What is Inspire? It's a retreat-style conference where the majority of the speakers are locals working here in the New England area. They are your professional neighbors, people who want to elevate the photography community on the whole. They are the types of people who put their contact information up on the first slide of their presentation and tell you to call anytime.
Inspire is designed around building a stronger community. It's about reinforcing and strengthening the local photography community - for networking, growth and for making true friendships with your peers. We include all meals from Monday night until the conference ends, and plan fun late night activities because we want to maximize the opportunities for everyone to come together and connect outside the classroom. We're even doing assigned seating for the staff this year so that an Inspire Team Member or Speaker will be at every table. We realize that sometimes it's intimidating to walk into a room full of strangers so we hope a friendly face at every table will get the ball rolling. And we encourage everyone who comes to step out of their comfort zone, and their circle of friends, and meet some new people each day!
We've designed Inspire so you can learn what you need to learn, not what we want you to learn. Each of us, and each of our businesses are different, so our schedule isn't one size fits all. The schedule is set up so that attendees can choose between sessions in different tracks for each time slot (Business, Technical Skills, and Inspiration). We realize everyone has different needs when it comes to photography and business education so we provide choices so you're not sitting in a class that doesn't fit your goals and needs. We've made an emphasis to broaden our focus outside the business of wedding photography at this year's conference. You may be looking for more creative outlets or a new type of photography to rejuvenate you and your business
Make sure to check out speakers like Brian Friedman, Christa Acota and Nicole Taylor, Michael Connor, Tomas Flint. We also offer extended shooting courses on Wednesday afternoon, as well as a talk by Abby Larson of Style Me Pretty on how and what it takes to get published.
Plus, we want you to come early! The intensive classes on Monday during the day are free to all attendees. Check out the schedule here http://www.inspirephotoseminars.com/conference-schedule-2013/
More than anything, we've designed Inspire so you have the time to network and create the lasting relationships which will be your support system and help you build your business over the years to come. As we build a stronger photography community in New England, we all become stronger as individuals and so does our industry. We want to grow this year, and we can't wait for you to join us on the journey!