TBEX speaker collage Jan 22

 

We’re very excited to announce a few more speakers for TBEX Europe 2015 in Lloret de Mar, Catalyuna, Spain. We hope you’ll be as excited to see these speakers on the stage as we are.

Auston Matta – Auston lived in Chicago for 4 years before he sold everything and went on a round-the-world trip in 2012. He started the blog Two Bad Tourists with his husband David during the adventure, and after traveling for a year, he moved to Spain, which he now calls home. When he’s not traveling or writing about events, festivals or LGBT destinations, he enjoys the warm and sunny days and vibrant nightlife in Madrid.

Auston will be speaking about marketing to the LGBT demographic.

Bret Love – Bret Love is a 21-year veteran journalist/editor whose clients have ranged from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and American Way to Rolling Stone and Yahoo Travel. He’s passionate about promoting the economic and environmental benefits of ecotourism, and is the co-founder of popular ecotourism website Green Global Travel and creative services agency Green Travel Media.

Bret will be speaking about branding.

Brett Domue – By day, Brett is a Financial Business Controller for a large Dutch corporation, but he spends the majority of his free time scouting out craft beer around the globe. In the past 10 years, he’s primarily lived in the Netherlands, with a few years in Taiwan in between. Brett is the co-founder of Our Tasty Travels, a travel blog specializing in culinary travel, including craft beer and wine. Despite maintaining a full-time job outside the travel blogging industry, he’s managed to travel to over 60 countries and is preparing to pursue his Cicerone certification in 2015.

Brett will be speaking about how to add beer and wine content to your site.

Caleb Wojcik – Caleb Wojcik has been making videos off and on for nearly a decade. In that time he has filmed the NHL, MLB, NCAA basketball & football, weddings, commercials, book trailers, and plenty of training videos for the web. He is also the author of DIY Video Guide, teaches web video production at DIYVideoGuy.com, and runs a video production studio called Caleb Wojcik Films. He also formerly co-founded Fizzle.

Caleb will be speaking about how to make great videos by yourself.

David Farley – David Farley is a New York-based food and travel writer. He is the author of An Irreverent Curiosity: In Search of the Church’s Strangest Relic in Italy’s Oddest Town (Penguin, 2010), which was recently made into a documentary by the National Geographic Channel. He is a Contributing Editor at AFAR magazine and also contributes regularly to the New York Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, Bon Appetit, and BBC Travel, where he writes a monthly column on food from around the world. He teaches writing at New York University and Columbia University.

David will be speaking about writing.

Diana Edelman – Diana Edelman is a travel writer. the voice behind d travels ’round and a responsible animal tourism expert. For more than two years she studied with renowned elephant conservationist Sangduen “Lek” Chailert at Elephant Nature Park/Save Elephant Foundation in Thailand. While there, she traveled SE Asia learning and observing elephants in captivity. She has been an outspoken advocate for elephants and has served as an expert on the topic for numerous print, radio, television and documentaries. Diana is also co-founder of the Responsible Travel & Tourism Collective.

Diana will be speaking about responsible tourism.

Erin De Santiago – Erin is a freelance writer and blogger who splits time between the Netherlands and Belize. She holds a Certified Specialist in Wine (CSW) designation and, prior to moving abroad, she also worked part-time in a Northern California winery to learn more about the winemaking process. Erin co-founded Our Tasty Travels, a culinary travel blog, and has traveled to over 60 countries seeking out the best in food and wine. Erin plans to pursue additional wine education and is preparing to start the WSET certification in 2015.

Erin will be speaking about how to add beer and wine content to your site.

Jennifer Dombrowski – Jennifer Dombrowski is a location independent globe trotter who is based in Prata di Pordenone, Italy. She works as a social media and communications strategist and is an award-winning travel writer. She is also a travel correspondent on Traveling on the American Forces Radio Network. Luxe Adventure Traveler was named one of the top travel blogs to watch by the Huffington Post and has been featured by top publications such as CNN, Buzzfeed , and The Telegraph. 

Jennifer will be speaking about the social media expectation on blogs trips and on social media campaigns.

Tawanna Browne Smith – Based in the Baltimore-Washington area, Tawanna Browne Smith is a former intelligence analyst and now traveling mother of two boys. Founder and Editor-In-Chief of Mom’s Guide To Travel, a site that provides multimedia content aimed at encouraging parents to continue exploring the world with and without kids. Tawanna has an undergraduate degree from Stanford University and holds a Masters degree in International Security and Economic Policy. Tawanna enjoys working with new destinations and continuously creating.

Tawanna will be speaking about how to incorporate webinars into your business plan.

We’ll have additional speaker announcements coming next week and we continue to shape and build our educational programming.