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2019 national conference
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Pre-conference Intensives are ideally suited for those seeking extended in-depth training in an intimate, small group atmosphere. Workshops led by experienced trainers provide the ultimate learning experience for the serious entrepreneur.

This year’s Intensives are divided into four different learning tracks. Two of these Intensives include 12 hours of training over 1 ½ days, hands-on learning, and group interaction. One track will focus on business skills, and the other track will focus on photo organizing skills.

The third Intensive is an advanced Masterclass designed to meet the needs of our most experienced photo organizers. This exclusive Masterclass offers extended hours, additional perks and VIP treatment.

The fourth Intensive is Masterclass 2.0 for the graduating class of 2018.

When you invest in an Intensive, your Conference registration is included, making this the best value for your education dollars!

*Intensive sessions are available on a first come basis and seating is limited.

Intensive Schedule

Attendees who invest in the Intensive or Masterclass should plan to arrive on Tuesday, March 26th. Masterclass begins at 6:30 pm that night. Regular Intensive attendees begin their sessions at 8:00 am on Wednesday morning.

Intensive Rate

Full Price: $1449

Instalment Plan: 4 monthly payments of $374* | Available until Dec. 1st.

Wednesday - Saturday includes;

  • Intensive and Conference educational programming

  • Breakfast and lunch Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday

  • Buffet dinner Wednesday (cash bar)

  • Dessert Buffet on Thursday night (dinner on own)

  • Friday and Saturday night buffet dinner (cash bar)

  • Morning and afternoon coffee breaks and snacks

  • Swag Bag

  • 24+ hours of audio recordings (16 breakout recordings)

  • Masterclass** participants will enjoy a complimentary reception on Tuesday evening, extended class hours on Thursday afternoon and additional VIP perks

* instalment payments of $360 include a finance fee

** Masterclass is limited to 15 participants and will be determined through an application process


Intensive Descriptions

Intensive I: Skill Development

Honoring a Lifetime of Memories: The Anatomy of a Photo Organizing Project - Instructor: Kathy Stone

You've seen many before and after photos of organized photo collections, but have you ever wondered what it looks like in between? Are you curious how an organizer tackles a large collection that has not only photos, but documents, newspapers, awards, collectibles, and an assortment of odd objects? This intensive will deconstruct a large family collection, walking you through each step involved in going from chaos to order. As we break down each step, participants will be creating a procedures manual and a personalized education plan. Learn more.

Intensive II: Business Foundations

Clarity, Confidence & Intention for a Successful Photo Organizing Business - Instructors: Lisa Bianco & Lisa Luken

It all starts with a passion. You love photos and the stories they tell. You’re on a mission to help others preserve their memories, so you turn that passion into a business. You want to enjoy the freedom that comes with owning your own business. You dream of working with clients who value your work and who appreciate the gifts and talents only YOU have. But starting and running a successful business can be very overwhelming. From day one, you’re making decisions about what to do and how best to do it.
Learn more.


Intensive III: Masterclass 1.0

Facilitator: Lisa Corrado


Join your contemporaries for this exclusive, advanced Masterclass. Limited to 15 participants, this select group of members will spend two full days in the Presidential Suite surrounded by “experience-matched” colleagues chosen through an application process. This class is a high-level, peer-to-peer learning session designed exclusively for APPO members whose business focus is professional photo organizing. Learn more. 

Intensive IV: Masterclass 2.0

2018 Masterclass Grads

This advanced Masterclass is exclusive to the graduating class of 2018. Participants will continue their individual and group goals in a lightly facilitated environment. Programming for this Masterclass will be determined by the group and include guest speakers and mentors. 

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