Thursday, April 8, 2010

ASPP "Reinvention Weekend" Addresses The Future of Licensing

The American Society of Picture Professionals (ASPP) and the Picture Archive Council of America (PACA) want to draw your attention to a special session at their upcoming "Reinvention Weekend" April 15th – 18th in Boston.


On Saturday morning, April 17th, there will be an Open Forum on the Future of Licensing. It is not often that our industry has the opportunity to bring together licensees and licensors – photo editors, researchers, publishers, stock agencies, photographers; et al. - for a moderated debate on the challenges currently facing our industry. Representative of PLUS ( will also be on hand to give an update on what new steps they are taking to bring structure to this issue.

According to Jim Pickerell, Saturday’s Open forum session is a necessary meeting of the minds for the stock business. “This program is one of the main reasons I am attending ASPP’s Boston conference. I want my voice to be heard when it comes to discussing what the best new licensing models are for our industry.”

Online registration for the whole conference or single day option is open at

Thanks go to our conference sponsors: PACA, ASMP, Corbis, ADBASE, Virtual Picture Desk, agefotostock, Danita Delimont Stock Photography, Copyright Clearance Center, Hunt Photo & Video, National Geographic and Aurora.

The American Society of Picture Professional (ASPP) is a community of image experts committed to sharing their experience and knowledge throughout the industry. This non-profit association provides professional networking and educational opportunities for those who create, edit, research, license, manage or publish pictures. For more information go to or contact the Executive Director Cathy Sachs at

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