This year’s MIPP convention, in collaboration with The Societies, promises to be bigger and better than ever, with some major changes being introduced, and a complement of start-studded speakers!
First and foremost, after three years, the MIPP is changing home. The Le Meridien Hotel in St Julians has made us an offer we could not refuse, and we are very excited to be hosting our first International Convention there this year.
The programme for this year has also been given a pretty heavy shakeup, focussing more on spending more quality time with a more restricted lineup of speakers. Most of the changes are happening on Friday, whereby we are now holding a public talk and forum in the evening, allowing for most of us to attend without needing to take time off work. On the other hand, for those who want to make the best out of the day, we will be holding an exclusive on-location fashion workshop with star photographer John Denton on Friday morning, available only to those who pre-book and purchase their convention ticket before the 5th October!
John Denton will also be delivering a series of lectures throughout Saturday and Sunday on nude photography, accompanied by professional model Nikki Hafter.
And this is just the beginning! International front-line photojournalist Heidi Levine is nothing short of a legend in her field. She will be joining us starting Friday evening with and inspiring journey through her career, and the challenges she has had to face, as a photojournalist, woman and mother. This will be followed by a series of lectures covering the ins and outs of a photojournalist’s career, with the help of her colleague and friend Darrin Zammit-Lupi.
On a lighter note, our good friend Podge Kelly will be giving us a view on his own 36-year photographic career, with a journey through “All Kinds of Everything”, undoubtedly to be delivered in his unique fun style.
For the past three years, the forum has grown into an event we all look forward to. Hosted by Dr Joe Zammit-Lucia, this year’s theme will focus on building ourselves into a brand, discussing the strategies to adopt and the challenges we will undoubtedly face.
Finally, the convention would not be complete without the annual Qualifications, which this year will be held on Saturday, and the Societies image competition on Sunday.
To top off this year’s programme, we have (with no small effort) managed to include the awards night into the ticket price, which this year will be changing format slightly, presenting itself as a reception rather than a sit-down meal. Of course, additional tickets for partners are available upon request.
The committee has been working tirelessly since the beginning of the year to ensure that this year’s convention is better than ever, and with your support we will be able to grow it even further over the coming years into the event we envision it to be.