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  • July 10, 2021
  • 9:00 AM
  • July 12, 2021
  • 4:00 PM


  • Registration for Develop 2021 full conference for MOPPA Life Member.
  • Registration for Develop 2021 full conference for non MOPPA members.
    (Becoming a member is more cost-effective. If you want to pay members price for the conference go to MOPPA.com and register to become a member first then register for the conference.)
  • Registration for MOPPA members for full Develop 2021 conference.

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Join us for Develop 2021

Develop is our annual educational conference that has taken place since 1940 (with the exception of one year for war, as stated in our history). It has had different names over the years but has always had the same goal: to educate, encourage, and honor Missouri photographers. This year it takes place at the Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center in Independence, Missouri. 

Friday 7/9/21
10am-5:30 Pre-con - Christie Newell  Fine Art Maternity & Newborn Photographer (Register separately at an additional cost)

Saturday 7/10/21

  • 8:30am Registration Opens
  • Print Competition (All Day)
  • Optional Boxed Lunch
  • Dinner on your own
  • 7:00pm Opening Keynote - Jason Marino
  • Social/meet & greet following

Sunday 7/11/21

  • 8:30am Jason Marino - Off-Camera Flash, Dramatic Light
  • 11am Vendors Open with special classes taught by Tamron, H&H
  • 12pm Lunch (included) with a special Lunch and Learn about Image Comp with Cary Garrison
  • 2pm JoAnne Marino - Level-Up Your Client Experience for Amazing Sales
  • 3:30pm Carly Sullens - Turn Your Photos into Art!  Painting in Photoshop
  • 5pm Dinner (included)
  • 6pm Thomas Nguyen - Hands-on demonstration for posing & shooting with high school senior clients.
  • 8pm Party - Black & White Theme, Celebrating 80 81 Years!

Monday 7/12/21

  • 8:30am Instructor - Thomas Nguyen - Killer Angles & Posing
  • 10:45am Break to Pack and Check out of rooms
  • 12pm Banquet Lunch and Awards
  • 3pm Develop 2021 Concludes

Awards Banquet
Vendor Booths

Hotel Info

Go here: Stoney Creek Hotel and Conference Center

Instructions to book in our room block: select "Group Attendee" in the "add code" dropdown and then type "2021PHOTO" as the code.

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