2015 Schedule (Travel Writers & Photographers Conference)

2015 Schedule

Thursday, August 13

12:00 pm and beyond
Registration/Check-In
Location: Patio

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Conference Kick-Off
Don George, Conference Chair & Karen West, Event Director
Location: Event Room

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Inside a Travel Writer's Life
Georgia Hesse
Location: Event Room

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Inside a Travel Photographer's Life
Robert Holmes
Location: Event Room

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Break

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Welcome and Introduction of Faculty
Don George & Robert Holmes
Location: Event Room

6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Opening Night Dinner
Location: Patio

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
An Evening With Tim Cahill & Susan Casey
Moderated by Don George
Location: Event Room

9:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Informal Gathering
Location: Cafe & Patio

Friday, August 14

8:30 am
Breakfast & Informal Gathering

9:00 am - Noon

1. Advanced Narrative Workshop
Tim Cahill
Location: Office

2. Writing for Print
Spud Hilton
Location: Corte Madera Inn

3. Personal Essay and Memoir
Larry Habegger
Location: Gallery

4. Writing for the Web
Jim Benning, Pam Mandel, & Candace Rardon
Location: Meeting Room

5. Writing the Big Five
Jim Benning & David Farley
Location: Event Room

6. Travel Photography
Robert Holmes, Andrea Johnson, & Catherine Karnow
Location: Used Book Room

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Lunch on the Patio

1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

What's the Point: Finding Your Story on the Road
David Farley, Janis Cooke Newman, Spud Hilton, Jill Robinson, & Georgia Hesse (Moderator)
Location: Event Room

Social Media Springboards: Making Facebook & Twitter Work for You
Pam Mandel, Michael Shapiro, Alison Bing, Lavinia Spalding, & Jim Benning (Moderator)
Location: Gallery

I Did It My Way: DIY Publishing
Robert Holmes, Andrea Johnson, Candace Rardon, & Linda Watanabe McFerrin (Moderator)
Location: Used Book Room

2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Weave Your Web: Creating & Maximizing Your Website
Pam Mandel, Candace Rardon, Michael Shapiro, & Spud Hilton (Moderator)
Location: Gallery

Short & Sweet: The Art of the 200-Word Story
Elizabeth Harryman
Location: Event Room

The Inside Scoop: How to Get Published in Our Anthologies
Larry Habegger, Lavinia Spalding, & Don George (Moderator)
Location: Used Book Room

4:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Break

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Making It as a Freelancer: Finding and Creating Opportunities
Pam Mandel, Janis Cooke Newman, Jill Robinson, Michael Shapiro, & Linda Watanabe McFerrin (Moderator)
Location: Event Room

Beyond Nuts & Bolts: The Secrets of Good Guidebook Writing
Alison Bing (Lonely Planet) & Don George
Location: Gallery

A Different Way of Seeing: Sketching & Connecting with the World
Candace Rardon
Location: Used Book Room

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Wine and Music With Renny Field
Location: Patio

6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Evening Recess
Location: Gallery

8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
An Evening with Peter Menzel
Introduced by Robert Holmes
Location: Event Room

9:30 pm - Midnight
Informal Gathering
Location: Book Passage Cafe

Saturday, August 15

8:30 am
Breakfast & Informal Gathering

9:00 am - Noon

1. Advanced Narrative Workshop
Tim Cahill
Location: Office

2. Writing for Print
Spud Hilton
Location: Corte Madera Inn

3. Personal Essay and Memoir
Larry Habegger
Location: Gallery

4. Writing for the Web
Jim Benning, Pam Mandel, & Candace Rardon
Location: Meeting Room

5. Writing the Big Five
Jim Benning & David Farley
Location: Event Room

6. Travel Photography
Robert Holmes, Andrea Johnson, & Catherine Karnow
Location: Used Book Room

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Lunch on the Patio

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Elevator Pitch: You've Got 30 Seconds
Peter Fish (Sunset), Aislyn Greene (Afar), Elizabeth Harryman (Westways), Abbie Kozolchyk (Every Day with Rachael Ray), & Don George (Moderator)
Location: Event Room

Power Portfolios: Utilizing Instagram & Pinterest
Spud Hilton, Andrea Johnson, Catherine Karnow, Jill Robinson, & Jim Benning (Moderator)
Location: Gallery

Agents for Travel: How to Seal a Book Deal
Kimberley Cameron, Amy Cloughley, & Sam Barry (Moderator)
Location: Used Book Room

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Nice & Easy: The Splendors of Slow Travel
Jeff Greenwald, Georgia Hesse, Andrew McCarthy, Candace Rardon, & Larry Habegger (Moderator)
Location: Gallery

My Big Fat Feature Story: How to Get Those Plum Assignments
Peter Fish, Aislyn Greene, Elizabeth Harryman, Abbie Kozolchyk, & Michael Shapiro (Moderator)
Location: Event Room

Brave New Worlds: Vodcasts & Podcasts & Vines - Oh My!
Phil Cousineau, Spud Hilton, & Paul Lasley (Moderator)
Location: Used Book Room

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Break

3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Polishing the Travel Article for Submission
Jim Benning, Alison Bing, Tim Cahill, David Farley, Peter Fish, Aislyn Greene, Jeff Greenwald, Larry Habegger, Elizabeth Harryman, Georgia Hesse, Abbie Kozolchyk, Pam Mandel, Linda Watanabe McFerrin, Janis Cooke Newman, Jill Robinson, Michael Shapiro, Lavinia Spalding, & Spud Hilton (Moderator)
Location: Patio

Food and Wine Photography
Robert Holmes, Andrea Johnson, & Catherine Karnow
Location: Gallery

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
50 Shades of Place: Harnessing the Sensual Side of Travel
Tim Cahill, Jeff Greenwald, Andrew McCarthy, Linda Watanabe McFerrin, Janis Cooke Newman, & David Farley (Moderator)
Location: Event Room

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Travel on the Cusp: Cuba Old & New
Jeff Greenwald, interviewed by Jim Benning
Location: Event Room

7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Evening Recess

8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Don George, Interviewed by Andrew McCarthy
Introduced by Jeff Greenwald
Location: Event Room

9:00 pm - Midnight
Informal Gathering & Karaoke
Location: Cafe & Event Room

Sunday, August 16

8:30 am
Breakfast & Informal Gathering

9:00 am - Noon

1. Advanced Narrative Workshop
Tim Cahill
Location: Office

2. Writing for Print
Spud Hilton
Location: Corte Madera Inn

3. Personal Essay and Memoir
Larry Habegger
Location: Gallery

4. Writing for the Web
Jim Benning, Pam Mandel, & Candace Rardon
Location: Meeting Room

5. Writing the Big Five
Jim Benning & David Farley
Location: Event Room

6. Travel Photography
Robert Holmes, Andrea Johnson, & Catherine Karnow
Location: Used Book Room

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Lunch on the Patio

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
An Afternoon with Isabel Allende
Interviewed by Don George
Location: Event Room

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
The Annual Suitcase Awards
Location: Event Room

3:00 pm
Closing Festivities: Champagne & Chocolate Reception