SUNDAY, May 6th


An excellent opportunity to show your work to the many faculty, attendees and other influencers (plus general public) over a three-hour period on our opening day.

Hyatt Grand Salon, Sunday May 6th, 2:00pm – 5:00pm


Following the Open Portfolio Show – come to our Opening Reception at the fabulous Korakia Pensione! Hot hors d’oeuvres, beer & wine; a great chance to hang out and meet everyone. Many of our sponsors will open their suites (Open House) during the reception – be sure to stop in and say hi!  Lumu, Feiyu & Nanuk will offer Margaritas, Canon / Freestyle will be doing demos and offering cocktails and a raffle in their suites!

Sunday, May 6th, 5:00pm – 8:00pm

TUESDAY, May 8th


An outdoor buffet dinner complete with beer and wine for all faculty, attendees and sponsors.

$65 per person (purchase on our registration site)
Korakia Pensione, Mediterranean Side, 257 S. Patencio Road, Palm Springs 92262
Tuesday, May 9th. 7:00pm – 8:45pm



Following the Wednesday Evening Presentation, we move into the Palm Springs Art Museum Elrod sculpture garden for our Paso Robles California wine tastings, great hors d’oeuvres, open bar get-together.  What a night!

Wednesday, May 9th. 11:00pm – 1:00am.

Badgeholders only.



One of the great features of the Palm Springs Photo Festival is the chance to meet new friends in a relaxed environment.

We have several events that we organize:

Open Portfolio Show on Sunday, May 6th.

Opening Reception, Sunday, May 6th

Networking Dinner (limited seating), May 8th

Epson festival party, Wednesday, May 9th

Daily refreshments hour (4:00pm – 5:00pm) at the Palm Springs Art Museum before our symposiums.

Our sponsors get into the act and there are always fun things going on.

Jump in with both feet – as we say, This is Your Community 😉