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    Friday, March 2, 2018
    State Print Competition
    Green Bay, WI

    Saturday, March 3 – Sunday, March 4, 2018
    FORWARD Photography Expo
    Featuring: Mark Bryant
    Green Bay, WI


    Mark your calendars for March 11 – 14, 2016 as we will be blowing the doors off of the Chula Vista Convention Center with…


    FORWARD has vibrance and action. It takes command. It leads. It commits to change. It presses on despite adversity.

    FORWARD is the motto of the great state of Wisconsin as well, so we tie in with our past as we look to our future.

    Join us as we celebrate the past 120 years and continue to change the shape of photography. FORWARD Photography Expo…block off the dates on your calendar for something amazing. March 11-14, Chula Vista Resort, Wisconsin Dells.

    Our scheduled speaker lineup:

    Friday Night-Leslie Spurlock

    Saturday Morning-Matthew Kenmetmueller

    Saturday Afternoon-Adam Hunter

    Saturday Night-Print Competition

    Sunday Morning-Jeff Lubin

    Sunday Afternoon-Craig La Mere

    Monday All Day-Lindsey Adler

    Registration will open SOON!  Stay tuned.

    MadCity PhotoJam 2015 Announced!




    WPPA is happy to announce the new, improved MadCity PhotoJam is coming to Madison February 19 -23.  Check out our schedule and our impressive list of speakers below.


    >>>Register online!<<<


    February 19-23 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Madison, Wisconsin

    Thursday, February 19th

    8:30 – 10 pm – Alicia Johnson (Senior Rep Program)
    Friday, February 20th

    8 am to Noon – Print Judging

    10am – Noon – Laura Bautell (Making Backdrops Pay)

    1 pm – 3pm – Michael Mowbray  (Shoot to Thrill/Speedlights)

    1 pm – Until Finished – Print Judging

    3pm – 5 pm – Lew & Karen Everling (Social Media)

    5:15 pm  – 6:15 pm – Champagne Open of Print Exhibit (media attention)

    6:00 – 8:30pm Tradeshow Open

    8:15 – 10:15 pm Lew & Karen Everling Evening Program (Social Media)


    Saturday, February 21st

    8am – 9:30 am – Dan Stoller (Pricing)

    8am – 10:30 am – Michael Timmons, Ron Nichols, & Helen Yancy (What a Judge Thinks – Print Critique)

    8:30am – 10:30pm – Rick Trummer (Camera, Color and Capture)

    9:30 am – 10:30 am – Robert Parks (Drones Demo)

    1pm – 4pm – Joe Buissink (Wedding – Odana Ballroom 1&2)

    4:30 pm – 5:30 pm – Suzette Allen (Video Editing in PSCC – Two Lakes Ballroom)

    6:30 pm – 7:30 pm  Dinner (by ticket only)

    7:45 pm – Fun Night (Leather and Lace themed costume party)

    Trade Show OPEN THESE HOURS:  10 am – 1 pm, 3 pm – 5:30 pm


    Sunday, February 22nd

    8:30 am – 11:30 Ron Nichols (Portrait Sales)

    9am – 11am – Randy Van Duinen (Painting w/ Light )

    9:30 am – 1pm  TRADESHOW

    1pm – 3:45pm – Randy Van Duinen (Lightroom & Photoshop)

    1:30 pm – 4pm – Ron Nichols (ProSelect Hands on workshop)

    4pm – 6pm – Suzette Allen (Hybrid Video)

    6:00 pm – Board Picture

    6:15-7 pm – Cocktails

    7:00 pm – 10 pm Awards Ceremony Dinner


    Monday, February 23

    Annual Member Meeting – 8-9 am

    Melanie Anderson – 9 am – 11:30 – “Seniors, Sports & Business”

    Pierre Stephenson – 10 am – 11:30 pm “Underwater Live Shoot”

    Melanie Anderson – 1 pm – 3 pm – “Seniors, Sports & Business”

    Pierre Stephenson – 1 pm – 2 :30 pm – “Underwater Post Production”

    2014 Fall Convention Information



    2014 Fall Shoot Out and Portfolio

    The Wisconsin PPA Fall Shoot Out is from November 1st through 4th at the Osthoff Resort in Elkhart Lake, WI. Please call the Osthoff for the special room rate of $89/night letting them know you are with the WPPA Convention. Phone number:  (855) 876-3399

    We are very excited about the lineup for this years’ event. You can mail in your registration form or register online with special “Early Bird” registration if you register by October 10.

    We are looking forward to seeing you all at this year’s event that is highlighting many new speakers, mentors and judges. See you there!


    Event Schedule

    Saturday, November 1st, 2014

    7:00pm – 10:00pm                  Print Competition Case Entry Preparation

    Sunday, November 2nd, 2014

    10:00am – 1:00pm                  Portfolio Building w/Mentors (Bays are Available)

    (Mentors – Lew Everling, Michael Barton, Jared Anderson)

    3:00pm – 6:00pm                  Image Work w/Mentors on hand for Workflow Questions

    (Mentors – Karen Everling, Joy Vertz)

    2:00pm – 5:00pm                  Print Competition Judging

    5:00pm – 9:00pm                  Vendors & Trade Show Time (Food will be in the Trade Show Area)

    9:00pm – Midnight               Guru Lounge – “Synergy at the Highest Level”

    (All Available who want to Help)

    Monday, November 3rd, 2014

    9:00am – 12:00pm                Vendors & Trade Show Time (Coffee and Rolls in the Trade Show Area)

    9:00am – 12:00pm                Print Display Available

    1:00pm – 5:00pm                  Shoot Out with more Mentors (Bays are Available)

    (Mentors – Rod Evans, Dan Davis, Jared Anderson, Tad Meddaugh)

    5:00pm – 6:30pm                  Awards Dinner

    7:00pm – 9:00pm                 Keynote Speaker – Rod Evans  “The Science of Beauty”

    Tuesday, November 4th, 2014

    9:00am – 12:00pm                Keynote Speaker – Aaron Adams “The Experience Experiment”

    12:00pm – 1:00pm                Lunch

    1:00pm – 3:00pm                  Keynote Speaker Continued