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Carolina Photo Expo Schedule

Academy Class Pre-Con and CPE Platform Instructor Schedule

Wednesday, July 17th

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm Registration desk for Academy Classes only open

Thursday, July 18th

8:00 am – 9:00 am Registration for Academy Classes only open

9:00 am – 12:00 pm Academy Class day one Unmesh Dinda

12:00 – 1:30 pm Lunch Provided by PPNC

1:30 pm – 5:30 pm Academy Class day one Unmesh Dinda

7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Registration desk for Academy Classes only open

Friday, July 19th

7:00 am – 9:30 am Registration desk for Academy Classes only open – Blue Hill Pre Convention area

9:00 am – 12:00 pm Academy Classes
Unmesh Dinda – Founders 3rd floor off Blue Hill Pre Convention area
Gary Hughes – Blue Hill Salon A
Susan Eckert – Blue Hill Salon B
Crystal Waddell – Blue Hill Salon B

12:00 – 1:30 pm Lunch Provided by PPNC

1:30 pm – 5:30 pm Academy Classes
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm { Dinner on your own }

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Registration desk for CPE open – Blue Hill Pre Convention area

7:00 – 7:30 pm New to CPE! Meet & Greet – Lobby
7:30 pm – 10:30 pm Kickoff Party
Trade Show 

Saturday, July 20th

7:30 am –  8:45 am Registration desk open

8:15 am NEW to CPE! Meet Up  

9:10 am – Featured Vendor K&K
9:00 – 9:15 am
WELCOME (Pres/ED/Chair)
9:15 – 10:45 am John Gress – “Dramatic Portraits Using Multiple Lights”
11:00 am – 3:00 pm Trade Show
11:00 am – 1:00 pm Registration desk open
12:00 – 1:30 pm
Lunch provided by PPNC and to thank our tradeshow vendors and sponsors

2:55 pm – Featured Vendor Shootproof
3:00 – 4:30 pm Diana Robles – “Maternity 101”
4:55 pm – Featured vendor Vivid Metal
5:00 – 6:30 pm
Leon Johnson – “How to Get Started in Fine Art Portraits”  

6:30 – 8:00 pm { Dinner on your own }

8:00 – 11:00 pm Shooting Bays, Aftershoot Edit Lab, Table Talk

Sunday, July 21st

8:00 am – 9:00 am Registration desk open

8:15 am NEW to CPE! Meet Up 

9:00 – 9:15 am Daily Announcements 

9:15 – 10:45 am Gary Box – “Seniors, Converting Photos into Dollars” 
10:45 – 11:45 am Business Meeting (mandatory for members) 

12:00 – 1:30 pm – Lunch Provided by PPNC
12:30 – 1:30 pm – Lunch & Learn – Tiffany Bastian – Accounting Q&A

1:00 – 3:00 pm Daytime Shooting Experience (Bays and Outdoor) 

3:10 pm – Featured Vendor Photo Flash Drive
3:15 – 4:45 pm Jessica Robertson – “Seven Secrets for Stepping up Your Profit” 
5:00 pm MENTOR AUCTIONS! – Adrian Henson
5:00 – 6:30 pm Justin Grafton – “Elevate Your Photography Game” 

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Registration desk open

6:30 – 8:00 pm { Dinner on your own }

8:00 – 11:00 pm Shooting Bays, Aftershoot Edit Lab, Table Talk 

Monday, July 22nd

8:00 am – 9:00 am Registration desk open
9:00 – 9:15 am Daily Announcements 
9:10 am – Featured Vendor 17 Hats
9:15 – 10:45 am Jermaine Horton– “Weddings and Beyond” 
10:55 a.m – Featured Vendor Denny Backdrops Auction
11:00 am – 12:30 pm Gregory & Lesa Daniel – “Selling the Wall Portrait”  

12:45 – 2:30 pm Lunch Provided by PPNC 
1:15 – 2:30 pm Lunch & Learn Mark Campbell, PPA President – “Real Estate from the Ground Up (to 400 feet)” 

3:00 – 4:00 pm  Teresa Porter – Keynote Speaker

6:00 – 6:30 pm Prelude – Founders – 3rd floor (cash bar)

6:30 – 9:00 pm
2024 Print Competition Presentation 
Dinner
Degrees & Awards Presentation
 

9:30 pm
New President Reception in the hotel bar

*SCHEDULE SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Aftershoot Edit Lab Schedule

Friday, July 19th

7:30 pm – 10:30 pm Trade show floor and Edit Lab – Carolina Room

Saturday, July 20th

11:00 am –  3:00 pm Edit Lab – Carolina Room

8:00 pm  – 11:00 pm Edit Lab – Carolina Room

Sunday, July 21st

7:30 am – 8:45 am Edit Lab – Carolina Room

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Edit Lab – Carolina Room

7:30 pm – 11:00 pm Edit Lab – Carolina Room

8:15 pm Justin Grafton – Beginning to end

8:45 pm Unmesh Dinda – Retouch and QA

Monday, July 22nd

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Table Talk Schedule

Saturday, July 20th

MEET IN BLUE HILL A/B FIRST THEN BREAK OUT

8:30 pm – Susan Eckert – Women empowerment

8:30 pm  – George Joell III – Weddings

8:30 pm – Teresa Porter – Pricing and Business Questions

Sunday, July 21st afternoon

1:15 pm – TBD

Sunday, July 21st evening

8:00 pm – TBD

Photography Bay Schedule

Saturday, July 20th

6:30 PM REVIEW SHOOTING BAY AND OVERIVEIW GUIDLINES  SALON A/B

8:00 pm – Emerson McArthur – Camera and Lighting Basics

8:00 pm – John Gress – Shooting Bay 1

8:00 pm  – Leon Johnson- Shooting Bay 2

8:00 pm – Cane Sampson – Shooting Bay 3

Sunday, July 21st afternoon

1:15 pm – TBD

Sunday, July 21st evening

8:00 pm – TBD