NPPA's New England Driving Short Course Kicks Off Tonight, Walk-ins Welcome

For so many reasons, it's good to feel you belong, especially when the world seems upside-down. You belong to the NPPA for a reason and it isn't that often we get the chance to spend time together and learn from one another. Whether you work in print, online or tv, are a staffer or a freelancer, there's something for everyone. We have great gifts and giveaways too! And a simple lunch! Just come :)
So get yourself registered now at, and spend the day at The Boston Globe with some of New England's best photojournalists and storytellers. We have an awesome program planned that you don't want to miss. Registration closes at 5pm today, but you may also just walk-in and register on Saturday if your schedule is up-in-the-air.
My hope is that this workshop will become a tradition for the New England region and I'd really like your support in making it a success. As an NPPA volunteer, it's worth the effort if you come, because I believe our work as photojournalists is more important now than ever before.
We also have an evening of networking and portfolio reviews, tomorrow, Friday October 21, 6:30pm - 8:30pm. 
Stop by and say hello, or bring some of your work for review by your peers.
Location: The Boston Globe "The Link" conference room, 135 William T. Morrissey Blvd., Dorchester MA 02125 

MAIN WORKSHOP, Saturday, October 22, 9am - 6:30pm. Doors open at 8am. 
Free Parking onsite. Simple lunch and refreshments provided too.
The Boston Globe Auditorium, 135 William T. Morrissey Blvd., Dorchester MA 02125
Jess Rinaldi "Amplify your voice, by listening"
John Tlumacki "The Marathon Bombing: Survivors move on but the hurt remains"
Dominic Chavez "Passion Beyond Normal"
Christopher Wood "Down to Business"
Greta Rybus "Finding your True North"
Vern Williams "A View from Above: The latest on drone journalism"
Bob Dotson "A Survival Kit for Professional Storytellers: How to compete in the age of social media"
Plus discussions on the business of freelancing and the value of entering competitions and being recognized moderated by Peter Southwick.
***Awesome gifts and giveaways!!***Everyone who buys a ticket will receive a copy of "Make it Memorable" Bob Dotson's best-selling book, and one lucky attendee will be going home with a SONY 4K VIDEO CAMERA FDR-AX53, retail value $999.00. PLUS we'll also be giving away a $250.00 certificate towards gear rental from Rule Boston Camera and some goodies from ThinkTank*** 
$65 for members. $30 for student members. Non-members $100, students $35 with proper ID. Register now!
Come be inspired by our speakers, their stories, their work, their passion and go home with new ideas for your own work. Bring your friends!!
We know these are uncertain times. We know the lines are blurring more and more each day between print, TV and online platforms and that jobs are changing or disappearing. We all need a bit of moral support and inspiration to carry on with our work and keep those ideas coming.
Thank you to The Boston Globe for hosting us, to our speakers, giveaway donors ThinkTank, Sony and Rule Boston Camera, our supporters and our volunteers who are all generously giving their time and resources to make this happen.