Experience The Magic of the Imaging USA Expo

Published: August 23, 2023

There are many highlights of Imaging USA—but one thing attendees always remember is the energy and excitement of the Expo. For several hours each day, the expo is humming with activity. For photographers looking to attend the expo, you’re in luck. Register for the Expo Plus Pass today! Keep reading for other events you can gain access to with the expo pass.


The Expo

It’s a trade show unlike anything you've ever seen. The moment you walk onto the floor, you'll have the opportunity to interact one-on-one with the vendors, featuring over 130 of the industry's most trusted brands. The offerings you can touch, try, and learn more about range from cameras to software, as well as the newest products and gear. Cruising the isles, it's impossible to pass up new connections and professional networking opportunities. Live demos and mini-education sessions are baked into the Expo experience, providing the perfect occasion to learn more about a subject you've had an interest in perhaps, but haven't had the chance to explore further. 


IPC Photo Displays

Come view 512 images from category finalists on large TV displays throughout the Expo! On Saturday, January 27, judges will be deliberating and determining the very fate of these 512 images as they narrow them down to just 128.


Keynote Address

Join Wall Street Journal best-selling author, Victoria Labalme and learn how to embrace the unknown and unlock your hidden genius. Founder of Risk Forward® and Rock the Room®, Victoria is a trusted consultant to global brands and entrepreneurs around the world. Her strategies have been embraced by over 700 organizations, and her creative projects have received critical acclaim from The New York Times, Variety, BBC, and Los Angeles Times. Make sure you’re in attendance, Sunday, January 28 for her opening keynote, “Risk Forward®,” in Ballroom ABC of the Main Concourse. 


Live Demos

From booth to booth, you'll find a variety of live educational demos on products and services. Expect entertaining sessions on print products, cameras, lenses, and anything else you can think of! It's impossible not to be enterained and educated at the Expo. 


Express Talks Theater

All day, on the expo floor, you can catch speakers giving 30-minute talks on all topics photography. Swing by and walk away with more insights into your industry. It’s also a great spot to network afterward!


The International Photographic Competition

The International Photographic Competition is a live-judged bracket-style image competiton with images across 16 image categories competiting in head-to-head judging rounds. An engaging emcee will offer live commentary on the panel of judges' decision-making process and images will be shown on screen. The ultimate prize is a check for $10,000 and the industry's most coveted honor: the Grand Imaging Award. A total of $26,000 in prizes will be given away. Come watch the judging proceedings on Saturday, January 27 and Monday, January 29. Mark your calendar for an electric showcase of competition and entertainment! You won't want to miss this.



The expo isn't just full of photography eye candy, it's loaded with applicable tools to help you grow your business and technical skills. You'll walk away feeling more inspired and surer of yourself than before you stepped in the door. The expo and the other features expo pass holders gain access to are great, but there is still an entire conference you’ll miss out on. For three days, photographers can explore sessions on a wide range of topics from industry insiders and thought leaders, and partake in exclusive networking opportunities and parties! Register today and save $50! Imaging USA takes place January 28-30, 2024, at the Kentucky International Convention Center in Louisville, Kentucky.

A Sneak Peek at the Expo