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Call For Speakers

2020 National Conference
April 15-18th, 2020

Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Buckhead
Atlanta, GA

Share Your Expertise

The Association of Professional Photo Organizers is accepting presentation proposals for our National Conference being held in Atlanta, GA April 15 - 18, 2020.
We are seeking presentations or panel discussions targeted towards beginner, intermediate, advanced and everyone in the following areas:

Core Competencies: What are the essential skills, knowledge, and best practices needed to be a successful photo manager. Digital and printed photo organizing workflow, scanning workflow, understanding terms,, archiving, productivity tools,, album design, photo gifting, etc.

Client & Project Management: What are the essential skills and knowledge to manage clients and projects? Client assessment, customer service, project management, pricing strategies, client onboarding, setting expectations, Mac & PC programs, dealing with demanding clients, etc. 

Planning for Growth: What are the strategies needed to scale a business? Identifying revenue streams, budgeting, and forecasting, adding staff, policies & procedures, and entering new markets such as businesses, genealogy, and digital asset management.

Business Management: What are the core fundamentals every small business manager and entrepreneur needs? Topics could include contracts, CRM programs, bookkeeping, pricing and packaging, profitability, time management, life/work balance, and duplicatable systems.

Marketing and Sales: How do you tell the world you are open for business? Branding, social media, blogging, identifying and finding new clients, networking and referrals, sales strategies, sales cycle, goal setting, simple website design, the art of storytelling.

Here are a few ideas to get you thinking!

  • Client Communication Essentials from Hello to Goodbye
  • The Basics of Metadata
  • What’s Right for You, High Touch or High Tech?
  • Five Essential Forms You Must Have


Got an idea for a presentation that isn't listed?  We are open to new ideas and concepts that will interest our attendees.


If you are an engaging speaker with ideas and content to share, please submit your application for one of the following areas:

  • Breakout sessions/workshops: 60 minutes or 90 minutes.

  • Pre-Conference Intensive: Half day (4 hours) or Full day (8 hours)

  • General Session - main stage, general audience: 20-60 minutes

We welcome submissions from certified professional photo organizers as well as other professionals who can provide relevant, quality training. Submissions are due no later than August 1, 2019. You will be notified by September 15th. There are no limitations to how many proposals you submit.

Information to collect before starting the submission process: Speaker bio, speaker headshot, description of presentation and learning objectives, social media links. We also require a two-minute video of you describing your proposed session.  

Please review speaker agreement, compensation and application requirements prior to starting your application.

Speaker Agreement and Compensation

Application Requirements


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