And the WPPI 2016 Ignite Speakers Are...

Roy Ashen & Ali Handal
What Does Your Story
Sound Like?
Phillip Blume
Let Thy "No" Be "Yes!"
Tomayia Colvin
Photographers Unboxed!
Step Out of Your Photography Box and into Your Community
Andrew Funderburg
The Power of Story
Kelsey Goodwin
The Business Systems Pyramid
Max Grey
Get Out of Your Way!
Taylor Jackson
Double Your Photography Income in Under a Year
Cortney Kelley
The Art of Embellishment
Tamara Lackey
How Much You Don't Need to Know to Change The World
Joe Photo
The [b]est Man Speech
Travis Stitt
Two Simple Rules
Eddie Tapp
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Submission deadline extended...

I know you have something to say to the photography world, and this might be your big break. YOU could be the next speaker at Photographers Ignite during WPPI 2016 in Vegas this March. Many of our past speakers have had no previous speaking experience, but they did have a passion for sharing their knowledge, insight, or funny stories. All you need is a good idea, enthusiasm, and to take that first step! Many of our past speakers also got a taste of fame and recognition and went on to being asked to do major platform presentations. This could be your door opening.

After several requests we’ve decided to extend the deadline to submit your Photographer’s Ignite presentation idea to Monday, February 1st. That gives you all weekend to put together something really great. Share your passion, unique business tip, how you got through a tough time, or any other story that you feel might bring joy, inspiration, or touch someones heart in a positive way.

Photographers Ignite is a fun, fast-paced style of presentation that I started, and have been hosting, at WPPI for several years. It is always a big hit and one of the most popular and talked-about events at WPPI. The 90-minute event showcases 12 different speakers. Each person does a 5-minute presentation, set to 20 slides that AUTO advance every 15 seconds. You do have to practice, but it is also one of the best ways to learn to consolidate your thoughts and deliver a powerful message with a lasting impression on your audience.

If fame and inspiring your peers aren't enough, then maybe the speaker goodie bags, filled with hundreds of dollars worth of cool stuff from our partners and sponsors will entice you!

If you don’t have an idea for this year, but want to hear some great presentations be sure to join us at WPPI on Thursday, March 10th at 10am.

Most 90-minute platform classes could honestly be condensed into 5 minutes of solid information anyway, so why not be a part of Ignite – A.K.A. the Cliff Notes, or Twitter, of photography presentations!

Not going to WPPI this year? You can still view the recorded presentations at Past years are for your viewing pleasure right now.

To be a speaker at Photographers Ignite:
  • Create a simple one-minute video of yourself explaining what your Ignite topic will be and showing us some of your personality! (this will only be used for speaker selection)
  • Submit the video here by 1PM PDT on 2/1/16 1/29/16
  • Our team will review all the submissions and select speakers based on uniqueness of subject and fit with the overall speaker lineup
To be an attendee at Photographers Ignite:
  • Mark your calendar for Thursday, March 10th at 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Go to WPPI 2016 in Las Vegas this March
  • Bring your energy and excitement to support the speakers!

To watch Ignite if you are unable to attend:

  • You can still view the recorded presentations at here. Past years are for your viewing pleasure right now.
Not sure what the heck Photographer’s Ignite is? Learn all about it here.

Last call for speakers…here is your chance!

YOU! (Yes, we mean you!)
This is your chance to speak on something you are passionate about at WPPI! You will have 5 minutes to speak on a funny, educational, or emotional topic — accompanied by 20 slides, advancing every 15 seconds. Watch all past presentations here.
Watch a few of last year's presentations for inspiration!
Matt Kennedy
10 Things You Can Learn from Taylor Swift
Steven Rosen
Taking Pictures, Making History
Lori Nordstrom
Get Off Your Big "But"!
Joe Photo
Word on the Street
Bambi Cantrell
From Drab to Fab
View all of the past presentations here....
Submit a 1-minute video of yourself explaining what your presentation would entail by 12PM PST on FRIDAY, January 29th, 2016.
March 10, 2016 at 10:30am at WPPI in Las Vegas!
Our goal is to inspire, educate, and motivate photographers in our industry through great speakers, while supporting nonprofit organizations that are changing the world. We are currently searching for the nonprofit to support for the next event. If you'd like to nominate a nonprofit, click here to learn more.
Visit for more information and to submit your presentation.
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