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Thursday, September 11
 

6:30pm

VIP Media / Industry Reception
Limited Capacity seats available

Thursday September 11, 2014 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Horton Grand Hotel - Palace Bar 311 Island Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
 
Friday, September 12
 

7:00pm

Opening Night Party at 57 Degrees
Come play with your fellow travelers, win door prizes and meet the speakers/authors/ travel experts for the SD Trav Fest as we kick off the weekend at San Diego's premier wine bar. While there's ample parking you can leave the car at home and take the trolley. The Washington Street station is less than two blocks from Fifty Seven Degrees. 

While it's free to attend you need to be on the list to get in. Registrater here: http://www.bit.ly/sdtf2014 

Friday September 12, 2014 7:00pm - 10:00pm
57 Degrees Wine Bar 1735 Hancock St, San Diego, CA 92101
 
Saturday, September 13
 

9:00am

Opening with Special Guest
We'll open the day with a special guest and warm up for all the juicy sessions ahead.

Speakers
EM

Elaine Masters

Elaine is the organizer of the SD Trav Fest with a background in public radio that she uses in her podcast, the Gathering Road on iTunes and the Womens Radio Network; as a travel writer she founded the blog, Trip Wellness and hosts monthly Travel Well meetups in San Diego as well as co-hosts, Travel Massive San Diego.


Saturday September 13, 2014 9:00am - 9:30am
New School - Auditorium

9:30am

How to Deeply, Personally, Authentically Cross-Culturally Connect
Limited Capacity seats available

How to Deeply, Personally, Authentically Cross-Culturally Connect

Speakers
EH

Elizabeth Hansen

Writer, photographer, trip planner specializing in authentic, luxury travel and La Jolla expert. http://www.authenticluxurytravel.net/ 
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Terry Ostrowiak

Quantum Leap Catalyst & Business Mentor, South Africaner who lived in 30 + countries while teaching with the Dale Carnegie School of Business for decades.


Saturday September 13, 2014 9:30am - 10:15am
New School - Auditorium

10:00am

Branding through Video with Local Producers
Limited Capacity seats available

Building brand presence and reaching your audience is increasingly dependent on using video. Whether it's a YouTube piece or desiging a full series, there are more opportunities than ever. Join our expert panel and bring your questions about harnessing the power of video.

Speakers
SL

Sharon Lee

Sharon Lee's lifelong passion is international travel and cultures. She has had a life filled with exciting travel, amazing people, a humble grateful attitude, and a thirst for knowledge about people and how they live all around the world. Real people, real places, real adventure! She is the producer of the online TV Show, Culture Club which is in negotiations to be carried by a cable network.
JL

Jeffrey Lehmann

Weekend Explorer
Travel, adventure, science, and story-telling. I started my life's adventure at 14 by traveling Europe by myself over summer break from the Arctic Circle to Italy and everywhere in between with money I'd earned from mowing lawns (my dad was an elementary school teacher). I went on to live in New Zealand as an Exchange Student at 17 including traveling Australia and Hawaii. And, traveled Asia and the South Pacific in my early 20s before... Read More →


Saturday September 13, 2014 10:00am - 10:45am
New School - Flight Room

10:00am

Working Effectively with Brands
Limited Capacity seats available

Engaging brands and growing a relationship with them takes time and work. How to effectively from experts who do this daily whether you're an established company or a start-up.

Speakers
JH

James Hill

Founder of Mantripping.com and previously Social Media Director at Provide Commerce. Currently he leads blogger and influencer relations for Flow Social Media (http://www.flowsocialmedia.com
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Tiffany Melone

Founder of the PR firm, Delicious Buzz and San Diego representative for GoGoBot.


Saturday September 13, 2014 10:00am - 10:45am
New School - Passport Room

10:30am

Hotels, Hospitality and how to attract Asian tourism
Limited Capacity seats available

Hotels, Hospitality and how to attract Asian tourism

Speakers
JM

Jeremiah Mangone

How to attract Asian tourism and founder of The Marketing Connect.


Saturday September 13, 2014 10:30am - 11:00am
New School - Mural Hall

10:30am

How to plan for your ultimate adventure travel outing
Limited Capacity seats available

What should you do when you're dying to get out there and go on your ultimate adventure, but don't know how to make it a reality? Our panel of experts have been to every continent, trekking, motorcycling and cruising. Bring questions and expect stories.

Speakers
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Maggie Espinosa

Travel Journalist Society of American Travel Writers President, San Diego Press Club Author of The Privileged Pooch and San Diego's XETV Channel 6 travel expert.
avatar for Allan Karl

Allan Karl

WorldRider Productions
Around the world on a motorcycle - Author of FORKS | -------------- | World traveler, adventurer, photographer, philosopher, author, marketing communications entrepreneur, and inspirational speaker, worldrider
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Carla King

Founder, Misadventures Media
Adventure travel writer, geek and longtime self-publisher. Founder of Self-Pub Boot Camp. Author of the Motorcycle Misadventures series about traveling solo on cranky indigenous bikes breaking down in small towns across America, Europe, China, India, and Africa. Columnist and blogger on adventure travel gear and gadgets, destinations, publishing tools and trends.


Saturday September 13, 2014 10:30am - 11:15am
New School - Auditorium

11:00am

Behind-the-Scenes of Building Travel Apps: The good, bad and ugly
Limited Capacity seats available

Behind-the-Scenes of Building Travel Apps: The good, bad and ugly

Speakers
AD

Alison Da Rosa

Travel Deals columnist with the San Diego Union-Tribune and the founder of the San Diego Essential Guide, A Travel App for Mobile Devices


Saturday September 13, 2014 11:00am - 11:30am
New School - Flight Room

11:30am

Travel for Good & Sustainable Tourism
Limited Capacity seats available

Make a difference. How to preserve the places you love to travel to and travel for good.

Speakers
DJ

Dr. Jess Ponting

Jess Ponting, Ph.D. (UTS 2008) Dr. Ponting specializes in the use of sustainable tourism for community development. He has been particularly active as a researcher/consultant in equatorial Asia-Pacific, most recently as member of the World Commission on Protected Areas, and as a consultant for Fiji’s Tourism Master Plan. His areas of interest include sustainable tourism, surfing tourism, cross cultural interactions in tourism, the social... Read More →


Saturday September 13, 2014 11:30am - 12:00pm
New School - Mural Hall

11:30am

Go Boldly - How Entrepreneurship, Community, & The Internet are changing the landscape for travelers with accessibility needs
Limited Capacity seats available

How Entrepreneurship, Community, & The Internet are changing the landscape for travelers with accessibility needs, and is wide open for innovation in other areas. Panel discussion includes Benedict Jones, founder of Trekkable and Margalit Sturm Francus of Autistic Globetrotting.

Speakers
MF

Margalit Francus

Austrian born, Margalit Sturm Francus established a nonprofit website, Autistic Globetrotting, to inspire and encourage autistic families to explore the world.
BJ

Benedict Jones

Founder of numerous, successful Kickstarter campaigns and Trekkable.co


Saturday September 13, 2014 11:30am - 12:15pm
New School - Auditorium

11:45am

Social Media Content Strategies
Limited Capacity seats available

Strategies and take aways to make your social media efforts effective and powerful.

Speakers
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Barbra Drizin

Owner, Educator, Manager, Start From Scratch Social Media
Not-so-tech-Savvy? Barbra demystifies tech talk & social media. You'll be confident, educated, & rewarded! | barbra@socialmediaeducators.com 408.438.3507 | Private clients and presentations for groups and organizations | My mission is to assist the resistant, reluctant, and intimated to become comfortable, confident, and competent in the virtual world!


Saturday September 13, 2014 11:45am - 12:30pm
New School - Flight Room

12:15pm

Brand Building through Self-Publishing
Limited Capacity seats available

Content is king but is it really true that you need to publish or perish? Take a look at how publishing books online and in hand can boost your brand and your bank account. Our experienced panelists will share their experiences and answer questions.

Speakers
avatar for Allan Karl

Allan Karl

WorldRider Productions
Around the world on a motorcycle - Author of FORKS | -------------- | World traveler, adventurer, photographer, philosopher, author, marketing communications entrepreneur, and inspirational speaker, worldrider
avatar for Carla King

Carla King

Founder, Misadventures Media
Adventure travel writer, geek and longtime self-publisher. Founder of Self-Pub Boot Camp. Author of the Motorcycle Misadventures series about traveling solo on cranky indigenous bikes breaking down in small towns across America, Europe, China, India, and Africa. Columnist and blogger on adventure travel gear and gadgets, destinations, publishing tools and trends.
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Sonia Marsh

Gutsy Living Publishing Coach and author of From Freeways to Flip Flops and the anthology, My Gutsy Story.


Saturday September 13, 2014 12:15pm - 1:00pm
New School - Passport Room

12:30pm

Travel Hacking 101- How to go further and more often for pennies
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn the basics of the system and the next steps to help you go further and for free.

Speakers
KC

Kristyn Caetano

International traveler and points awards programs specialist and founder of Elixify Your Life.


Saturday September 13, 2014 12:30pm - 1:15pm
New School - Auditorium

12:30pm

Women's Travel - Adventure options for the solo adventuress
Limited Capacity seats available

Come explore -What's missing in women's travel? -What makes women's travel different? -What are the opportunities in women's travel? With two experts in the field spanning decades of experience.

Speakers
MB

Mary Barnett

Mary's extensive knowledge of Asia is based on over 75 trips including Tibet, Yunnan, the Silk Road and other off- the-beaten track areas. Barnett joined SITA World Tours, with a focus on building its ever-growing Group Division, Women's Travel Group, Multi-Gen and high end tailor made travel. SITA is known for its destination specialists.  www.sitatours.com
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Allison Fleece

Founder, WHOA travel
Allison Fleece, Founder & Adventurer, WHOA travel (whoatravel.com)  Allison Fleece is from the great state of Michigan.She moved to Germany upon graduation from college at Saint Mary’s College of Notre Dame to pursue a job at Adidas’ world headquarters in Herzogenaurach, Germany (try saying that 4 times fast). From there, she took an opportunity to move to NYC. Shortly thereafter she met business partner and friend... Read More →


Saturday September 13, 2014 12:30pm - 1:15pm
New School - Mural Hall

1:00pm

Industry / Media / Speakers / Exhibitors Lunch
Networking lunch for Industry Track, Speakers, Exhibitors, Sponsors

Saturday September 13, 2014 1:00pm - 2:00pm
New School Dining Hall New School of Architecture & Design

2:15pm

Brand Building through Photography
Limited Capacity seats available

Demystify the keys to creating compelling photos.

Speakers
BG

Bob Gottlieb

Bob Gottlieb is the founder of Gottlieb Photo tours and is an award winning photographer in the U.S. and Europe.
TJ

Tara Jones

Tara Jones, a graduate of Brooks Institute of Photography, is the owner of two photography-based companies, including Eat This, Shoot That!, a Santa Barbara food and photo tour company. In her years of traveling and entrepreneurial endeavors, she has amassed an extensive portfolio and an in-depth knowledge of photography and social media. Her food tour company can be found atwww.eatthisshootthat.com and daily postings on Instagram... Read More →


Saturday September 13, 2014 2:15pm - 3:00pm
New School - Flight Room

2:15pm

Long term travel and expat life
Limited Capacity seats available

Discussing the realities and secrets of traveling the world for less than the cost of living at home with several expat / long term travel experts.

Moderators
avatar for Carla King

Carla King

Founder, Misadventures Media
Adventure travel writer, geek and longtime self-publisher. Founder of Self-Pub Boot Camp. Author of the Motorcycle Misadventures series about traveling solo on cranky indigenous bikes breaking down in small towns across America, Europe, China, India, and Africa. Columnist and blogger on adventure travel gear and gadgets, destinations, publishing tools and trends.

Speakers
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Wayne and Pat Dunlap

World Traveler (100 countries), Featured Speaker, Author, Award-winning photojournalist/blogger, Plan Your Escape® - UnhookNow.com
World Travelers (100 countries) traveling for the past 3 years, Award-winning photojournalists/bloggers, Featured speakers at large travel shows, Author of 5-star rated travel book "Plan Your Escape®", Travel columnist for "Huffington Post", Former Economics professor – Helping people learn secrets of traveling the world for less than the cost of living at home. Their award-winning World Travel blog has been chosen 'Top Travel Blogs 2013... Read More →
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Jim and Nina Meade

Jim and Nina don’t like straight tourism. You don’t get inside the skin of a country. They like to go to a country as International Consultants in World Peace. Invited by international leaders in Transcendental Meditation, they set up in a country for three months, teach TM, set up Peace Creating groups, and also go on safaris, Himalayan treks, visits to Buddhist temples, and all-day sailing trips. Best of both... Read More →


Saturday September 13, 2014 2:15pm - 3:00pm
New School - Auditorium

3:15pm

Tasting the world through culinary tourism
Limited Capacity seats available

Make authentic dining central to your travels with several world travelers, authors and chefs.

Speakers
CJ

Chef Jenn Felmley

Chef Jenn Felmley has a BS in Culinary Arts and Nutrition and has worked in Italy, Germany and England before exploring Ayurvedic cuisine at the Deepak Chopra Center and teaches cooking classes in between San Diego catering gigs.
avatar for Allan Karl

Allan Karl

WorldRider Productions
Around the world on a motorcycle - Author of FORKS | -------------- | World traveler, adventurer, photographer, philosopher, author, marketing communications entrepreneur, and inspirational speaker, worldrider
KM

Kitty Morse

Morocco - its sights, smells and tastes with "Mint Tea & Minarets" author, Kitty Morse, has written 9 cookbooks and numerous articles. The Casablanca native lived in a traditional 'riad' and is an expert in the regions cooking.
CW

Catt White

World traveler and Market Maestra of the San Diego Farmers Markets.


Saturday September 13, 2014 3:15pm - 4:00pm
New School - Auditorium

7:00pm

Movie Night - Underwater Indonesia, The Boy Who Flies & Forbidden Travels
Limited Capacity seats available

Come see several short films plus award-winning documentaries. Popcorn, snacks and refreshments available.

Movies include:
The award-winning documentary feature, The Boy Who Flies.
An underwater doucmentary short about diving in Lembeh Straits by legendary film pioneer, Chuck Nicklin
The trailer for the new travel series, Forbidden Travels, by San Diegan, Sharon Lee 

Location: Take the trolley to the Convention Center and walk two blocks north. Park on street or in Horton Plaza and walk south to the G Street warehouse location. Pay lots are nearby as well. 

Saturday September 13, 2014 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Another Side of San Diego Tours 308 G St, San Diego, CA 92101
 
Sunday, September 14
 

9:00am

San Diego Regional Tours
Choose from a smorgasbord of unique adventures around the region on this weekend or others as set by each tour operator.

Sunday September 14, 2014 9:00am - 4:00pm
Various Locations San Diego, CA 92110

4:00pm

Street Party Benefit for the San Diego Oceans Foundation - Food trucks & Sam, the Cooking Guy
Street Party Benefit for the San Diego Oceans Foundation. With emcee Sam the Cooking Guy, sample from Food Trucks and local brews, music and lots of prizes - must be present to win!
All for a good cause - clean oceans and marine research.

Sunday September 14, 2014 4:00pm - 6:30pm
Catalina Offshore Products Parking Lot 5202 Lovelock St, San Diego, CA 92110