SPECIAL EVENTS


SUNDAY
Attend a pre-convention Early-Bird mini-course Arrive early for the best seat. These TWO HOUR "BONUS PROGRAMS" are FREE tio attendees, and will provide inspiration, get you ready for the week ahead, and give you more bang for your buck!

First time students are invited to an orientation to answer any questions, receive their commemorative T-Shirt, and swag bag with official convention badge, convention program, vendor discount coupons, and other goodies. And the opportunity to get in a special 'Frosh' picture!

Then after you check into your room (check-in starts at 4), you'll go directly to your respective classroom for an hour with your instructor for a preliminary "get-together". You'll have more time later, so this will just be a warm-up.

HINT -now is the time to take part in our re-branded photo contest called the "Shootout Challenge - TAMRON Throwdown". Entries for this juried contest have the chance to win ribbons, prizes and maybe even a NEW Tamron lens!! Winners will be recognized at the Wrap Party on Thursday. REGISTER ONLINE NOW for the 2022 SHOOTOUT CHALLENGE - TAMRON THROWDOWN..

Around 6 pm kick off the week right with our opening night "Blast Off Party" featuring a cocktail hour and a delectable dinner reception. What better way to meet new friends and get re-acquainted with old ones!

After dinner, we'll have a casual roundtable Q&A with our esteemed instructors. Ask something of ANY of them to gain insight and added knowledge.

Then, gather your class outside and talk shop while chillin' on the deck next to the fire pits, or on the beach (weather permitting).

MONDAY
Get up early and look for a great sunrise, then get to class for an intense day of learning.

In the evening, we'll try to get a giant group shot of all those in attendance.

Take advantage of some 'free time' to explore the area on your own, walk the beaches, shop, or hang out with friends on the deck.

TUESDAY
In the evening please join us for a school sponsored Alumni Awards Dinner. Advance ticket price is only $25. You must register and purchase online. Proceeds benefit the school scholarship fund. The price of admission includes dinner, mini program(s) by our instructors, AND the chance to win a $500 Scholarship for MARS 2023.

You should still have time to catch a sunset, explore the town, go shopping, swim, catch up on work, or just relax on the deck, maybe doing a little karaoke. Life is good!

WEDNESDAY
In the morning, get up early and take part in a schoolwide Sunrise Session (weather permitting), with the amazing talent of one of our instructors.

After dinner, you'll still have the rest of the night to go for a swim, explore the area, go shopping at the hunfreds of outlet stores, or hang out on the deck near the fire-pits, making business and friendship connections, or just 'talking shop' with colleagues.

THURSDAY
In the evening, join in the fun as the week culminates with our legendary "Wrap Party". This themed soiree is a blast, so don't be shy, get dressed up and have some fun. This year, as it falls on May 5, it's "FIESTA". So get out the maracas and flip flops and dress the part. A happy hour on the deck (weather permitting), overlooking Rehoboth Bay, followed by a sumptuous dinner and wonderful event in the Ballroom, is the grand finale to your week of learning. Refreshing drinks, amazing food, terrific music, dancing, entertainment, prizes, awards and more. Eat, drink and have a blast....it's party time!

FRIDAY
After a couple of hours with your instructor to tie up 'loose ends', enjoy the Farewell Brunch to say goodbye to new and old friends, and prepare for the trip back home.

Make sure you sign up for next year before you leave!.



M.A.R.S.
Mid-Atlantic Regional School of Professional Photography
a PPA Affiliate school for continuing education in all aspects of photography