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Palmela 2011 Update, March 1, 2011

Palmela 2011 - The International Panoramic Photography Festival

Here is a Palmela 2011 update wrapping up the current situation on March 1, 2011.

Conference Attendees:

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 publish 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.

Conference Speakers:

We have some great speakers lined up already, Ignacio Ferrando Margelí, Joergen Geerds, Nicole Tung and Jason Barr, Thomas K. Sharpless, but we ain't stopping here, more speakers will be announced during next month as we aim to cover all hot topics in the panoramic world.
If you are attending Palmela 2011 and want to give a talk here, contact us, we still have some 30min and 20min speaker slots available.

Conference Sponsors:

We recently opened sponsor registrations and already Nodal Ninja, Tourwrist, Kolor and Garden Gnome showed their love for this conference by signing in as Palmela 2011 Sponsors, Vendors or Partners.
Check the terms here and sign in by registering your company to become a sponsor here.

Conference Accommodation:

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 on 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 public on June 2 and 3, 2011:

  • Gigapixel Challenge.
  • Masters of Contemporary Panoramic Photography.
  • Panos for the People group exhibition (distributed across several places on Palmela Old Town).
  • 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 a request for submissions from the panoramic community.
Everyone will have equal chance to participate, independently of being an IVRPA member or not.
Exhibitions will open on the first week of June, remain on display during the summer and 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 (Portugal)
  • Pat Swovelin (USA)
  • Inês Mendes (Portugal)
  • Vincèn Pujol (France)
  • Mike Sikorski (Ireland)
  • Sandra Pilar Paulino (Portugal)
  • Mauro Contrafatto (Italy)
  • Michael Hundrieser (Germany)

On behalf of the IVRPA Board of Directors


Carlos Chegado

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