Special Programs

There are many special programs and events outside the Register for Imaging USA
conference's class programming at Imaging USA, such as parties, ASP meetings, CPP exams and more! This page aggregates them all for you.

NOTE: Program and schedule are subject to changes, additions or cancellations without advance notice.

Saturday, January 7, 2017
Time Class/Event Title
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Canon CPS Member Lounge

Convention Center, Room 006A/B, River Level

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

PPA New Member Meet & Greet

Convention Center Bridge

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Remembrance Photography: On Becoming a “Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep” Affiliated Photographer

Marriot Rivercenter, Salon G, 3rd Floor

Imagine a photo session where each moment is a last moment, where there will be no second takes, where your photography becomes a family's most prized possession. Are you looking for a way to share your talents with your community? We invite you to learn more about becoming a volunteer photographer with Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep (NILMDTS). Become inspired as NILMDTS staff and volunteers share more about the organization and the details of how you can get involved. Register now!

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Fiesta! with PPA Charities Celebration: VIP Reception

Marriott Riverwalk, Alamo Ballroom, Second Floor

Kick off Imaging USA as you enjoy fun, auctions and all the good deeds that have been done. Each event is ticketed separately. Tickets can be purchased at www.PPA2016.Gesture.com

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8:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Fiesta! with PPA Charities Celebration: Auction

Marriott Riverwalk, Alamo Ballroom, Second Floor

Kick off Imaging USA as you enjoy fun, auctions and all the good deeds that have been done. Each event is ticketed separately. Tickets can be purchased at www.PPA2016.Gesture.com

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9:00 PM -11:00 PM

Fiesta! with PPA Charities Celebration: After Party

Marriott Riverwalk, Alamo Ballroom, Second Floor

Kick off Imaging USA as you enjoy fun, auctions and all the good deeds that have been done. Each event is ticketed separately. Tickets can be purchased at www.PPA2016.Gesture.com

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Sunday, January 8, 2017
Time Class/Event Title
6:15 AM - 8:00 AM

PPA Charities Super Hero 5K Fun Run

Registration 6:15am, Race begins at 7am

The start of the 5K is at the SW corner of E. Nueva & St. Mary's. There will be FREE parking at this location. There will also be a shuttle bus running  from 6:00 - 6:40am from the Marriott River Center to the 5K and then doing continuous loops back as runners finish. Pickup will be along Commerce Street on the South side of the hotel. 

Get things running quite literally with a nice early morning 5k around downtown San Antonio. Register now!

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

ASP General Membership Meeting

Marriott Rivercenter Hotel, Rooms 1 and 2, Third Floor

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

ASP Board of Governors Meeting

Marriott Rivercenter Hotel, Rooms 1 and 2, Third Floor

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Canon Live Learning Photo Walk: Location Portrait Lighting with Speedlites with Rudy Winston

Meet in front of Canon CPS Lounge Convention Center, Room 006A/B, River Level

Availability is on a first-come, first-serve basis to 25 photographers. Sign up now.

Imagine walking to ANY location at ANY time of day and have a lighting solution . . . Speedlites are the answer! Join Canon and learn the necessary tools and confidence to create killer lighting anywhere you go!

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Canon Live Learning Photo Walk: Taking Control of Natural Light for Portraits with Eric Stoner

Meet in front of Canon CPS Lounge Convention Center, Room 006A/B, River Level

Availability is on a first-come, first-serve basis to 25 photographers. Sign up now.

It's easy to find light . . . but is it the right light? Learn how to assess locations, use reflectors and choose the right lens. Join Canon to learn how to SEE light and how it interacts with your subject.

10:00 AM - 11:15 AM

The 5 Second Rule: Achieve Breakthrough Performance in Your Career and Life

Convention Center, Lila Cockrell Theatre, Street Level

Mel Robbins Keynote Presentation - open to all badged attendees.

Three million people have learned the secret to reaching their true potential -now it’s your turn. You are meant to do extraordinary things in your career and your life and the 5 Second Rule will help you achieve it.

In her viral, globally praised TEDx talk, Mel demystifies neuroscience research on the brain and the latest social science research to explain why and how you screw yourself over every day. You'll learn how to identify the mistakes you’re making and learn how to create lasting behavior change within yourself. You'll also discover one radical idea that will forever alter how you approach life.

Mel uses riveting videos, case studies and hilarious personal stories that will amaze and entertain you, all the while giving you the resources you need to soar. She leverages audience participation to demonstrate behavior change. The lessons and tools can be applied immediately and your audience will leave feeling deeply inspired, empowered and equipped to tackle their professional and personal dreams. Register for Imaging USA!

10:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Canon CPS Member Lounge

Convention Center, Room 006A/B, River Level

11:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Imaging Expo - Day 1

Convention Center, Exhibit Hall 3 and 4, Main Lobby

Find big deals and drool over the industry's latest products, tools and technology in a tradeshow designed for pro photographers. Be sure to check out which companies are offering show specials by viewing their exhibitor profile on the mobile app or at ImagingUSA.org/Imaging-Expo!

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11:30 AM - 5:00 PM

International Photographic Exhibit

Convention Center, Inside the Imaging Expo, Halls 3 and 4, Main Lobby

Get inspired to try new techniques as you view thousands of award-winning images from around the world, featuring the 2016 PPA Loan and General Collections (Free and open to the public).

11:30 AM - 5:00 PM

IPC Mentor Sessions

Located Within the International Photographic Exhibit
Convention Center, Exhibit Hall 3 and 4, Street Level

What makes a photograph award-winning material? What does a judge look for in a PPA photography competition? Here's your chance to learn all that. PPA approved jurors will sit down with you in 15 minute sessions and look at your images, to give suggestions on creating images for competition. Online registration for the IPC Mentor Sessions is now closed. We will be scheduling walk up appointments onsite.

Please bring your images on a Laptop, tablet or physical prints (no phones).

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

CPP Exam

Convention Center, Room 008, River Level

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3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

H & H Learning Lounge: Sports Solutions

Convention Center, Room 007A, River Level

Sports Solutions —learn about H&H's Total Sports Program- It is a complete program designed to help make your business more efficient and more profitable. Our powerful, free software and integrated online sales create a workflow system that truly gives you a competitive edge. Along with our educational programs, and our marketing and sales acumen that we put to work for you, we offer fast service, exceptional quality and low prices…a total sports program value you won't find anywhere else.

8:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Imaging USA Welcome Party

Marriott Rivercenter Hotel, Grand Ballroom, Third Floor

Sponsored by Canon
Co-sponsored by Chromaluxe

Kick things off in style with your photography friends. Be sure to bring your camera for unique photo ops! Admission is included with all-access badge. Tickets may be purchased at Imaging USA Registration. Register now!

Monday, January 9, 2017
Time Class/Event Title
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Maximize Your Photography and Strengthen Your Local “Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep” Volunteer Team

Convention Center, Room 007D, River Level

Interested photographers and current Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep volunteers are invited to attend this session dedicated to growing and strengthening our volunteer network across the country. Register now!

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

PPA Council Meeting

Marriott Rivercenter, Salons G and H, Third Floor

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Canon Live Learning Photo Walk: Canon On Location: Speedlites and Seniors with Jon Lorentz

Meet in front of Canon CPS Lounge Convention Center, Room 006A/B, River Level

Availability is on a first-come, first-serve basis to 25 photographers. Sign up now.

Ratios. Inverse-Square Law. Dramatic Portraits. Dynamic Light. It's easy to get caught up in all the options out there. Join Canon's Jon Lorentz and learn to simplify the experience for you and your subject with Speedlites on location.

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Canon Live Learning Photo Walk: Taking Control of Natural Light for Portraits with Eric Stoner

Meet in front of Canon CPS Lounge Convention Center, Room 006A/B, River Level

Availability is on a first-come, first-serve basis to 25 photographers. Sign up now.

It's easy to find light . . . but is it the right light? Learn how to assess locations, use reflectors and choose the right lens. Join Canon to learn how to SEE light and how it interacts with your subject.

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

H & H Learning Lounge: Shoot, Share + Sell Simplified for the Wedding + Portrait Photographer

Convention Center, Room 007A, River Level

Learn about Collages simplified, timesaving workflow solutions for portrait and wedding photographers. Our platform is designed to make you look your best and gives you the flexibility and control needed to be competitive in your market. Gone are the days of calling one vendor for lab products another for proofing galleries, another for your marketing app, another for post-production and yet another for albums and album design. New, innovative features like RoomView and our unlimited Free Prints subscription plan will also be presented.

10:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Canon CPS Member Lounge

Convention Center, Room 006A/B, River Level

10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

Coach’s Corner

Convention Center, Room 303C, Ballroom Level

Want help hitting a home run in the school, sports or event market? Meet with a professional coach at Imaging USA for some one-on-one time (10-minute sessions) to ask your questions and get advice on images, business and more. Sign up here.

Register for Imaging USA!

11:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Imaging Expo - Day 2

Convention Center, Exhibit Hall 3 and 4, Main Lobby

Find big deals and drool over the industry's latest products, tools and technology in a tradeshow designed for pro photographers. Be sure to check out which companies are offering show specials by viewing their exhibitor profile on the mobile app or at ImagingUSA.org/Imaging-Expo!

Register for Imaging USA!

11:30 AM - 5:00 PM

International Photographic Exhibit

Convention Center, Inside the Imaging Expo, Halls 3 and 4, Main Lobby

Get inspired to try new techniques as you view thousands of award-winning images from around the world, featuring the 2016 PPA Loan and General Collections (Free and open to the public).

11:30 AM - 5:00 PM

IPC Mentor Sessions

Located Within the International Photographic Exhibit
Convention Center, Exhibit Hall 3 and 4, Street Level

What makes a photograph award-winning material? What does a judge look for in a PPA photography competition? Here's your chance to learn all that. PPA approved jurors will sit down with you in 15 minute sessions and look at your images, to give suggestions on creating images for competition. Online registration for the IPC Mentor Sessions is now closed. We will be scheduling walk up appointments onsite.

Please bring your images on a Laptop, tablet or physical prints (no phones).

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

CPP Exam

Convention Center, Room 008, River Level

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1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Student Volunteer Program

Convention Center, Room 214B, Meeting Room Level

For Student Registrants only. Register now!

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

H & H Learning Lounge: Bentley’s Bar

Convention Center, Room 007A, River Level

Bentley's Bar—come to our very own "genius bar" to have Bentley help you solve any of your technical problems from computer questions, Lightroom tricks, hhstudio best practices, green screen issues and more!

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Grand Imaging Awards

Convention Center, Lila Cockrell Theatre, Street Level

Celebrate with friends as we honor the 2016 Medalists, Diamond Photographers of the Year, and all the elite Loan Collection artists from the most recent International Photographic Competition (IPC). Stop by and see the work of these top photographers… and find out who's crowned the champion of the Grand Imaging Award! Register now!

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Canon Live Learning Photo Walk: Into the Night With Speedlites

with Rudy Winston, Eric Stoner and Jon Lorentz

Meet in front of Canon CPS Lounge Convention Center, Room 006A/B, River Level

Availability is on a first-come, first-serve basis to 25 photographers. Sign up now.

Learn to create gorgeous environmental portraits after the sun goes down using Speedlites and theatrical gels mixed with the ambience of streetlight. We'll show how to bring bold color into otherwise dull scenes to help you maximize your creativity.

7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

ASP Gala

Marriott Rivercenter Hotel, Salons C, D and E, Third Floor

Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Time Class/Event Title
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

IPC Judges Refresher Course

Convention Center, Room 217B, Meeting Room Level

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Student Volunteer Portfolio Review

Convention Center, Room 214D, Meeting Room Level

For Student Registrants only. Register now!

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Canon Live Learning Photo Walk: Taking Control of Natural Light for Portraits with Eric Stoner

Meet in front of Canon CPS Lounge Convention Center, Room 006A/B, River Level

Availability is on a first-come, first-serve basis to 25 photographers. Sign up now.

It's easy to find light . . . but is it the right light? Learn how to assess locations, use reflectors and choose the right lens. Join Canon to learn how to SEE light and how it interacts with your subject.

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Canon Live Learning Photo Walk: Shooting with the Sun: Seniors with Jon Lorentz

Meet in front of Canon CPS Lounge Convention Center, Room 006A/B, River Level

Availability is on a first-come, first-serve basis to 25 photographers. Sign up now.

The sun can be far less intimidating to first-time subjects than flashes, strobes or even Speedlites. Join Canon Trainer Jon Lorentz to learn tips and tricks about shooting with the sun and working with your seniors on set.

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

H & H Learning Lounge: On Line Sales Solutions for Schools and Sports

Convention Center, Room 007A, River Level

HHimageHost is H&H's on line sales solution for the school and sports photographer. Enhance your school and sports sales program, extend your sales reach, and experience simple, fast recurring sales using one of the three distinct selling options. With one single upload, you can order packages and post images for additional online sales.

10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

Coach’s Corner

Convention Center, Room 303C, Ballroom Level

Want help hitting a home run in the school, sports or event market? Meet with a professional coach at Imaging USA for some one-on-one time (10-minute sessions) to ask your questions and get advice on images, business and more. Sign up here.

Register for Imaging USA!

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Canon CPS Member Lounge

Convention Center, Room 006A/B, River Level

Pick-ups only.

11:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Imaging Expo - Day 3

Convention Center, Exhibit Hall 3 and 4, Main Lobby

Find big deals and drool over the industry's latest products, tools and technology in a tradeshow designed for pro photographers. Be sure to check out which companies are offering show specials by viewing their exhibitor profile on the mobile app or at ImagingUSA.org/Imaging-Expo!

Register for Imaging USA!

11:30 AM - 3:30 PM

International Photographic Exhibit

Convention Center, Inside the Imaging Expo, Halls 3 and 4, Main Lobby

Get inspired to try new techniques as you view thousands of award-winning images from around the world, featuring the 2016 PPA Loan and General Collections (Free and open to the public).

11:30 AM - 3:30 PM

IPC Mentor Sessions

Located Within the International Photographic Exhibit
Convention Center, Exhibit Hall 3 and 4, Street Level

What makes a photograph award-winning material? What does a judge look for in a PPA photography competition? Here's your chance to learn all that. PPA approved jurors will sit down with you in 15 minute sessions and look at your images, to give suggestions on creating images for competition. Online registration for the IPC Mentor Sessions is now closed. We will be scheduling walk up appointments onsite.

Please bring your images on a Laptop, tablet or physical prints (no phones).

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

CPP Exam

Convention Center, Room 008, River Level

Register for Imaging USA!

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

H & H Learning Lounge: School Solutions

Convention Center, Room 007A, River Level

School Solutions —learn about H&H's Total School Program. Our Total School Program provides the solutions to your school photography problems. Hundreds of products, lower prices, dynamic graphics, extreme product personalization, and faster workflows, means our Total School Program offers unprecedented opportunity for the independent school and sports photographer.

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

PPA Award & Degree Ceremony

Convention Center, Lila Cockrell Theatre, Street Level

Join us to honor professional photography and the individuals who set themselves apart in the industry by earning PPA degrees and awards. Register now!

8:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Imaging USA Closing Party

Convention Center, Park/Tower View, Meeting Room Level

Wrap it all up and exchange info with the new friends you've made. Eat, drink and be merry as we celebrate the closing of another amazing Imaging. Admission is included with all-access badge. Tickets may be purchased at Imaging USA Registration. Register now!

 

 

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