Vicki Hoefle, author of The Straight Talk on Parenting.
Topic: A no-nonsense approach to growing a grown-up.
Issues: Creating a blueprint of where you want to be; understanding that parenting is more about on-the job training and less about being perfect; bedtime bedlam, morning meltdowns; sibling squabbles; sass and backtalk; the trouble with tech.
Ron Lieber, author of The Opposite of Spoiled.
Topic: Raising kids who are grounded, generous, and smart about money.
Issues: Why we need to talk about money; how to start the conversation; the allowance debate; the smartest ways for kids to spend; how to talk about giving; why kids should work; how much is enough?
Tim Dowling, author of How to Be a Husband.
Topic: Exactly what not to do in every situation.
Issues: Forty guiding principles of gross marital happiness; twelve labors of marriage; how to become a relevant, productive member of your own family and household; intimate, embarrassing, and very funny stories that will resonate and delight.
George Hagen, author of Gabriel Finley & the Raven’s Riddle.
Issues: Creating books for middle schoolers; riddles and puzzles, ravens, magic, mystery, family secrets, and redemption; childhood literary idols.
John Golicz, CEO of UNICOMM, which produces Travel & Adventure Shows. travelshows.com.
Topic: Travel & Adventure shows.
Issues: Travel options for families, couples, and singles; budget and luxury travel options; domestic and international travel destinations.
Peter Greenberg, Travel Editor, CBS News and petergreenberg.com
Topic: Family Travel.
Issues: Preparing for a trip; being smart about food safety; should you buy travel insurance? The secret to breezing through airport security; biggest mistakes families make when traveling;
Dana Angelo White, author of First Bites.
Topic: Superfoods for babies and toddlers.
Issues: Defining superfoods; what growing bodies need; what they don’t need; simple recipes that emphasize fruits and vegetables, grains, protein, dairy, and eggs; getting kids to make good food choices on tier own.