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Conference Agenda
Thursday, November 17, 2005
8:00 am - 2:00 pm Golf Outing at The Phoenician with editors, writers, & sponsors
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm Registration at The Phoenician
3:15 pm - 4:30 pm Panel Discussion "Pitching to the Arts & Culture Magazines"
Moderated by Patti Verbanas, managing editor, Art & Antiques
with David Masello, senior editor, Country Living and
Jennifer Lea Reed, managing editor, Shelter Interiors
5:30 pm - 6:45 pm Cocktail Reception hosted by The Phoenician
6:45 pm - 8:30 pm Welcome Dinner hosted by The Phoenician
8:30 pm - Dessert, Introductions, and Keynote Address
Featuring Don George, Lonely Planet's global travel editor
and author of Travel Writing (Lonely Planet, March 2005)

Friday, November 18, 2005
7:30 am - 9:00 am Continental Breakfast at The Phoenician
7:30 am - 9:15 am Offsite Editor Breakfast at The Royal Palms Resort & Spa
9:30 am - 10:15 am Steve Slon, editor, AARP: The Magazine
"Travel and the Boomers"
10:30 am - 11:45 am Panel Discussion: "Golf Travel & The Good Life"
Moderated by Paul Rogers, senior editor, Travel + Leisure Golf
with Tom Dellner, West Coast editor, Links , James Frank, editor, Golf Connoisseur, and George Fuller, editor-in-chief, Golf Living.
12:00 noon Lunch at The Phoenician, hosted by
Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North
Door prize presented by Sedona CVB
1:15 pm - 4:30 pm Editor/writer consultations
One-on-ones with scheduled speakers
Workshop with Fred Ferretti

Afternoon Break hosted by CIE Tours International

5:30 pm - 9:30 pm Offsite Dinner hosted by Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain

Exclusive Turndown Gifts presented by Scottsdale Fashion Square


Saturday, November 19, 2005
7:30 am - 8:45 am Continental Breakfast at The Phoenician
9:00 am - 10:15 am Panel Discussion: "Covering Luxury Travel on a Shoestring"
Moderated by Mary Stipe, managing editor, Distinction
with Bruce Wallin, executive managing editor, Robb Report
and Jeff Ficker, senior editor of McMurry, publishers of Ritz Carlton magazine

Morning Break hosted by Tempe CVB

10:15 am -11:00 am Heidi Mitchell, senior editor, Travel & Leisure
"Breaking In"
11:15 am -11:50 am Discussion: "Writing for the Regionals"
with Peter Aleshire, editor, Arizona Highways, and
Bruce Anderson, editor, VIA magazine
12:00 noon Lunch at The Phoenician hosted by
Westin Kierland Resort & Spa
Door prize presented by Cross Country International Equestrian Vacations
1:15 pm - 4:30 pm Editor/writer consultations
One-on-ones with scheduled speakers
Workshop with Fred Ferretti

Afternoon Break hosted by the Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa

5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Offsite dinner hosted by the Hyatt at Gainey Ranch

Sunday, November 20, 2005
7:30 am - 8:45 am Continental Breakfast at The Phoenician
9:00 am - 10:00 am Don George, Lonely Planet Global Travel Editor and author of Travel Writing
along with remaining conference editors
"What Every Editor Wants You to Know"
11:00 am - 1:30 pm Offsite Farewell Brunch hosted by the Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort & Spa
2:30 am - 7:30 pm Offsite tee time at the Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort & Spa

Optional post-conference tour; airport departure

 

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