Nashville, TN—Professional Photographers of America (PPA) is sweetening the pot for registrants of its annual photography conference and trade show, Imaging USA, which will be held February 1–3, 2015, at Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee.
Those who register by December 31 will be entered to win a prize of their choosing out of a pool of four, including 60,000 airline miles, a comp’d hotel room at Opryland from January 31 to February 4, 2015, a free Imaging USA all-access pass and a preconvention class or lunch with a speaker of their choice (pending availability), and VIP seating at the Evening with Peter Lik event. Prizes will be awarded every two weeks, with the selected prize being removed from the pool of options for the next round.
“We’re in the holiday spirit early,” said PPA’s president, Susan Michal, M.Photog.Cr., CPP, ABI. “Imaging USA is already, in our opinion, the best deal out there for photographers. It’s much cheaper than the other conventions out there and gives attendees so much more value. A chance to win one of these gifts just makes it that much better.”
Imaging USA is the longest running international photographic convention, expo and image exhibition in the world. Run by professional photographers for professional photographers, the event dates back to 1880, when PPA began organizing its annual convention and trade show.
More than 10,000 industry professionals are expected to descend upon Music City for three days of photography education and inspiration, as well as some exclusive photography related shopping.
Highlights of Imaging USA 2015 include the three-day Imaging Expo trade show, with more than 600 booths, giving photographers the opportunity to demo and purchase the latest products at deeply discounted and trade-show-only offers. The event also includes more than 100 speeches, presentations and hands-on demonstrations by some of the most respected names in the photographic industry.
Photographers will also find mentoring opportunities, portfolio reviews and 10,000+ photographers to network with and create career-spanning relationships. There are also three days of smaller, more intimate, preconvention classes.
New to Imaging USA this year will be a mobile app and game, extended viewing hours for the International Photographic Competition (IPC) exhibit, a PPA Charities 5K run, fundraiser and shoe drive, the opening night Super Bowl viewing party, and a keynote presentation, book signing and exclusive convention-long exhibit from acclaimed landscape photographer Peter Lik, M.Photog.
To be eligible for the giveaways, photographers have the option to register for an Imaging USA all-access pass or join PPA as a Professional Active member and sign up for free. PPA offers free, full registration to Imaging USA as a perk for new members. Professional Active PPA memberships are available for $27.92 a month. imagingusa.org and ppa.com