Take a look at our schedule for 2023. It’s jam-packed with wisdom and surprises!
Get ready to absorb all the information from our top-of-the-line speakers, y a viajar se ha dicho!!!
Friday | March 24, 2023
DAY 1 – WELCOME DAY
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM | Welcome Happy Hour
Sponsored by Blue York City and Del Magüey Mezcal
Location: Rosa’s At Park at 2568 Park Ave, The Bronx, NY 10451
Let’s gather for a meet & greet in community, dance to some Latin tunes, and enjoy delicious cocktails.
*After 7:00pm, cash bar.
Saturday | March 25, 2023
DAY 2 – FEST DAY
9:00 AM Doors Open | Registration
Location: Above The Heights at 2420 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10033
(Entrance through 500 West 181st Street, New York, NY 10033)
Let’s grow in knowledge, and as humans on how to navigate the world like a PRO.
9:30 AM Cafecito
Enjoy the morning sun, the views, and a warm cafecito.
Proudly sponsored by Don Carvajal Café
10:00 AM | Welcome & Introduction (Main Stage)
Hosts: Claudia Mendoza, and Jonathan Calixto
10:05 AM | Opening Remarks (Main Stage)
Founder: Vanessa Fondeur-Adams
10:10 -10:30 AM | Opening Keynote (Main Stage)
Speaker: Victoria Leandra
10:30 – 11:15 AM | Panel Discussion (Main Stage)
Panelists: Tinabeth Piña, Claudio Cabrera, Kim Haas, and Arianna Davis
This panel will be discussing representation and diversity in travel, tolerance, and boldness.
11:15 AM – 12:00 PM | Panel Discussion (Main Stage)
We Deserve Luxury Travel
Panelists: José Burgos, Miguel Frias, Taima
Latino/x luxury travel is important. Why is seeing our faces on social media, staying in beautiful places with exquisite accommodations, and enjoying exclusive services, an act of rebellion? Join us to learn how to enjoy the luxuries of life guilt-free!
12:00 – 5:00 PM | Mercadito (Main Room)
Support our local community small businesses by shopping for their products and services.
12:00 – 1:00 PM | Lunch (Outdoor Terraces and Wanderlust Lounge)
Get ready to eat delicious food.
After lunch, we will transition into breakout sessions. We have un poquito para todos whether you are a traveler, influencer, or content creator.
1:00 – 1:45 PM | Panel Discussion (Window)
Solo Travel Is For Everyone
Panelists: Flavia Cornejo-Vargas, Yenelsa Durán, and Héctor Carvajal
Traveling solo for any gender is liberating and empowering because you get to explore the world on your own terms. It also gives you a chance to experience new cultures and places without having to worry about anyone else’s opinions or expectations.
Presented by Travel Fashion Girl
1:00 – 2:00 PM | Workshop (Window)
How to Work with Brands: Media Kit + More!
Speaker: Nina Zadeh
Learn about how to impress brands with the first line of your pitch, how to pivot from free swag to paid partnerships, reasons your pitches are landing in the “No” pile, and how to fix it.
1:50 – 2:20 PM | Presentation (Aisle)
The Wonder of Traveling with Children
Speaker: Robin DeGracia
Learn how to get ready to travel with your children, and tips on planning an agenda suitable for the entire family.
2:05 – 3:05 PM | Workshop (Window)
Growing on Social Media
Speaker: Erika Cruz
Learn strategies that would nurture your community and grow your social media efficiently whether you are using one or multiple platforms.
2:25 – 2:55 PM | Presentation (Aisle)
The World Of Wellness Travel
Speaker: Stephanie Flor
We deserve to decompress and nurture our bodies in magnificent and relaxing spaces. Learn about the wellness destinations that you should keep on your radar, and trends in travel.
3:00 – 3:45 PM | Presentation (Aisle)
The Art of Earning Miles & Points (Mid-advance)
Speakers: Danny and Laurie Navarro
Learn how to budget your expenses, how to earn travel points & miles, and how to redeem them wisely.
3:10 – 3:45 PM | Presentation (Aisle)
Healing Grief with Travel | Coping with Loss
Speaker: Andrea Mason and Mary Calliste
Traveling after bereavement will give you the time and space to just be, and BE with your loss. Join in to learn how to seek relief, and why vacations can help your grief.
3:45 – 4:05 PM | Merienda (Outdoor Terraces and Wanderlust Lounge)
Dessert / Afternoon Snacks
4:05 – 4:50 PM | Presentation (Aisle)
Launch your Own Travel Podcast
Speaker: Lu Colmenares
You’ll learn how to start, plan, and market your very own podcast.
4:05 – 5:05 PM | Panel Discussion (Window)
Writing a Travel Book
Panelists: Brenda Mejía, Nikki Vargas, Jen Ruiz, and Carlos Martínez
Learn tips on how to be successful when publishing your own travel book/memoir, whether you are self-publishing or going through a publishing house.
4:55 – 5:25 PM | Presentation (Aisle)
Volunteer Travel To Help Communities Abroad
Speaker: Ana Hernández Carreto
Learn how to get involved and break the mechanical framework of volunteering. As well as the myths and facts about traveling abroad to volunteer.
5:10 – 6:10 PM | Workshop (Window)
How to Pose to Elevate your Travel Photos
Speaker: Gina Panozzo
Want how to feel confident when posing for your photos? This is the perfect place to learn and practice photography tips so you can look your best, and learn to edit the pictures for the best final product.
5:30 PM | Presentation (Aisle)
Budget For Your Travels Like A Pro
Speaker: Vanessa Fondeur-Adams
Create a budget that can help you prepare for your next dream trip. Everything from a travel fund to keeping track of your expenses, and tips/resources to help you offset the cost.
6:10 – 6:35 PM | Break + Mingle (Outdoor Terraces and Wanderlust Lounge)
Grab a bite, and mingle with other travelers, and speakers.
6:35 – 6:55 PM | Closing Keynote (Main Stage)
Speaker: Alexandra Jimenez
6:55 PM | Closing Remarks (Main Stage)
Founder: Vanessa Fondeur-Adams
When we know better, we do better. Let’s inspire and galvanize our community so we can diversify the face of travel.
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM | Networking Afterparty (Main Room, Outdoor Terraces, and Wanderlust Lounge)
Sunday | March 26, 2023
DAY 3 – PARTY BRUNCH
12:00-3:00 PM | Boozy Brunch
Location: Tu-Kan at 184 Dyckman St, New York, NY 10040
Let’s celebrate this HUGE accomplishment together with delicious brunch, libations, and dancing.
2:30 PM | Giveaways & Closing Remarks
Founder: Vanessa Fondeur-Adams