What are the dates for Capture! PhotoCon?
May 18th-20th 2018, with optional pre-con workshops on May 18th
May 19th-20th – Main Conference. Choose from dozens of value-packed presentations over the course of three days, and meet new friends on group photowalks and at nightlife events!
May 18th – Pre-conference workshops. Optional hands-on workshops give you a supercharged jump-start on implementing expert tips and proven techniques right into your workflow. Pre-con workshops are priced separately from the conference events.
Who can attend the Capture! Photography Conference?
Anyone with the passion for photography, editing, post processing, marketing and learning. There is no prerequisite for skill level or experience! Whether you are just getting started or you’re an experienced, working professional – we have something for you. Some content may be best suited for an adult audience. Recommended for ages 18 or older.
Why should you attend a small conference?
Research shows that, among other benefits; lower student to teacher classroom ratios result in:
- More personalized instruction
- More opportunities to participate, interact, ask questions
- Better feedback for the instructor
- More friendships and connections formed between students
- More shared ideas
- Better information retention
Where is the conference held?
The conference will be held at the beautiful and spacious Ability 360 Conference Center
5025 E Washington St
Phoenix, AZ 85034
Before and during the conference, there will be optional off-location workshops and destination photowalks for attendees to enjoy.
What times does the event start and finish?
PreConference Workshops will Start on May 18th. Regular Conference is May 19-20 (some classes start as early as 7am)
Are there hotel discounts for attendees?
We are working on negotiating a discount with a hotel for the event. The following hotels are in the general area of the conference and a short drive or ride share away.
Crowne Plaza Phoenix Airport
4300 East Washington St, Phoenix, Arizona 85034
4450 East Washington, Phoenix, AZ 85034
Radisson Hotel Phoenix Airport
427 N 44th St, Phoenix, AZ 85008
DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Phoenix
320 N 44th St, Phoenix, AZ 85008
SpringHill Suites Phoenix Tempe/Airport
1601 W Rio Salado Pkwy, Tempe, AZ 85281
AC Hotel Phoenix Tempe/Downtown
100 E Rio Salado Pkwy, Tempe, AZ 85281
Hyatt Place Tempe Phoenix Airport
1413 W Rio Salado Pkwy, Tempe, AZ 85281
Sleep Inn Airport
2621 S 47th Pl, Phoenix, AZ 85034
If you will be driving; we have plenty of free parking at the conference venue.
For hotel guests, Uber and Lyft also provide rapid, economical transportation between your hotel and Ability360.
For commuters; a City of Phoenix bus stop is conveniently located on East Washington, beside the entrance to the venue.
What is the dress code?
Well there really isn’t one – it’s Arizona! Some shoots and photowalks will be outside, so dress comfortably to stay cool in the warmer weather. Keep in mind that it can also get chilly here in the desert at night. A lightweight windbreaker usually does the trick.
Should I bring my camera?
YES, DEFINITELY! You won’t just be sitting in seminars. Every day there will be model shoots and photowalks – so you will have lots of opportunities to click your shutter and Capture! the action. Bring a couple of spare memory cards and batteries too. Tripods are not essential for most of the activities.