Are you ready for Inspire? We are counting the days... 15 to go!

This email contains important information for everyone who is attending Inspire! Please read it carefully and complete all the steps on this checklist.

Monday Half-Day Intensive Classes and Wednesday Hands-On Classes open for pre-registration on Monday January 28 at 8 pm. Seating is limited! Note: each of the registration links below will open in a new browser window. We recommend that you have them each open and ready to go at 8 pm Monday evening.

Below is a checklist with very important information for all attendees. Read through it, check things off, and prepare for an amazing experience at Inspire!


1. select your Monday limited seating Intensive class

 Monday classes are intensive half-day workshops with limited seating (Monday Feb 11, 2013, 1-4:30 pm). These instructors may contact you with pre-conference homework.

If you're not attending one of these classes you may plan to arrive at the Sturbridge Hotel and Conference Center any time after 2 pm. The cash bar in our Registration and Artist Lounge will open at 4:30 pm, and our Welcome Dinner begins at 6:30 pm.


2. select your Wednesday hands-on technical/artistic class

Wednesday classes are intensive half-day hands-on workshops with limited seating (Wednesday Feb 12, 2013, 9 am-noon). These instructors may contact you with pre-conference homework.


3. choose your mentor

Mentoring sessions are one on one and will take place during the conference at breakfasts and other agreeable free times.


4. complete your entree selection for Monday night's welcome dinner

Monday evening's welcome dinner requires an entree rsvp: CLICK HERE FOR OUR MEAL SURVEY.

All other meals will be buffet, and will include plenty of selections for every diet (meat, vegetarian, etc).

Special Diet? Please email with your first & last name, dietary restrictions, and email address. The conference catering manager will contact you directly if they need clarification.


checklist items below this line are not mandatory, but we recommend you complete them for an awesome conference experience!

5. enter the print competition!


Everyone is invited to participate! Image submission deadline is January 30. Pictage is sponsoring this competition - they will print the images submitted and all images will be on display at Inspire. Cool prizes!!!

6. prepare an album for our "Album Show & Tell"

antique album

Due to popular demand, we're bringing back our "Album Show and Tell". Tables will be available for albums to be shared between 3-5 pm on Tuesday. To participate, bring along an album that you would like to share, and prepare an info sheet with the following:

On an 8x5 x 11 sheet of paper, please write the following info: * Studio Name * Album Producer * Design Software * Album Cost to Studio * Number of Images

7. complete your DIY brand audit

This is a perfect winter studio project! A lot of our speakers and attendees are doing this Brand Audit, and if you complete it we'll give you a special sticker for your name-badge so that you can easily connect with others who are working on it... instant conversation starter! GET STARTED HERE

8. set goals!

We always find that when we go to a workshop or conference we get a LOT more out of it if we take time beforehand to set goals. Read Enna Grazier's article about how to get the most out of a conference here.

9. review your class options in our interactive 2013 Conference Schedule

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Our interactive schedule is live: CHECK IT OUT HERE and begin arranging your schedule!

This schedule tool is iPhone compatible so be sure to follow the instructions to save it to your device!

10. did you remember to book your room?


Sturbridge Host Hotel and Conference Center. We recommend that you CALL to make your reservation, to ensure that you are able to book at the Inspire group rate. (508) 347-7393

we can't wait to see you in just 2 weeks!!

Enna Grazier Mark Higgins Krista Guenin Carla Ten Eyck Paul McNerney Eric Foley Allana Taranto

and our amazing interns: Coco Boardman Tamara Johnson