Speaking Engagements

Love this blog? Hire me to come speak!


One thing’s for sure, I’m full of opinions. And I’m happy to express them as a panelist or speaker at your next conference!

Need someone to chat about general travel topics, such as vacation planning and deals, staying healthy and safe while traveling and the best ways of using social media on the road? As a regular freelance writer and the former travel editor of USA TODAY, I have the background and knowledge to speak on any number of travel subjects, with plenty of takeaway tips for your audience.

Or maybe you’re looking for a professional development panelist who is on top of the latest trends in social media, journalism, public relations and blogging? I’ve gone from national newspaper editor to successful entrepreneur – and I love sharing my story with people so they can do it too.

Contact me to discuss details: chris@caroundtheworld.com

Past and upcoming speaking engagements

Educational Travel Community (ETC): Meet the Press, Engagement Tools: Social Media, Writing for the Web; January 2013

TBEX ’12 Girona, Travel Writing 101, Writing the Creative Service Piece, September 2012

Book Passage ’12: Researching and Selling Service Journalism; August 2012

TBEX ’12, The Branding of You: June 2012

Cincinnati CVB, Meet the Editors: June 2012

Canada Go Media: Super Blogger Panel, May 2012

North Carolina Governor’s Conference on Tourism, Straight from the Horse’s Mouth: Understanding the Needs of Media Today, March 2012

Rick Steves Travel Center, Technology Tips for Travel: January 2013, December 2012, September 2012, August 2012, March 2012 and Dec. 2011

BlogWorld Expo, Going Pro: Nov. 2011

SATW New Zealand, There’s an App for that: Nov. 2011

Meet Plan Go, Protecting Health and Wealth on the Road: Oct. 18, 2011

SATW Editors Council, The Changing Landscape of a Travel Editor: May 2011

PRSA Travel & Tourism, Reaching Online Influencers: May 2010

AAA Great Vacations Expo, Planning Vacations with Friends and Family – Without Killing Each Other: Jan. 2010