TBEX'09 Travel Blogger's Meetup Speaker List

For the past several weeks, Kim Mance and I have been hard at work recruiting speakers for TBEX'09 on July 26th in Chicago. I have to admit, even though we selected, emailed and talked with each of the speakers, now that I see the final list all in one place I'm feeling a little bit star-struck. If I were hosting a dinner party to talk about travel, blogging and... travelblogging these are exactly the people I would hope to invite. I simply cannot wait to be in the same room with everyone in Chicago.

Kim and I will be moderating panel sessions on issues like: the difference between travel journalism and blogging; keeping a lively travel blog; working with PR professionals and balancing ethics; and using your trip video footage to become a vlogger. If you want to join the conversation with the fascinating set of people who will speak at or attend the meetup, I hope you will RSVP for TBEX'09 here.

TBEX '09 Speakers

Wendy Perrin, Conde Nast Traveler Wendy Perrin Condé Nast Traveler Magazine and The Perrin Post

Jen Leo, La Times Jen Leo Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal Blog

Christopher Elliott Elliott.org and Syndicated Columnist

Michael Yessis, WorldHumMichael Yessis World Hum

Sean Keener BootsnAll Travel Network

Pam Mandel Nerds Eye View and BlogHer Travel Editor

Heather Poole Gadling and Should Be Writing

Christene Gilbert Almost Fearless

Rosalind Cummings-Yeates Farsighted Fly Girl

Craig Martin Indie Travel Podcast and Travel Talks.tv

Chris Christensen Amateur Traveler

Representative TBA Disney Parks

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  1. Gudrun on February 25, 2009 at 2:05 p.m.

    this is a great list! You have been working hard, I look forward to hearing these folks speak about travel blogging.

  2. Shannon (CajunMama) on March 1, 2009 at 7:29 a.m.

    What a great list. Would love to have seen you on a panel. Looking forward to seeing everyone and hearing what they have to say.

    Congrats on pulling this together!