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

Editors

KEYNOTER: John Lehrer
Editor-in-Chief, Westways
 

John has been involved with magazine publishing for the past 30 years and has written several books. Westways is the 10th-largest consumer magazine in the country and winner of a major 2009 Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism award. Read more.
Neal McLennan
Western Living
Catherine DiBenedetto
Articles Editor
O, The Oprah Magazine
Mark Orwoll
International Editor
Travel + Leisure
Don Nichols
Editor in Chief
Private Clubs
Draft Jessica Daynor
Managing Editor
Draft Magazine
Via Bruce Anderson
Editor-in-Chief
Via
Jacqueline Detwiler
Associate Editor
Hemispheres
Amy Alipio
Associate Editor
Natl Geographic Traveler
Janet Lee
Deputy Editor
Shape
Patti Verbanas
Executive Editor
New Jersey Life
JD Rinne
Associate Editor
Budget Travel
Jennifer Ryan
Associate Editor
Robb Report
Jeff Ficker
Managing Editor
Arrive and Ritz-Carlton
Tom Foster
Creative Director
Jetsetter

Special Guests:


Sheila F. Buckmaster
After ten years as National Geographic Traveler senior editor, Sheila F. Buckmaster is now editor at large, working primarily from her home on the eastern shore of Maryland--75 miles from Washington, D.C. and NGS headquarters. She works on special projects for the National Geographic Society, from guidebooks to maps, Traveler features to online packages.

Kris Grant
Kris Grant is publisher and editor-in-chief at Coronado Lifestyle, a city magazine that she founded in 2002 to appeal to both visitors and residents of the resort island community. Grant has also served as editor of San Diego Metropolitan, the business monthly for San Diego County, and is a former food writer and restaurant reviewer for The San Diego Union-Tribune.

Laura McMurchie
Laura McMurchie has been promoting travel to Arizona for nearly 16 years, the past 13 years leading the Scottsdale CVB's communications team. Formerly, Laura was with the Arizona Office of Tourism as the Media Relations Manager. She serves on the Scottsdale Culinary Institute Advisory Council and works with Scottsdale CVB's dining advisory council.
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