the WPPI 2010 list

wppi2010_339For everyone going to WPPI I thought I would put together a little list of the top parties/speakers/events to go to. It’s always a whirlwind show for us, running around trying to meet new people, hang out with old friends, listen to a few programs and catch up with some of our vendors. This year I am only going to be in town for 3 quick days (monday thru wednesday) so am trying to maximize the time. To keep myself organized this is the first year I am writing down a plan of attack. Anyone that wants to get together for coffee or a quick bite one day send me a tweet (@digitalphotobuz or @markstagi)

Here is my list of must see things at WPPI 2010 (there are many other speakers that might fit your needs better, check out the WPPI site for a full class list)

The official WPPI & Canon welcome party starts at 7:30. It’s a great way to meet some new people and have a little bite to eat and drink. It’s also a great way to warm up before the crazy parties start a little later in the evening.

Go-Bee party
Last year they had a great party in their suite at the MGM, it was packed but fun times.

Airhorns and Lasers party
I think the title of this party says it all. It’s an off site party and should be normal WPPI crazyness.
You do need tickets for this one that cost $50, but it sounds like there is a lot going into this so you might want
to check it out.


8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. / RM# 312-317
Jerry Ghionis — Reinventing the Wedding Album
AMAZING photographer!

10:45am – 11:30am Bob Davis at the Canon Main Stage
(Bob is going to be speaking in many booths this year, check
his website for all listings:

Jared Bauman — Your Business
3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. / RM# 306-307

Vegas Tweetup @ MGM Centrifuge
Organized by Pay it Forward photo (
this should be a fun get together of photo tweeters

6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. / RM# 319-320
Jasmine Star — Ghetto Fabulous Marketing

WPPI pool party – 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
The 30th anniversary WPPI pool party at the MGM pool!


8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. / RM# 312 + 317
John Michael Cooper — An Almost Backwards Workflow

8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. / RM# 313-316
Marcus Bell — A Wedding with Marcus Bell
One of my favorite wedding photographers in the world. I have heard him speak before
so probably won’t make this one, but a definite must see if you haven’t seen his work

12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m. Alex Garza at the SMUG MUG booth. (@alexgarza )

1:30pm-2:30pm – Pictage Booth (Bob Davis speaking)

5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Graphi Studio pool party

6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. / RM# 306-307
Andy & Angie Wood — 10 Steps to an Amazing Web Presence

7:00 p.m. – 7:00 a.m. SmugMugPro/BayPhoto Slumber Party
Get more info at their booths

8:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m. Pictage party at Studio 54
Join pictage and dance the night away at Studio 54! Tickets required, pick them
up quick at the pictage booth.

10:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m. Studio A/B MGM Grand Las Vegas NV
Pay it forward party. Hollywood themed party and must pre-register online


8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. / RM# 313-316
Lori Nordstrom — Get Off Your Big BUT!

2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Alex Garza at the SMUG MUG booth. (@alexgarza )

For everyone that can’t make it to WPPI I am going to post as much stuff as possible, so keep checking back for lots of recaps and photos
of the entire WPPI.

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Author: Mark

Mark is a fine art wedding and portrait photographer from Northern California. He has been passionate about photography since childhood and started his studio 12 years ago to bring a fresh style of photography to the wedding and portrait world.

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