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26th Annual SPI Conference

January 4th – 6th –  Tampa – St Pete Area

Holiday Inn 2018 Indian Rocks Beach FL


Conference Schedule



Thursday January 4th 2018 Pre-Conference Workshops

Choose from one of the two pre-conference workshops. Each class is $99.


10:00 AM – 4:00 PM Pre-conference Hands On Workshop with David Beckham

“Fashion Flare: A Hands on Senior Photography Day”

Learn more about David Beckham and his program.

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10:00 AM – 4:00 PM Pre-conference Hands On Workshop with Nik Pekridis

“What Makes Me Click: Destination Weddings”

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Thursday January 4th 2018 Opening Night -Conference Begins

The 26th Annual SPI Conference begins Thursday night with two powerhouse speakers. Each of these instructors brings practical experiences from their businesses and experiences in travel and education form across the country.


6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Opening Night with Gina Barca

“Marketing to Millennials”

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7:00 PM – 10:00 PM Keynote Speaker: Melanie Anderson

“Acheiving 3k Averages”

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Friday January 5th 2018 SPI Conference Day 2

Friday is our seminar day. The day starts with a morning shoot with Rick Ferro followed by two moms who have gained success in their lives and business. The morning programs will be followed by breakout classes in the afternoon. The breakouts are divided into , Photographics, Sports and Portrait.


7:00 AM – 8:30 AM Rick Ferro

“Sunrise Shoot”

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9:00 AM – 11:00 AM Keynote Speakers: Carrie Perez  & Andrea Chapelo

“Creating your own Happily Ever After”

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Learn more about Andrea Chapeland their program



11:00 AM – 12:00 PM 3 quick money making presentations that include tips and tricks.

12:00 PM – 1:30 PM Lunch


1:30 PM – 5:30 PM Afternoon breakout sessions includes Sports, Portraits and Photographics

Jeff Gump

“Plan for Success! Make Your Sports Photography Mean Business!”

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Colleen Gonsar

More info will follow

Pat Cahill

More info will follow


Judy Host

“Creating and selling certified artwork”

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Dave Cross

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Rinat Halon

“Re-energizing your photography business”

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Kurt Robertson

“Seniors: tips and tricks”

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Fuzzy Duenkel

“Transcending the ordinary”

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Saturday January 6th 2018 SPI Conference Day 3

8:00 AM – 8:30 AM Devotional

It’s not Sunday but it is always good to stop and give thanks!

9:00 AM – 10:45 AM Canon Speaker TBD

11:00 AM – 12:00 AM Tool Time with Canon and Tamron

12:00 PM – 1:30 PM Lunch

Join our instructors for 90 minute shooting programs. Stay tuned for more details.


*SPI reserves the right to make changes in the conference speakers and schedule as needed in case of emergency, illness or weather.