The Photo Managers Conference 2023 Schedule

General Schedule for Planning

Tuesday, April 11, 2023 – Optional field trip day to Disney Magic Kingdom or a nature field trip

Wednesday, April 12, 2023Masterclass Day (starts 9am ET) & complimentary half-day coaching session (starts 2pm ET)

Thursday, April 13, 2023 – Conference Day One (10am – 9:30pm ET)

Friday, April 14, 2023 – Conference Day Two (7am – 9pm ET)

Saturday, April 15, 2023 – Conference Day Three (7am – 9pm ET)

Book Your Room In Orlando!

Hyatt Regency Orlando International Airport
9300 Jeff Fuqua Blvd, Orlando, Florida, United States, 32827

Just an escalator ride from MCO, this Orlando airport locale is the most convenient Central Florida hotel featuring amazing runway views.

The rooftop pool offers fun and relaxation under the sun while enjoying blue skies and the remarkable surrounding Central Florida vistas.

Mainstage Speakers

AI & The Photo Industry - Friend or Foe?

Hans Hartman

Chair of Visual 1st, the premier global conference about innovation in the photo and video ecosystem

The Secret Lives of Personal Photos and Family Albums

Judy Weiser

Psychologist and the world authority on the emotional meaning of photographs

Being a Privacy Advocate for Yourself AND Your Clients

Heather Nickerson

Author of Shield Your Privacy and Co-Founder and CEO at Artifcts

A Night of Magic!

We are excited to bring your a night of magic with Nathan Coe Marsh.

“Known for his comedic style” (Honolulu Star-Advertiser) and “world class magic” (FOX), Nathan Coe Marsh creates “mind blowing” (NBC) impossibilities that “blur the line between reality and illusion” (Hawaii Arts Digest) in a dynamic show that is “a breath of fresh air” (MAGIC Magazine).

His work has been seen in 13 countries, on Penn & Teller’s prime time TV Series Fool Us, and is regularly featured at Hollywood’s iconic Magic Castle.

With thousands of performances at live events Nathan Coe Marsh is dependably amazing and engaging. He has the background and expertise to deliver extraordinary guest experiences when it matters most.

Attendance is included in Orlando Conference registration and will take place on Friday, April 14th, 2023 at 7pm

90-Minute Breakouts

Printed Photo Organizing Workshop

Jodi Bondy & Andi Willis

Scanning Workshop

Chris Southard & Kristen Goodman

The Digital Photo Workflow - A Tale of Two Tools

Peter Bennett & Paul Einarsen

Apple Photos for Photo Organizers: 2023 Updates

Paul Einarsen

Lightroom Classic: Demystifying the Import Dialog (Part 1)

Nicole Olds

Lightroom Classic: Navigating Catalog Management (Part 2)

David Wagner

The Power of Storytelling

Clémence Scouten

Supporting Clients Through Traumatic Photo Memories

Rhoda Gordon

Creating the Perfect Travel Photo Album

Isabelle Dervaux

Create a Personal Family History Video with iMovie

Peter Bennett

Make Profitable Slide Shows with Photopia

Becky Ball

Privacy Terms in Cloud Storage Solutions

Allison Freedman

Providing Estimates for Photo Books

Lida Bunting

How to Use Subcontractors to Grow Your Business

Courtney Plaster

Digital File Organizing Across Mac & PC

Darla DeMorrow

Branding to Grow Your Business

Janine Perkal

Important Marketing Partners: Your Clients

Beth Gibson Lilja

How Video Can Save You Time & Money

Amanda Littlecott

The Power of Google Ads: Advanced Strategies

Deanna Hinsz

Join a FREE Wednesday Coaching Session for all levels

When: Wednesday, April 13, 2 - 5 pm

In the world of business, and especially in the role of professional photo managers, selling is a vital factor. Some people hate it while others excel at it, but the key to closing a deal is first knowing who you’re selling to. Jenn Lee, expert saleswoman and VP of sales and marketing at Travel Planners International, is our guest for this complimentary half-day training. She and Cathi will discuss the BOLT Process of learning how people operate and the best way to handle them in closing deals and building better relationships. We promise this will be FUN and ENTERTAINING while learning the skills to help you get your potential customer go from saying someday to today!

Conference 2023 in Orlando

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Cost includes exclusive, lifetime access to recordings of the sessions, so you can refer back to their expert insight anytime.

Virtual Conference 2023

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Full refunds for the Orlando and Virtual conference will be given until 12/31/2022. If you need to cancel your registration after 12/31/22, you may transfer your registration to another attendee until 3/27/2023. Registrations are non-transferrable after 3/27/2023. All transfers are the responsibility of the registrant and must be agreed to in writing with The Photo Managers before transfer. To cancel or transfer your registration, please contact us at support@thephotomanagers.com. Review full Event Policies here.

Call for Speakers

The Photo Managers conference is known for providing outstanding training taught by subject matter experts. We are seeking educators on a variety of subjects including topics geared to experienced and new professionals.

By applying, you agree to present your material at both events. Ideally, in-person in Orlando and then virtually for our virtual conference attendees. We will give preference to speakers who can deliver their material in person, but we will also consider virtual-only presentations, especially from our international community.

Here's What Past Attendees Are Saying...

“I was on the fence about spending the money on conference being so new to The Photo Managers. After attending in-person, I will never miss another conference. Absolutely wonderful to connect with other PMs and the training was an investment into my business that will bring immeasurable returns!”

Kari K.
ViKarious Living

“For anyone considering starting a business in Photo Organizing this is a MUST! It is the only industry I know that welcomes you with open arms, helps you set up and guides you through the process. Every expert is willing to help no matter where you are with your business. Conference is where you see it all come together, meet people who have the same questions (which get answered), learn about related business opportunities, more efficient workflows and meet face to face with vendors who have products you didn’t know you needed!”

Ana C.
Posterity Pro

“The best part of the conference, to me, was the chance to meet other Photo Managers, in person and pick their brains! The ability to collaborate and share ideas, best practices and stories was my favorite part. I loved making new friends, and being part of such a generous, giving community. I can’t wait till Denver!”

Karen H.
Near & Dear Photo Solutions

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AI & The Photo Industry - Friend or Foe?

Mainstage Speaker

AI technology innovation has disrupted each aspect of the photo imaging workflow: from photo capture, to curation, to editing, to sharing and to photo print product creation – and there are no signs of the current AI innovation wave slowing down. In this keynote Hans Hartman will cover today’s most important trends, share what’s in store, and discuss how we can leverage AI-based solutions rather than being replaced by them.

ABOUT HANS HARTMAN

Hans Hartman is chair of Visual 1st, a global conference focused on promoting innovation and partnerships in the photo and video ecosystem, and founder of Suite 48 Analytics, a market research firm for the photo and video industry. He also publishes the bi-weekly Visual 1st Perspectives newsletter, which includes analyses of trending imaging topics as well as a roundup of photo and video industry news.

Prior to founding Suite 48 Analytics, Hans was sr. director of market research at multimedia software company, Nero, and director of product strategy at desktop publishing software company, Quark. Hans co-founded Piczo, a teen photo sharing site that in its heydays counted over 25 million registered users. Hans was also director of professional solutions at imaging software company, Live Picture. Hans holds a Masters degree in Industrial Economics from Erasmus University, Rotterdam, The
Netherlands.

The Secret Lives of Personal Photos and Family Albums

Mainstage Speaker

We are excited to welcome the world authority on the emotional meaning of photographs, Judy Weiser, to The Photo Managers’ main stage. CEO Cathi Nelson will interview Judy in an engaging conversation about her work, including a hands-on experience of you exploring some of your own family photos.

As part of her presentation, Judy would like you to bring 5 personal photos with special meaning to you, so that she can show you how to explore them more deeply [Important: she will not see your pics!]. They can be on your phone or printed. This topic will surely resonate with all professional Photo Managers who have experienced firsthand the emotional impact of family photos.

ABOUT JUDY WEISER

Judy Weiser, Canadian psychologist, art therapist, consultant, trainer, and author is considered the world authority on the emotional meaning of photographs. She is an early pioneer, current expert, and major international networker about PhotoTherapy, Therapeutic Photography, & related techniques. She is the Founder/Director of the PhotoTherapy Centre in Vancouver, Canada — and author of dozens of professional articles as well as the classic Book about PhotoTherapy.

Being a Privacy Advocate for Yourself AND Your Clients

Mainstage Speaker

Do you know what happens to your data once it’s shared online? When was the last time you Google’d yourself? How private are your privacy settings? In today’s age of technology, social media, and rapid digital sharing, it’s easy to lose sight of your privacy. Heather Nickerson, CEO of Artifcts and author of Shield Your Privacy, will walk us through how and why everyone can and should take precautions to safeguard and advocate for their privacy. With her background in intelligence, and working in some of the most security-sensitive jobs, she’ll share with you actionable steps to protect your and your clients’ privacy.

ABOUT HEATHER NICKERSON

Heather Nickerson is the co-founder and CEO of Artifcts, a privacy-first, secure online platform to save what matters most. Prior to co-founding Artifcts Heather served as President of Red Five Privacy Labs and authored a book, Shield Your Privacy. She also served for nearly a decade as a senior intelligence analyst with the Central Intelligence Agency. In recognition of her leadership on sensitive intelligence matters, she was honored for “outstanding service to her country.” She is a passionate advocate for privacy in today’s dynamic and interconnected world.

Printed Photo Organizing Workshop with Jodi Bondy & Andi Willis

TRACK: Photo Organizing Skills

The goal of this workshop is to visually demonstrate a printed photo organizing project through a hands-on demonstration. You will learn the 5 key elements of a printed photo organizing project; initial meeting, providing an estimate, communication, implementing, and delivery.

The Digital Photo Workflow - A Tale of Two Tools with Peter Bennett & Paul Einarsen

TRACK: Photo Organizing Skills

An essential tool for digital photo organizing is dedicated photo database software to sort, group, and edit images, as well as manage metadata. This Workshop will explore and compare two popular photo databases – Apple Photos and Adobe Lightroom Classic – and their suitability for both professionals and the end user.

Apple Photos for Photo Organizers: 2023 Updates with Paul Einarsen

TRACK: Photo Organizing Skills

Apple’s process of updating both mobile (iOS) and Mac (macOS) software each year creates workflow options that impact the whole Photo Management industry. This breakout will explore the most important new features and how they impact photo managers.

Lightroom Classic: Demystifying the Import Dialog (Part 1) with Nicole Olds

TRACK: Photo Organizing Skills

This session is geared toward both novice and everyday Lightroom users. The three objectives for this session are: 1) To clarify every aspect of the Lightroom Classic import panel. 2) To take the fear out of importing. 3) to show how confident use of the import panel can be super helpful with your organizing projects and save you a lot of time.

This breakout is part of the Using Lightroom as a Photo Manager Series

Lightroom is a powerful tool for Photo Managers that takes practice to both learn and master. Gain better understanding of this amazing program and strengthen your Lightroom skillset with two seasoned photo managers and lightroom experts who will share their expertise on using Lightroom for photo organization. These two breakouts can be attended alone or together and are perfect for both brand-new Lightroom users and the everyday user.

Lightroom Classic: Navigating Catalog Management (Part 2) with David Wagner

TRACK: Photo Organizing Skills

This second breakout in our Lightroom Classic Series is geared toward beginners and everyday Lightroom Classic users alike. The objective of this class is to help you make the most of photo organizing using the features of Lightroom Classic’s Library Module.

David will also clarify the difference between Lightroom Library and the Catalog, explaining in detail how Lightroom works under the hood and how to make this work for you. A Q&A will follow the presentation.

This breakout is part of the Using Lightroom as a Photo Manager Series

Lightroom is a powerful tool for Photo Managers that takes practice to both learn and master. Gain better understanding of this amazing program and strengthen your Lightroom skillset with two seasoned photo managers and lightroom experts who will share their expertise on using Lightroom for photo organization. These two breakouts can be attended alone or together and are perfect for both brand-new Lightroom users and the everyday user.

The Power of Storytelling with Clémence Scouten

TRACK: Storytelling & Sharing

In this session, you will experience the power of storytelling first-hand and learn what a meaningful process it is. From there, we’ll review how to get your clients to tell their stories. This class is for photo managers who want to add some stories to their photo books but not create overly complex books with a dominant amount of text.

Supporting Clients Through Traumatic Photo Memories with Rhoda Gordon

TRACK: Storytelling & Sharing

Viewing a picture that has not been seen in years may bring up long-buried emotions or re-traumatize someone who has been victimized. This session shares the strong emotional effects caused by long-lost photos, how to recognize when a client is experiencing anxiety, grief, or trauma and what we, as photo managers, can do to support our clients.

Creating the Perfect Travel Photo Album with Isabelle Dervaux

TRACK: Storytelling & Sharing

The average number of photos taken on a trip can easily exceed 1000 photos a week! Boiling all these memories into one photo album for your clients may seem daunting at best. In this session, you will learn how to select images to create a winning album for your client every time.

Create a Personal Family History Video with iMovie with Peter Bennett

TRACK: Storytelling & Sharing

Creating a video of a person’s life story can be one of the most effective and enjoyable ways of capturing a chapter of a family’s history. Combining audio, video clips, photos, documents, and other records of a person’s life, a mini-documentary becomes the perfect medium for families to celebrate their history.

Privacy Terms in Cloud Storage Solutions with Allison Freedman

TRACK: Managing Your Business

It doesn’t matter how great a cloud service is or how wonderful its feature set might be if uploading photos put them at risk. We will discuss the privacy issues that can arise by utilizing a cloud storage solution, potential red flags, and how to discuss the pros and cons with clients by reviewing Google, Amazon, Forever, SmugMug, Nixplay, and Apple. (Note that while Allison is an attorney, this breakout session will not contain legal advice.)

Providing Estimates for Photo Books with Lida Bunting

TRACK: Managing Your Business

In this presentation, you’ll learn how to price your photo book projects and gain the confidence to proactively talk about your pricing structures without intimidation. As a result, you’ll be more profitable in your photo book services.

How to Use Subcontractors to Grow Your Business with Courtney Plaster

TRACK: Managing Your Business

Learn the fundamentals of bringing on subcontractors as a way to outsource work and scale your business. In this session, you’ll develop your “Why,” recognize your own natural talents and the strengths of others, learn how to anticipate challenges, learn how to make an action plan to get started, and identify how to find local business laws and regulations.

Digital File Organizing Across Mac & PC with Darla DeMorrow

TRACK: Managing Your Business

Your clients need their digital files organized along with their photos. Learn how to organize your own digital files better, focusing on photo files in a file structure, Word/Pages, Excel/Numbers, and PowerPoint/Keynote files. (Bring your Mac or PC to class. A mobile device will not be sufficient.)

Branding to Grow Your Business with Janine Perkal

TRACK: Marketing & Sales

Presenting a brand consistently across all platforms can increase revenue by up to 23%. You’ll learn what branding is, where to start to create your brand, why a mood board helps and what it should include, what you should include in your Brand Asset Toolbox, word themes, types of color palettes, how to choose fonts, creating a Creative Brief to work with a designer, and the brand touch points you should be hitting.

Important Marketing Partners: Your Clients with Beth Gibson Lilja

TRACK: Marketing & Sales

The relationships you develop with your clients could be your most important marketing assets. This session focuses on the relationships with and managing new and existing clients and projects and how these relationships contribute to your overall business marketing plan.

How Video Can Save You Time & Money with Amanda Littlecott

TRACK: Marketing & Sales

As busy business owners, anything that saves time and money is a bonus. In this breakout session, we will cover how to introduce video into your business without having to spend a ton of time learning complicated software. And you can even do it without having to get on camera!

The Power of Google Ads: Advanced Strategies with Deanna Hinsz

TRACK: Marketing & Sales

Google Ads allows businesses to create targeted ad campaigns to reach new customers. In this advanced workshop, you will learn how to use Google Ads to reach your target audience and boost your business.