Topeka N4C Convention

The 55th Annual N4C Convention

Topeka, Kansas

Pho­tog­ra­phy in the Land of Ahs

Sep­tem­ber 9–11, 2011

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Hotel Accom­mo­da­tions

The home base for the con­ven­tion will be the newly remod­eled Topeka Ramada Inn and Con­ven­tion Center.

A block of rooms has been reserved at the spe­cial rate of $79 plus tax. You will be respon­si­ble for mak­ing your own reser­va­tions.  Please call the Ramada Inn at 1–800-432‑2424 and men­tion the N4C con­ven­tion rate.  This spe­cial rate will only be avail­able through August 18th, 2011 — so don’t delay!  Included with the rooms is a hot break­fast buffet.

2011 N4C Con­ven­tion Agenda

Thurs­day, Sep­tem­ber 8th

5:00pm — 8:00pm Reg­is­tra­tion & Hos­pi­tal­ity Room Open

Extended Hos­pi­tal­ity & Shop­ping at Wolfe’s Cam­era until 8:00pm

Fri­day, Sep­tem­ber 9th

7:30am — 2:30pm Tall Grass National Pre­serve and lunch in Cot­ton­wood Falls

7:30am — 2:30pm Tour of the his­toric archi­tec­ture of Topeka

3:00pm — 4:45pm Gen­eral Mem­ber­ship Meeting

5:00pm — 6:00pm Bar­beque at the Ramada then catch the Shut­tles to Huff-n-Puff Bal­loon Rally

5:30pm — 8:00pm Huff-n-Puff Bal­loon Launch & Bal­loon Illumination

7:45pm — 8:45pm Shut­tles back to the Ramada

9:00pm — 10:30pm Best of N4C

Sat­ur­day, Sep­tem­ber 10th

6:00am — 8:30am On your own Huff-n-Puff Bal­loon Launch

8:45am — 10:00am Sem­i­nar Sessions

  • 1a) Pho­to­jour­nal­ism Eleven Years of Change by Thad Alton
  • 1b) ProShow Gold by Dave Navarro

10:15am — 11:30am Sem­i­nar Ses­sion 2

  • Des­ti­na­tion Ecuador by Bob Gress

11:45am — 1:15pm Lunch with Guest Speaker Doug McGov­ern as Civil War Pho­tog­ra­pher Alexan­der Gardner

1:30pm — 2:45pm Sem­i­nar Sessions

  • 3a) Bird Pho­tog­ra­phy by Bob Gress
  • 3b) Stereo Pho­tog­ra­phy by Doug McGovern

3:00pm — 4:15pm Sem­i­nar Session

  • Sports Illus­trated Pho­tog­ra­pher Bill Frakes spon­sored by Nikon

5:15pm — 6:15pm Social Time — Cash Bar

6:15pm — 7:30pm Ban­quet Dinner

7:30pm — 8:15pm Guest Speaker Bill Frakes

8:15pm — 10:00pm The Best of N4C Awards

Sun­day, Sep­tem­ber 11th

8:30am — 9:45am Planes, Trains & Auto­mo­biles by Don Thon, Bob Wright & Daryl Hurley

8:30am — 00:45am Por­trait Photography

Pho­to­graphic Oppor­tu­ni­ties on Sunday

6:30am — 10:00am Huff-n-Puff Bal­loon Launch & Chase

Topeka Rose Gar­dens and Topeka Zoo at Gage Park

Lake Shawnee Ted Ens­ley Gardens