Thursday, 12 November 2009
Travel Forum in Boston on Friday, November 20th
I know it's a weekday, but I think it will be worth the time if you can make it.
Friday morning, there are workshops by experts in travel photography, travel technology, "voluntourism", green travel, travel writing (that's me), and adventure travel. In the afternoon, there's an extended all-star panel discussion on "Backpack Diplomacy: Youth Travel as a Force for Change" with EthicalTraveler.org founder Jeff Greenwald, Lonely Planet co-founder Tony Wheeler, and Rolf Potts of Vagabonding, moderated by Pauline Frommer.
It's all free, open to the public, and happening conveniently downtown at the Park Plaza Hotel, at Arlington Street station on the Green Line. (Note that this event is orgnaized by Hostelling International-USA, but it's not at the fine HI hostel in Boston -- I've spoken there before, but it doesn't have space for an event like this.)
Usually my public presentations are about how to travel, rather than about how to write about travel, so this will be different. I'm a bit nervous, but very much looking forward to it.
Advance registration for any or all of the day's events is free and optional but strongly recommended to ensure that you'll get in.
See you next week in Boston! (I expect to be on the East Coast through the first week in December for other business in New York and Washington, so get in touch ASAP if you're interested in organizing other events in the region.)Link | Posted by Edward on Thursday, 12 November 2009, 20:12 ( 8:12 PM)