TBEX ’10 Speakers & Schedule Announced

Gadling is a proud Media Partner of this year’s Travel Blog Exchange (TBEX). And we’re stoked that the schedule and speakers list has been announced for the June 25-27 event. Not only will some of the sharpest, most well-traveled and entertaining travel bloggers from around the world be attending, but some of the best and brightest writers in the industry will be speaking on the various panels. And, lest we all run out of things to talk about, there are two night of parties to keep the conversations flowing.

After a kick-off party on Friday night that attendees will find via clues tweeted by speakers, the event begins in earnest on Saturday. The big names are rolled out early, as World Hum founders Jim Benning and Mike Yessis join Gadling’s David Farley, travel writing legend (and Gadling team member) Don George and Alison Stein Wellner in leading a session on improving your travel writing skills.

From there, topics include shooting video for the web, how to work with public relations firms, branding, travel writing ethics (a can’t miss session with Mary Engle of the Federal Trade Commision, Kim Mance, Spud Hilton of The San Francisco Chronicle and others), search engine optimization and podcasting. The event wraps up with the Community Keynote, which will feature Pam Mandel of Nerd’s Eye View and yours truly reading some of the best travel blog posts submitted by writers (the deadline to submit a post is June 1, so send yours in now).

In between the business, there will be parties hosted by American Express Gold Rewards, BootsnAll and Eurocheapo and Diamond PR. All that talking will surely make us thirsty.

TBEX ’10 is going to be a fantastic event for travel bloggers, writers and all lovers of travel. We can’t wait to see everyone, talk shop and, yes, have a few cocktails. Hope you’ll be there!