Over 3000 entries are judged in 8 rooms by over 40 judges over two incredible days. Full Platform Pass holders will have the opportunity to watch entries get evaluated while hearing feedback from judges. Learn what judges find to be a winning image as well as hear constructive critiques in what has been coined a tremendous learning experience. A Full Platform Pass is required to attend. Located at the LVCC in rooms N219, N220, N221, N222, N223, N225, N227, N229
Morning Keynote - Jacqueline Tobin & Jason Groupp & Jose Villa: Rf’s 30 Rising Stars Panel: Monday, Feb. 6, 8:30-10am
Rangefinder Editor-in-Chief Jacqueline Tobin moderates a panel on how some past and present Rf 30 Rising Stars of Wedding Photography get inspired to create work that not only gets them hired by brides and grooms, but also wins competitions and receives accolades from industry leaders and peers alike. A Full Platform Pass is required to attend. Sponsored by Richard Photo Lab, ShootProof & Triple Scoop Music
Get an exclusive look at innovative products and software solutions from dozens of WPPI exhibitors before the Expo officially opens. Mix and mingle in this social setting. It’s an opportunity to network with the media and photography colleagues to make new contacts, develop relationships, get one-on-one advice and explore opportunities. Free for all registered attendees. Located at the LVCC in N249-N251.
Time to take care of the mind and body while at WPPI! Join the Movement by participating in the WPPI Fun Run where not only do you get in a little exercise, you get to see the Vegas Strip before the crowds take up the sidewalks. All proceeds go to Tamara and Steve Lackey’s charity, Beautiful Together. Westgate Hotel Main Lobby Area. Free for all registered attendees.
Jerry Ghionis presents the show-opening keynote seminar with a "greatest hits" collection of his best and most valuable takeaways over the past 14 years of WPPI. A Full Platform Pass is required to attend. Sponsored by Nikon and Triple Scoop Music
Join us every night of the expo as WPPI goes out "after hours" at Las Vegas nightclubs. Attendees receive complimentary access by showing their WPPI badge. Must have a valid 21-and-over ID and adhere to the dress code: no sneakers, work boots, athletic wear (women/men), sandals, shorts or hats (men only). Monday, Feb. 6: Jewel at Aria - Expedited entry line until 1 am; Tuesday, Feb. 7: OMNIA at Caesars - Comp drink ticket until 12am. Expedited entry line until 1 am; Wednesday, Feb. 8: 1OAK at Mirage - Expedited entry line until 1 am; Thursday, Feb. 9: Hakkasan at MGM - Comp drink ticket until 12am. Expedited entry line until 1 am.
The F-Stop lounge is a place to chill after the show. Come join the WPPI tribe to relax and review the events of the day. There will be a DJ, cash bar, charging stations, and lots of fun games. Westgate Pavilion 2 & 3: Tues.-Wed., Feb. 7-8, 4:30-7:30pm; Thurs., Feb. 9, 3:30-6:30pm. Free for all registered attendees.
Featuring performances by Con Raney and the Royal Foundry, followed by a dance party with Tep No and Tre Coast. The Westgate Pavilion 1 & 6 (next to WPPI's F-Stop Lounge). Sponsored by FYRFLY
Bryce walks you through why your path to ownership and success are marred by your self-imposed limits and the inside fear voice to unleash what you truly want. A Full Platform Pass is required to attend. Sponsored by Canon and Triple Scoop Music
Morning Keynote - Me Ra Koh, To Stretch but Not Break: A Candid Look at the Ups and Downs of Building Your Photography Dream: Thursday, Feb. 9, 8:30-10am
Me Ra Koh, Sony Artisan and Disney host, offers a candid, inspiring and transparent keynote about allowing our creative spirits to be stretched but not broken. A Full Platform Pass is required to attend. Sponsored by Sony and Triple Scoop Music
Organized by PSPI (Professional School & Sports Photographers International), the University for School and Sports Photography is a one-day educational program geared for those who are interested in volume school and sports photography. Learn more. Must be purchased as an add-on; see our attendee page for pricing. Platinum Sponsors: Zenfolio, Sony | Sponsors: PSPI, Richmond Professional Lab, Miller’s Professional Imaging, Bay Photo Lab
The WPPI Honors of Excellence Awards ceremony is the most prestigious event of WPPI for wedding and portrait photographers. Join us for an “Oscar-worthy” evening of entertainment celebrating ALL the winners from The 16x20 Print, Album and Filmmaking Competition as well as our everyone who participated in WPPI’s members-only 1st and 2nd Half Competitions! A Full Platform Pass is required to attend. Located at the LVCC in N109-N114. Sponsored by Sony and Triple Scoop Music
Las Vegas Convention Center