FAQ

General Information

How can I contact SPAC?

Email: spacusa@gmail.com
Website: www.spac-usa.org

Where is the SPAC 2019 Annual Conference and Trade Show?

SPAC 2019 is located at the South Point Hotel and Casino, in the Conference Center.. The street address for the building is 9777 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89183.

Age restrictions?

This is for Photographers and Studio Business Owners Only. No children under 16 permitted.

What are the dates and times? (Keep in mind this is a working schedule. Final schedule will be announced by November 1)

Wednesday, January 23 Select Pre-Conference Tracks (Additional Registration Cost)
5pm Check In and Social Mixer hosted by SPAC and ImageQuix.
Thursday, January 24 7:30- 8:30am Attendee Check In and On Site Registration.
8:30- Noon SPAC University and Conference Sessions (4 tracks)
Noon- 1:00pm Lunch
1:00-4:30pm SPAC University and Conference Sessions (4 tracks)
5:00 -6pm Hospitality Suites hosted by SPAC Sponsors
7-10pm Bowling hosted by SPAC and H&H Color Lab.
Friday, January 25 8:00am – Breakfast – Napa Room
8:30- 11:30 SPAC Conference Sessions (3 tracks)
Noon Lunch -Grand Ballroom
Noon- 8:00pm Trade Show Open
2:30- 5:00 SPAC Conference Sessions ( tracks)
6:30 Dinner Served
7:30pm Dessert Served
Saturday, January 26 8am- 9am Breakfast – Ballroom
9am- Noon SPAC Conference Sessions (3 tracks)
Noon-2:30 Trade Show Open
Noon- Lunch Served
2:30-4:30 SPAC Conference Sessions (3 tracks)
4:30-5pm SPAC Closing, and Grand Prize Drawings!
5pm-7pm Hospitality Suites hosted by SPAC Sponsors

Can I take photographs or audio/video at the SPAC 2019?

Photography we ask you use in your social interaction, but not in any misaligned purpose.

Audio/video recording by anyone – other than the Official SPAC Photographic Contractor – is strictly prohibited on the trade show floor, and in the educational sessions. Some of our Speakers and Educators will share their presentations, and some not. It is at the sole discretion of the speaker.

University and Conference Educational Sessions

How is the sessions organized?

We have 3 (4 on Thursday) tracks of sessions taking place succinctly. We offer a variety of sessions regarding School Photography, Sports Photography, and then general classes that appeal to a broader spectrum, such as Marketing and Sales. Additionally, we offer specialty sessions, such as Senior Portraits,PreSchool Photography, Dance Studio, etc. Most companies invest in bringing a team for in depth training. Bringing their top photographer to partake in the demonstration on techniques, their top sales representative to have them participate in the Sales and Marketing sessions. Lead production person to be trained in workflow. Then naturally the smaller group discussions for long time SPAC attendees, engaging in topics such as employee issues, legal aspects, discussing new paradigm our business is expanding into.

Do I have to pre-sign up for certain sessions?

No you can pick and choose the sessions you attend. However on Wednesday we do offer Pre-Conference Tracks: School 101 , Sports 101 that is an all day class, ideal for our newer attendees, or new to business. Great classes to cover the spectrum of School Photography and Sports 101 “Team and Individual” business. These Pre-Conference Tracks do have an additional registration fee, and sign up.

What vendors will be at the trade show?

We have assembled the best in the industry, ready to help you make your business thrive! A full list will be available on the website by October 2018!

Registration

How do I get my badge and tickets for the SPAC 2019?

Your tickets will be emailed to you when Registration is completed. Your name badge(s) will be ready for you at the SPAC Information Counter, located in the Conference Center. Join us for a Early Check In and Social,Wednesday, January 23, 2019 in the late afternoon/early evening, time to finalized soon. Check in , is also open Thursday at 7:30am.

Can I register more than one person at a time?

When registering online you may register more than one attendee as part of the same transaction. Please include the first and last names of other attendees in “Comments” box. Group discount starts at 4+ attendees from same company. Group discount ends January 3, 2019. Email SPACGal@gmail.com for coupon code.

Can I register for SPAC 2019 on site?

Attendee Registration, yes, but on-site prices are higher.

Registration Hours:

Attendee Registration
Thursday, January 24th 7:30am- 9am

Is there a charge to attend the trade show?

Your registration gives you all access to all educational sessions and both days of trade show. We do not sell any “trade show only” tickets.

How do I make changes to my existing registration?

Email SPACGal@gmail.com with any requests.

How do I cancel my registration?

Our refund policy can be found here

What is included in my Registration?

All access to all educational sessions, and 2 days of dedicated trade show time! Breakfast on Friday and Saturday. Lunch on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Dinner on Friday. Wednesday evening Early Check in Social Mixer and Bowling with Pizza and refreshments on Thursday!

Travel/Housing

What is the best way to book a hotel room?

We have reserved rooms at the South Point here is the link to book your room! You can also enter the group code on the South Point website http://www.southpointcasino.com/ to make the reservation. Just enter the arrival date at the bottom of the page, number of nights, the group code and click book now:

** (YOU CAN CLICK ON “VIEW PRICE BREAKDOWN” TO SEE THE ACTUAL RATES PER NIGHT)

Group name: School Photographers
Dates: January 22 – 29, 2019
Group Code: SCH0122 (1st three are letters, last four are numbers)
Cut-off Date: 1/2/19

Web Link: https://gc.synxis.com/rez.aspx?Hotel=11548&Chain=6903&arrive=1/22/2019&depart=1/23/2019&adult=1&child=0&group=SCH0122

The hours of operation for Room Reservations are:
(Monday – Friday) 6:00 am – 11:00 pm PST
(Saturday & Sunday) 7:00 am – 11:00 pm PST

Telephone: (866) 791-7626 (toll free)
Direct: (702) 797-8901
Fax: (702) 797-8905
Email: reservations@southpointcasino.com.

Book early as we sold out last year!

Transportation/Shuttle

How do I get from the airport to my hotel?

For your convenience, the South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa offers a scheduled shuttle to and from McCarran Airport. These shuttles are reserved for the use of hotel guests only.

If you are planning on using the South Point’s Airport shuttle, please call 866-791-7626 (ask for Shuttle Reservations) to book your spot on the shuttle as soon as you have your flight information. We do not take same day reservations for the shuttle, it is first come first serve on day of.

South Point’s Airport Shuttle from McCarran Airport should be met at Level Zero at Terminal 1. The shuttle is white and blue and has very distinguished South Point logos on it. For those guests arriving at Terminal 3, please take the McCarran Airport courtesy shuttle service from Terminal 3 to Terminal 1. The McCarran Airport courtesy shuttle may be met on Level Zero at Terminal 3 in the center of the curb. Once you arrive at Terminal 1, proceed to the South Point Shuttle. When returning to the airport, the shuttle from the South Point picks up in Valet which is located at the east entrance of the hotel.

Where can I park at the South Point?

Parking is available.

What about shuttle to the strip? How far am I from the strip?

The strip is only a few minutes away. You can easily find a taxi in the valet area of South Point, or call ahead. There is also a South Point Shuttle, please inquire with the front desk for more information on pick up times.