Milwaukee Professional Development

We’re excited to bring you professional development that will help you improve your craft, your business, and give you a broader understanding of the travel industry.


Whether you’re an Active or Associate, freelancer or editor, publisher or traditional journalist, or represent a destination large or small, we’ve come up with topics and speakers that will provide you with takeaways that can be put into action.


And don’t forget, there will be additional professional development with our keynote and lunch sessions.


Interested in participating as a speaker? Click here for more information.


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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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New to 2020

One-on-One Writing Coaching Presented by the SATW Editors Council


Get the competitive edge in today’s ever-evolving media landscape by polishing your skills. For the first time at an annual convention, the SATW Editors Council is offering one-on-one coaching – at no cost – for both Actives and Associates. Sign up for half-hour sessions with award-winning members of the Editors Council in the following disciplines:


– Writing

– Podcasting/Interviewing

– Pitching


You’ll be paired with an editor who will get in touch with you to set up a time and place to meet during the convention. The coaching sessions must take place outside of the scheduled convention activities, including Council and Chapter Meetings, Marketplace, and the regular Professional Development program. The editor will ask you to submit, in advance of the convention, a work to be discussed (manuscript, podcast, or sample pitch). These coaching sessions will benefit anyone whose work depends on having great communication skills.


If you’re interested in participating, you’ll be able to sign up during the registration process.




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NOTEThis page and the individual session pages will be updated regularly as information becomes available. The sessions and speakers are subject to change.

Our Speakers Include: