Event Highlights
There's more to SPAA 2009 than just educational sessions. Check out these highlights taking place during the SPAA Annual Conference and the PMA 09 International Convention and Trade Show.

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.

LK1 SPAA Luncheon and Keynote: Photo Customers Trading Up (#)
Monday, March 2 ∙ 12:00 noon - 1:30 p.m.
Meet up with DIMA and PSPA attendees during lunch 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
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SPL1 Supplier-Sponsored Luncheon (#)
Tuesday, March 3 ∙ 12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m.
Meet with exhibitors of sports photography products and see the latest cutting-edge technology and services as they showcase their products throughout the room.

SPL2 Lab-Sponsored Luncheon (#)
Wednesday, March 4 ∙ 12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m.
Sports photographers will have an excellent opportunity to meet with lab owners and operators and learn about their photofinishing services during this information-packed lunch hour.

PMA Big Night - Featuring the Beach Boys!
Wednesday, March 4
7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Reception (#)
8:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. PMA Big Night
Located at the Las Vegas Convention Center, South Hall.
The Beach Boys continue to create and perform with the same bold imagination and style that marked their explosive debut more than 40 years ago. America’s favorite band continues to play more than 100 shows annually, setting attendance records and selling out fairs, festivals, performing arts centers, and casinos along the way. In 2006, the band released Sounds of Summer: The Very Best of The Beach Boys, which certified double platinum, marking their biggest resurgence since 1976!

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Let the Beach Boys take you back to younger days with the sounds of “Surfin’ USA,” “Kokomo,” “Fun Fun Fun,” “Wouldn’t It Be Nice,” “Good Vibrations,” “California Girls,” “Little Deuce Coupe,” “I Get Around,” and other hits you’ll easily recognize and eagerly sing along with! Enjoy the legendary vocal harmonies of The Beach Boys, which will continue to evoke fond memories of summertime youth, fast cars, and young love for decades to come!

Tickets are $49 member/$79 non-member (discounted price of $39 member/$69 non-member with the purchase of the All Conference Connection Pass) and include two complimentary beverage tickets for the Big Night Reception and The Beach Boys performance.

2008 SPAA Photo Competition
This competition brings together sports photographers for a friendly rivalry on capture and output abilities. Judged by recognized experts in the sports photography industry, including professionals from Sports Illustrated magazine, be sure to check out the winners on display at PMA 09.

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