SPAA 2009 - The Only Sports Photography Event You Need

Professionalism and sports photography are in focus at SPAA 2009. Featuring sports photography education on everything from capture to output, networking, and plenty of time for discovering the latest products and services on the 12-acre PMA 09 trade show floor, SPAA 2009 offers everything sports photographers need at just one event!


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Conference Education

Featuring 3 days of education and networking, SPAA 2009 sessions explore the dance school business, state-of-the-art lighting techniques, action photography, printing options and so much more.


PMA and SPAA Presentations

The PMA 09 conferences are going paperless for session handouts, as part of our Green Partnership Initiatives. This means we will not be copying and distributing session handouts in breakout sessions.

Event Highlights

SPAA Action Photography Shoot-Out - New This Year
Bring your camera and capture the exciting, action-packed aerial athletics of acclaimed performance troupe AntiGravity. After you get your best shot, print it, and enter to win a Mitsubishi CP-9800DW digital printer and a trip to PMA 2010!

PMA 09 Guided Trade Show Tour for SPAA Attendees 
Wednesday, March 4 ∙ 10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Make the most of your PMA 09 experience and tour the trade show floor with a sports photography expert! You’ll visit leading sports photography exhibitors, as well as up-and-coming exhibitors who often have unique niche products. Don't miss this chance to discover potential new revenue sources and establish relationships with key exhibitors. Tour starts near Trade Show Entrance, Level 1.

Keynote Speakers
What's it like to shoot at the Olympics? Hear about it first-hand from Sports Illustrated Director of Photography, Steve Fine, who attended the Beijing 2008 Summer Olympic Games. SPAA keynote Terry Bowden will share his thoughts on teamwork, and how common people can attain uncommon results. Attending these exciting sessions is a sure-fire reason to get up early and be at the Renaissance Las Vegas Hotel by 8:00 a.m.

Three days of luncheons are included in your All Conference Connection Pass. On Monday you'll meet with DIMA and PSPA attendees while you listen to Michael Silverstein explore the spending habits of middle-class America as he discusses the emotional satisfaction consumers feel in paying premium prices for high-end products. Tuesday and Wednesday are spent with fellow sports photographers during the Supplier-Sponsored and Lab-Sponsored luncheons.

The Thrill of Competition!
Be sure to check out the winners of the 2008 SPAA Photo Competition on display at PMA 09.


All Conference Connection Pass - New for PMA 09!
$299 Member / $399 Non-member


What’s an All Conference Connection Pass?
It’s your complete access to all sessions in the PMA, DIMA, PPFA, PSPA, PSRO, and SPAA conferences**; the PMA 09 trade show; and more.

** Your All Conference Connection Pass allows you to attend any of the Member Association Conference breakout sessions at no additional cost. Overlapping session tickets may not be ordered. Please indicate what your primary conference attendance will be (DIMA, PSPA, PPFA, PSRO, SPAA) when submitting your registration. Computer tutorials, night schools, PPFA social event are available at a discount.


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