Announcing TravelCon 2019 (And Our First Group of Speakers)


TravelCon 2019 in Boston, June 27-29
Posted: 10/24/18 | October 24th, 2018

TravelCon 2018 has been over for a month now. It was a huge success, with close to 600 attendees, over 30 sponsors, about 85 speakers, countless connections made, and endless fun. I loved every minute of it.

The running comment I heard from attendees was: “I can’t believe how smoothly this is running for the first year.”

This year’s conference was awesome — and the fun can best be seen in our video and photos below:

Check out our highlight reel!

Pictures from TravelCon (Click the button to scroll!)

Pretty cool, huh? We had so much fun, which is why I’m so excited that today, we’re formally announcing next year’s TravelCon!

It will be held in Boston June 27–29, 2019 at the Westin Copley. It’s going to be three days of learning, networking, and education.

We’re going to try to take it up a notch next year since I took a lot of notes on ways to improve things. We’re going to make clearer tracks for beginning, intermediate, and advanced attendees; hold more meet-ups; put on more photo and writing workshops (and they’ll be longer too); use larger rooms to accommodate everyone, and maybe some cool musical acts during the party. Plus, we are including the virtual pass this year too in the price of the ticket!

We’re going to make a lot of improvements over our first year!

We’re also going to line up some amazing speakers. While we’re still building our schedule, I can share our first round of speakers.

We’re going to have six keynotes next year, and we’re going all out! Here are our first three:

I’m super excited to have Mark, Cheryl, and Tony share their wisdom with us. No other major travel media event has had these speakers at their event before and I can’t wait to hear them speak!

Once again we’ll be having some amazing, hands-on breakout sessions, where you can learn from the best in the industry. We’ll be announcing more speakers over the next few months, but here is our first set of speakers:

Kristin Addis

Be My Travel Muse

Gloria Atanmo

The Blog Abroad

Michael Booth

Author, Eat Pray Eat

Carol Cain

Girl Gone Travel

Jason Cochran


Mike Corey

Fearless & Far

Jessica Festa

Jessie on a Journey

Don George

Travel Writer

Catharine Hamm

Los Angeles Times

Evelyn Hannon

Journey Woman

Clay Hebert

Branding Expert

Andrew Hickey

Scott’s Cheap Flights

Johnny Jet

Johnny Jet

Matthew Karsten

Expert Vagabond

Stefan Krasowski

Rapid Travel Chai

Lebawit Lily Girma

Sunshine and Stilettos

Kristin Luna

Camels & Chocolate

Laurence Norah

Finding the Universe

Annette Richmond

From Annette

Sam McRoberts

VUDU Marketing

Erick Prince

Minority Nomad

Kristen Sarah

Hopscotch the Globe

Patricia Serrano

Fresh Traveler

Thomas Swick

Writer, Unquiet Days

Nadine Sykora

Hey Nadine

Siya Zarrabi

Hopscotch the Globe

Ricky Zhang

Prince of Travel

How to Attend
Don’t miss out on next year’s conference! To meet the demand, we’re expanding the number of attendees from 600 to 800, as we want to make sure everyone can get in. We sold out this year and had quite the waitlist!

In fact, people had so much fun that when we offered this year’s attendees the first chance to attend again next year, we sold over 300 tickets. 320 to be exact, which leaves only 480 tickets for sale.

We sold out last year and fully expect to sell out again this year. Once we hit our cap, that’s it!

This year, tickets are $399 and include the following:

  • All keynotes and sessions
  • Workshop registration
  • Networking events
  • Evening parties
  • Expo hall access
  • Virtual pass (so if you miss any sessions, you can watch them online!)
  • Any included lunches
  • Marketplace appointments

The price will go up after the end of the year so get your ticket while you can!

Moreover, I hate conferences that don’t allow for refunds, so we’re not gonna be like them! There’s a 60-day refund policy on all tickets. No questions asked. We’re travelers too so we know plans change. If you can’t make it, we’ll refund your ticket and give it to someone else!

So get your ticket the with peace of mind of knowing if your plans change, you won’t be stuck!.

Just click here to get your ticket!


This year’s conference felt like a family, a community of happy people looking to learn and share their love of a travel. We’re going to keep fostering that sense of community. No one succeeds alone in this industry. We’re all in this together!

Come be a part of TravelCon!

Our tickets are limited and I fully expect to sell out again so get them while they are available!

See you there!

And, if you have any questions, leave them in the comments!

– Nomadic Matt


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