GLOBAL DESTINATIONS • PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT • ENDLESS POSSIBILITIES

An exclusive new event celebrating the world of adventure and uniting AAA agents with global destination partners and influential trailblazers. Someday starts today, and together we will become a Catalyst for the greatest rebound the travel industry has ever seen.
Come chase your dreams with us.

VIEW ALL OF ADVENTUREFEST 2021 CONTENT HERE

BE A CATALYST

We all have the power to create and build our individual business back even better than they were.
AdventureFest will energize you and inspire you for success both at work and in your personal life.

Embrace the Adventure

AAA members are one of the largest untapped markets for adventure travel, and the resurgence of travel will only be the beginning.

AdventureFest is all about YOU.

These four days are chock full of professional development tips, trailblazing speakers, and fun with one common thread: optimism.

We're all in!

Make someday be today. No excuses. Be a catalyst for the person you want to become.

DAILY AGENDA

11:15 AM-11:45 AM EST • Main Stage • Haleakala Sunrise

Haleakala means “house of the sun”. The elevation, lack of light pollution and weather makes the volcano an exceptional place to see the sunrise. Tune in to watch it with us!

 

11:45AM–12:00PM EST · Main Stage • Welcome to AdventureFest 2021

Allison Villasenor, Managing Director of Club Adventures kicks off the week.

 

12:00PM–12:30PM EST· Main Stage • Life as an Adventure

Join Chess Edwards for a thought-provoking discussion that questions why we travel to find joy in the things that we ignore back home.

 

12:30PM–1:00PM EST · Main Stage • “Storyselling” Adventure

Learn how to market and showcase your experiences to storysell more effectively to your members with Dalene Heck.

 

1:00PM–1:30PM EST · Main Stage • Adventure is for Everyone

What kind of adventure traveler are you? How do you discern the type of adventure traveler your members are? Dive in with Todd Rogerson!

 

1:30PM–1:45PM EST · Main Stage • Daily Wrap

Join Allison Villasenor and Michael Ziegler as they wrap the day and open the Destination Trade Show segment of Adventure Fest!

 

2:00PM–5:00PM EST · Trade Show

Explore destination booths around the world!

 

2:00PM–5:00PM EST · Networking • Happy Hours

Connect 1-on-1 with destination partners for a fun-filled social hour!

11:15AM–11:45AM EST · Main Stage • Sunrise in Thailand

Today’s sunrise comes to us from the jungles of Thailand! Sit back, relax, and enjoy nature!

 

11:45AM–12:00PM EST · Main Stage • Welcome to Day 2

Lucas Bialecki, Head of Sales sets us up for an interactive day 2 of AdventureFest!

 

12:00PM–12:30PM EST · Main Stage • Someday Starts Today

Join Michael for an interactive talk about optimism, why mindset and how starting today can be the best decision you can make!

 

12:30PM–1:00PM EST · Main Stage • What’s Your Word?

Join Allison for a workshop on finding your intention, creating positive action and community!

 

1:00PM–1:30PM EST · Sessions • Starting a Travel Blog: Where to Begin

Join us for an interactive session talking about the top 10 ways to start and build the travel blog of your dreams!

 

1:00PM–1:30PM EST · Sessions • Photography Snap Shots

Tips to snap that unforgettable, totally frameable travel shot.

 

1:30PM–2:00PM EST · Sessions • Insta-brand

Social media is the most powerful marketing tool you have. Learn from Kate DiPadua as she shows you how to use Instagram to promote your travel brand!

 

1:30PM–2:00PM EST · Sessions • Build your Business with Just Our Crew

Start your own travel group with as few as 6 travelers. Learn as Bethany uncovers the secrets to starting and building your group travel business.

 

2:00PM–5:00PM EST · Trade Show

Explore destination booths around the world!

 

2:00PM–5:00PM EST · Networking • Happy Hours

Connect 1-on-1 with destination partners for a fun-filled social hour!

 

7:00PM–8:00PM EST · Main Stage • Virtual Cooking Demo with Switzerland

Join the Ticino Region of Switzerland to learn the secrets of delicious risotto. Come for the risotto, stay for the great Q&A.

11:15AM–11:45AM EST · Main Stage • Sunrise in Athens, Greece

Start your Wednesday with a stunning sunrise from Athens, the historic city and capitol of Greece!

 

11:45AM–12:00PM EST · Main Stage • Welcome to Day 3

Bethany Hodge, Head of Product Development, shares what lies ahead for Day 3.

 

12:00PM–12:30PM EST · Main Stage • Selling Connections: Cultural Intelligence with Culture Mee

Join Bethany Hodge and Culture Mee for an in-depth discussion on how being open-minded on culture can help you sell.

 

12:30PM–1:00PM EST · Main Stage • Local Leader Panel

Local Leaders are at the heart of Club Adventures, connect with leaders from around the world for an interactive panel discussion.

 

1:00PM–1:30PM EST · Main Stage • The Adventure Roundup

Ask Us Anything! The Club Adventures Team takes the stage for a session to talk about adventure travel and our favorite things.

 

1:30PM–2:15PM EST · Main Stage • Challenges and Change with Mark Inglis

Hear from the world’s first and only double amputee to climb Mount Everest on the trials and tribulations of life and overcoming challenges.

 

2:00PM–5:00PM EST · Trade Show

Explore destination booths around the world!

 

2:00PM–5:00PM EST · Networking • Happy Hours

Connect 1-on-1 with destination partners for a fun-filled social hour!

 

7:00PM–8:00PM EST · Sessions • Adventure Book Club

Join us to discuss this month’s A.B.C. feature “The Firekeeper’s Daughter” by Angeline Boulley.

11:15AM–11:45AM EST · Main Stage • Start your day with Visit California!

Our final day starts with a California sunrise.

 

11:45AM–12:00PM EST · Main Stage • Welcome to Day 4

Michael Ziegler, Director of Strategic Partnerships, kicks off the final day of Adventure Fest 2021!

 

12:00PM–12:30PM EST · Main Stage • Don’t Fear the Destination…

Pick up some tips to overcome the challenge of selling destinations that you haven’t traveled to (yet!)

 

12:30PM–1:00PM EST · Main Stage • Product Feature: American Experiences

Join the sales duo of Dan and Lucas to learn about our custom curated American Experiences, road trips on the road less traveled.

 

1:00PM–1:300PM EST · Main Stage •  One more thing…

Trust us… you won’t want to miss this!

 

1:30PM–2:15PM EST · Main Stage • The Power of Optimism

Join Life is Good co-founder, Bert Jacobs, to talk about how positive thinking is a powerful force for good, and listening to your inner optimist can catapult you to success.

 

2:00PM–5:00PM EST · Trade Show

Explore destination booths around the world! Stop by California’s booth for an interactive panel with cities across the state.

 

2:00PM–5:00PM EST · Networking • Happy Hours

Connect 1-on-1 with destination partners for a fun-filled social hour!

 

7:00PM–8:00PM EST · Main Stage • Wine Tasting

Our grand finale comes from our partners in California. Join us for an expert led wine tasting event. Shopping list will be posted the week prior to AdventureFest 2021.