Educational Advisory Committee
Our ASTA Global Convention Advisory Committee is a group of ASTA members providing expert advice and educational recommendations to ASTA on current issues and topics of relevance to the wide spectrum of ASTA membership types from across the globe. Whether you are an owner/manager, front-line advisor, leisure or corporate, or an independent contractor, ASTA Global Convention 2022 will have distinctive educational components designed to match your individual needs.
ASTA's 2022 Education Committee
|Rick Ardis, VTA, Ardis Travel
|Nolan Burris, Signature Travel Network
Brian Chapin, Cadence
Bill Coyle, KHM Travel Group
Jackie Friedman VTA, Nexion
Bill Haire, Travelink/American Express
Heather Kindred, Travel Leaders
Vanessa McGovern, Gifted Travel Network
Connie Miller, Your Travel Center/Montecito Village Travel
Mo Noubani, The Travel Box International
Steve Phillips, TravelSavers
Helen Prochilo, VTA, Promal Vacations
Sandy Schadler, Travelink/American Express
Stephen Thomas-Schulere, Balboa Travel
ASTA Global Convention feedback:
I was very impressed with this year's conference. Everything ran well and the presentations, breakout training sessions, and social events were well planned. It was a great blend of big meetings, small educational events and ways to get together on a personal level. I strong urge all ASTA members to attend every year!
For a new agent, this was an investment well made in terms of networking and learning. The sessions were really informative; the session on social media with Sandra McLemore was worth the price of admission alone. This was my first convention, but it won't be my last.
The ASTA Global Convention gets better each year. I highly recommend independent travel professionals attend not only their host agency and consortia conferences, but ASTA Global Convention as well. This ASTA event contains training and networking opportunities that other events do not.
This was my first ASTA Global Convention. Meeting other travel advisors, networking with trade suppliers and engaging with tourism boards was invaluable to me. I also learned more about ASTA, and how important it is for me as a travel advisor to support this organization. ASTA works tirelessly to ensure that we, as travel advisors, are able to continue to do what we love most, which is to provide the best travel opportunities to our clients.
The ASTA Global Convention is quickly becoming THE industry event of the year. I am grateful to the current administration and board for their tremendous collective effort to bring ASTA into the 21st century. ASTA has evolved into an extremely relevant organization and membership is a no-brainer, as there's so much to be gained.
ASTA’s unique educational sessions receive high marks for their distinctive content so relevant to today’s evolving world for travel advisors whether large or small, leisure or corporate, owners or front line advisors. The strong focus provided by our Educational Advisory Committee – made up of a cross section of ASTA members – ensures our educational sessions are relevant, timely and true differentiators for today’s world. -Mark Meader, SVP, ASTA
The ASTA Global Convention is a great way to not only strengthen my business, but also expand my knowledge and opportunities. The contacts and content are outstanding in leading us into the future. The ASTA Global Convention is a great way to not only strengthen my business, but also expand my knowledge and opportunities. The contacts and content are outstanding in leading us into the future.