Keynote Speakers for 2022 SATW Bogotá Convention Announced

Colorful Streets  in La Candelaria area Bogota
Colorful Streets in La Candelaria area Bogotá (STYLEPICS via Deposit Photos)

SATW is excited to announce the keynote speakers for the annual SATW convention, this year to be held in Bogotá, Colombia.

SATW Keynoter Leonor Espinosa

On Friday, September 9th, our Bogotá and Colombia hosts present Leonor Espinosa.

Ms. Espinosa appears regularly on Colombian television, and also runs the restaurants Leo Cocina y Cava and Misia. She grew up and lived most of her youth in Cartagena.

In 1998, she decided to take her passion for arts to the culinary field through research and experiential learning of techniques, preparations, and traditional ingredients of her country. She was recently named World’s Best Female Chef by The World’s 50 Best Restaurants.

headshot of bogota chef leonor espinosa who will be keynote speaker at 2022 SATW bogota convention

Ms. Espinosa established the Leo Espinosa Foundation, or FUNLEO, with the aim of preserving Colombia’s food traditions while highlighting sustainable practices and local production. The foundation assists Colombia’s afro-descendant, indigenous, and peasant communities by helping them to develop and market their traditional crops and ingredients.

SATW Keynoter: Ernest White II

On Sunday, September 11th, SATW kicks off a day of Professional Development with a keynote from Ernest White II.

Mr. White is the executive producer and host of the television docu-series FLY BROTHER, currently airing in the United States on Public Television stations and Create TV. He is also the founder and CEO of Presidio Pictures, a new film, television, and digital media studio centering on BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and senior/elder narratives.

photo set in a mall of television personality Ernest White II who will be keynote speaker at 2022 SATW bogota convention

Mr. White’s writing includes fiction, literary essay, and travel narrative, having been featured in Afar, Time Out London, USA Today, Getaway, Skylife, Ebony, The Manifest-Station, Sinking City, Lakeview Journal, Matador Network, National Geographic Traveler’s Brazil and Bradt’s Tajikistan guidebooks, and at He is also a senior editor at Panorama: The Journal of Intelligent Travel, formerly an assistant editor at Time Out São Paulo, and founding editor of digital men’s magazine Abernathy.

Mr. White also works as an actor and voice-over artist for radio, film and television, audiobooks, and educational materials, and speaks to youth and adult audiences about the incomparable magic of travel.