Browse and watch my recent conference and event engagements, ranging from keynotes to moderating panels, presentations and writing workshops. Further below, you’ll find my media interviews and appearances on cable TV, print and online.

Events

Keynote Speaker

  • Travel Alaska, 2022 Alaska Media Road Show, Keynote Speaker (to come, October 2022): Living Cultures
  • Center for Responsible Travel, World Tourism Day Forum 2022, Keynote Speaker: Destination Stewardship—Embracing Community-Centered Storytelling in Marketing
  • Women in Travel Summit 2022: Beyond the Campaign: How Tourism Boards, PR, Creators Can Play a More Powerful Role in Equity and Inclusion

Presenter

2021

  • ITB Berlin: Tourism Trends

Moderator

2022

  • Skift Forum Europe (London)

2021

Destination Canada, “Regenerative tourism” and the future of the industry – 2022 Travel Media Association of Canada

Panelist

2022

  • TravelCon: Sustainability in Travel, with Intrepid Travel and Impact Travel Alliance

 2021

  • Travel Unity Summit: Travel Media, Sustainability and DEI, with co-panelists George Stone at National Geographic Traveler, Naureen Kazi at Turner PR, and Kelley Louise at Impact Travel Alliance

2020

  • IMM TravMedia NYC

Faculty and Workshop Leader

2022

  • Faculty, 30th Annual Book Passage Travel Writers & Photographers Conference
    • Polishing the Travel Article for Submission
    • Experts’ Guide to Guidebook Writing, with co-speakers Pauline Frommer and Celeste Brash
    • Making the Most of Social Media, with co-panelists Celeste Brash, Jasmin Darznik, moderated by Marcia DeSanctis
    • The Path Forward: Challenges and Opportunities in a Changed World, with co-panelists Sivani Babu and Jeff Greenwald, and moderated by Don George
  • Belize Tourism Board, Digital Marketing Summit: Storytelling in Social Media Workshop
  •  TravelCon: How to Be An Impactful Travel Storyteller (Half-day workshop)

2018-2019

  • TravelCon, Photography Walks

“Lebawit Lily Girma’s workshop, ‘How to be an Impactful Storyteller Today,’ is a game changer. My only regret is I did not find her sooner.”

– Lisa c., travelcon 2022

In the Media

Please use the contact form on the main menu for press inquiries. I am always available for insights on travel and tourism, as it relates to destinations, tourism trends, consumer insights, marketing campaigns, responsible and sustainable tourism, equity in travel, and the future of the industry, among other topics.

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Please stay tuned for a MAJOR update to this list with the last two years of appearances.

Forbes, 15 Black Travel Writers To Read Now

Global Shakers, 40 Leaders in Sustainable Tourism

CBS Eye on Travel with Peter Greenberg – Puntacana Resort & Club, Dominican Republic; see complete guest list here

Publishers Weekly Magazine, Meet a Guidebook Author – full feature here

TravelPulse, For Lebawit Lily Girma, International Upbringing Leads to Life on The Road

Jamaica Observer, Cocktails With Lebawit Lily Girma

Moon Travel Guides, 8 Women Influencers You Should Be Following

Postcard Academy, Santo Domingo: The Perfect Travel Destination for Beaches, Chocolate, and Culture

Amateur Traveler, Travel to The Dominican Republic

Mwende Bino Podcast, Why You Should Use Guidebooks and Not Instagram to Plan Your Next Trip

Geotraveler’s Niche, Snapshot: Lebawit Lily Girma

City Whit, Orlando’s Favorite Instagrammers to Follow

Griots Republic, Moon Belize: An Interview with Author Lebawit Lily Girma

Legal Nomads, Thrillable Hours: Lebawit Lily Girma, Author and Photographer

Wandering Educators

Upscale Magazine, Travel Pros

ComplexD Magazine, Corporate to Caribbean 

UN Women: I am (wo)man Campaign

Matador Network, What it takes to be a travel guidebook author: Conversation with Lily Girma

Ambergris Today, Ambergris Today Meets Belize’s Road Warrior

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