Photo Festival

The PSA International Annual Conference

The Photographic Society of America's (PSA) week-long International Annual Conference offers you the opportunity to improve your photographic skills by participating in a myriad of activities.  The conference is an educational and networking experience held each year in September or October in a different US city.  An overview of the rich culture of the conference is found in the history of the PSA Annual Conference that was prepared for the PSA 75th Anniversary.

During a conference, registrants participate in classes, workshops, instructional photo shoots and photo tours.  The opening of the conference is a business meeting which also recognizes member achievements with award presentations. 

Each of the various PSA divisions hold their business meeting, open to all conference attendees, during the conference.  This is an excellent opportunity to learn how each division contributes to the society as a whole.

At each conference, the Society’s extensive Print Collection is on exhibit. World-renowned speakers present timely topics of interest followed by receptions.  Many photography vendors have displays and demonstrate and answer questions about their products and services which help with purchasing decisions. The conference ends with a formal banquet, recognizing top achievers in photography and honoring the many volunteers who have made PSA successful.

The PSA International Conference, one of the best networking events of the year, is open to PSA members and non-members. It is a great way to meet people who share the same passion, have a personal encounter with accomplished photographers, improve skills, learn more about PSA and renew longtime acquaintances. For many members, it is their first PSA activity.

The tabs on the left provide up-to-date information about the conference as the various workshops, classes, tours, programs and speakers are organized. Online registration for the conference and the hotel opens around the beginning of May.

View photos and videos from past conferences to get a good idea of what to expect when you attend a PSA Conference.