Saturday - Sunday, March 5, 6 | 8:00am - 6:00pm
The most prestigious event of WPPI and annually for wedding and portrait photographers and filmmakers, the Honors of Excellence Awards ceremony is the finale of the conference and attracts over 1,000 attendees to celebrate emerging and established photographers and filmmakers. Join us on Wednesday, March 9th from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. as we celebrate them, their work, and provide inspiration for each audience member. Join us for cocktails and a free buffet, followed by the awards ceremony. A Full Platform Pass or VIP EXPO Pass is required to attend.
Sunday, March 6 | 8:00 - 10:00pm
Exclusively for WPPI Full Platform Pass Holders, VIP Expo Pass Holders and special invited guests. From Photo Booth props to sparkly tops, don’t miss the annual Opening Night Party on Sunday, March 6th at 8:00 p.m. at the legendary Hakkasan nightclub in the MGM Grand. Enjoy a free food buffet, open bar, glitzy photo opps, and dancing to the beats of the DJ. Join your colleagues, WPPI speakers, and partners for the event of the week. Admission is on a first-come, first-served basis, so please arrive early and bring your WPPI badge.
Attendees are welcome to stay past 10:00 p.m. without a cover charge when doors open to the public; must be 21 and older (with proof of ID) to attend. Dress to impress! Dress Code Strictly Enforced. Definition of Dress Code Policy: No Sneakers, Tennis Shoes, Work Boots or Sandals (Male) regardless of Brand Name or Value. No Athletic Wear, No Shorts, No Hats (Male).
After Hours at Hakkasan (MGM)
Tuesday, March 8 | 7:00 - 8:00am
Join your friends on Tuesday at 7AM for our annual Fun Run. Clip your phone to your clothes for some phenomenal candid shots — you’ll be weaving through the streets of Las Vegas heading towards the fabulous “Welcome to Las Vegas” sign. Submit your photos to us for a chance to be featured on the WPPI website! Meet up at the MGM Conference center - at the WPPI Concierge Desk near the glass doors that lead to the Marquee Ballroom.
Tuesday, March 8 | 8:00 - 10:00pm
Wednesday, March 9 | 6:00 - 9:00 pm
The most prestigious event of WPPI and annually for wedding and portrait photographers, the Honors of Excellence Awards ceremony is the finale of the conference and attracts over 1,000 photographers to celebrate both emerging and established photographers. Join us on Wednesday night, from 6 – 9 PM as we celebrate them, their work, and provide inspiration for each audience member. A Full Platform Pass or VIP EXPO Pass is required to attend.
MGM Grand Las Vegas