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Inspire is a retreat-style conference for professional wedding and portrait photographers. The conference is comprised of sessions on a variety of subjects, from business practices to shooting techniques, led by local professional photographers. The Inspire schedule is designed with these concepts in mind: Community, Mentoring, Business, Vision, and Craft. Every class and activity are designed to help us grow in at least one of these areas. The complete conference schedule is designed around the speaking proposals that are selected, and providing extensive opportunities for community & relationship development. Our schedule will be adjusted according to our final class selection, but the basic format is:
MONDAY: Workshops: Half and Full-Day Intensive Classes (limited seating, pre-registration required)
TUESDAY: 1.5-2 hour General Sessions/Lectures, 3-Hour Hands-On Camera Classes
WEDNESDAY: 1.5-2 hour General Sessions/Lectures, 3-Hour Hands-On Camera Classes
ONGOING: Portfolio Reviews & Mentoring, Common meals (all meals are provided), Keynote Presentations, and opportunities to interact with key industry sponsors and vendors who wish to see your business grow.
If you haven’t registered yet, go here to sign up to attend:
Have we mentioned how excited we are about our conference venue, the Sturbridge Host Hotel and Conference Center?! The rooms are clean and comfortable, and the conference amenities are professional and modern. Plus, there’s a great bar, a pool & a hot tub in the hotel. It’s winter and there’s probably going to be snow here in Massachusetts, so we love having everything we need under one roof! It has been a great home for Inspire for the past two years! Previous years’ attendees have told us time and again that a favorite part of the conference is the sense of community that they feel after 2+ days of networking, learning, and socializing with each other. The Sturbridge Host amenities are a great support to the sense of community at our retreat. Sturbridge is one hour from Boston, a little less than an hour from Hartford, and 1 to 2 hours from many other New England locales; it’s perfectly situated to be an easy drive for most our attendees.
If you haven’t booked your room already, be sure to call or book online!
The online booking code is 1402INSPIR
From the Sturbridge Host Hotel and Conference Center website, go to the booking window and select groups, it will ask for the booking code and then the rate will be auto populated and you can reserve your room.
You may also make your reservation over the telephone and request the “Inspire Photo Conference” rate: 1-800-582-3232
Location and Directions:
366 Main Street, Sturbridge, Massachusetts 01566
Sturbridge Host Hotel & Conference Center is located on Route 20. From the North, East and West, take the Massachusetts Turnpike (Interstate 90) to Exit 9, Route 20 West. From the South, take either Interstate 84 or Route 131 to Route 20 West. Sturbridge Host Hotel & Conference Center is located on the shore of Cedar Lake, just past the first set of traffic lights.
Sturbridge Massachusetts Airports & Transportation:
Sturbridge Host Hotel & Conference Center is conveniently located near Logan International Airport in Boston (62 miles), Bradley International Airport near Hartford, Connecticut (50 miles), and TF Green Airport near Providence, Rhode Island (60 miles). Worcester Regional Airport is approximately 30 miles from the hotel.