Women’s Travel Fest 2023

Tentative Schedule

The #1 conference for solo female travelers

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Hotel Indigo
8.00 – 10.00 AM

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Travel Hacking: Travel for Free in 2023

with Stephanie Zito

Have a dream trip in mind, but don’t know how to get there, affordably? This is the workshop for you! Travel hacking pro Stephanie Zito will share with you the best tricks to hack a vacation, and then help you plan your dream trip for FREE! 20 guests max.

Hotel Indigo
10.00 AM – 12.00 PM

Alyne Tamir

Go LIVE: Get Comfortable on Camera + Grow Your Revenue

with Alyne Tamir

In this all-time crowd favorite workshop, Alyne will help you deep-dive into your money mindset and make it stronger. Come willing to be comfortable with opening up about your financial situation, as we will have conversations about our incomes, revenue streams, and how to increase them. 20 guests max.

Hotel Indigo
12.00 – 2.00 PM

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Telling Your Travel Story

with Jenna Scatena

What does it take to translate a good idea into an irresistible pitch? In this workshop with Jenna Scatena, we’ll learn how to get an editor to greenlight your pitch. We’ll cover the essential components of pitching, from honing in on a great idea, to writing a captivating hook and a walk-off that leaves the editor wanting more. Whether you’re just starting or you’re a seasoned writer aspiring to bigger outlets, this course provides clear guidance on crafting effective pitches for quality publications. 20 guests max.

Hotel Indigo
2.00 – 4.00 PM

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Publish Your Travel Memoir

with Nikki Vargas

From the pros/cons of self publishing vs. getting published, to how to land a literary agent, what goes into a book proposal (a page-by-page breakdown), the negotiation and auction process of selling a book to a publisher, this workshop will get you ready to publish your manuscript. 20 guests max. 

Hotel Indigo
4.00 – 6.00 PM

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Break Into Podcasting: How To Launch & Grow A Hit Travel Podcast

with Danielle Desir

Have dreams of starting a travel podcast? In this workshop, learn how to launch a show that stands out and what you need to grow long-term. Leave this session with a simple tech setup, a list of episodes you’re excited to produce, and a marketing plan that boosts discoverability from Day 1. 20 guests max.

DL Rooftop & Lounge
7.00 – 9.00 PM

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The Official Opening Night Party!

Let’s get this party started! All ticketed guests, speakers, and sponsors are invited to join us for our annual kick off party that will take place at The DL Rooftop & Lounge, 95 Delancey St., New York City, NY 10002.

saturday

SAT, MARCH 4th
9.30 AM

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Doors Open

Welcome to the Women’s Travel Fest!

MAIN STAGE
10.00 – 10.15 AM

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Intro & Welcome

with founder Kelly Lewis

MAIN STAGE
10.30 – 11.15 AM

Alyne Tamir

My Journey to 90 Countries and 4 Million Followers

with Alyne Tamir (Dear Alyne)

From strictly religious and married, to divorced and becoming a full-time content creator in 365 days. Join Alyne on her journey from minimum wage, to a community of nearly 4 Million followers. Alyne works with big brands like Coca-Cola, United Nations, Microsoft, Meta and also creates her own products: courses, masterminds, and retreats. She will be sharing with us her biggest, most important turning points throughout her journey, and top tips for people creating content today.

MAIN STAGE
11.30 AM – 12.15 PM

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I Wanted to Change the World, So I Traveled

with Alice Chun

Live your life with a compass … literally and figuratively. How travel can become a way to define your unplanned destiny by enabling us to see through the eyes of other people and places.

MAIN STAGE
12.30 – 1.15 PM

Alyne Tamir

How I Saved $100k with FREE Accommodation Around the World

with Nora Dunn

Accommodation is the most expensive aspect of your trip. But what if you could get it for free…AND stay in amazing places…AND have a more rewarding and unique cultural experience that you can’t get any other way? We’ll break down five different ways to get accommodation for free, how to find opportunities and land gigs, and ways to stay safe and ensure it’s a great experience.

BREAKOUT
12.30 – 1.15 PM

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Traveling Sustainably and Ethically

with Calen Otto, Nikki Vargas, and Retha Charette

How can we ensure this beautiful Earth remains for generations to come? In this thought-provoking panel we will explore sustainability, the ethics of travel and geo-tagging, and share easy decisions we can all implement to create a better world.

LUNCH
1.15 – 2.30 PM

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Lunch

Lunch break! Get to know other attendees as you enjoy a refreshing and healthy lunch.

MAIN STAGE
2.30 – 3.15 PM

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From Passion to Profit: Turn Your Passion For Travel into Money

with Deidre Mathis

Want to find ways to keep traveling? Think your passion and your work can’t coincide? Think again! Hear from Deidre Mathis about how she turned her passion for travel into profit – and how you can too.

BREAKOUT
2.30 – 3.15 PM

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Take Flight! Elevate Your In-Flight Routine

with Stephanie Flor and Alexandra Jimenez

Arrive better than ever with these travel tips from beauty & lifestyle expert Stephanie Flor. From how to most efficiently pack your bags, to techniques to elevate your beauty routine in-flight and easy stretches that help your body adapt to new time zones faster, this fun kickoff panel makes long flights something to look forward to.

MAIN STAGE
3.30 – 4.15 PM

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Kickass Solo Women over 50

with Carolyn Ray, Melissa DaSilva, Diana Eden, and Dawn Booker 

Mature 50+ solo women travellers share their life lessons, how they blaze their own trail and embrace the freedom and adventurous spirit that solo travel allows. Presented by Trafalgar.

BREAKOUT
3.30 – 4.15 PM

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How to Get Started as a Digital Nomad

with Ashley McCurdy

MAIN STAGE
4.30 – 5.15 PM

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The Emotional Value of Travel

with Samantha Brown

MAIN STAGE
5.15 – 5.30 PM

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Closing Comments

with founder Kelly Lewis

PARTY
The Mayfly
6.30 – 8.30 PM

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Saturday Afterparty at The Mayfly

Get to know your fellow attendees at our annual Day 1 afterparty – with added travel matchmaking, to help you deepen connections this weekend! Cash bar.
269 E Houston St.

Sunday

SUN, MARCH 5th
9.30 AM

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Doors Open

Welcome back to Day 2!

MAIN STAGE
10.00 – 10.15 AM

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Intro & Welcome

with founder Kelly Lewis

MAIN STAGE
10.30 – 11.15 AM

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Tap into the Power of Excitement: Live an Inspiring Life

with Lei Wang

Excitement is what led Lei Wang to go from an unathletic book nerd to becoming the first Asian woman to climb the highest peaks on each of the seven continents and ski to the North and South Poles. In this inspiring talk, she’ll show you how to turn your wildest daydream into reality, and live an inspiring life.

MAIN STAGE
11.30 AM – 12.15 PM

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Life Changing Travel that Won’t Break the Bank

with Pauline Frommer

MAIN STAGE
12.30 – 1.15 PM

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How to Travel with a Full Time Job

with Erica James, Jen Ruiz, Kendra Abney, and Mita Carriman

If your full-time job is keeping you from seeing the world, this is the panel for you! Hear from inspiring women on how they maximize their PTO, ask their boss for time off, and balance travel with career.

BREAKOUT
12.30 – 1.15 PM

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Building a Business with Passion + Community

with Chelsea Glass, Stephanie Flor, and Haley Woods

How to build your own travel company and scale, authentically. In this panel, 3 business owners in the women’s travel industry peel back the curtain to give you insight into launching your own idea.

LUNCH
1.15 – 2.30 PM

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Lunch

A tasty break to get to know attendees and chat with our amazing vendors.

MAIN STAGE
2.30 – 3.15 PM

Sarah Weaver

Rent Your House! Save (and Make) Money While Traveling

with Sarah Weaver

BREAKOUT
2.30 – 3.15 PM

Victoria M. Walker

Blog, Vlog, Podcast, or Social Media? Where to Tell Your Story

with Victoria M. Walker, Nikki Vargas, and Danielle Desir

From social media to vlogging to podcasts, there is no shortage of ways to share your travels with the world (and get paid for it!) In this session we’ll talk about the pros and cons of each medium and how to find the one that’s right for you.

MAIN STAGE
3.30 – 4.15 PM

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How to Recession Proof Your Travels

with Ashley McCurdy, Stephanie Zito, and Ashley Peterson

BREAKOUT
3.30 – 4.15 PM

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Fill Your Cup First: Balancing Life & Travel

with Erica Hackman, Timathea Workman, and Deidre Mathis

Kids, career, travel – can we really have it all? Hear from women who are primary caregivers on how they navigate travel and advocate for themselves and their dreams.

MAIN STAGE
4.30 – 5.15 PM

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The Evolution of Solo Women's Travel

MAIN STAGE
5.15 – 5.30 PM

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Closing Comments and SURPRISE Announcement

We have a HUGE announcement coming and you do NOT want to miss this!

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We connect, inspire and support women who travel the world. Come see why we have a 10-year sold out track record!

 

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Our Sponsors

Thank you to our vendors and sponsors who make the Women’s Travel Fest possible!

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Our Sponsors

Thank you to our vendors and sponsors who make the Women’s Travel Fest possible!

3-5
March 2023

10:00 - 17:00

New York City