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.

  •  Learn superior technical skills and new shooting styles
  •  Build new relationships to grow your business
  •  Experience new products and solutions from major manufacturers
  •  Discover competitive and affordable ways to grow your business
  •  Meet some of the world’s finest photographic instructors
  •  Make an investment in yourself and your future

The WPPI 2015 WPPI Wedding & Portrait Photography Conference + Expo, will take place on February 26- March 5, at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

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Starting in 2015, our members will have the advantage of registering for WPPI for one week 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 new Photo Walks, will be available to members at significant discounts.

In 2015, we’re adding more value, new features and more of the best educators to our conference program, and purchasing conference passes will be easier. To keep things simple, a free guest conference pass is no longer included. One conference pass equals one person and includes four full days of education, access to over 95 Platform classes, the keynote and special events and more. Attending with a friend, spouse or assistant? Make sure they become a member to take advantage of our all of annual membership benefits and discounts.

Conference Information

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 four full days of education, access to over 95 Platform classes, a three-day pass to the expo, plus admission to the keynote, special events and more. Many attendees enhance their educational experience by adding Plus or Master Classes or The University to their agenda. These classes may be purchased separately and are described below.

The University - The Business Institute (formerly WPPI U)
The University is a one-day workshop for emerging and professional photographers.  You’ll learn from working professional photographers in the industry how to strengthen your shooting skills, market your photography services and how to run a profitable business. This rare experience includes a combination of classroom lectures and hands-on workshops taught by world-class educators, who are also working pro photographers. WPPI University will be held before WPPI Platform Classes begin.
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A WPPI Full Platform Pass is not required to register for The University.

PLUS CLASS (PLUS)
A Plus Class is a one-day, intimate and intensive learning experience. Limited to 25 participants per class, you’ll experience classroom learning through a 2-3 hour presentation by one of our world-class photographic instructors followed by hands-on training through an afternoon of shooting on location. Plus Class tracks will include off camera lighting, posing techniques, workflow and more. Plus Classes are now more affordable, so consider taking one on Thursday and another on Friday. A WPPI Full Platform Pass is required to purchase any Plus class. A WPPI Membership is not required. TIP: Register early, Plus Classes will sell out quickly.

MASTER CLASS (MC)

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. A WPPI Full Platform Pass is required to purchase any Master Class. A WPPI Membership is not required. TIP: Register early, Master Classes sell out quickly.

PHOTO WALKS (PW)

Photo Walks are exclusive 1 ½ -hour, hands-on shootouts limited to 25 people each that focus on teaching the participants to sharpen their observation and composition skills while shooting alongside an industry leader. Each Photo Walk will demonstrate the leader’s unique skill set, including everything from off camera lighting, posing, gear and lens selection and much, much more. A WPPI Full Platform Pass is required to purchase any Photo Walk. A WPPI Membership is not required.

Find out more about each individual Photo Walk by joining our Facebook group where each leader will discuss their class and answer questions. Join us here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/868345773177706/

PLATFORM CLASS (PC)
A Platform Class is a 1 ½ -hour, theatre-style session that prepares you for everything from being a better photographer to running a more successful and profitable business, and more. Seven learning tracks include Lighting, Wedding, Portrait, Inspirational, Business, Workflow and Filmmaking. You have access to over 95 Platform classes when you purchase a Full Platform Pass.

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 5 Platform classes that you don’t want to miss. All other Platform Classes you attend will be on first-come, first-served basis. The last day to pre-board online is February 25, 2015. Pre-board is not available onsite.

Expo Information
WPPI Launch Pad

Launch Pad provides an early opportunity to get a sneak-peak at some of the new products and technologies that will be on display at the expo, before the expo opens. It’s also a great place to reconnect with colleagues and friends, meet new people and network. WPPI’s Launch Pad will be open to all media and WPPI attendees.

Three-day Expo

WPPI 2014 hosted more than 300 exhibitors over 80,000 square feet of exhibit space in the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas. WPPI 2015 will be no different. Experience new photographic products and solutions first-hand from the biggest and best manufacturers, solution providers and retailers serving the needs of emerging and professional photographers. Touch, test and compare the latest products and find some amazing offers too.  

Registration Types:

Full Platform Pass includes:

  • Access to over 95 Platform classes
  • Three-day admission pass to the expo.
  • Access to the keynote and special events
  • Entry to live judging at the Print, Album & Filmmaking Competitions
  • Entry to Launch Pad

Expo Only Pass Includes:

  • Three-day admission pass to the expo
  • Entry to Launch Pad
  • No other admissions are included

Information subject to change without notice.


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The 2015 WPPI Conference + Expo will take place on February 26 – March 5 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

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February 26- March 5, 2015

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March 2-4, 2015

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