2019 ILPA Landscape Photography Summit Itinerary


     The following is the itinerary for the December 2018 Summit weekend.  You can register for the Summit here when registration is open.  Our guiding principle followed to designed this conference was to create an exciting event that we would want to attend.  That I would want to attend.  We’re bringing you some of the best photographers, landscape photography journalists and presenters in the industry.  I hope you feel the same way as I do and we’ll all see you at the Summit!

     A detailed itinerary for Summit 2019 is below and the presenter biography page is here.  The following is an outline of what the Summit will look like.  Please check back soon for more details as the itinerary continues to develop with the speakers and the details of their presentations are announced.

The 2019 itinerary will be made available ASAP.  Check back in a few more weeks.

The 2018 Summit Itinerary****:


Friday, 2019


7:45 am – 5:00 pm  Day tour of Banff National Park with lunch included for Summit pass “A” holders.**  

5:30 pm – 6:30 pm  Summit Registration and pre-summit social

6:45pm – 7:00pm  – Summit welcome with Brian Merry

7:00pm – 9:00pm   – Scott Forsyth Keynote presentation sponsored by Adventure Canada

9:00pm – 10:30pm  – Night Sky Photography excursion.  Tickets sold separately – $35+gst***


Saturday, 2019 – Sunrise /Sunset 


7:45 am – 9:30 am  Sunrise photography excursion.  Tickets sold separately – $35+gst***

9:55 am – 11:20 am – Aaron Dowling – Professional outdoor photography tour leader and outdoor photo editing educator

11:30 am – 12:00 pm – Bryan  Peters – Professional Photographer based in Banff, Alberta

12:00 am – 1:15 pm – Lunch Break


1:15 pm – 2:45 pm – Tim Banfield – High angle outdoor adventure photography 

2:55 pm – 3:55 pm –Brian Merry – Landscape photography from coast to coast to coast, and around the World in Japan

4:05 pm – 5:30 pm –Robert Berdan – Photo Micrography the Marriage of Science and Art


5:30 pm – 7:00 pm – Break for Supper


7:00 pm – 8:40 pm – Dr. Wayne Lynch – “A Pursuit of Nature:  A Life Worth Living” – 2x 45 minute presentations with a 10 minute break in between

9:00 pm – 10:30 pm  Night Sky Photography excursion.  Tickets sold separately – $35+gst***


Sunday, 2019

7:45 am – 5:30 pm  Day tour of Banff National Park with lunch included for Summit pass “B” holders.**


*   For instructor biographies please visit The Presenters page

** Transportation for the tours is by mini-bus and lunch during the day tour is provided.  

*** Payment for the excursions on the Summit weekend can be made on Eventbrite until the start of the conference.  After this time tickets will be available on site at the Summit.

**** Exact presentation times may vary slightly up to 1 month before the Summit as the exact timings are finalized.