Travel & Words Spring 2013 Conference

Travel & Words Spring 2013 Conference
Event on 2013-03-17 13:00:00
Travel & Words Spring '13 ConferenceMarch 17 – 18, 2013Seaside OR Conference Center,Seaside, Oregon

Theme:  RESEARCH AT HOME & AWAY. PITCH. WRITE. PUBLISH!


 SUNDAY, MARCH 17, SEASIDE OR CONFERENCE CENTER

1:00 p.m. Check in, Meet & Greet, Visit Exhibitor Tables and meet travel & tourism staff

1;45 p.m. Welcome & Introductions

2:00 p.m. Regional Travel & Tourism Trends 

3:00 p.m. Refreshment break, Visit Exhibitor Tables

3:30 p.m. "Expand Your Freelance Writing: Cast a Wider Net"  Presenter:  MARALYN HILL, PRESIDENT, INTERNATONAL FOOD, WINE AND TRAVEL WRITERS ASSOCIATION (IFWTWA) 

4:15  p.m. Freelance Writers Panel:  Writing Strategies for 2013 

5:00 p.m. Networking Mixer  No-host Wine Bar will offer a selection of Oregon and Washington hand-crafted ales, wines, and hard ciders.

 

MONDAY, MARCH 18, SEASIDE OR CONFERENCE CENTER

9:00 a.m.  Welcome & Introductions

9: 15 a.m.  Presenter: DAVE PETERSON, PUBLISHER, NORTHWEST TRAVEL MAGAZINE

10:00 a.m. Break & Visit Regional Exhibitor Tables

10: 30 a.m. WORKSHOP INTENSIVES

"Writing the Best Articles: Tuned Up a Notch"   Allen Cox, FL writer and Editor-in-Chief, Northwest Travel Magazine, shares tips for drafting and writing winning articles that editors love.

"Earn a Living as a Freelance Writer, 2013"   Nan Devlin, FL writer, tourism consultant, and lecturer at The George Washington University shares how to expand your freelance horizons farther afield in 2013,  from writing articles to other writing avenues that also pay.

"Expand Your Freelance Writing: Cast a Wider Net"  Maralyn Hill,President, International Food, Wine and Travel Writers Association (IFWTWA)

"Research & Pitch: Strategies"  Roy Stevenson, FL writer and author, "Marketing Strategies for Writers," shares his personal strategies for pitching editors near and far.

11: 15 a.m. Panel:  Q&A AND FEEDBACK FROM WORKSHOP INTENSIVES  Roy Stevenson, Allen Cox, Nan Devlin, and Maralyn Hill

Noon  Buffet Lunch, Fort Worden Conference Center

1:00 p.m. Panel: "Travel, Tweeting, and Blogging"  

2:00 p.m. Visit Exhibit Tables

2:30 p.m. Panel "Editors and Publishers"  

4:00  p.m. Conference Evaluation and Closing

Safe Travels and Happy Writing!

"Travel deeply.  Have real experiences.  Write about them.  Find your voice.  Tell a story."

–Judith Fein, Travel writer & photographer


Read theTen Best Reasons to attend the Travel & Words Conference

 About Pacific NW Travel Writers Conference

The Pacific NW Travel Writers Conference provides a forum for freelance writers, staff writers, and journalists who want to explore and expand their markets in new ways in a changing world.

  • Freelance and Staff writers
  • Journalists
  • Magazine, newspaper and newsletter editors
  • Travel and Tourism industry professionals
  • Hospitality industry planners, promoters
  • Web promoters
  • Educators, researchers, tourism planners
  • Radio/TV promoters, writers

at Seaside Convention & Conference Center
989 Broadway, Seaside OR
Seaside, United States

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