Midwest Travel Network Conference 2019
For the second year, MWTN is proud to present a conference geared towards both sides of the Midwest Travel Industry equation. The Midwest Travel Network Conference offers acclaimed speakers and learning opportunities for both Midwest Bloggers and Midwest Destinations. In addition, this is a valuable networking conference for all involved in promoting tourism to the Midwest.
2nd Annual Conference Connecting Midwest Bloggers and Midwest Destinations
What to expect from the
Midwest Travel Network Confernce 2019
- Connect with your tribe
- Speed-learning Roundtables
- Enjoy social networking events
- Opportunities to meet with destinations and travel brands
Professional and Personal Development
- Google Secrets
- Storytelling Tips
- Problem-solving Skills
- Social Media Techniques
- Medora Musical
- Pitchfork Fondue
- Cowboy Hall of Fame
- Theodore Roosevelt National Park
Marlo Anderson: Keynote Speaker
Steve and Ann Teget: Postcard Jar
Why Engagement Matters: Building authentic relationships with your audience
Linsey Knerl: Media Specialist
From Blogger to Freelancer and Back Again: Diversifying Your Income as a Travel Writer
Stacy Brooks: Tangled Up In Food
Blogging and The Legal Jargon You Need To Know
Alicia Underlee Nelson: Prairie Style FileGetting Unstuck: Crafting a Creative Life
Justin Ell: Medora CVB
Fill Your Destination With Tourists 365 Days of The Year
Jay Jay Goodvin: The Iowa Gallivant
Being True To Your Audience And Evolving = Success
Chris Dorfschmidt: Chateau de Mores
Augmented History: How Augmented Reality is Changing Visitor Experiences
Tim Trudell: The Walking Tourists
Starting Small, Building Big
Blogger/Podcaster/Talk Show Host
Meet the Sponsors
Our sponsors make the conference possible. Of course our Host sponsor is Historic Medora, offering a plethora of adventures beyond the conference. The Booth sponsors represent destinations eager to work with Travel Bloggers. There are many more levels of sponsorship. To see all the destinations and businesses helping with the conference click here.
For information on becoming a sponsor click here.
Looking Back on 2018
The inaugural event, Building Community 2018,was held in Clear Lake, IA. It was a resounding success. Networking, sharing stories of the Midwest, and breaking bread with new friends were just a few of the highlights.
Attending the 2018 Midwest Travel Conference was one of the best investments I’ve ever made in my career as a travel blogger. The intimate scale of the conference allowed me to connect with several new destinations and deepen existing relationships, which has resulted in four hosted trips so far—and likely more in the months and years ahead!… I’m already looking forward to what they have planned for the 2019 conference in Medora, North Dakota! Stacy Food Expert Tangled Up In Food
Emily Bertram, who attended your conference in Iowa came back raving about this event. We have seen a great ROI from this conference and travel bloggers interested in visiting St. Cloud. Rachel Thompson Sales and Services Coordinator Visit St. Cloud
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Yes. For a $15 administration fee, you may transfer the ticket. However, tickets are not refundable. In order to transfer your ticket, simply log into your Eventbrite account and change your name and email address to the new ticket holder’s name and address. They will then be able to log in and update any other important information. Tickets may only be transferred up to 2 weeks before the conference.
What’s the refund policy?
Unfortunately no refunds will be allowed for this event.
Dickinson Airport – 42 miles
Bismarck Airport – 136 miles
Fargo Airport – 328 miles
Yes, there will be a shuttle van that will pick up attendees from the Dickinson Airport to bring to Medora hotels.