2017 Schedule (Travel Writers & Photographers Conference)

2017 Schedule
Please note this schedule is tentative and subject to change

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THURSDAY,  AUGUST 10th

12:00 pm & Beyond        
REGISTRATION/CHECK-IN
Location: Patio

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm        
CONFERENCE KICK-OFF
Location: Event Room

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm        
INSIDE A TRAVEL WRITER’S LIFE
Location: Event Room
        
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm    
INSIDE A TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHER’S LIFE
Location: Event Room

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm        
BREAK

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm        
WELCOME AND INTRODUCTION OF FACULTY
Location: Event Room

6:00 pm – 7:30 pm        
OPENING NIGHT DINNER
Location: Patio
                        
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm    
EVENING EVENT
Location: Event Room

9:00 pm – 11:00 pm        
INFORMAL GATHERING – CAFÉ & PATIO

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FRIDAY, AUGUST 11th

8:30 am            
BREAKFAST & INFORMAL GATHERING
        
9:00 am - Noon            
1. Advanced Narrative Workshop
Location: Office

2. Telling Your Story, Selling Your Story
Location: Corte Madera Inn

3. Getting Personal: Narrative, Essay, Memoir
Location: Gallery

4. Building & Branding Your Digital Platform
Location: Meeting Room

5. Literary Longform Writing
Location: Event Room

6. Travel Photography
Location: Used Book Room

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm        
LUNCH
Location: Patio

1:00 pm – 2:30 pm    
FINDING YOUR STORY IN THE FIELD
Location: Event Room

TACKLING TECHNOPHOBIA: A HANDS-ON WORKSHOP FOR BEGINNERS
Location: Meeting Room

GUIDEBOOK WRITING: TIPS AND TALES
Location: Gallery

2:30 pm – 4:00 pm    
MAGAZINE WRITING ESSENTIALS
Location: Event Room

MAPPING THE LITERARY LANDSCAPE: WHERE TO PLACE YOUR PROSE
Location: Used Book Room

FRIENDS, FANS & FOLLOWERS: LEND ME YOUR LIKES
(Making Facebook & Twitter Work for You)
Location: Gallery    

iPHONEOGRAPHY
Location: Meeting Room

4:00 pm – 4:30 pm        
Break

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm    
EXPANDING YOUR PROFESSIONAL PORTFOLIO
Location: Event Room
                        
PATHWAYS TO PUBLICATION: OPTIONS FOR BRINGING YOUR BOOK TO FRUITION
Location: Meeting Room

ALUMNI ROUND TABLE
Location: Used Book Room

5:30 pm – 6:30 pm        
WINE AND MUSIC                
Location: Patio
                            
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm        
EVENING RECESS

8:00 pm – 9:00 pm        
EVENING EVENT
Location: Event Room

9:00 pm - Midnight    
INFORMAL GATHERING IN BOOK PASSAGE CAFÉ

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SATURDAY,  AUGUST 12th

8:30 am            
BREAKFAST & INFORMAL GATHERING

9:00 am - Noon            
1. Advanced Narrative Workshop
Location: Office

2. Telling Your Story, Selling Your Story
Location: Corte Madera Inn

3. Getting Personal: Narrative, Essay, Memoir
Location: Gallery

4. Building & Branding Your Digital Platform
Location: Meeting Room

5. Literary Longform Writing
Location: Event Room

6. Travel Photography
Location: Used Book Room

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm        
LUNCH
Location: Patio

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm        
ELEVATOR PITCH: YOU’VE GOT 30 SECONDS
Location: Event Room

SOCIAL GRACES: SOUL & SELF-PROMOTION IN THE DIGITAL AGE
Location: Used Book Room

BEYOND EYE CANDY: THE EXPANDING ART & HEART OF INSTAGRAM & PINTEREST
Location: Gallery

2:00 pm  – 3:00 pm
THE AGENT ADVANTAGE: EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT WORKING WITH AGENTS  
Location: Used Book Room

SKETCHING YOUR SOUL
Location: Gallery

MY BIG FAT FEATURE STORY: HOW TO GET THOSE PLUM ASSIGNMENTS
Location: Event Room    
    
EASY LISTENING: THE INTERVIEWER’S ART
Location: Used Book Room

3:00 pm - 3:15 pm        
Break

3:15 pm – 4:45 pm        
POLISHING THE TRAVEL ARTICLE FOR SUBMISSION
Location: Patio

FOOD & WINE PHOTOGRAPHY
Location: Gallery

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm     
ALL’S WELL THAT ENDS WELL
Location: Event Room

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm     
EVERYTHING I KNOW ABOUT TRAVEL WRITING
Location: Event Room

7:00 pm – 8:00 pm        
DINNER
Location: Patio
                        
8:00 pm – 9:00 pm    
EVENING EVENT TBA

9:00 pm – Midnight        
INFORMAL GATHERING & KARAOKE
Location: Cafe & Event Room

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SUNDAY,  AUGUST 13th
        
8:30 am            
BREAKFAST & INFORMAL GATHERING

9:00 am - Noon            
1. Advanced Narrative Workshop
Location: Office

2. Telling Your Story, Selling Your Story
Location: Corte Madera Inn

3. Getting Personal: Narrative, Essay, Memoir
Location: Gallery

4. Building & Branding Your Digital Platform
Location: Meeting Room

5. Literary Longform Writing
Location: Event Room

6. Travel Photography
Location: Used Book Room

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm        
LUNCH
Location: Patio

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm    
CLIMATE CHANGE: TRAVEL IN TURBULENT TIMES
Location: Event Room
                
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm        
THE ANNUAL SUITCASE AWARDS
Location: Event Room

3:00 pm     
CLOSING FESTIVITIES: CHAMPAGNE & CHOCOLATE RECEPTION