A listing of the special events and happenings at SYNC 2018. (Included in your registration) 


  Opening Night - Friday, February 23                                              

Feel the energy as you see all your friends for the first time in almost a year. New to SYNC? Opening Night is the perfect time to introduce yourself to fellow photographers from all across the USA. Arrive early as you never know what kind of surprises may happen. 

After a short welcome from our host, Darty Hines, our keynote presenter Jon Acuff will start SYNC 2017 off with a dynamic and inspirational business program. 

Stay Tuned as we announce some exciting news for Opening Night and our 10 Year Celebration! 


  The SYNC Lounge                                                                             

A place where ideas develop. Sponsored by Miller's Professional Imaging, the lounge is a creative place for attendees to gather and share ideas. The relaxing furniture and creative vignettes will inspire your thinking and get the ideas flowing during breaks and evening down time. Enjoy snacks and refreshments provided by Miller's Professional Imaging.  

  Next Steps                                                                                                 

The best way to grow in our industry is by taking Next Steps to really embrace photography and business. No matter where you are in your photography journey, you will always have a Next Step to take as you grow. 

Friday: TBA 
Saturday: Gary Box - Next Steps to Photography 
Sunday: Paul Pruitt and Melisa Escaro: Next Steps to Business 


  SYNC Urban Shoot Out                                                                

After a successful first run in 2017, the Shoot Out is back! This straight out of camera competition will be sure to fire up your creativity. Attendees will have the opportunity to photograph using Panasonic Lumix cameras on a specially designed set by Denny MFG with lighting by Wescott. This contest is during the trade show hours and will be first-come-first serve. Judges will pick a winner and one lucky attendee will be showered with prizes! More details will be available at the event. 

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  Faith + Worship                                                                                 

Faith is an important part of the SYNC Event. At the Sunday morning faith + worship service you will never be met with shame, guilt, or condemnation because of your faith. Our service will have grace, mercy and inspiration. Everyone is welcome as we sing some popular worship songs and hear an inspirational message from a guest speaker. 


We believe that all should live for Christ and not for themselves. Often we pray for our business, our attendees, and for God to bless our lives. Because of these prayers, we reserve a time at our event to worship Him and thank Him. Faith > Fear. 


  SYNC Sports Stadium                                                                       

Located in the trade show this is the perfect spot for you to get additional education about the volume sports world. Join host Jeff Gump and industry leading sports photographers as they present mini sessions throughout the trade show hours. Grab some pop corn and snacks as well! Be sure to check on site signage for the complete schedule. 



Are you a first-timer? Join us for Newcomers on Saturday morning at 8:00 am. Enjoy some coffee and pastries while you get to know the SYNC team. Upper level in the Camellia Ballroom. We look forward to meeting you! 


  Closing Party                                                                                   

Have you ever left a party early to hear the next day about everything you missed? Well, at SYNC  you will want to stay until the very last minute. When reserving your hotel room and making flight arrangements, don't leave SYNC until Tuesday morning.  


After the SYNC Awards presentation, Get ready to party with one all of your new and old friends. It's the perfect ending to a fantastic event. 

Check back for out 2018 Entertainment. 


Past events: 

2009 - The Black and White Party

2010 - DJ and Super Bowl ticket give-away

2011 - Dueling Pianos 

2012 - Spazmatics - totally tubular 80's cover band. 

2013 - Super Bowl Party 

2014 - VoicePlay - as seen on NBC's The Sing Off 

2015 - National recording artist - Justin James - sponsored by Song Freedom

2016 - Haywire - Live Band!

2017 - CLUB SYNC with DJ Fortini

2018 - TBA