Vice President and Editor in Chief, AFAR (Moderator)
Julia Cosgrove is the Vice President and Editor in Chief of AFAR, the critically-acclaimed media brand that inspires, guides, and enables travelers to have deeper, richer, and more fulfilling experiences. Under Julia’s leadership, AFAR is the only brand to win a Lowell Thomas Award every year since launch—Best Travel Magazine every year, Best Website for the past four years, and Best Travel App in 2014—and the only brand to be an ASME finalist for General Excellence across both print and digital. Last year AFAR won six top FOLIO awards, including Best Full Issue and Best Website. Prior to launching AFAR in 2008, Julia was a writer and editor at media companies big and small, including Time Out and the Meredith Corporation. A graduate of Barnard College, Julia has taught magazine writing and design at the d.school at Stanford University.