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How to do PhotoPlus Expo for Free (yep, free!)

Posted by on October 9, 2015 | Contests/Events


So you want to go to PhotoPlus Expo this year. It’s an enormous four-day conference and expo at the Javits Center in New York City—how do you pick what to do? Here’s how to maximize an Expo Only Pass (free for ages 17-25), which you can register for at www.photoplusexpo.com.

Do: Visit all of the booths on the show floor from Thursday, October 22 to Saturday, October 24. Lots of exhibitors are running special deals, offering coupons and raffling prizes for different photography products and services.

RSVP: Snag a spot at the Nikon/PDNedu Panel at the Show Floor Theater on October 22 at 4:00 pm. Nikon Ambassadors Joe McNally, Tamara Lackey and Cliff Mautner will be sharing things they wish they’d known before starting their photography careers. The talk is moderated by educator and Look3 festival executive director Mary Virginia Swanson. RSVP here!

Network: Before the trade show starts, register for the Next Gen event, taking place on Wednesday, October 21 from 3:00-4:30 pm for photographers ages 17-25. It’s a free event designed to help you plan the beginning of your career, providing information about how to get noticed by editors and how to get your foot in the door. Stay after to get a sneak peek of all the new photo gear hitting the market. Test Drive, taking place from 5:00-8:00 pm, will include a panel discussion about technology, followed by a product preview and networking event.

Learn: Listen to some of the most influential speakers in photography today at the three keynote presentations, October 22-24 from 12:30-1:30 pm. See Lauren Greenfield present work from her new exhibition, Wealth: The Influence of Affluence; see adventure photographer and filmmaker Jimmy Chin discuss his career and his documentary, Meru; and witness esteemed street photographers coming together to discuss how technology has affected the genre and its future in photography.