Travel Blog Exchange: The Ultimate Guide to TBEX 2013 in Toronto



Are you joining us in Toronto this week for TBEX? If so, this is the post for you! We’ve compiled all information about TBEX 2013 in Toronto in this post, so you can make sure you didn’t miss a single announcement.

The Conference:

DAY ONE: Pre-BEX Toronto Experiences (May 30, 2013)

  • Day Trips 1 and 2 start at 9:30 AM.
  • All other tours start at 2:00 PM.
  • You must sign up ahead of time for Pre-BEX experiences.
  • More information about Pre-BEX experiences on Day One is available here.

DAY TWO: Pre-BEX Toronto Experiences and Workshops (May 31, 2013)

  • TBEX registration is open from 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM.
  • The first tours and workshops start at 9:30 AM.
  • You must sign up ahead of time for Pre-BEX experiences and workshops.
  • More information about Pre-BEX experiences on Day Two is available here, here, and here (there are three pages of experiences to look through for Day Two).
  • More information about Pre-BEX workshops on Day Two is available here.
  • Our opening party is hosted by Tourism Toronto at Roy Thomson Hall, a short walk from most hotels.

DAY THREE: TBEX (June 1, 2013)

  • TBEX registration is open from 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM.
  • The Welcome and Opening Keynote with Trey Ratcliff starts at 8:45 AM.
  • The breakout sessions start at 10:15 AM.
  • There will be a lunch break at 12:30 PM.
  • The General Session, including a keynote with Dave and Deb from ThePlanetD, starts at 2:40 PM.
  • Speed Dating (see more below) starts at 4:00 PM.
  • Expedia’s Viewing Party at Shopsy’s on Centre Island starts at 7:00 PM. Complimentary ferry transportation is provided – please RSVP via the email listed here, and you must bring your TBEX badge to get in!

DAY FOUR: TBEX (June 2, 2013)

  • TBEX registration is open from 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM.
  • The Morning Keynote with Erik Lindbergh starts at 8:45 AM.
  • The breakout sessions start at 10:15 AM.
  • There will be a lunch break at 12:30 PM.
  • Open Marketplace starts at 2:30 PM.
  • This Week in Travel Live with Chris Christensen, Gary Arndt, and Jennifer Leo starts at 4:45 PM, followed by an invitation to TBEX Europe in Dublin, Ireland, as well as closing announcements.
  • Our evening event starts at 7:00 PM (Time and location TBA).

DAY FIVE: Post-TBEX Toronto Experiences (June 3, 2013)

Other Events:

  • For those of you in town early, check out the G Adventures Party at Tryst Night Club on May 29, starting at 7:00 PM. Space is limited, and the event is full, but there’s a waiting list. Learn more and sign up here.
  • We’ll be holding a “newbie Q&A session” in the American Express Lounge on June 1 at 10:15 AM, directly following the morning keynote. If you’re new to TBEX, this is a great session to attend for TBEX information and to ask questions. More details are available here.

Speed Dating and Open Marketplace:

Miscellaneous Info and Announcements:

About Toronto:

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  1. This is PERFECT! I have been saving all the prior posts on different topics and now I can just look at this one to see EVERYTHING! You guys really put Emerill to shame with your kicking it up a notch 🙂

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