Photoshop World Special Events

Work hard…Play harder.

Just when you think your brain is on overload, we offer the solution for you to let loose and unwind at special events that redefine what it means to work hard and play harder. Make your rounds during our expo hall to experience innovative product demos, participate in live photo shoots and get face time with all your industry favorite players. When you’re really ready to relax, we line up the events and mingle spots that help you enjoy, engage and relax in environments that breed creative fun.

Special Event

Opening Keynote

Prepare to be entertained, enlightened and electrified at this must-attend event! Featuring Scott Kelby and the “Photoshop Guys,” as well as key members of the Adobe Photoshop team, the Opening Keynote serves as official launch party for the conference. The Photoshop World Opening Keynote sets the mood for the entire conference. It’s your chance to hear special presentations, announcements and product demonstrations from Adobe, find out this year’s Guru Award winners and much more.

Tuesday, August 11th, 9:00 – 10:30 am

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Guru Awards

This is a special competition just for registered attendees that honors and recognizes the design, photography, retouching and creativity of our attendees. The award is handed out during the conference’s Opening Keynote.

B&H Official Sponsor of the Guru Awards

Awards will be presented during the Opening Keynote

Deadline to enter was August 15, 2014. Submissions are now closed.

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Photoshop Hall Of Fame

The prestigious Hall of Fame award is given to an individual whose contributions to the business, education, development and art of Adobe Photoshop have enduring value. Presented by Scott Kelby to honored recipients during the conference’s opening ceremony.

Will be presented during the Opening Keynote.

Special Event

After-Hours Party

The most talked about after-hours event of the conference and no better way to let loose and unwind after a packed day of learning. Tickets sold separately at conference checkout.

Tuesday, August 11th, 8:00 – 11:00 pm

Location: Mandalay Bay Convention Resort, Shoreline B

Price: TBA

Party along side some of your favorite Photoshop World Instructors. Your ticket Includes LIVE Concert performed by Scott Kelby and his band the Big Electric Cat, Full Buffet Dinner and a Drink Ticket.

You’re welcome to bring a guest to the party (each person attending must purchase a separate ticket), but there are a limited number of tickets available. So reserve your ticket early or upgrade to a Pro Pass Plus and secure your place at the most talked about after-hours event of the conference!

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Meet Up

Mix & Mingle with Scott Kelby and the Photoshop Guys & some of your favorite Photoshop World Instructors!

Monday, August 10th. 9-11pm in the Eye Candy Lounge

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Dinner With A Stranger

Socializing and networking are an integral part of the Photoshop World photography conventions experience. If you’ll be attending Photoshop World alone, make sure to stop by the registration desk and sign up for “Dinner with a Stranger” on Tuesday, August 11th. Just add your name to one of the sign-up sheets with the names of nearby restaurants and grab your “I’m A Stranger” pin. Later that night, put it on and meet your fellow participants for dinner and great conversation. Seating is limited, so sign up early!

All dinners are scheduled for Tuesday, August 11th, beginning at 7:30pm

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The Art of Photography

Get plenty of insight and inspiration at this interactive panel discussion with some of today’s leading photographers as they discuss their most memorable works, careers and more. A must-attend event for all photographers.

Location: South Pacific E

Wednesday, August 12th, 7:30 - 9:30pm

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Midnight Madness

Call it the session for “Photoshop freaks that just can’t sleep,” Midnight Madness has become legendary. If you’re lucky enough to snag one of the limited tickets, you’re in for a spirited night of surprises, laughter and fun. Hosted by none other than the conference ringmaster himself, Scott Kelby.

Wednesday, August 12th, 10:00 pm – 12:00 am

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Portfolio Reviews

Price: $25.00 each

The Photoshop World Portfolio reviews are an invaluable opportunity to have your work reviewed by a world renown lineup of industry professionals and photographers. Each in depth review offers you candid appraisals, valuable business insights, and gives you real world, practical advice, on all aspects of your work from our distinguished line up of Photoshop world instructors.

The portfolio you present should be a sampling of your best work.

When signing up for a portfolio review please make sure the email address given is one you check often as this is how you will be notified of your time slot.

All Portfolio Reviews will be held on Tuesday, August 11th,  1:30 – 4:30pm. Location: South Pacific J

Special Event

Wrap Up Rally & Giveaways

Before you leave for home, you’ll join a host of your conference instructors for a final farewell, including some always-entertaining video highlights, some last-minute tricks, cool giveaways from our sponsors and Expo exhibitors

Thursday, August 13th, 2:30 – 3:30pm