Travel
Classics Writers Conference
October 2010 in Phoenix, Arizona
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Travel Classics West 2010
Conference Agenda

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Thursday, October 28, 2010

11:00 am – 3:00 pm Arizona Media Marketplace & Lite Lunch at Royal Palms,
hosted by Arizona Office of Tourism
11:30 am- 2:30 pm Travel Classics Registration
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Panel Discussion: “Package Journalism: Marco Polo and the Camcorder” Moderated by Bruce Anderson, Editor-in-Chief, Via; with Jacqueline Detwiler, Associate Editor, Hemispheres; and J.D.Rinne, Assistant Editor, Budget Travel
5:45 pm – 7:15 pm Cocktail Reception by Palmera Patio and Lounge
7:15 pm – 8:30 pm Welcome Dinner at Royal Palms, featuring
the cookery of Executive Chef Lee Hillson (Vernaderdo Lawn)
8:30 pm - Dessert, Introductions, and Keynote Address
Featuring John Lehrer, Editor-in-Chief, Westways
 

Friday, October 29, 2010

7:30 am – 8:45 am Continental Breakfast at Cervantes Lounge,
hosted by Royal Palms
9:00 am – 10:00 am Panel Discussion: “Luxury Travel and the Recession” Moderated by Jeff Ficker, Managing Editor, The Ritz-Carlton Magazine and Arrive; with Jennifer Ryan, Associate Editor, Robb Report and Don Nichols, Editor-in-Chief, Private Clubs
10:00 am – 10:20 am Morning Break hosted by Montelucia Resort & Spa
10:20 am - 11:20 am Panel Discussion: “Covering Travel in the Information Age” Moderated by Anna Nordberg, Senior Travel Editor, Sunset; with John Lehrer, Editor–in-Chief, Westways; Neal McLennan, Editor, Western Living Magazine; and Jessica Daynor, Managing Editor, Draft Magazine
11:45 am–1:00 pm Lunch at Royal Palms, hosted by Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale, featuring the cookery of Executive Chef Mel Mecinas
Luncheon Door Prize presented by Las Vegas CVB
1:15 pm- 4:15 pm Editor/Writer Consultations
at Royal Palms (Montavista Courtyard)
1:30 pm – 4:00 pm Afternoon Break hosted by Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort & Spa
5:45 pm – 9:30 pm Offsite Dinner at Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain
Featuring the cookery of Executive Chef Beau MacMillan'
Group will meet at South Gate at 5:45 for shuttle
9:30 pm – 12:00 pm Hospitality in Presidential Suite –
Dry snacks and beverages hosted by Royal Palms
 

Saturday, October 30, 2010

7:30 am – 9:00 am Continental Breakfast at Cervantes Lounge,
hosted by Royal Palms
7:30 am - 9:15 am Editor Breakfast at Camelback Inn
Editors will meet at Royal Palms lobby at 7:30 for shuttle
9:30 am – 10:30 am Panel Discussion: “Health and Beauty: Becoming an Expert” Moderated by Patti Verbanas, Lifestyle Editor, New Jersey Life; with Janet Lee, Deputy Editor, Shape; and Catherine DiBenedetto, Articles Editor, Oprah
10:30 am – 10:50 am Morning Break hosted by Greater Phoenix CVB
10:50 am -11:50 am Panel Discussion: “Politics and Travel: Giving the French Back Their Fries” Moderated by Mark Orwoll, International Editor, Travel + Leisure; with Amy Alipio, Associate Editor, National Geographic Traveler; and Tom Foster, Creative Director, Jetsetter
11:50 am – 1:00 pm Lunch at Royal Palms, hosted by Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, featuring the cookery of Executive Chef Patrick Turcot (Estrella Salon). Luncheon Door Prize presented by The Boulders Resort & Golden Door Spa
1:15 pm- 4:30 pm Editor/Writer Consultations at Royal Palms
1:30 pm- 4:00 pm Afternoon Break hosted by Westin Kierland Resort & Spa
5:30 pm – 9:30 pm Offsite Dinner at the Hermosa Inn,
featuring the cookery of Chef Jeremy Pacheco
5:30 pm Group will depart from South Gate parking for dinner
9:30 pm – 12:00 pm Hospitality in Presidential Suite – Dry snacks and beverages, hosted by Royal Palms
 

Sunday, October 31, 2010

7:00 am – 8:15 am Continental Breakfast at Cervantes Lounge,
hosted by Royal Palms
8:30 am – 9:15 am Ad Hoc Discussion at Royal Palms: “What Every Editor Wants You to Know” Moderated by Jeff Ficker, Managing Editor, The Ritz-Carlton Magazine, with remaining editors and writers
10:30 am – 12:30 pm Offsite Farewell Brunch at Arizona Biltmore
10:30 am Group will depart from South Gate parking for Farewell Brunch
12:30 pm– Post Conference Tours and Airport Departure

Location Notes

Daily Continental Breakfast will be at Cervantes Lounge

Panel Discussions will be in the Palmera South
Morning Breaks will be in the Palmera Lounge

Lunches (Friday 10/29) at Vernadero Lawn
and (Saturday 10/30) at Estrella

Editor/Writer Consultations will be throughout
the Montavista Courtyard

Afternoon Breaks will be in the Montavista Courtyard
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