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2023 IFWTWA Conference Sets Sail on the Discovery Princess

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This professional development conference is open for registration now to all food wine and travel writers.

LOS ANGELES - eTradeWire -- The International Food Wine & Travel Writers Assoc (IFWTWA) https://www.IFWTWA.org is hosting its annual writers development conference October 1-7, 2023, aboard Princess Cruise Lines' The Discovery. It is open to all food wine and travel writers.

The ship departs October 1, 2023 from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada and arrives in Los Angeles, CA., on October 7 for a total of six cruise nights. The conference will be held on the newest ship in the Princess fleet, the stunning Discovery Princess. Reservations must be made on or before August 31, 2023.

This year's agenda has a promising line up including Key Note Speaker Meena Thiruvenadam. Her subject is Positioning Yourself For The Work You Want. In this keynote, Meena Thiruvengadam will help writers think strategically about their personal brands. She'll explain why every writer should maintain an online portfolio, what should be included in that portfolio, which social platforms offer the best ROI and how to generate assignments from social media—even without a huge following. Attendees will leave with a stronger elevator pitch, a blueprint for marketing themselves for the projects they want and a list of tools and resources.

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Attendees will choose from a series of professional development sessions.https://www.ifwtwa.org/2023-ifwtwa-conference-workshops-speakers/

1. Workshop A led by Kat Anderson: Building a Social Media Strategy beyond Instagram - What Platforms Benefit Travel Writers the Most and Why.

2. Workshop B led by Julie Diebolt Prrice : Photography for Travel Writers – How To Get More Than Just A Shot In The Dark! Key takeaways include shooting and processing RAW images, Optical vs. digital zoom and post-processing techniques on smartphones and computers

3. Workshop C led by Dannelle Gay: Collaboration is the New Competition: Thriving Together in the 21st Century.If you want to know how you and your brand can work with others to elevate all involved to success that also has financial rewards, this session is for you.

4.  Workshop D led by Scott Kendall: Specific Skills Travel Writers Need for Videos That Will Delight Destinations. Key Takeaways include organizing and editing photos and clips to upload to video software, movement of focus on stationary photos (zoom in and out) and posting to YouTube (or your choice of platform).

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5. Workshop E led by Robin O'Neal Smith: SEO: Simple is Sexy. People think SEO is a big, difficult thing to learn and undertake. Wrong! The basics are very simple, and anyone can do them. It doesn't take a lot of time, and it also makes your articles and posts easier for your readers.

IFWTWA organizes this event to keep its member writers and tourism partners up to date on new trends effecting successful writing. The public is also invited.

Note: There are two charges: one for the conference and one for the cruise.

To register or obtain additional information and cruise rates, go here https://www.ifwtwa.org/2023-ifwtwa-conference/

International Food Wine & Travel Writers Assoc

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