Lisa Niver is the Keynote Speaker!

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Lisa Ellen Niver, MA Education, is a science teacher and award-winning travel expert who has explored 101 countries and six continents. She sailed the seven seas on a cruise ship for seven years and was backpacking Asia for three years. Find her conversation trips on KTLA TV and in her We Said Go Travel videos with over one and a half million views (1,250,000) on her YouTube channel. She is the founder of We Said Go Travel, which is read in 235 countries and was named three times in 2019 as number 3 of the 1000 best travel blogs and three times as best female travel blogger. She hosted Facebook Live for USA Today 10best and is verified on Twitter and has over 160,000 followers on social media. Niver is a judge at the Gracies Awards for the Alliance of Women in the Media and has run fifteen travel competitions that featured over 2500 writers and photographers from 75 countries on her own website We Said Go Travel. From 2017-2020, she won the Southern California Journalism Awards and the National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Awards three times, and was a fourteen-time finalist for her television segments, print and digital articles. Niver won an award for her print magazine article for Hemispheres Magazine for United Airlines at the 2020 Southern California Journalism Awards. She was also a finalist in four other categories including Online Journalist of the Year, Digital History for Activism Journalism at Ms. Magazine, the Education coverage for Wharton Magazine and a lifestyle feature for KTLA TV in Los Angeles. Niver won a National Arts and Entertainment Journalism (NAEJ) award in 2019 for one of her KTLA TV segments and was a finalist for articles published in both Ms. Magazine and Wharton Magazine. In 2018, she was a finalist for stories in Smithsonian, PopSugar Fitness, and the Saturday Evening Post. Niver won a Southern California Journalism Award in 2017 for her print story for the Jewish Journal and was a finalist for travel reports. Niver has written for AARP, American Airways, Delta Sky, Unterwegs (Air Canada), Hemispheres (United Airlines), Jewish Journal, Luxury Magazine, Ms. Magazine, Myanmar Times, National Geographic, POPSUGAR, Robb Report, Saturday Evening Post. Scuba Diver Life, Sierra Club, Ski Utah, Smithsonian, TODAY, Trivago, USA Today 10best, Wharton Magazine, and Yahoo. She is writing a book called “Brave Rebel: 50 Scary Challenges Before 50” about her recent travels and discoveries. Look for her underwater scuba diving, in her art studio making ceramics or helping people find their next dream trip.

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