Updated: Nov 3, 2021
Planning is already underway for the International Conference of School Photography & Yearbooks, June 9-11, 2022, in Houston, Texas. This must-attend event brings together leaders from all segments of the industry education and networking. The conference will include an International School Photography, Yearbook and Industry Leadership Awards Banquet, a trade show and exhibits led by the new Industry Partner and Supplier Advisory Council; and general sessions featuring national educational leaders, national speakers, and Fortune 500 executives.
“First and foremost, this conference will be dedicated to the leadership and development of business owners and their leadership staff,” says David Crandall, executive director, SPOA.
Crandall adds one of the most appealing aspects of the conference will be involved with key school photography constituencies, including the U.S. Department of Education and a panel of school superintendents. This connection will build bonds to encourage industry-wide growth.
VJ Smith, author and South Dakota State senator, will provide a leadership-driven motivational address.
The conference will be held at the recently renovated Westin Galleria, serving as the ideal venue for events like the gala awards dinner, which will honor industry leaders and excellence in photography.
The SPOA conference will be preceded by the Mastering Volume Photography (MVP) conference, June 8-9, also at the Westin Galleria. This co-location is through a special arrangement with MVP organizer and SPOA sponsor ImageQuix/PhotoLynx.
“Having these two events adjacent to each other makes the SPOA Annual Conference the must-attend school-photography and yearbook focused event of 2022,” says Crandall.