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PAPACON 2018

When:
Thursday, February 15, 2018 to Saturday, February 17, 2018
Where:
North Charleston Marriott
4770 Goer Dr.
North Charleston, SC  
Contact:
Niki Britton
4086839111
Category:
Annual Conference
Registration is required
Payment In Advance Only
- Registrants are responsible for their own Hotel reservations
- Conference open to active members of PAPA and Guests only
- Non-members must join PAPA before registration
Cancellation Policy:
Money for conference will be refunded, less any fees accrued by PAPA. Please contact Niki Britton or John Mooney.
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PAPACON 2018 February 15,16,17
Corporate PAPA Members
Friday Night on the Town (Optional)
Saturday Night Banquet Only
Thursday Night Dinner Out
Charleston Helicopter Shoot

PAPA’s 2018 Annual Conference

February 15th, 16th, 17th

Charleston, SC


Charleston is known for its rich history, well-preserved architecture, fantastic restaurant scene, shrimp & grits and very soon as one of PAPA's most memorable conferences!


Conference Fee: 

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT: $379.00

PRICE AFTER 10/1/17: $399.00



While Plans are still being made, here's what we know for sure!

We will be staying at the beautiful North Charleston Marriott! This great hotel provides a FREE shuttle to and from the Charleston airport! You'll enjoy the PAPA Discount Group rate of $138/night (plus applicable tax). The hotel was fully renovated in October of 2016 and has a beautiful lobby, guest rooms and conference spaces!
MarriottCH

The link to make hotel reservations will be available in July


What's Happening?

 
February 15, 2018
 

Check-in
get your conference packet then meet & mingle with your fellow PAPA members. New members will be introduced your PAPA-Pal who can show the ropes!

Visit Charleston 

Hop on the PAPA Bus to go into the heart of city.

 

Sign up for the PAPA Helicopter Photo Flight
Planned as a daytime flight, bring your camera to photograph the Charleston Harbor, the beautiful Arthur Ravenel Bridge and historic Fort Sumter, the site of the first battle of the Civil War in 1861. Participants will meet at Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum. While you await your flight, tour the historic USS Yorktown. 
(SPACE IS LIMITED! Email Niki at Niki111th@gmail.com)


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Architectural Photo Class and Walking Tour
 
Spend two hours strolling the historic streets of Charleston with a local guide while you learn and practice some of the trade secrets of Fine Architectural Photography. On this tour you'll enjoy some of Charleston's most iconic landmark homes and buildings.(SPACE IS LIMITED! Email Niki at Niki111th@gmail.com)
walkingtour


 

Thursday Night PAPA Dinner Out
The food scene in Charleston is famous! Join your PAPA Friends in enjoying an evening on the town. PAPA member and Charleston local, Jon Engle will help us select the right venue and menu!
After dinner, the PAPA Bus will take you back to the hotel. Want to stay longer to enjoy the night life? Uber it.
(SPACE IS LIMITED! Email Niki at Niki111th@gmail.com)
Shrimp


THINGS TO DO ON YOUR OWN

Take a Horse-Drawn Carriage Tour
 
Catch an iconic Charleston Carriage Tour to really learn about Charleston's history, Colonial style set against the sound of hoof beats!

Explore Charleston City Market:
As Charleston's #1 most visited attraction, the open air sheds and stalls of the Day Market have enchanted locals and visitors for shopping since 1804. You'll peruse the wares of entrepreneurs operating their businesses selling local, iconic and rare products from sweet-grass baskets to stone ground grits and everything in between.



March 17 & 18, 2017
  • Education and Instruction from professionals and specialists in our field
  • Meet PAPA's Corporate Members & Sponsors
  • PAPA's World Famous Print Competion
  • PAPA's 2nd Annual Charity Auction 


PRESENTATIONS TO CONSIDER- SUGGESTIONS WELCOME!

    • The best NEW & Back to Basics Marketing
    • Making $$$ thinking outside the box
    • What's the NEXT BIG THING IN Aerial Photography
    • New Equipment Reviews
    • New High Tech uses of Aerial Photography
    • Equipment Reviews
    • Where will the Drone Market be in 2018
    • Best Postproduction Workflow 
    • Members share their BEST & WORST
    • Photoshop Olympics
    LET NIKI KNOW IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO DO A PRESENTATION!


 FRIDAY NIGHT DINNER OUT WITH PAPA 
Catch the PAPA Bus to another Night Out! We'll be selecting a different restaurant & cuisine at another of Charleston's exciting eateries.  More infor to come!

food


Saturday Morning PAPA Business Meeting
Election of officers, and be a part of the planning for PAPA's Future

Saturday Night Awards Banquet
The conference always ends on a high note at PAPA's Award Banquet. Who will be the night's big award winners? Which photography will score the highest? And there are always surprises! 


Early conference plans subject to change. 
Please contact me if you have any questions about the conference or want to help!
I hope to see you there!