Voluntourism Conference Agenda

This is still a work in progress but just wanted to send this out so everyone knows how the day will run. I’m limiting it to 60 people so register soon as there isn’t much space left. Just email me.

Remember: Denver, June 28 at the Cambria suites – look at this post for all the details. Cambria Suites Denver Airport refer to Voluntourism group when booking. 303-576-9600, free airport transfers.

8:30  Welcome Coffee & Mingle

9:00 Featured Overseas Guest: Daniela Papi from Pepyride.org

9:30 Economic Impacts of Voluntourism on a Destination presented by Kristin Lamoureux of George Washington University

10:00 Customer Engagement with New Technologies presented by Everlater.com founders Nate Abbott and Natty Zola

10:30 Creating a Compelling Brand Story that truly differentiates by Mark Campbell of Storytellings

11:00 New Social Media Developments, how to use it to interact with competitors and clients presented by industry expert Kathy Dragon

11:30 From Little Things Big Things Grow, a repeat of the TEDx talk – WorldNomads.com Christina Tunnah

12:00 Lunch

12:30 Meet the Press Panel (ask questions, they’ll talk about how voluntourism has changed from their perspective)

  • Michelle Theall – Founder of Women’s Adventure Magazine
  • Sheryl Kayne – Author of Volunteer Vacations Across America
  • Sara Hare – Travel & Leisure, Town & Country Freelancer
  • Abbie Mood – Associate Editor for Matador Network’s Change, Freelancer
  • Several others in discussions

2:00 Roundtable Discussions on Industry Hot Topics

  • For example: Pricing strategies, finding reliable in country partners, is voluntourism on the decline, what marketing channels are working, how do you handle bad press/unhappy volunteers, how do you manage expectations

4:45 Closing and Summary of Conference

5:30 Meet for Drinks and Dinner

 

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