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It's not too late to join the Midwest's finest photographers for three days of learning, print show, trade show and networking!  Oh yeah and PARTIES! 

Get an Idea of what to expect at PPIowa's Winter Convention

March 23-26 - Des Moines, Iowa

Winter Convention is a place for professional photographers to gather, connect, learn and uplift each other no matter whether you are a seasoned vet or just starting out in the biz.  You do not need to be a PPI member to attend WC24 but we would love to welcome you into our community of inspiring and supportive photographers.  

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WC24 is a PPA Continued Education event which means PPA members will receive an education merit for attending.  Not only that but the Pre-con course with David Hilton is as well, that means 2 possible education merits from PPA!

WC24 has intentionally curated speakers to help you level up your business and technical skills. Click on the headshot to learn about each one, more added soon!

Newborn Nerds

Kristin Jones

Charleton Churchill

Yoram Solomon

Jessica Robertson

View and Download a full event schedule here!

WC24 Schedule

Josh Petersen

Pre Convention Business Workshop with David Hilton and the Kelly's

Fundamentals of Success in Portrait Photography; Building the Profitable Business of your Dreams

FREE for PPI members but open to all!  This is a PPA Continued Education course and will get PPA members an additional education merit.

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NEW VENUE - Renaissance Des Moines Savery Hotel

401 Locust Street Des Moines, Iowa
(515) 244-2151

Find a complete list of Hotel accommodations below.

Hotel Accommodations 


vendor trade show

Discover new trends. Meet the industries best suppliers.


- Hospitality. Don't miss this chance to talk shop with fellow attendees, speakers and judges.

- Hands-on Shoot-Outs and Breakout Roundtables with variety of topics and subjects.

- Opening and Closing Parties with fun activities and games.  Come dressed to match the theme of the closing party! 

- Awards Banquet where you can meet your PPI board members and see who won PPI Print Comp Awards as well as Fellowship Degrees

- Print Show during the event featuring award winning images


Become Iowa's Photographer of the Year! Enter Prints Digitally at  More details coming soon!  Print Judging will be Feb 28th. Deadline to submit entries is Feb 27th at 10pm Central.

Must be a PPI Member to be eligible for awards.


Register for Winter Convention TODAY!

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