Professional Development Schedule

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019





NOTE:  This page and the individual session times are subject to change.



8:30 AM – 9:15 AM



9:30 – 10:25 AM


How to Go From $0 to $1,000 a Month with Your Website – Gary Arndt

Using Drones to Enhance Storytelling – Scott Adams

The Art of the Listicle – Jeremy Tarr

A Study of Traveler Trends – Erin Francis-Cummings


10:35 – 11:25 AM


How to Make Money from Press Trips – Keryn Means, Diana Lambdin Meyer, Larry Bleiberg

Tax Tips for the Travel Freelancer/Small Business – Kelly Phillips Erb, also known as Tax Girl.

Video Storytelling – Juliana Broste

Dishing Data: Track, Analyze, Report – Ciaran Blumenfeld


11:50 AM – 1:00 PM


Lunch panel on the Border – Roger Toll, Derrik Chinn, Jessica Herrera, Mario Porras, Jose Rodriguez


1:15 PM – 2:05 PM


Let’s Partner Panel – Leslie Cohen (moderator), Jason Keehn, Jennifer Pinto, and Janelle McKinsey.

Editors Panel – Erica Silverstein, Beverly Hurley, Tracey Minkin

Advanced Affiliate Marketing Strategies – Jeannine Crooks



2:15 – 3:00 PM


The Active Exchange – A Roundtable for Freelancers, Bloggers, and Editors

The “Spirit” of PR – Best Practices, Lessons Learned and Ideas to Try – Kay Maghan, Stephanie Selk

How to Select & Edit Your Images for Photo Contests – Moderator: Kerrick James. Panelists: Wayne Suggs, Keith Kaiser, Brandon Jakobeit


For more information about other professional development sessions, return to the landing page here.