For new business owners

      • Staff to Self-employment: Strategies that Preserve your Money and Your MInd
      •  Nuts and Bolts of Starting Your Own Business

 

For all travel communicators

      • Redefining “Safe Travel” in a Post-Pandemic World
      • The future of cruise travel
      • Protecting the Balance Between a Healing Planet and the Hunger for Travel

Schedule

 

Click here to view the schedule. Please note that all topics/sessions/speakers/times are subject to change.

 

*Qualified nonmember journalists include those who have attended one of these industry events as a journalist in the past five years: Travel Classics, TBEX, IMM, and IPW. We will also welcome members of NATJA, TMAC, the Midwest Travel Writers Association, the British Travel Writers Guild, the Australian Travel Writers Association, ASJA, the Society of Professional Journalists, the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, the National Association of Black Journalists, and the Asian American Journalists Association. Open to anyone in the travel field who works with media.

 

**Open to anyone in the travel field who works with media.

 

Sponsorship Opportunities

 

For more information on our 2020 sponsorship opportunities, please click here or contact Alan at [email protected].

Key Dates

 

Virtual Convention Dates – Wednesday, October 14 – Saturday, October 17

Early Registration Deadline  Tuesday, September 15

Participation in Marketplace Deadline Tuesday, September 8

Registration Deadline – Wednesday, October 7

No refunds – Wednesday, October 7

 

Schedule

 

Click here to view the schedule. In the spreadsheet, click on the tabs below to see the activities for the different days. Please note that all topics/sessions/speakers/times are subject to change.

 

Pricing

 

SATW Active member: $225, with a $25 discount for sign-up by Sept. 15. SATW Actives get first choice at Marketplace.
SATW Associate member: $250, with a $25 discount for sign-up by Sept. 15. Includes Marketplace
Non member Active*: $275 with a $25 discount for sign-up by Sept. 15. Marketplace included only after SATW member slots have been assigned, subject to availability.
Non member travel media professional**: $300 with a $25 discount for sign-up by Sept. 15. Does not include marketplace.
– For nonmembers registrants who wish to apply for membership, we will waive the usual $100 application fee up to Dec. 31. If they join prior and are approved prior to the convention, they would qualify for the member rate, as they would be members.

 

Register by September 15 using the code VIRTUAL25 to get a $25 discount.

 

*Qualified journalists include those who have attended one of these industry events as a journalist in the past five years: Travel Classics, TBEX, IMM, and IPW. We will also welcome members of NATJA, TMAC, the Midwest Travel Writers Association, the British Travel Writers Guild, the Australian Travel Writers Association, ASJA, the Society of Professional Journalists, the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, the National Association of Black Journalists, and the Asian American Journalists Association. Open to anyone in the travel field who works with media.

**Open to anyone in the travel field who works with media.

 

Convention Referral Incentive for 2021 Dues Reduction

 

For every non-member you refer to the 2020 Virtual Convention, you receive a $20.00 credit towards your 2021 membership dues. Bring enough new colleagues to the Virtual Conference “with you,” and you could pay for your 2021 membership. It is a win-win! Your initiative to invite other qualified journalists and colleagues working with travel media enriches the organization with new talent, creativity, camaraderie, and more membership dues to keep us thriving.

 

The registration form for non-members has a box for your guests to write your name as the one who referred them – invite your peers and colleagues today.

 

 

Social Media Contest

 

We’ll be holding a social media contest to spread the word about the convention, using #SATW2020. Details about how to win and the prize will be coming soon.

 

Sponsorship Opportunities

 

For more information on our 2020 sponsorship opportunities, please click here or contact Alan at [email protected].