Conferences to Attend in 2020 to Boost Your Business

January 16, 2020

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It’s the beginning of another year, which means that you’re probably getting your calendar in check. It can be overwhelming to decide where you're going to be traveling to, and to weigh the costs and benefits of attending different conferences. Trust us, we've been there! That's why we’ve rounded up some of the conferences that are on our radar that we think our TBL community will find the most helpful. Take a look below for a breakdown, and to see where the TBL team will be heading this year! 

Imaging USA 

When: January 16 – 21, 2020

Where: Nashville, TN

The lowdown: Connect with tons of photographers from different areas of the field at this 3 day convention (kicking off now!)  

Be Sage 

When: February 3 – 6, 2020

Where: Austin, TX

The lowdown: Collaborate with tons of wedding pro’s at this 3 day conference, and get ready to  dive into the business education that will take your brand to the next level.

Evolve Workshop 

When: February 3 – 6, 2020

Where: San Francisco, CA

The lowdown: Boost your spirits and your business at this workshop filled with educational lectures, a styled shoot, and plenty of socializing. Plus, our very own Meghan Brown will be there. Say hello and be sure to hear her speak! 


When: February 23 – 27, 2020

Where: Las Vegas, NV

The lowdown: Stay up to date with industry pro’s at one of the biggest and longest running conferences for wedding photographers! Be sure to say hi to Meghan and Kathryn.


When: March 28 – 29, 2020

Where: Lexington, KY

The lowdown: Calling all photographers! This conference is a chance to learn and connect with other photogs from all sorts of backgrounds. Reset offers attendees the opportunity to customize their education with breakout classes and add-on styled shootouts. If you're looking to attend, use the code 2BRIGHTLIGHT for $50 off! Say hello to Kathryn and Jina, who  are also open to any food recs for the area! ;) 

The Cookout 

When: October 4 – 7, 2020

Where: Chattanooga, TN

The lowdown: “One part photo conference, one part family cookout,” this sounds like our kind of conference! Hear from a wide array of panelists and industry leaders on a mission to celebrate diversity in photography. Spearheaded by photographer Tomayia Colvin, this conference encourages photographers to create a business that honors and showcases all types of diversity, from body positivity to the LGBTQ+ community. We hear their potato salad is also incredible. 

Showit United 

When: November 8 – 11, 2020

Where: Tempe, AZ

The lowdown: If you’re a photographer looking to make meaningful connections, learn how to boost your business, and have some fun, this one's for you!


When: November 17 – 19, 2020

Where: Las Vegas, NV

The lowdown: This one is for any and all wedding pros out there! One of the largest conferences of the year, you will certainly meet other people in the industry, and hear from some inspiring leaders.

WeddingPro Experiences & Socials

When: Multiple Dates

Where: Multiple Locations

The lowdown: Get ready to crush your goals after a full day of education from WeddingPro speakers at the WeddingPro Experiences, or get into your networking groove and enjoy some refreshments with The Knot and WeddingWire. Bonus: both of these events happen throughout the year and in different locations across the US. Check out the map for more details!

Attending conferences is one of our favorite ways to stay up to date with the industry’s latest trends, and to meet some of our users, old and new! We hope this breakdown can help you decide where you’ll be traveling to. And of course, if you’re attending any of these conferences, don’t be shy! We love meeting our users. 

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