The IVRPA will need a new treasurer as of January 1st, 2012.
Sandra Mexa has been our treasurer for two years now, and has done an amazing job of setting things in order. They were busy years, with two major conferences, the Photokina show/conference, the Palmela exhibitions, and the patent challenge special account. But now understandably Sandra needs to devote more time to her own business and family.
This year three seats on the IVRPA board of directors will be up for election. Those elected will serve two year terms.
To run for one of these seats log on to the IVRPA website and post your statement of candidacy on the members forum: http://ivrpa.org/forum/members.
Statements may be posted from November 17th, 2011 (Thursday), until November 30th, 2011 (Wednesday).
Pursuing our educational goals, the IVRPA just started to release the Palmela 2011 Conference talks in video format, accessible to all on the Palmela 2011 website: http://www.palmela2011.com/info/conference/video-archive
Some of you are familiar with the infamous '400 patent already. Some not. If you weren't already aware there has been a dramatic escalation that can't be ignored. We need your help to help all of us.
Get a more detailed explanation at IVRPA's VR-Patent page http://ivrpa.org/patent . But briefly:
The Palmela 2011 organization is pleased to report that we have a final conference speakers list:
The IVRPA has been listed as a resource on the Presenting Architecture directory site:
We are under Professional Associations/Photography.
If you do this sort of work you can apply to list your company.
This summer Palmela, Portugal, will be the world capital of panoramic photography.
It is going to be amazing!
An IVRPA exhibition project for Palmela 2011 - The International Panoramic Photography Festival
In the last weeks, the Palmela 2011 organization has been announcing conference speakers on a regular basis. Currently we have the following 12 speakers lined up to talk at Palmela 2011:
For those of you who might relish a bit of recognition, or even an actual prize...
The Epson International Pano Awards is still open, but there are only two weeks left for regular entries. You can enter until April 15th at the regular rates, or for two weeks after that during late entries at a higher fee.
There is a special category (new this year) for 360/VR type panoramas. Not many people have entered yet in this specialty (versus over a thousand for regular panoramic photographs), so your chance of winning is pretty good.