The 2015 Conference (our 20th Annual) by all accounts was an overwhelming success! Weâd like to thank all the participants for their contribution to the event and for helping to make it so relevant. It is the presence and enthusiasm of such a variety of attendees from all over the world that make these meetings so worthwhile.
While moving to New Jersey was a bit controversial to some, the amazing views and the accommodations more that made up for a little inconvenience. Most people found the 5-minute trip on the PATH train to Manhattan to be very easy!
The conference was jammed packed with people, quality sessions and every one of our speakers and panelists were prepared to give enormous amounts of information to our audience. We will be posting a series of reviews of all the sessions in upcoming blogs.
Events like this don’t happen without a lot of hard work from a lot of people. A special thank you to Ellen Boughn and her Program Committee for a flawless conference from start to finish: Doug Dawirs, Lynn Eskenazi, Ellen Herbert (Novel Expressions), Paul Melcher, Nuno Silva (500px) and Sonia Wasco (Grant Heilman Photography).
To Ophelia Chong (Stock Pot Images), a new DMLA Member, who jumped in and volunteered to run the front desk at her first conference, a huge thank youâ¦ and to the Agency Access crew who assisted her: Amanda Cronin, Katie Knepple, Matthew Spindler andÂ Michele Mattera.
Congratulations to our 2015 DMLA Award winners, a new tradition that was started this year: Volunteer of the Year, Karen DâSilva; Corporate Sponsor of the Year, Agency Access and to our Lifetime Achievement Award winner: Sonia Wasco, Grant Heilman Photography. Â A Well deserved honor byÂ all of the recipients!
A big shout out to all our speakers, moderators and panelists whose contributions were above expectations and who made our sessions so very interesting and informative.Â A huge thank you to Doug Dawirs for making the AV work so seamlessly.
We are thankful to our photographer, Joe Santa, who donated his incredible talents to capture the great moments of the event.Â Look for his photos with our session reviews.
Thanks to all our conference sponsors: 500px, British PathÃ©, CDAS, CondÃ© Nast, Corbis, Gaopin Images, ImageProtect, Visual Connections and especially Agency Access who did all the design work for the event (Alison Abate and Katie Jackson most of all). Please plan ahead to take advantage of one of 2016âs sponsorship opportunities.
These Conferences keep getting better and better! Make your plans now to attend next yearâs event. Weâll have information soon on dates and location. All you need is a quest for knowledge and lots of business cards!
See you next year!!