2008 Magazine Conferences in Boulder, Colorado

Early Bird tuition of $350 is available for all conferences. Register by:

Photography: March 15
Writer's Workshop: April 30
Travel Writing: July 31
Original: August 31

Student tuitions of $300 are also available, with a valid ID, for all conferences.

Conference News

Women's Adventure has granted a scholarship for the Photography Conference to a local Boulder student and her mother.

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2008 Photography Speakers

Andrea BooherAndrea Booher


Corey RichCorey Rich
Freelance Photographer
Sadie QuarrierSadie Quarrier
Senior Photo Editor
National Geographic
Steve BeglierSteven Begleiter
Freelance Photographer
Photo Editors, Photographers, Faculty
Michelle TheallMichelle Theall
Photo Editor
Women's Adventure

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2008 sponsors

Women's Adventure Magazine

Rocky Mountain School of Photography

2008 Photography in Magazines Conference
April 11-13, 2008

Taking place at the Boulder Marriott
2660 Canyon Boulevard · Boulder, CO  80302


Calling all Photographers !

If you've ever dreamed about seeing your photos in the pages of a glossy magazine at newsstands nationwide, you'll want to join us this April 11-13, 2008 in Boulder, Colorado.

Don't miss this opportunity to meet one on one with the photo editors from National Geographic, Climbing, Freeskier, Ski, Backpacker, Women's Adventure, and others interested in seeing your best work and answering your questions about breaking into this industry.

Also, meet with Aurora Photos, one of the top outdoor stock photo agencies in the country and find out how to get your images in front of buyers around the world.

Whether you shoot film or digital or are an enthusiast or working photographer, you'll gain valuable industry contacts and insights to further your career and make money doing what you love. The conference provides an informal and casual atmosphere with speakers and panelists who are friendly and accessible. Note: This is not a workshop in technical photography (however, faculty will answer technical questions or address them in reference to a session topic).

This conference lets you hear from the top magazine photo editors, photographers, and stock agencies in the country so that you know first hand what they are looking for from you and how you can build your business. World-class, award-winning photographers will share with you the story of their path to success and the secrets to getting the right shot at the right time in even the most difficult circumstances.

Check out our schedule which includes a keynote address from the Senior Photo Editor of National Geographic and take a look at the resumes for the rest of our speakers and faculty. Conference will be capped at 120 participants.

Register now to secure your place and set your appointment(s) to meet with the top photo editors and photographers in the country.

Conference Tuition is $350 until March 1 and includes some meals, beverages, and snacks. Plus, you'll receive an incredible goody bag with swag from the outdoor industry (last year's treats were valued at more than the conference attendance fee and included products from Timex, Mountain Hardwear, Horny Toad, Thule, and others).

Register now!


Photography in Magazines Schedule
Friday April 11th  
6pm - 9pm Registration and Cocktail Party
Saturday, April 12th  
8am - 9:30am Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:30 - 10:30 Inside the Magazine: Staff Member Roles / How it All Works
10:45 - Noon Building the Ultimate Portfolio
Lunch Break  
1:30 - 2:30 Pitching Magazines/Getting Assignments/What We're Looking
2:45-3:45pm Freelance 101: Taxes, Copyrighting, Web, Contracts
4pm - 5pm Stock agencies
5:15 - 6:15 Q&A panel with all faculty
7:30pm-9pm Dessert and Keynote Speech
Sunday, April 13th  
8am - 9:30am Continental Breakfast and Presentation: Photo Journalism
9:45 - 10:45 When Shooting Becomes the Adventure
11am - 4pm Photo Editor Speed Dating/Free time/Off-site Lunch