With a theme like “Ecotourism: Tread softly, write with impact” I knew that I had to be a part of this symposium! As one of the BCATW’s newest members I was really excited to be meeting a group of people who do what I do! I’ve met a few through social media and I was excited to meet them in person!
The conference had about 50 people in it and I was excited to pick up my first official media pass and my name badge for the day. I didn’t know what to expect, was it everything they said it would be?
It was WAY BETTER! Here’s the top ten things I LOVED about #BCATW2015
1. Opening Industry Panel: “Opportunities for Ecotourism in Writing” – We were lucky to have three passionate speakers join the panel to open up the conference to discuss opportunities for Ecotourism. These Speakers were:
a. Janet Clouston – Executive Director of Salt Spring Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center. Her passion for the area showed from the second she started talking to when she ended with a beautiful video and yelled, “Turn it up!”