Full Platform Pass holders and special guests are encouraged to arrive before 8:00 p.m. and can expect a free food buffet, open bar, glitzy photo opps, and dancing to the beats of the DJ! Please note: admission is on a first-come, first-served basis so please arrive early and bring your WPPI badge.
If you don’t have a Full Platform Pass, don’t fret! Join us after 10:30 p.m. in the same location with your WPPI badge for complimentary entry. Bring your 21-and-over ID, WPPI badge and get ready to have fun!
Who else is going, you ask?! We’ll be partying with WPPI speakers, attendees and partners, including the Opening Night Party sponsors Canon and Bay Photo and After Hours Party sponsors Chimera, so dress to impress! (Speaking of which, dress code will be strictly enforced. Please do not wear sneakers, tennis shoes, athletic wear, shorts, hats work boots or sandals (male) regardless of brand name or value.)
Once we’ve kicked off the show at Hakkasan, join us for even more special events later in the week!
Monday, March 7, 10:30 p.m.: Late Night at XS (Encore)
Open to ALL WPPI attendees. Please show your WPPI 2016 badge to receive complimentary entry. This event is sponsored by Chimera. Adherence to dress code and a valid 21-and-over ID is required for this event.
Tuesday, March 8, 7:00 a.m.: WPPI Fun Run
Rise and shine! Weave through the streets of Las Vegas heading towards the fabulous “Welcome to Las Vegas” sign with your WPPI friends during our annual Fun Run. Open to all WPPI attendees and sponsored by Endurance Magazine.
Tuesday, March 8, 8:00 p.m.: Keynote Sue Bryce
Marketing master and portrait photographer Sue Bryce will give her keynote presentation “Amp Up Your In-Person Sales” where she will show you how to revolutionize in-person portrait sales, and how you can boost your photography business with confidence.
Tuesday, March 8, 10:30 p.m.: Official After Party at Omnia (Caesar’s)
Open to all WPPI attendees. Show your WPPI badge and use the exclusive, expedited entry line and get free admission. PLUS enjoy headliner DJ Calvin Harris. Sponsored by Chimera. Adherence to dress code and a valid 21-and-over ID is required for this event.
Wednesday, March 9, 6:00 p.m.: Honors of Excellence Awards Ceremony
Join over 1,000 photographers to celebrate both emerging and established photographers as we celebrate them, their work, and provide inspiration for each audience member. A Full Platform Pass or VIP EXPO Pass is required to attend.
Thursday, March 10 10:30 a.m.: Kevin Kubota’s Photographers Ignite
WPPI will be setting the MGM Grand ablaze when it hosts Kevin Kubota’s Photographers Ignite! This is a fast-paced event where photographers across a range of genres and specialities will speak (or sing!) on subjects that they are particularly passionate about. But there’s a twist! The presenters only have five minutes to speak on a funny, educational, or emotional topic, accompanied by 20 slides, advancing every 15 seconds. You definitely won’t burnout at this pace!