Travel Classics West 2010
||KEYNOTER: John Lehrer|
John has been involved with magazine publishing for the past 30 years and has written several books. Westways is the 10th-largest consumer magazine in the country and winner of a major 2009 Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism award. Read more.
O, The Oprah Magazine
Travel + Leisure
Editor in Chief
Sheila F. Buckmaster
After ten years as National Geographic Traveler senior editor, Sheila F. Buckmaster is now editor at large, working primarily from her home on the eastern shore of
Maryland--75 miles from Washington, D.C. and NGS headquarters. She works on
special projects for the National Geographic Society, from guidebooks to maps,
Traveler features to
Kris Grant is publisher and editor-in-chief at Coronado Lifestyle, a city magazine that she founded in 2002 to appeal to both visitors and residents of the resort island community. Grant has also served as editor of San Diego Metropolitan, the business monthly for San Diego County, and is a former food writer and restaurant reviewer for The San Diego Union-Tribune.
Laura McMurchie has been promoting travel to Arizona for nearly 16 years, the past 13 years leading the Scottsdale CVB's communications team.
Formerly, Laura was with the Arizona Office of Tourism as the Media Relations Manager. She serves on the Scottsdale Culinary Institute Advisory Council and works with Scottsdale CVB's
dining advisory council.