2016 Conference Announcement

Photo by Aaron Lavinsky, Star Tribune

We’ve been busy over at Visual MN and are excited to announce our 2016 Annual Conference to be held Friday, October 28 and Saturday, October 29, 2016 at the Mpls Photo Center! Please SAVE THE DATE for the conference and registration for this event will open at noon on Tuesday, September 20, 2016.

For this year’s conference, there will be a kickoff party on Friday evening, and we’re bringing back the Print Swap as part of it. Saturday will entail portfolio reviews and workshops that include Location Lighting with Carlos Gonzalez, Audio Recording with Luke Harper, Book Publishing with Angela Jimenez, and much more. Saturday evening will close out the conference with this year’s keynote speaker, Jason Greene. A full schedule will be released in the coming weeks.

More About Our Keynote Speaker:

Jason Greene is an award-winning cinematographer and filmmaker. He received his master’s degree in photography, multimedia and design at the Newhouse School at Syracuse University and is currently working as the director of photography at Blue Chalk Media in Portland, Oregon (http://bluechalk.com/).

Jason is passionate about social issues and is dedicated to documenting them through multimedia storytelling through collaborative efforts. He serves on the board for Taking Focus (takingfocus.org), a non-profit organization that was created for visual storytellers by visual storytellers that is dedicated to giving back to the people they document. He also recently completed a documentary entitled 55 Days, which follows a widow who lost her husband while serving in the Middle East and her journey of learning to let go of her loss.

Visual MN is excited to have Jason as this year’s keynote speaker at our annual conference. You can learn more about Jason at jasonegreene.com.

About the Mpls Photo Center:

The Mpls Photo Center is where photo professionals and enthusiasts alike come together to work and learn, to discover and experience, to create, exhibit and become members of this unique community dedicated to photography and all its media and processes.

From our state-of-the-art digital lab, studio bays and spacious darkrooms to our member exhibition spaces, renowned Artist Talks, and numerous classes and workshops designed for all ages and covering all aspects of photography, Mpls Photo Center is here to challenge, encourage and inspire the photographer in all of us.

The Center was created and exists to foster community and enrichment opportunities among local and regional photography enthusiasts, including both amateur and professional photographers. We provide dedicated spaces – physical as well as online – to our members for use in their individual photographic pursuits, as well as in our shared desire to preserve, reinvigorate and enjoy traditional forms of photography while embracing technologies of the future in support of creativity and lifelong learning.

Center members meet, socialize, and share work both online via our interactive social media site and seven days a week in our many studio spaces, labs and wi-fi access. This combination of online interaction and real-world contact creates a real and powerful sense of community among members.


For those of you traveling from outside the Metro Area, we have a hotel block at Towneplace Suites. You can reserve your room by clicking the link below or you can call in to reserve your room by calling: 612-340-1000 and asking for the ‘Visual MN’ group rate.

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