In lieu of this year’s I3A Annual Conference I3A invites you to connect with members of I3A and imaging industry experts from around the world who are attending the 6Sight Future of Imaging Summit, June 20-22, 2011 in San Jose, California. I3A encourages you to make plans to be there; this is the event where we will be gathering this year to talk about new initiatives and to engage on where the industry is going next.

I3A members receive a discounted rate of $1,495 to attend the conference – be sure to get your discount code from the I3A members’ website.

I3A President Lisa Walker, will moderate a live I3A Social Imaging Consumer Panel at the conference on June 22 – it promises to be another lively I3A consumer session, don’t miss it! (see more info about the session below).

We look forward to seeing you at the 6Sight Summit, don’t miss the chance to interact and connect with your fellow members at a stimulating and thought-provoking event. Register Now!

6Sight Future of Imaging Conference
June 20-22, 2011
The Sainte Claire Hotel
San Jose, CA

Live I3A Consumer Panel on Mobile and Social Imaging
June 22 at 3:15pm

Consumers are taking more photos than ever before, by exponential factors. Facebook continues its meteoric growth with over three billion images uploaded monthly, while Smartphone users snap away daily, generating billions more images. Meanwhile, apps like Instagram and Color spring up seemingly overnight, creating even newer and more exciting ways for people to share their lives visually with everyone and anyone who cares to look.

Connecting, sharing, experiencing -- discover how consumers view the role of images in today’s connected society. Shoot, share, and then delete – how important are those photos after they’ve been shared?

Where is it all going? Do consumers want universal access so that they can easily find and share their images no matter where the images or the consumer happen to be? Is it all spinning wildly out of control or is this the new normal? Will consumers know where anything is in 10 years, and do they even care? How is social imaging changing the face, meaning and value of photography in the long run?

Bring your questions and find out directly from the source what consumers really think.