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Offline Ali Ledgerwood

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NPAC Conference 2016 - Everything You Need to Know!
« on: December 23, 2015, 07:45 PM »
Hey everybody!

I am pleased to announce the latest and greatest for those planning to attend Photojournalism 2016 in beautiful downtown Toronto on April 22 & 23, 2016.  Another great weekend of learning, inspiration, awards, networking and involvement with Canada’s largest group of photojournalists.

You can register for the conference and also get your NPAC 2016 NPOY Awards tickets online by clicking

Note that the first 75 people who sign up receive a Nanuk 903 hard case (Retail price $65 + tax)! Check out the product at

There are rates for NPAC members and non-members. Please note that we are offering Member conference rates to CAPIC/PPOC/CAPA.

Please note that the non-member rates include the cost of an NPAC membership and you become a member when you purchase these passes.

For those who cannot use the online payment system in the NPAC Store to purchase conference passes and NPOY Awards tickets, please mail your payments to the following:

c/o Ali Ledgerwood
11-744 West 7th Avenue
Vancouver, BC
V5Z 1B8

Of course, when doing so, please indicate which pass you are purchasing, how many NPOY award tickets you are buying, and include your name, address and an email address for our records. Please make all cheques and money orders payable to: NPAC.

Lastly, we are now hooked up to Square.  So you can always bring your credit card onsite at any time and we can run payment from the phone.  Or, as always... we take cash!  We've got you covered my friends.

Air Canada: Use promotion code: NFYZQU21 when you book at
West Jet: Use promotion code:  AASA3W0 when you go to
Porter Air: Use promo code NPAC16 when you book on
Via Rail: Use discount code 13184 when booking on

Discounts vary between 5 and 15% depending from departure location.  Check the fine print…

The Bond Place Hotel is offering a $109.00 per night rate for double occupancy and $139 for quad occupancy. (I could say something about this, but out of courtesy, I won’t) This includes wi-fi and local calls.  That rate is simply unheard of for downtown Toronto in high season and, quite frankly, there would be no way we could hold our event downtown without it. We have a block of rooms allotted to us at this rate and they are filling up fast. We can increase the number of rooms allotted to us but only if they have them available. 

The fact that the conference is held at the hotel will make it easier for those to stumble downstairs with less muss and fuss.

65 Dundas Street East (about 2 blocks east of Yonge Street). Call (416) 362-6061 and quote NPAC 2016 to book.  Or book online here:

Recently refreshed, the Bond Place Hotel’s trendy accommodations boast contemporary designs, vibrant colors, gleaming hardwood floors, plush bedding, and versatile options – from comfortable standard rooms to spacious, European-inspired suites. Our modern Toronto hotel also offers in-room amenities such as wireless high-speed Internet, spa-inspired bathrooms, and LCD televisions.

Travel to the hotel is easy from the airport via the UP Express Train to Union Station downtown. $12 will get you from the airport to Union Station and then it's a short ride via the TTC subway to Dundas St and Yonge St.  From there it's a three-minute walk east along Dundas St.


• 11:30 AM - Street Photography Workshop - Benjamin Lowy and Sony

• 2:00 PM - Johan Hallberg-Campbell and Laurence Butet-Roch

• 3:15 PM - Ryan Jackson

• 4:15 PM - Lisa Zamparo

This popular event will be held in the private lounge at the nearby Hard Rock Cafe located at 279 Yonge Street.

This is a heavily attended event that gets you a hands-on look at all the latest gear from our industry suppliers. In the same room, you can have your portfolio reviewed during one-on-one sessions with a number of experts in our field. Sign up for these 15 to 20 minute sessions at the conference on Friday. 

The following companies are confirmed to be at the Trade Show:

Beau Photo
Vancouver’s favourite professional photography supplier will be on hand again this year with a ton of gear ranging from the latest digital cameras and top lighting choices to the greatest gadgets you just can’t live without. They have a lot so be prepared to spend some time at their booth.

Burke Mountain Leather
Handcrafted custom leather camera straps made on beautiful Burke Mountain by Vancouver Sun/Province photographer Jason Payne.

The Camera Store with a guest representative from Leica Cameras
Calgary’s premier photographic outlet is a full-line dealer for the entire range of conventional and digital photographic equipment and supplies and they have the knowledge base to back it up! They are dedicated to supporting and promoting photography on a number of levels and are perennial sponsors of this conference. They don’t offer a lot of hype or fanfare, just great products, great service, great prices … great photography!

The legendary status of the Leica brand is founded on a long tradition of excellence in the construction of lenses and optical devices. And today, in combination with innovative technologies, Leica products continue to guarantee better pictures in all situations in the worlds of visualisation and perception. Innovative products have been the driving force behind the company’s positive development in recent years.

Canadian Media Guild
The Canadian Media Guild is a democratic trade union representing 6,000 workers in the Canadian media. Our members work at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation/Société Radio-Canada (CBC/SRC), The Canadian Press, Reuters, Agence France-Presse (AFP), TVO, TFO, the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (aptn), ZoomerMedia, Shaw Media and CKOI Radio Gatineau (Québec). We also represent media freelancers.

Canon Canada
This industry supplier of still and video cameras will be showing off their latest and greatest cameras and lenses plus other accessories. Canon is also conducting a camera clinic at our conference.

Front Row Insurance
Front Row is an Entertainment Insurance Broker specializing in: The Film industry, The Music Industry, Theatre Companies and Photographers with offices in _Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal and Los Angeles.

Front Row negotiates on your behalf to obtain the best coverage at the lowest premium from the insurance companies. When you have a claim, we make sure the insurance company pays you all the money that you are owed. Front Row is the top choice for: filmmakers, musicians, photographers and Theatre Producers.

Fujifilm Canada
Fujifilm brings innovative products and solutions to a broad spectrum of industries and is committed to environmental stewardship and good corporate citizenship.

Future Media Concepts
In 1994, Jeff Rothberg and Ben Kozuch launched Future Media Concepts as the world's first Avid Authorized Training Center. Over the years, FMC expanded its curriculum to become the nation's premier digital media training center representing the leading software manufacturers, including Adobe, Apple, Autodesk, Avid and NewTek.

Nadel Enterprises
Now in its 24th year and long recognized as one of Canada’s leading manufacturer / importer and distributor of imaging products, NADEL ENTERPRISES INC. is a multi-divisional corporation committed to the continued sustained profitability of its customers. The growth of those relationships has been the company’s driving force since its inception.

Strong business partnerships are paramount to providing our customers with the finest quality product available to the marketplace. While we import, sell and distribute many world famous brands all across Canada, we also manufacture and sell our own private label trademarked brands; LumaHawk professional lighting products, OPUS and OPUS PRO lighting and photographers' accessories as well as Easygo lighting accessories.

With warehousing and distribution facilities in Toronto, the Lumahawk, OPUS, OPUS PRO and Easy Go brands are readily available through our Canadian dealer network.

Nikon Canada
The sponsor of our National Picture of the Year Sports Action category, Nikon Canada will be there, too. Of course, they’ll have their line-up of excellent cameras and accessories with knowledgeable sales staff to answer all your questions.  Nikon will also be taking your cameras in to clean up and take care of your babies.

Profoto was founded in Stockholm in 1968 by photographer and engineer Eckhard Heine and photography equipment retailer Conny Dufgran. Their relationship began when Conny sold Eckhard a flash unit that didn’t work. Annoyed with the faulty unit, Eckhard went home to invent a new type of flash. He returned a couple of weeks later with a superior unit. A few years after that, Eckhard and Conny exhibited the first Pro-1 generator at the Photokina trade show in Cologne. It was an instant success. Profoto was born. With a bang.

Sony Canada
Established in 1955, Sony of Canada Ltd. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation, of Tokyo, Japan, a world leader in audio, video, communications and information technology products for the consumer and professional markets. Sony’s market-leading connected devices include BRAVIA® 4K televisions, Sony Mobile Smartphones and Tablets, Cybershot® Digital Cameras, Alpha® Digital Interchangeable Lens Cameras, Action-Cam® and Handycam® Camcorders along with many other innovative products that deliver a true entertainment experience.

Toronto Star
Daily news covering Toronto, the GTA, Canada and the world from the Star's award-winning journalists. Experience the news in a whole new way with Toronto Star Touch, the fully immersive news and lifestyle app from the Toronto Star. Download it today.

Portfolio reviewers:

• Moe Doiron / The Globe and Mail, Director of Photography

• Dolores Gubasta / KlixPix Photo Assignment Agency, Photo Editor

• Chris Helgren / Reuters, Photo Editor

• David Lucas  / Reuters, Photo Editor

• Myles McCutcheon / Sportsnet Magazine, Photo Director

• Corinne Perkins / Reuters, Editor-In-Charge Online Visuals

• Ronit Novak / Canadian Business and Money Sense magazines, Director of Photography

• Graeme Roy  / The Canadian Press, Director of News Photography

• Taras Slawnych / Toronto Star, Director of Photography

• Liz Sullivan / Maclean's, Director of Photography

CAMERA CLINICS -  - Saturday, April 23 - 8:00AM
Canon, Nikon and Sony will be conducting their annual camera clinics on site so bring your babies in for their annual checkup early Saturday morning.

SPEAKERS - Saturday, April 23 - 9:00AM TO 4:30PM

• 9:00 AM - David Carson

• 10:50 AM - Paul Colangelo

• 1:20 PM - Stacy Kranitz

• 3:00 PM - Benjamin Lowy


Emcee for the event is Jeff Douglas of CBC's As It Happens.

Tickets must be purchased and presented when entering the location for this amazing Saturday night event which will be held at the IX Gallery at 101-11 Davies Avenue

Colourgenics  / IX Gallery opened in 1983 as a small, independent film processor located in the basement of 191 Church Street. Charles Chiu (founder/owner) had a passion for photography and envisioned a service that provided artists and photographers with the highest standard of quality that they (and their art) deserved.

Winners of all the NPOY categories will be announced during this gala event including the Canadian Photojournalist of the Year sponsored by The Canadian Press and the Canadian Photograph of the Year sponsored by the Globe and Mail.   You’ll also receive your yearly edition of the Year in Review!  Doors will open at 6:00 with Hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar. 

Nominees  for the NPOY will be a featured exhibition at the Pendulum Gallery commencing on Monday, March 28th and will be running until Saturday, April 9th, 2016.  Opening night  will be held on Thursday, March 31st.  To RSVP please email Ali at:  More deets to follow.

Nominees and winners for the NPOY will be a featured exhibition at the IX Gallery commencing at the NPOY being held on Saturday, April 23rd and will be running until Sunday, May 27th, 2016.  Opening night for CONTACT will be held on Thursday, April 28th.  To RSVP please email Ali at:  More deets to follow.

As per usual, there will be a tonne of prizes to give away, and I'll have a list updated shortly.  Remember, ya gotta be there to win!

« Last Edit: May 11, 2016, 03:52 AM by Warren Toda »

Offline Fred Lum

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Re: NPAC Conference 2016 - Everything You Need to Know!
« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2015, 09:25 PM »
For those with extra cash laying about, Henrys and Downtown Camera are a short walk away. Ryerson Imaging Centre is basically across the street.

« Last Edit: December 31, 2015, 06:56 PM by Ali Ledgerwood »


Offline Warren Toda

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Re: NPAC Conference 2016 - Everything You Need to Know!
« Reply #2 on: February 29, 2016, 08:17 PM »
NPAC will be holding its Annual General Meeting at 12 noon on April 23, 2016, at the Bond Hotel in Toronto. The agenda is:

  • Call to Order
  • Adoption of Agenda
  • Adoption of Previous Minutes
  • Financial Reports
  • Business Arising
  • New Business
  • Next Meeting Date and Adjournment

NPAC members are asked to attend this meeting and bring their questions, concerns and ideas for the future of their organization.

** Our 2016 financial report for the year ending January 31, 2016, is now online (scroll to the bottom of that page).

« Last Edit: March 29, 2016, 10:37 PM by Warren Toda »

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Re: NPAC Conference 2016 - Everything You Need to Know!
« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2016, 11:26 PM »
Download the Conference Program [1.1MB PDF]

« Last Edit: April 18, 2016, 08:42 PM by Warren Toda »

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