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Friday, March 9
 

7:00pm

Networking Pre-Party
Join us at our official pre-party for networking opportunities and a chance to get to know one another. This is where it all begins!




Friday March 9, 2018 7:00pm - 10:00pm
The DL 95 Delancey Street
 
Saturday, March 10
 

9:30am

Doors Open
Saturday March 10, 2018 9:30am - 10:00am
Angel Orensanz 172 Norfolk street, New York

10:00am

Intro + Welcome

Welcome! We’re so glad you’re here. Let’s get this party started correctly!


Speakers
avatar for Kelly Lewis

Kelly Lewis

Founder, Go! Girl Guides, Women's Travel Fest and Damesly
Kelly Lewis has been traveling since she realized the world was far larger than her neighborhood. She grew up surfing on the island of Oahu before moving to Tucson, Arizona to attend the University of Arizona. She’s a writer with an extensive background in editing and reporting... Read More →



Saturday March 10, 2018 10:00am - 10:15am
Angel Orensanz 172 Norfolk street, New York

10:15am

Fly Free: Hacking Your Travel Habit

Fly Free: Travel hacking your solo travel habit

with Stephanie Zito

Don’t let your budget hold you back from another trip! Learn how to use miles and points that you already have to take advantage of opportunities in travel.This is not just about paying for your plane tickets-- it’s about enabling your lifestyle of untethered travel.



Speakers
SZ

Stephanie Zito

Stephanie Zito, founder of wanderingforgood, is a professional travel hacker and part time humanitarian on a mission to help travelers access the globe through hotel, airline, and credit card points. Stephanie is the author of the award travel books Upgrade Unlocked: The Unconventional... Read More →



Saturday March 10, 2018 10:15am - 11:00am
Angel Orensanz 172 Norfolk street, New York

11:15am

Sexism in Travel
In this ground-breaking discussion, we'll discuss one of the most rampant issues for travelers, as well as women in the travel industry: sexism. Join us as we talk openly about sexism for travelers, sharing our personal stories on everything from establishing boundaries while on the road, to recognizing expectations of others, and how we've successfully managed (or not) to navigate difficult situations as women who travel. 



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Saturday March 10, 2018 11:15am - 12:00pm
Angel Orensanz 172 Norfolk street, New York

12:15pm

Freedom in Forgiveness

Freedom in Forgiveness 
As a child, Amanda Lindhout escaped a violent household by paging through issues of National Geographic and imagining herself in its exotic locales. At the age of nineteen, she began to travel the globe. Aspiring to understand the world and live a significant life, she backpacked through Latin America, Laos, In war-ridden Afghanistan and Iraq she carved out a fledgling career as a television reporter. And then, in August 2008, she traveled to Somalia—“the most dangerous place on earth.” On her fourth day, she was abducted by a group of masked men along a dusty road. Held hostage for 460 days, Amanda converts to Islam as a survival tactic, receives “wife lessons” from one of her captors, and risks a daring escape. Moved between a series of abandoned houses in the desert, she survives on memory—every lush detail of the world she experienced in her life before captivity—and on strategy, fortitude, and hope. When she is most desperate, she visits a house in the sky, high above the woman kept in chains, in the dark, being tortured. Vivid and suspenseful, hers is the searingly intimate story of an intrepid young woman and her search for compassion in the face of unimaginable adversity. A captivating, unforgettable speaker, Lindhout alights on the positive and leaves the audience with a fuller understanding of the freedom we can all experience when we choose to embrace compassion. What emerges is a celebration of resilience — a powerful portrait of the strength of the human spirit.


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Saturday March 10, 2018 12:15pm - 1:00pm
Angel Orensanz 172 Norfolk street, New York

1:15pm

Lunch
Let’s have lunch! Use this opportunity to get to know our awesome vendors, sponsors and exhibitors while enjoying a delicious local lunch.

Saturday March 10, 2018 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Angel Orensanz 172 Norfolk street, New York

2:30pm

Find Your Purpose, Follow Your Path: Living Out Your Dreams

Find Your Purpose, Follow Your Path: Living Out Your Dreams
Kellee Edwards is the host of Travel Channel's Mysterious Islands and the co-host of The Trip, but just a few years ago, she was a Women's Travel Fest attendee aiming to get clear on her passions and make her dreams happen. In this empowering keynote, listen to the journey that led Kellee from adventure traveler to Travel Channel host, and get inspired to find your own true purpose and passion. 


Speakers
KE

Kellee Edwards

Kellee Edwards is the host of Mysterious Islands on the Travel Channel.


Saturday March 10, 2018 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Angel Orensanz 172 Norfolk street, New York

3:30pm

Adventurous Women

Adventure travel isn’t only bungee jumping and skydiving- in this panel of adventure travel pros, we will gain insight on the growing world of women-only adventures. What is adventure? How do we define it, and what impact is it having on the industry and women? Find out in this informative panel.



Speakers
AF

Allison Fleece

Co-Creator, WHOA Travel
KR

Kathleen Rellihan

Kathleen is the Editor-in-Chief of Adventure.com
DT

Danielle Thornton

Co-creator, WHOA


Saturday March 10, 2018 3:30pm - 4:15pm
Angel Orensanz 172 Norfolk street, New York

4:30pm

How I Made It Happen
These four women pursued a passion to create a career in travel - from carving out a path on YouTube to becoming a blogging coach, a Travel Agent and a TV Host, these creatives share their process in making their dreams into a reality, and at what cost.

Speakers
GA

Gloria Atanmo

Founder, The Blog Abroad
avatar for Mickela Mallozzi

Mickela Mallozzi

Host, Bare Feet with Mickela Mallozzi
Mickela Mallozzi is the Emmy® Award-winning host and producer of Bare Feet with Mickela Mallozzi, a travel series airing on PBS. From re-discovering her family’s roots in Southern Italy to dancing tango in Buenos Aires, the series covers Mickela’s adventures as she experiences... Read More →
KS

Kristen Sarah

Kristen is one of the top travel videographers and travel video creators on YouTube. Her channel, Hopscotch the Globe, has over 25 million views and over 150,000 subscribers. Over the past 6 years, she has written, produced, and hosted dozens of video campaigns for some of the biggest... Read More →


Saturday March 10, 2018 4:30pm - 5:15pm
Angel Orensanz 172 Norfolk street, New York

5:15pm

Networking After Party
You made it through a jam-packed and informative day, now let’s crack open the bubbly and get to know each other better!

Saturday March 10, 2018 5:15pm - 6:15pm
Angel Orensanz 172 Norfolk street, New York
 
Sunday, March 11
 

8:30am

Doors Open
Sunday March 11, 2018 8:30am - 9:00am
Angel Orensanz 172 Norfolk street, New York

8:45am

Intro + Welcome to Day 2!
Speakers
avatar for Kelly Lewis

Kelly Lewis

Founder, Go! Girl Guides, Women's Travel Fest and Damesly
Kelly Lewis has been traveling since she realized the world was far larger than her neighborhood. She grew up surfing on the island of Oahu before moving to Tucson, Arizona to attend the University of Arizona. She’s a writer with an extensive background in editing and reporting... Read More →


Sunday March 11, 2018 8:45am - 9:00am
TBA

9:00am

My Journey to the Travel Channel

Explorer, media personality, and journalist Oneika Raymond is the host of two Travel Channel digital series: “Big City, Little Budget” and “One Bag and You’re Out”. She also appears on television as the in-house travel expert for CTV Canada’s national news program “Your Morning”. A bona fide travel junkie, Oneika's adventures abroad have taken her to over 100 countries on 6 continents. Her most treasured travel experiences include bungee jumping over the Zambezi River, fishing for piranhas in the Amazon, and climbing active volcanoes in Guatemala, Ecuador, and Indonesia.

Oneika is also the voice behind "Oneika the Traveller", an award-winning travel blog dedicated to inspiring, encouraging, and empowering women and people of color to see the world. 

In this inspiring session, she'll tell us about her journey in starting a blog to ending up as a host on the Travel Channel. 


Speakers
OR

Oneika Raymond

Explorer, media personality, and journalist Oneika Raymond is the host of two Travel Channel digital series: “Big City, Little Budget” and “One Bag and You’re Out”. She also appears on television as the in-house travel expert for CTV Canada’s national news program “Your... Read More →



Sunday March 11, 2018 9:00am - 9:45am
Angel Orensanz 172 Norfolk street, New York

10:00am

How to Work With Brands

Learning how to pitch yourself and your work to brands is essential to getting to the next level in the travel industry (or in any industry, for that matter).  In this informative workshop, Kristen Sarah, who has worked with everyone from Toyota to Sony and Lonely Planet, will share her tips on her own journey to becoming one of the most influential women in travel, inspiring you to do the same.



Speakers
KS

Kristen Sarah

Kristen is one of the top travel videographers and travel video creators on YouTube. Her channel, Hopscotch the Globe, has over 25 million views and over 150,000 subscribers. Over the past 6 years, she has written, produced, and hosted dozens of video campaigns for some of the biggest... Read More →


Sunday March 11, 2018 10:00am - 10:45am
Angel Orensanz Main Stage 172 Norfolk Street

10:00am

Volunteering Abroad

Volunteering while traveling is a great way to give back. For philanthropic travelers, this workshop will talk about how to find the best volunteer opportunities, and how to be more mindful in the choices we make while traveling.



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Sunday March 11, 2018 10:00am - 10:45am
TBA

11:00am

Building an Engaged Community
In this eye-opening workshop. Evita Robinson, CEO of Nomadness Travel Tribe, will detail the rise of Nomadness and how she grew this community of travelers to 100k strong. 

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Sunday March 11, 2018 11:00am - 11:45am
TBA

11:00am

The Best Apps + Gear for Travel
What are the hottest trends to hit the travel industry? This workshop will talk about our favorite gear and apps that make travel easier. 

Speakers
GA

Gloria Atanmo

Founder, The Blog Abroad



Sunday March 11, 2018 11:00am - 11:45am
Lobby Jazz Market

12:00pm

Lunch in the Lower East
Go grab lunch in our awesome neighborhood! 

Sunday March 11, 2018 12:00pm - 12:45pm
TBA

1:15pm

Travel Writing & Storytelling
What comes first: the travel? Or the story? How do you find, get, and keep an editor’s attention? Do you have to be traveling full time to be a travel writer? In our popular travel writing workshop, we’ll discuss all this and more. For those interested in working in travel and growing their writing skills - this workshop is for you!


Sunday March 11, 2018 1:15pm - 2:00pm
Main Stage Jazz Market

1:15pm

You've Got Time, But Don't Wait: Living On Our Own Timeline
As women, we often let social expectations define what order we stage our lives in and define what we are "allowed" to do at each stage - you'd better travel before you have kids, if you have kids, you'd better wait until they graduate to chase your dreams.  It's time we stop letting others tell us when to "do life" and what order to do it in. As a single mother of a 13-year-old who, at almost 40 years old, quit a six-figure job to drag her daughter and 30 other people around the world after she was told she couldn't, I know a little bit about giving the finger to conventional expectations and living on my own timeline. 

Speakers


Sunday March 11, 2018 1:15pm - 2:00pm
Lobby Jazz Market

2:15pm

Diversity and Overcoming Stereotypes
What's the first picture that comes to your mind when you think "traveler"? Is it a woman? How old are they? What do they look like? 
It's time we talk about something here: there's a serious lack of diversity in the travel industry. In this important panel we will discuss diversity in real and honest terms. How can we do our part to diversify our travels? How does traveling help us to overcome our own stereotypes? We'll dive into all this and more. 

Speakers
JB

Juliana Broste

Emmy Award Winning Travel Video Journalist, On-Air Talent, Host, Writer, Producer, Filmmaker, Videographer, Photographer, Editor.
CC

Carol Cain

Founder, Girl Gone Travel
JV

Jessica van Dop DeJesus

Founder, The Dining Traveler
OR

Oneika Raymond

Explorer, media personality, and journalist Oneika Raymond is the host of two Travel Channel digital series: “Big City, Little Budget” and “One Bag and You’re Out”. She also appears on television as the in-house travel expert for CTV Canada’s national news program “Your... Read More →


Sunday March 11, 2018 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Main Stage Jazz Market

3:15pm

How to Build Your Dream Life
Building your dream life can seem scary--but keeping yourself stuck in a life that isn't pushing or fulfilling you is worse. Helping us to bring the show home is Caroline Makepeace, co-founder of Y Travel Blog. Caroline loves sharing her insights on travel, blogging, and how to create your dream life!

Speakers
CM

Caroline Makepeace

Caroline Makepeace is the co-founder of ytravelblog.com with her husband, Craig. | | Caroline has been relentlessly pursuing a life of travel since she graduated from university in 1997. She's lived in 5 countries and traveled to over 50. She now travels full time with her two daughters... Read More →


Sunday March 11, 2018 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Main Stage Jazz Market