About the WPPI Conference + Expo
The WPPI Wedding & Portrait Photography Conference + Expo is the premier industry event for photographers and filmmakers specializing in the creative and business aspects of wedding and portrait photography and filmmaking. Each year, nearly 13,000 professional and aspiring photographers and filmmakers attend WPPI to learn new techniques from industry leaders, build new relationships to grow their business, experience new products and solutions from major manufacturers to improve their productivity, and enjoy the many attractions in Las Vegas. WPPI is a week-long event combining educational seminars with a major industry trade show and networking events, all designed around learning the latest techniques, building new relationships and growing a business in a friendly, fun environment – all at one time, in one place.
The 2017 WPPI Wedding & Portrait Photography Conference takes place February 5-9, 2017, with the Expo running February 7-9 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
Watch the WPPI Film
For the last 3 years Joe Switzer + crew have given a fabulous 4 day intensive filmmaking class. This year was no different, and they put together another exciting highlights film from WPPI 2016.
Our members will have the advantage of registering for WPPI before the general public, including first choice of the most popular classes, many of which sell out in a few days. Even more -- Platform, PLUS and Master Classes, as well as our Photo Walks -- will be available to members at significant discounts.
Registration Rates on our Attendee page click here.
Most people who come to the WPPI Conference + Expo come for the education, networking, new products and services and, of course, for the fun! Many attendees register for a Full Platform Pass, which includes five days of education, access to over 80 Platform classes, a three-day pass to the expo, plus admission to The University for School and Sports Photography, the keynote, special events and more. Many attendees enhance their educational experience by adding Photo Walks, Plus or Master Classes. These classes may be purchased separately and are described below.
PLATFORM CLASS (PC)
Pre-board - A Full Platform Pass entitles you to take as many Platform Classes as you like however, these classes are very popular and seating is provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Pre-board lets you select five (5) Platform classes during online registration and provides you with priority access to the classroom up to 15 minutes before the class begins. During registration, you may pre-board by selecting up to five Platform classes that you don’t want to miss. All other Platform Classes you attend will be on first-come, first-served basis. (Pre-board is not available on-site.)
PLUS CLASS (PLUS)
A Master Class is a focused two-hour, hands-on session limited to 50 participants that provides a detailed learning experience. Master Class tracks cover a wide variety of vital photography and filmmaking topics including Lighting, Wedding, Portrait, Inspirational, Business, Workflow and Filmmaking. TIP: Register early, Master Classes sell out quickly. May be purchased as an add-on item.
PHOTO WALKS (PW)
INTENSIVE FILMMAKING CLASS
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. Attendees will learn best business practices, how to grow your business, as well as important school laws and regulations on student data privacy. Other topics such as creating team composites, senior banners and the best products to offer will round out a full day of education, and networking. Keeping in tradition with WPPI, it will be fun, and offer many opportunities for great giveaways from vendors exhibiting at the mini tradeshow which runs all day. Admission is included with a full platform Pass. Learn more about PSPI.
Las Vegas Convention Center