Travel Talks and Events  


Join Kate Sanders for Travel Talks – a webcast series dedicated to the OSU Alumni Association Group Travel Program.

Topics range from travel tips to information on various destinations and more. All Travel Talks are online at 5:30 p.m. Pacific Time

March 5 - Travel Talks is partnering with the College of Health on their Our Health& online series to discuss sustainable travel. Join us for a town hall discussion with industry and educational experts to answer your questions on sustainable travel. Register

March 12 - Travel Talk: Taking your best travel photos. Go on an adventure with artist, photographer and Associate Professor Julia Bradshaw, who will share simple tips and tricks for taking great travel photos. Learn how to best utilize your camera while discovering what makes a compelling photo, elements that comprise an eye-catching image and tips on capturing some of your best memories.  Register.  

Let's talk travel at Dam Good Connections. Meet Kate in Bend, Beaverton, Tacoma or Bellevue in March and April 2024

Kate is hitting the road to with her fellow colleagues at relaxed open-house style events in Oregon and Washington this March and April.  Join us to learn about what is in store for travel in the coming years, meet up with fellow travelers (we hope to see you there!) and learn about the other programs and resources we offer through the alumni association. 

Schedule and event registration

The Wonder and the Worry - Documentary film preview with special guest Chris Johns '74, OSU alumnus, OSUAA group tour host and former National Geographic editor.

Join us on April 18 for "alumni night" to view the new film, "The Wonder and the Worry." This documentary traces the fragmentation and upheaval in photojournalism and its impact on the world’s most iconic publication: National Geographic magazine. The film delves into digital disruption and the power of environmental storytelling as it follows the intertwined careers of Chris Johns, OSU alumnus and former National Geographic editor, and his daughter Louise, a working freelance photographer.  Chris recently hosted an OSUAA Group Tour to Yellowstone. Tickets



Recorded Travel Talk Presentations

Additional recordings are linked below.


About Kate Sanders

Kate Sanders is the director for academic enrichment and Alumni Group Travel at the Oregon State University Alumni Association, where she is responsible for the travel program as well as the association’s signature events and educational programming. Kate joined the alumni association in 2013 after planning presidential and university-level events at Oregon State University and has a professional background in project management, event planning, writing and environmental education. Travel and tourism have always been part of her life, from family trips when young, to living abroad in Australia, to work and personal travel today.

Kate has been to almost every state in the U.S., including Alaska and Hawaii, as well as the U.S. Territory of Puerto Rico. She has hosted alumni group tours to destination such as Costa Rica, Scotland, Alaska, French Polynesia, the Channel Islands, Peru, Galapagos Island, the Grand Canyon and the Kentucky Derby. She has also visited Norway, Denmark, France, Germany, Austria, Italy, Croatia, Ireland, Mexico, Canada, Bermuda and Caribbean Islands, among others.