Palmela 2011 Update, March 1, 2011
Here is a Palmela 2011 update wrapping up the current situation on March 1, 2011.
As of today, March 1, we have over 60 attendees registered for the conference or tutorials + conference programs, this is the highest number of registrations in the first month of any previous IVRPA conference.
Hopefully we should be able to start publishing the attendee list on the Palmela 2011 website in the coming days.
If you want to register for the conference, now it’s a good time, check the ticket prices here and register here.
We have some great speakers lined up already, Ignacio Ferrando Margelí, Joergen Geerds, Nicole Tung and Jason Barr, Thomas K. Sharpless, but we aren’t stopping there, more speakers will be announced during the next month as we cover all of the hot topics in the panoramic world.
If you are attending Palmela 2011 and want to speak at the conference, contact us, we still have some 30min and 20min speaker slots available.
We recently opened sponsor registrations and already Nodal Ninja, Tour Wrist, Kolor and Garden Gnome showed their love for this conference by signing up as Palmela 2011 Sponsors, Vendors or Partners.
Check the terms here and sign in by registering your company to become a sponsor here.
The first hotel, Palmela Castle Pousada was sold out on Feb. 14. The second Hotel, the S. Filipe Fortress Pousada in nearby Setúbal, sold out yesterday, Feb. 28.
Given the high demand we are experiencing for this conference, we went to great lengths to find a third hotel to accommodate everyone that wants to attend Palmela 2011 — The Conference from June 1 to 5, 2011.
The new hotel is the Palmela Village Golf Resort and although not up there in the Castle, it’s located only 10 minutes away from the village in a recently built golf resort.
We hope this new option with up to 100 rooms available will settle everyone’s need for a room to attend Palmela 2011.
Palmela 2011 Exhibitions:
Several teams are working on many different exhibitions and we expect to start announce the exhibitions in detail next week.
We have planned the following Palmela 2011 exhibitions to open to the public on June 2 and 3, 2011:
- Gigapixel Challenge.
- Masters of Contemporary Panoramic Photography.
- Panos for the People group exhibition (distributed across several places in Old Town Palmela).
- My Planets (stereographic projection group exhibition).
- Three individual exhibitions from renowned panoramic artists
For some of the exhibitions we will launch in the coming days will require submissions from the panoramic community.
Everyone will have an equal chance to participate independently of being an IVRPA member or not.
Exhibitions will open on the first week of June and remain on display during the summer, they will close on August 31.
Palmela 2011 Volunteers:
The Palmela 2011 — Panoramic Photography Festival was made possible by the dedicated work the following volunteers.
- Carlos Chegado – Conference Organizer
- Sandra Mexa – Conference Treasurer
- Matthias Taugwalder – Sponsorship Coordinator
- Pat Swovelin – Tutorials Coordinator
- Aaron Spence – Registration Coordinator
- Willy Kaemena – Transport Coordinator
- Karyn Laudisi – Video
Palmela 2011 Exhibitions team:
- Carlos Chegado (Portugal)
- G. Donald Bain (USA)
- Jürgen Schrader (Germany)
- Sam Rohn (USA)
- Joergen Geerds (USA)
Palmela 2011 translate team:
- Carlos Chegado EN (Portugal)
- Pat Swovelin EN (USA)
- Inês Mendes PT (Portugal)
- Vincèn Pujol FR (France)
- Mike Sikorski PL (Ireland)
- Sandra Pilar Paulino ES (Portugal)
- Mauro Contrafatto IT (Italy)
- Michael Hundrieser DE (Germany)
On behalf of the IVRPA Board of Directors
Come and join us for Palmela 2011 — The International Panoramic Photography Festival
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