Plan Ahead for PPETN’s 2015 Events

With all the fantastic events PPETN has planned for 2015, you’ll want to go ahead and put these events on your calendar!  

PPETN’s events generally take place at Farmer’s Mutual of Tennessee (837 Hall of Fame Drive, Knoxville, TN 37917—click for directions). Meeting locations can vary depending on the type of meeting, though, so always make sure to check each event’s info page for specific location and other information.

Events are generally on the 1st Thursday after the 2nd Monday each month, and most event times follow this schedule:

  • ~5:00 pm: Pro Photographers’ Social + Networking Hour at Barley’s Taproom & Pizzeria (200 East Jackson Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37915—click for directions).
  • ~6:30 pm: Laughlin Print Photography Competition (deadline is 6:30) at Farmer’s Mutual (837 Hall of Fame Drive, Knoxville, TN 37917—click for directions).
  • ~7:00-9:00 pm: Pro Photo Seminar/Meeting/Workshop Program at Farmer’s Mutual.
2015 Annual Event Schedule

All event topics and featured speakers will be announced here and on the PPETN Facebook page. Check online for latest information on all events. No competition deadlines listed here are guaranteed—check the event’s info page or Facebook to independently verify them.

January
  • Thursday, January 15: Pro Photo Social + Seminar
    • Topic: Preparing Images for the Annual Image Salon Photography Competition
    • Featured Speakers: Three “Tennessee Photographers of the Year” (Alisa Whitley, Colby McLemore, and Genna Sellers)
    • Location: Barley’s & Farmer’s Mutual
    • Time: 5:00 – 9:00 pm

February
  • February 1-3: Imaging USA (PPA’s Annual Conference & Trade Show)
    • Location: Nashville, TN (Opryland Hotel & Convention Center)
  • Sunday, February 8: Bridal & Beyond Show (PPETN will have a booth promoting members and the profession at the Knoxville News Sentinel’s annual bridal show.)
    • Location: Knoxville Convention Center
    • Time: 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Thursday, February 12: Pro Photo Social + Seminar
    • Topic: Using Photography’s Past To Craft Your Unique Future
    • Featured Speakers: Tom Launius, CPP
    • Location: Barley’s & Farmer’s Mutual
    • Time: 5:15 – 9:00 pm
  • Monday, February 23: EARLY BIRD DEADLINE – PPETN Annual Image Salon Photography Competition Early Bird entry submission deadline—get $25 off entry fees!

 March
  • Monday, March 2: DEADLINE – PPETN Annual Image Salon Photography Competition entry submission deadline—no exceptions!
    • Time: 5:00 pm
  • Thursday, March 12: PPETN Annual Image Salon Photography Competition
    • Location: Farmer’s Mutual (no Pro Photo Social beforehand—food will be arranged at event site)
    • Time: 6:00 – 9:00 pm
    • Click here for event details

 April
  • Thursday, April 16: Pro Photo Social + Workshop
    • Topic: In-Studio Portrait Photography
    • Featured Speakers: Gena Tussey, CPP
    • Location: Barley’s (in Maryville) & Station House Photography (also in Maryville)
    • Time: 5:15 – 9:00 pm
    • Click here for event details

 May
  • Thursday, May 14: Pro Photo Social + Seminar
    • Topic: Making The Numbers Work with Volume Photography: Opportunities, Pricing and Workflow
    • Featured Speakers: Jill Harrelson, CPP
    • Location: Barley’s (Downtown Knoxville) & Farmer’s Mutual (Downtown Knoxville)
    • Time: 5:00 – 9:00 pm
    • Click here for event details

 June
  • Thursday, June 18: Pro Photo Social
    • Event: PPETN Social at Smokies Park
    • Location: Smokies Park (Kodak, TN)
    • Time: First Pitch is at 7:05pm

 July
  • Thursday, July 16: Pro Photo Social + Seminar
    • Topic: Sales & Order Strategies to Improve Profits
    • Featured Speakers: Professional Panel (panelists to be announced)
    • Location: Barley’s (Downtown Knoxville) & Farmer’s Mutual (Downtown Knoxville)
    • Time: 5:00 – 9:00 pm
  • July 31: DEADLINE – Michael Laughlin Photography Scholarship Application deadline

 August
  • Thursday, August 13: Pro Photo Social + Seminar
    • Topic: Finding Your Brand
    • Featured Speakers: Tracy Page, CPP, Cr. Photog.
    • Location: Barley’s (Downtown Knoxville) & Farmer’s Mutual (Downtown Knoxville)
    • Time: 5:00 – 9:00 pm
  • August 29-September 1: TNPPA Annual Convention
    • Location: Murfreesboro, TN (Doubletree Hotel)

 September
  • August 29-September 1: TNPPA Annual Convention
    • Location: Murfreesboro, TN (Doubletree Hotel)
  • Thursday, September 17: Pro Photo Social + Seminar + Workshop
    • Topic: On-Location Portrait Photography
    • Featured Speakers: Gary Woods, M.Photog., Cr., CPP
    • Location: Whitestone Country Inn (Kingston, Tennessee)
    • Time: 1:30pm-8:15pm

 October
  • Thursday, October 15: Pro Photo Social + Safari + Workshop
    • Topic: Wildlife, Nature, & Landscape Photography
    • Featured Speakers: Tyson Smith and Eddie Foley
    • Location: Cades Cove (Townsend, Tennessee)
    • Time: 2:00pm-Dark

 November
  • Thursday, November 12: Pro Photo Social + Seminar
    • Topic: Weddings Our Way: Keeping It SimpleFeatured Speakers: Kevin and Katie Jiminez
    • Location: Barley’s (Downtown Knoxville) & Farmer’s Mutual (Downtown Knoxville)
    • Time: 5:00 – 9:00 pm
    • Click here for event details

 December
  • Thursday, December 17: 2015 PPETN Christmas Party, Awards Banquet, & Live Auction
    • Location: Club LeConte (Downtown Knoxville)
    • Time: TBA
Not A PPETN Member?

Everyone is welcome to attend any PPETN event! PPETN events are generally open to the public without any R.S.V.P. needed. Check each event’s info page to see what the specific details are for the event you are considering attending.

Non-Member Attendance:

All non-members must obtain a Single Event Pass to attend a PPETN event. A Single Event Pass is a one-time event pass designed to provide access to non-members who are interested in attending an event hosted or provided by PPETN.

Complimentary First-Time Visit:

A complimentary Single Event Pass is given to first-time attendees of PPETN events. This complimentary Single Event Pass is only given once and is not provided to individuals for any subsequent events after they have used it.

Cost:

The Single Event Pass fee is $20 per event and is due prior to entry at each event attended.

Open Events:

PPETN may open certain events to all professional photographers. If this occurs, that event will not require a Single Event Pass. In addition, the open event may require a fee to attend and there will be no complimentary Single Event Passes provided to cover this fee.

Restrictions:
  • Complimentary Single Event Passes may not be provided to past members of PPETN.
  • Single Event Passes are available to non-members for one year from their first attended event. After one year, the non-member must apply for any Primary Active Membership or Secondary Active Membership to continue attending PPETN events.
  • The Single Event Pass is not a form of membership in PPETN and therefore comes with no rights or privileges of membership.