Firstly, it puts you in direct contact with editors who want to publish and are willing to pay for travel articles about the Pacific Northwest. Secondly, it's dirt cheap: $99 through January 31, 2015 (the host hotel gives significant discounts on rooms, too).
The 2015 conference will take place April 26-27, at the sprawling Sunriver Resort in Bend, Oregon. To visit Central Oregon and the 3,300-acre resort alone is enough reason to join—never mind the editors panel, networking, workshops, CVB exhibitors, and, yeah, great post-conference parties. Travel writing can be a very solitary profession, and this conference is really all about community. That's why we all volunteer our time each year to put it together.
To learn more about workshops, which editors will attend the 2015 conference, and more, check out the Northwest Travel Writers Conference here.