Sessions and Call for speakers


Opening the world of travel to everyone

The concept of disability doesn’t mean what it used to, and all industries are having to consider how to actively include this ever-growing and diverse group of people. Read more

Building relationships with US embassies and consulates

Our community’s struggles during the pandemic underscored the vital importance of US embassies and consulates to our work in international exchange. Read more

Exchange Visitor Program update from the US Department of State

Join this session with US State Department staff to obtain updated information on current US government regulations, policies, and trends impacting the Exchange Visitor Program. Read more

Buyer beware: Tips for sellers from international buyers
Buyers discuss what they are looking for and how they select product for their target markets. Read more
More than budget accommodation: How hostels can be a role model for sustainable living
It’s no longer only about cheap travelling. After the pandemic and right in the middle of climate change, the aim must be different. Read more
Back on the road: How the world’s biggest youth tour operator has changed

Contiki came out of COVID looking and behaving differently. This session will take a look at how youth travellers have changed. Read more

How to get your money’s worth filming for youth travel

If you’re paying to send a film crew out to shoot on location, you want to make sure you’re getting your money’s worth! In this workshop Read more

Volunteer travel in the post-COVID era

After a two-year COVID-induced hiatus, volunteer travel is making a strong comeback across the globe. So is it business as usual? Read more

Travelling Israel by train and public transportation

During this workshop you will learn about a unique, different way to travel Israel. Local, sustainable and traffic free Read more

How to support digital nomads in the workforce

Learn how your organisation can support nomads working remotely. Gary O’Leary of WeTravel will share best practices that work with the digital nomad lifestyle while also supporting business. Read more

Employment tax in 20 minutes: What sponsors, agents, employers and program participants should know

This workshop will concentrate on the tax implications of earning and paying income in the US Read more

Let’s discuss: Canada and youth travel

International Experience Canada (IEC), managed by the Canadian federal government, allows Canadian youth between the ages of 18 and 35 to obtain a work permit to work and travel in over 30 partner countries and territories. Read more

Leveraging mental health resources for international student and exchange travel

Mental health and managing stressful situations of youth is a global issue, especially for young travellers away from their families in a country that is not their home. Read more

How to get noticed by prospects and competitors

Learn about three types of WYSE Travel Confederation Member resources to help your organisation to get noticed by prospective partners and friendly competitors in the international youth travel marketplace. Read more