BCATW 2018 Symposium: Adventure Invites


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The BCATW 2018 Symposium is a full day of networking and professional development exploring the exciting Adventure travel segment and is open to both BCATW members and non-members. Keynote Speakers: Jim Gordon and Darren Parkman, aka The Travel Guys

Since launching their television show 16 years ago, The Travel Guys have filmed over 200 half-hour episodes in destinations like Australia, Canada, The Caribbean, China, England, France, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Spain, Thailand and USA.

Writers Panel
This year we have three top-notch travel writers ready to dispense their knowledge and advice to all comers in a discussion titled, Practical Solutions to the Challenges of Media Today

Leslie Anthony
Leslie is the current Editorial Director of award-winning Mountain Life Annual, pens a weekly column in Pique Newsmagazine, and writes broadly on travel, adventure, science and the environment in magazines like Canadian Geographic and British Columbia.

Jane Mundy
Jane's a full-independent writer, photographer, and cookbook author. She’s written for international and national newspapers and is a regular contributor to the Vancouver Sun, The Province and Postmedia News.

Lucas Aykroyd
Lucas is an award-winning Vancouver-based writer and public speaker. His work has appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, National Geographic Traveler, The Globe and Mail, Delta Sky, and Ms. Magazine.

Editors Panel
Our panel of three magazine editors is still shaping up, so check back after March 15th.

Editor Pitch Sessions
Following the Editor Panel, the editors will meet with writers for 5-minute pitch sessions of travel stories.

Breakout Sessions
We’ll have 2 sessions of 3 breakouts each of informal presentations by experts in various travel writing-related fields. Please check back for more details.

Photo Contest
The Photo Contest will be held in advance on Facebook. The theme is Adventure, of course!

Twitter Contest
Our #BCATW2018 Twitter contest will be a Tweet Before event.

Prizes to Travel On!
As always, we’ll have drawings throughout the day. Good luck!

After Party
Following the event, we’ll go downstairs and party in the Firefighter’s Public House, a comfy neighbourhood pub and nightclub. Food
The registration fee includes coffee and rolls, lunch, snacks, prizes, and entrance to our after party.

Register now!
Early-bird rates of $75 for BCATW members or $85 for non-members end on May 12th. Afterward the admission fee is $85 for members and $95 for non-members.

If you qualify, please join BCATW and get the member rate!

See our event page https://bcatw.org/bcatw-2018-symposium for details

Early-bird tickets on sale until May 12. Click here to save: https://www.picatic.com/bcatw2018symposium

Note: RSVPing to this Meetup does not ensure admittance to the event. You need to buy a ticket at the above link to be able to attend.