If you are a blogger, or an aspiring blogger, attending events for bloggers can be a great way to network and learn. Specific to the travel blogging niche, there are an impressive number of seminars, summits, conferences, and expos. In this round-up list, we are sharing some of the best United States travel and travel-related blogger events to attend.
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The Benefits of Attending Blogger Events
Attending events for bloggers can be a great way to learn from industry experts and acquire new skills. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to hone existing skills (e.g video production, photography, writing, etc) with the knowledge you will acquire. As a result, you will be armed with knowledge you can use to take your blogging career to the next level.
Events for bloggers afford the opportunity to connect with brands in person. As a matter of fact, it is a great way to lay the foundation for future partnerships/sponsorships.
It is also worth mentioning the social aspect of blogger events. You can connect with other bloggers, content creators, influencers, etc, as well as keep up to date with the latest trends and best practices.
Finally, you can tap into new areas in the travel space that you may not have otherwise considered.
US Blogger Events for Travel Bloggers
The following list includes both travel-specific and non-travel blogger event ideas. The latter can still be of value to travel bloggers, given the coverage of concepts that are necessary for successful blogging.
Travel-Specific Blogger Events
1. Women in Travel Summit (WITS)
Women in Travel Summit (WITS)North America brings together women and gender-diverse travel influencers, creators, as well as destination marketing organizations (DMOs). Some of the objectives of the summit are to discuss future innovations and build dynamic collaborations for the purpose of changing travel worldwide.
2. Women’s Travel Fest
Women’s Travel Fest is an annual conference primarily targeted toward solo female travelers. It is a great opportunity to be inspired, learn, network, and also connect with other travelers.
TravelCon is a premier conference that brings together travel industry professionals, travel content creators, and travel enthusiasts. It is an ideal forum to learn as well as network. Read about our experience at TravelCon here.
The TBEX event is dubbed the home of travel creators. It is a travel conference for travel content creators, brands, and destination marketing organizations (DMOs). Attending the conference provides an opportunity to learn and also form connections with other travel enthusiasts.
5. The Travel & Adventure Show
The Travel and Adventure Show Series has travel expos in various US cities throughout the year. Note that it is open to more than just travel bloggers. The expos allow for networking with brands and experts in the travel industry.
6. IPW USA
IPW USA is a travel trade show hosted by US Travel Association. The event brings together travel exhibitors, travel buyers, traditional travel media, and new media (bloggers, content creators, etc. ) In essence, the goal is to learn and form mutually beneficial connections.
7. TravMedia IMM North America
TravMedia IMM Summit is a networking and idea exchanging event for travel editors, journalists, broadcasters, as well as influencers. It also serves as a platform for discussing trends in the travel industry.
8. Midwest Travel Network Conference
The Midwest Travel Network Conference is designed to be a platform for midwest travel writers, bloggers, brands, and destinations to connect and network.
9. Outdoor Media Summit
If you are a lover of the outdoors, the Outdoor Media Summit is a great event to attend. This summit brings together outdoor bloggers, vloggers, content creators, influencers, marketers, media, and travel brands. The event includes seminars, networking sessions, and group activities.
Wanderfest is an annual outdoor travel festival for women. At this event, you will have the opportunity to connect with other lovers of travel, learn a lot of tips, and above all be inspired by influential speakers.
Non-Travel Specific Blogger Events
11. TBScon (The Blog Societies Conference)Blogger Events
The Blog Societies Conference is not necessarily a travel industry conference; however, it is still a great event to attend as a travel blogger. It is an opportunity to learn at expert-run workshops, and network with brands and other attendees.
12. Create and Cultivate Blogger Events
Create and Cultivate events are not travel-specific; however, they offer impactful information that can help you in the business of blogging, content creation, and influencing.
13. Creator Economy Expo
The Creator Economy Expo is another kind of event that is not solely for travel bloggers. At any rate, it is beneficial to anyone in the digital world who has some form of online business. It is an event for creators by creators with a goal to empower content creators to build successful digital businesses.
14. Propel Conference
If you are an experienced blogger looking to improve your skills and scale your blog further, then Propel Conference is the perfect event for you. It is a hands-on, intimate setting blogging conference. It features skill-specific workshops and actionable advice from experts.
15. Digital Summit Deep Dive
Enrolling in the Digital Summit Deep Dive is an opportunity to be a part of a unique online community. Also, you will learn more about the inner workings of blogging. Masterclasses include deep dive into content and creating a great browsing experience for your audience. Also covered are SEO and more interactive and actionable sessions.
Final Thoughts About Blogger Events
Events for bloggers can serve you well both from a business and social perspective. The blogging space, and particularly the travel blogging space is continuously evolving. Therefore, whether you opt for in-person events or hybrid events, your attendance will have longstanding benefits that will propel you to greater personal and business growth.
Socially, attending blogger events can be a great way to make new friends with shared interests.
To improve the odds of a seamless event experience, go with an open mind. Also, be prepared to (for lack of a better term) ‘ put yourself out there.’
In summation, it is our hope that this article has provided value to you, and that you are inspired to sign up for the next event for bloggers.
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