Public Speaking

Lee Mylne blogging workshop _07a

I love public speaking, and I’m always happy to be asked to speak or join a panel at journalism seminars and events. I run writing and blogging courses and I have been a university lecturer and part-time tutor in journalism since 2012.

These are some of the events I’ve spoken at:

2023 – Boonah Arts Festival, Queensland. 
The Art of Successful Travel Writing (workshop)

2022 – Australian Society of Travel Writers annual convention, Kingscliff, New South Wales.
Are ethics dead? (Speaker and panel chair)

2020 – Australian Society of Travel Writers webinar
Ethics and the Travel Media

2019 –  Boonah Writers Festival, Queensland, Australia.
Speaker/Workshop presenter for two 2-hour sessions on the practicalities of travel writing.

2018Australian Society of Travel Writers’ convention, Bangkok, Thailand.
Guest speaker – Ethical challenges for travel journalists in the digital age

2017 – MC for Australian Society of Travel Writers’ annual convention, Sunshine Coast, Queensland.

2015 – Guest lecturer, Diploma of Travel & Tourism course, TAFE Queensland Brisbane.
Travel blogging and freelance writing.

2015 – Camp Creative creative arts summer school, Bellingen, NSW
Blogging for Beginners – 5 day practical workshop

2014 – Guest lecturer, Bond University
Freelance Writing & Specialty Reporting

2014- Corrugated Lines: a festival of words, Broome, Western Australia
Blogging workshop – 2 hours of practical hints and advice about blogging

2014 – Margaret River Readers & Writers Festival, Western Australia
Why choose a small publisher? Starting the journey as an author – panel chair
Where to from here? Women’s journeys in, and out, of journalism – panellist
Alternative publishing. Taking a detour, making a shortcut in the journey of publishing – panellist

2013-14 – Camp Creative, Bellingen NSW.
Tutor – five-day course, Have Words, Will Travel.

2012 – MEAA/Walkley Foundation National Freelance Conference, Melbourne.
Panellist – “Niche Writing – How to Specialise”.

2012– Media Pass, Student Industry Day (Melbourne and Brisbane), run by the MEAA and Walkley Foundation.
Panellist – “Surviving and Thriving as a Freelancer”.

2012 – Camp Creative, Bellingen NSW.
Tutor –  five-day course People Portraits in Words.

2010 – Professional Conference Organisers Association national conference, Hobart.
Guest speaker – “Working with the Media”.

2008 – Tourism New Zealand’s Australian Market Insight Workshop & Seminar, Sydney.
Guest speaker – “The Australian Media – A Journalist’s Perspective”.

2007 – Media Pass, Student Industry Day run by the MEAA and Walkley Foundation, Melbourne.
Panellist – “Surviving and Thriving as a Freelance Journalist”.

2007 – MEAA/Walkley Foundation 10th Annual National Freelance Journalism Convention, Sydney.
Convention chair & moderator.

2006 – Tourism Victoria’s Tourism Masterclass, Melbourne.
Panellist – “Media R Us”.

2006 – Tourism New Zealand International Media Programme conference, Auckland.
Guest Speaker – “What Journalists Really Want”.

2006 – Greater Dandenongs Wordfest, Melbourne.
Guest speaker – “A World Away”.

2006 – Walkley Foundation and Media Alliance’s Ninth Annual Freelance Convention, Melbourne.
Panellist – “Getting Your Name Out There: Developing Networks & Niches”

2006 – Sydney University CCE students’ travel writing seminar.
Panellist – “Travel Writing: Your Questions Answered”

2005 – Australian Tourism Export Council symposium, Alice Springs
Presenter – media workshop – “Getting Your Message Out There”

2004 – Australian Society of Travel Writers’ seminar, Wellington, New Zealand
Moderator – “Publishing, Self Publishing and Contract issues” panel discussion

2003 – Australian Society of Travel Writers’ seminar, Gyeongju, South Korea 
Panellist – “Organising and Participating in Media Familiarisation Trips”

2002 – Australian Society of Travel Writers’ seminar, Brisbane
“Travelling Towards 2003” – seminar chairman
Moderator – “Airlines – What Do They Want from Writers?” panel discussion

2001 – Tourism Queensland staff training seminar for Destination Managers, Brisbane
Panellist – “How to Get the Most from Your Dealings with Travel Writers and the Media”

2001 – Australasian Medical Writers’ Association seminar, Brisbane
Guest speaker: “Going It Alone…the Highs and Lows of Freelancing”

2001 – Australian Society of Travel Writers’ World Class Communication seminar, Sydney
Panellist – “Ethics in Travel Writing”

2001 – Australian Society of Travel Writers’ seminar, Melbourne
Panellist – “Ethics and the Electronic Age”