CULTURAL STAGE

Saturday Schedule | Sunday Schedule

Presenters & schedule subject to change. More info coming soon!

Saturday Schedule

  • 10:30AM

    Landmark Tours

    Why Group Travel? Brennan Mogck with local tour operator, Landmark Tours, will illustrate the escorted group travel experience and describe the many benefits.

  • 11:00AM

    See More, Spend Less: How to Game the Travel Industry To Create the Vacation of Your Dreams

    Pauline Frommer of Frommer Travel Guides shares insider tips on how to get the best deals on accommodations, transportation, sightseeing and cruises. They work whether you’re a backpacker or a luxury seeker. She will also cover the destinations you should be visiting, but likely haven’t considered.

  • 12:00PM

    Viking Cruises

    Jenner Wall shares why Viking® is the world’s leading small ship cruise line.

  • 12:30PM

    Travel Juneau

    Juneau Alaska stands on one of the largest wilderness areas in the United States. Come view wildlife, take the fishing trip of your life, explore glaciers or enjoy the city’s shops, restaurants and artistic flare.

  • 1:00PM

    Royal Caribbean

    Royal Caribbean offers you a memory-collecting adventure with our revolutionary ships, award winning service, and amazing destinations. You’ll discover endless thrills for every kind of adventurer onboard any one of our cruise ships. From the daredevils to the culinary crusaders, and fun-loving families to couples on a romantic getaway.

  • 1:30PM

    MINNEVANGELIST - Ashlea Halpern & Andrew Parks

    Join Minnevangelist founders Ashlea Halpern and Andrew Parks, a pair of East Coast journalists who relocated to Minnesota because of its surprising diversity. From Somali restaurants to Taiwanese bakeries to Danish cultural institutions to Thai food festivals, the Twin Cities have no shortage of global things to eat, see, and do, even if you don’t have the budget or time off to go anywhere. Come hear great suggestions on planning your own stay-cation, or great daytrips in the neighboring states.

  • 2:00PM

    UnCruise Adventures

    Julie Quarry shows that small-ships equal BIG Adventure with UnCruise Adventures.

  • 2:30PM

    How to Book the Cheapest Flight Possible

    Nick Serati, co-founder of ThriftyTraveler.com, offers a session that will save you hundreds of dollars off your next flight. Learn how to leverage several tools to help you save on flights anywhere in the world. He’ll also discuss how to find flash sales and mistake fares like an expert travel hacker.

  • 3:30PM

    East African Adventures: Plan, Prepare, Enjoy

    Access 2 Tanzania will help make your dream to visit East Africa a reality, answering questions about when to go, what you should see and do, costs, safety, what you should bring, what shots might be needed, and how to get the most from your experience. The specific focus will be the Big 5 of Tanzania and the gorillas of Rwanda.

Sunday Schedule

  • 10:30AM

    See More, Spend Less: How to Game the Travel Industry To Create the Vacation of Your Dreams

    Pauline Frommer of Frommer Travel Guides shares insider tips on how to get the best deals on accommodations, transportation, sightseeing and cruises. They work whether you’re a backpacker or a luxury seeker. She will also cover the destinations you should be visiting, but likely haven’t considered. 

  • 12:30PM

    Land, Sea and River Vacations with Globus Family of Brands

    For more than 90 years, the Globus Family (Globus, Cosmos, Monograms and Avalon) have been providing rewarding land, sea and river vacation options. Hear from Paul Christianson how Globus’ experienced tour directors, cruise directors, and local hosts will make your vacation unforgettable.

  • 1:00PM

    Exploring Australia with Travel2

    Ward Reid from Travel2 and Kylie Smith from Tourism Western Australia present Australia’s greatest sites, and the ones you’ve never thought of to complete your bucket list.

  • 1:30PM

    Landmark Tours

    Why Group Travel? Mike Lyons with local tour operator, Landmark Tours, will illustrate the escorted group travel experience and describe the many benefits.

  • 2:00PM

    Exploring Minnesota's Driftless Region by Bike

    Bob Timmons, editor of Star Tribune’s Outdoors Weekend section, talks with Minneapolis bicyclist Doug Shidell about Minnesota’s Driftless Region. Doug will share how he planned for the trip – from gear to mapping – and developed a route that reflected the challenges and beauty of one of the Midwest’s unique geologic regions.

  • 2:30PM

    How to Book the Cheapest Flight Possible

    Nick Serati, co-founder of ThriftyTraveler.com, offers a session that will save you hundreds of dollars off your next flight. Learn how to leverage several tools to help you save on flights anywhere in the world. He’ll also discuss how to find flash sales and mistake fares like an expert travel hacker.