PPA Charities Presents...

On June 23-26 you'll have a chance to learn from some of the industry's top mentors, connect with other photographers and enjoy some girlfriend time in beautiful Scottsdale, Arizona, at the fabulous Firesky Resort & Spa. This boutique hotel features an incredible spa, and all attendees will receive specials and discounts! PPA members receive 1 education merit for attending.

Whether you are a seasoned pro or brand new to the industry, this conference and pre-conference SMS class offers something for everyone. Topics include Boudoir, Marketing, Sales, Seniors, Children, Pets, Weddings, Posing & Lighting, Photoshop, and much, much more. The fabulous speaker lineup features Kay Eskridge, Mary Fisk-Taylor, Jen Hillenga, Cindy Behnke, Vicki Taufer, Jennifer Hudson, Sandy Puc', Carol Andrews Jensen, and Ann Monteith.

Registration, which is $329 for PPA members and $379 for non-members, includes top-notch programs, social events, mentoring opportunities, some meals, boutique shopping and plenty of great girlfriend gifts.

Being a part of the 2011 Chicks Who Click Conference will give you the chance to learn, grow and connect with friends — old and new. Plus, you'll be helping PPA Charities and Operation Smile to change children's lives . . . one smile at a time.

For more information, contact Bert Behnke at bbehnke@ppa.com. To register for the conference

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For hotel reservations,

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or call 480-945-7666, ask for reservations, and tell them you are with PPA Charities to receive the discounted rate.

For the second straight year, annual donations to PPA Charities from members and friends have allowed PPA Charities Trustees to allocate a gift of $100,000 to its charitable partner, Operation Smile. The contribution was presented at the PPA Charities Celebration gala on January 15, in San Antonio.

It takes only $240 to repair the smile of a child because the medical professionals and staff who provide these life-changing operations volunteer their services to Operation Smile. To date, PPA Charities has raised a total of $350,000 for Operation Smile. That translates into nearly 1500 smiles that have been saved through the generosity of PPA members and friends.