The SATW Annual Convention is an opportunity for members to network, update professional development skills and explore new destinations both in North American and internationally.


If you are interested in becoming a member, take a look at some of our previous convention destinations. 


If you are a destination interested in hosting an annual convention and marketing your location to some of the most experienced and influential journalists, PR experts and destination marketers in the travel industry, click here to download the Bid Book with further details and instructions. 



In addition to the SATW annual convention our chapters, council, and Board of Directors hold meetings throughout the year for which part of the agenda is to explore the destination hosting that event and research story angles for members’ respective published outlets.



The SATW annual convention is vetted several years in advance. We are currently accepting bid for the 2020 and 2021 conventions. Click here to download the Bid Book and see details about hosting. For more information about hosting, please contact SATW’s Sites Chair, Cathy Senecal at



SATW Council and Chapter Meetings are held a minimum of once annually at a destination suitable for story material for our members. During our Council & Chapter Meetings, professional development sessions are available to our members, as are tours provided by the host and the opportunity for individual research. For more information about hosting, please contact SATW’s Sites Chair, Cathy Senecal at



The Society of American Travel Writers’ (SATW) governing body is its Board of Directors. The board consists of 13 members. There are two annual board meetings; just prior to the SATW Annual Convention and the Winter Board Meeting between the January and April. The dates are determined by the host and SATW. Please contact our executive director, Marla Schrager at, if you are interested in hosting a board meeting.