2023 Schedule

Review maps, parking information, and more.

Friday, March 31, 2023 Student-focused Day

8:30 am – 5:00 pm

8:30 am Light breakfast
9 am – NoonLightning round sessions with a variety of professionals working in photojournalism and photography including Caroline Yang, freelance, Joe Ahlquist, Rochester Post Bulletin, Liz Flores, Star Tribune, Angela Jimenez, photo editor for the New York Times, Nate Ryan, commercial and editorial, and Julio Cortez, AP staff.  Learn about some of the wide variety of jobs out there.
NoonLunch with the pros
1:30 pm– Student portfolio reviews
Getting comfortable with portrait photography with Renée Jones Schneider, Star Tribune
Make better video with your DSLR or mirrorless camera, Mark Vancleave, Star Tribune. We’ll review settings, then do practical demonstrations with the equipment you use every day. Bring your camera, tripod, mic and any other gear that you’d like some practice with.
2:30 pmBreak
2:45 pmMaking natural light work for you, Liz Flores, Star Tribune
Job hunting tips with Becky Borg, Assistant Director for External Relations and Career Coach, HSJMC
3:45 pmBreak
4 pmShooting sports with Jerry Holt, Star Tribune
Talking to People on the Job: Overcoming Self-doubt, Judy Griesedieck, freelance
5-5:15 pm Wrap up and raffle

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Social and Networking Event at Stub and Herbs
227 Oak Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414 (.4 mile, 8 minute walk from Murphy Hall)
You do not need to be registered for the conference to attend.

Saturday, April 1, 2023

Murphy Hall – Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication
206 Church Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455

8 am – 5 pmVendors in Room 100
8:30 amLight Breakfast available
9:00 amOpening and Keynote Presentation with William Albert Allard: Five Decades
10:45 amWorkshops
Taking your sports photos to the next level, Carlos Gonzalez
The Power of Photojournalism: Credibility and Trust, Sara Quinn
Contract Pricing and Negotiation: Balancing the value equation, Nate Ryan
12:00 pmLunch at the Recreation & Wellness Center
1:30 pmKeynote with Daniella Zalcman: Letting the Story Guide the Process
3:00 pmWorkshops and portfolio reviews
Picture Stories with Dave LaBelle
Lightroom tips, Rikk Flohr, Adobe
Getting a documentary off the ground, Lynn Melling
4:15 pmKeynote Presentation with Greg Heisler: The Appropriate Response: Does It Matter Anymore?
5:45 pmAdjourn
6:30 pmOptional Dine Arounds at various restaurants
Sign up for Dine Arounds
Sunday, April 2, 2023

Murphy Hall – Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication
206 Church Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455

8:30 amLight Breakfast available
9:00 amKeynote Presentation with Julio Cortez, Building A Strong Journalism Foundation To Open Unexpected Doors
10:45 amWorkshops and portfolio reviews
Mike Davis talks about lessons from his book, Creating Visual Narratives Through Photography, A Fresh Approach to Making A Living As A Photographer
Making the pitch: how to work with editors on story pitches when you are a freelancer, Deb Pastner
Playing with Light, Jenn Ackerman and Tim Gruber
– Visual educators meetup (if there’s interest)
12:00 pmWrap up
12:30 pmAdjourn
Vendors On Site
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