Raising Professional Standards

PSPA 2008 raises the bar for school photographers by offering an outstanding slate of 28 breakout sessions, three keynote sessions, two networking luncheons, two receptions and a roundtable session.

Attend this non-stop learning and idea sharing forum and set yourself apart from the competition.

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President's Welcome

Our goal as an industry for 2008? Raising the bar of quality and professional standards as united members of our long-standing, tradition-rich industry of school photography. The PSPA 2008 Convention programming mirrors that caliber of upgrade in its outstanding slate of 28 Breakout Sessions, three Keynote Sessions, two networking luncheons, two receptions and a roundtable session. This is a non-stop learning and idea sharing forum within our new format of a three-day program (one full day and two half days).

The docket has something for all roles representing the school photography industry – with topic tracks covering photographer techniques, business operations, sales/marketing and event photography. You can’t miss ... continue

Robert Kerr
Robert Kerr,
Royal Photographics Inc.
2007 PSPA President

Conference Education

This year's programming includes a broad range of topics, including: creative posing strategies, protecting copyrights, lighting techniques, the commission structure of the yearbook industry, the fundamentals of selling school pictures, booking and handling large one-day events, using green screen technology, and so much more.  

All PSPA sessions and events take place at the Renaissance Las Vegas Hotel unless otherwise noted.

Event Highlights

PSPA Keynotes

For more thought-provoking insights, don't miss the PSPA keynoters: Murray Banks, Terri Sjodin, and Steven Little.

PSPA kicks off with an Opening Keynote from Murray Banks on "Performance Under Pressure – Leading With Passion and Style!" The insights continue with Terri Sjodin and "The Nine Biggest Sales Presentation Mistakes and How to Avoid Them." PSPA concludes with a closing keynote from noted business growth expert Steven Little as he presents "The Seven Irrefutable Rules of Business Growth: 21st Century Strategies for Building Your Company."

Murray Banks
Murray Banks

Terri Sjodin
Terri Sjodin
Steven Little
Steven Little

Roundtable Sessions: Five Topics for Five Tables
Industry issues are covered in a “roll up your sleeves”-style session, covering five hot topics affecting the school photography market.

PSPA Town Meeting
PSPA Board members will make up this panel session discussing issues and opportunities facing the school photography industry and the PSPA organization as a whole. The PSPA Official Business Session will be part of the agenda.

Supplier Luncheon – Wednesday, January 30
An opportunity to meet with school-portrait industry suppliers to discuss products and services and schedule appointments during the PMA trade show. Each supplier (whom you can visit on the PMA trade show floor) will staff a literature display table to answer your questions during this working luncheon.

Lab Luncheon – Thursday, January 31
New this year, the PSPA Lab Luncheon will allow school photographers to meet with sponsoring labs about their services. Networking is the theme of this all-important working lunch.

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