MWTN Conference 2019

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

June 13-15 2019 Medora, ND

What to expect from the
Midwest Travel Network Conference 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

Adventure North Dakota Style

  • Medora Musical
  • Pitchfork Fondue
  • Cowboy Hall of Fame
  • Theodore Roosevelt National Park

Keynote Speaker


Marlo Anderson: Keynote Speaker


Steve and Ann Teget: Postcard Jar
Why Engagement Matters: Building authentic relationships with your audienc

Steve & Ann Teget


Linsey Knerl: Media Specialist
From Blogger to Freelancer and Back Again: Diversifying Your Income as a Travel Writer

Linsey Knerl


Stacy Brooks: Tangled Up In Food
Blogging and The Legal Jargon You Need To Know

Stacy Brooks


Alicia Underlee Nelson: Prairie Style FileGetting Unstuck: Crafting a Creative Life

Alicia Nelson

Destination Representative

Justin Ell: Medora CVB
Fill Your Destination With Tourists 365 Days of The Year

Justin Ell


Nicole McDonald: Mom Saves Money
Pinning Your Way To Success 

Nicole McDonale


Jay Jay Goodvin: The Iowa Gallivant
Being True To Your Audience And Evolving = Success

Jay Jay Goodvin


Chris Dorfschmidt: Chateau de Mores
Augmented History: How Augmented Reality is Changing Visitor Experiences

Chris Dorfschmidt


Tim Trudell: The Walking Tourists
Starting Small, Building Big

Blogger/Podcaster/Talk Show Host

Bill Clevlen: Bill on the Road

Destination Rep
Kay Maghan: Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Tourism

Destination Rep

Nick Cusick: St. Paul CVB

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.

Medora CVB

Looking Back on 2018
MWTN Conference

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

Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

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.

What are the closest airports?

Dickinson Airport – 42 miles
Bismarck Airport – 136 miles
Fargo Airport – 328 miles

Will there be transportation available from the airport?

Yes, there will be a shuttle van that will pick up attendees from the Dickinson Airport to bring to Medora hotels.

We hope to see you June 13-15 in Historic Medora, ND at the Midwest Travel Network Conference 2019!!


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