There is no fee associated with this event for you. Just book your plane ticket and reserve your hotel room following the instructions below and we will do the rest. As you may know from our parties, we love to bring great people together who push this industry forward. What could be better than spending a long weekend in paradise with amazingly talented artists?
We want you to get an idea of the invite list this year. We are expecting 35+ people for this year's event and will be sending invitations to the following people: Sandro Miller, Tim Tadder, Jake Hicks, Pratik Naik, Bella Kotak, Ken Kaminesky, Renee Robyn, Sef McCullough, Jose Rosado, Erik Valind, Frederick Van Johnson, Alastair Jolly, Dani Diamond, Chase Reynolds, Aaron Nace, Rob Timko, Michael Woloszynowicz, Easton Chang, Erik Almas, Dixie Dixon, Tony Roslund, Chris Garrison, Clay Cook, Chris Knight, Lyndsey Adler, John Schell, Matthew Jordan Smith, Nikki Harrison, Ben Von Wong, Tamara Lackey, Peter Hurley, Michael Eastman, Jen Rozenbaum, Craig Swanson, George Varanakis, Trey Ratcliff, Curtis Simmons, Brooke Shaden, Jeremy Cowart, Glyn Dewis, Bryan O’Neil Hughes, Julieanne Kost, Josh Haftel, Calvin Hollywood, Dave Geffin, Vincent Laforet, to name a few.
The group was determined by all the great people we've met and worked with over the last year and those that have shown interest in attending this year's event. We want to get you all together in one place and see what happens. It usually results in magic.
This year, we decided to host the Second Annual Influencer Event in Puerto Rico at a magical artists' 23,000-square-foot authentic colonial mansion : The Gallery Inn. The Gallery Inn is owned and operated by Artist Jan D'Esopo. Jan is an amazing host than can be seen feeding her parrots, hanging out and talking about art with guests. The entire hotel is full of Jan's artwork, sculptures, paintings, and her talking parrots. Every room, garden, archway, corridor and facade carries the artist's signature upon centuries of authenticity, history and culture. The Gallery Inn is a maze of wonderment in the heart of the vibrant Old San Juan City, a 300 year old vestige of architectural style imbibed with a unique artistic ambience and decor.
Each guest will have the opportunity to book their own room in the most awe-inspiring hotel Old San Juan has to offer. We have reserved the entire hotel for our event to create a sense of intimacy and comfort for the group. We have negotiated a discounted rate to provide a great experience for all guests.
To book your room, simply call the Gallery Inn, let them know you will be attending the Second Annual Influencer Event , and put a small deposit down for the room. The balance can be paid in full after your stay. Many rooms have more than 1 bed and can host 2-4 people, so bring your spouse or partner or hit up another guest for a roommate. Please leave your kids at home.
We understand you may have potential photography jobs that could conflict with Dec 7-11th. If you cannot fully commit to coming now, you can put down a very small refundable deposit on your room to hold your spot. Please only book one room under your reservation or contact Gary if you have a request for multiple rooms. There are several options for rooms with multiple beds, some with porches overlooking old San Juan, and rooms designed for up to 3-4 people. Of the 27 rooms we have reserved, the discounted prices range from $150 to $290 for shared family suites.
RGG EDU will also be providing your daily brunches and evening dinners so this cost is something you do not have to consider. We got you covered. We advise reserving your room with a small refundable deposit ASAP by calling the hotel at 787-722-1808 and using the code December 7th Photographers group to get the discounted rate.
The Gallery Inn has blocked out dates from December 7-11 2017 for our entire group, but you MUST BOOK BY September 30th 2017 to ensure you have a room reserved. Send Gary Martin a quick text, email, or call when you have booked your room and/or flight so we can add you to the private Facebook group of attendees.
Book your flight to arrive in San Juan (SJU) anytime on December 7th, 2017 and book your return flight for Monday December 11th. Hop an Uber to the Gallery Inn and check into your private one of a kind artists' room/suite and get ready for our welcome party at 8PM.
Make your reservation at the Gallery Inn by calling 787-722-1808 and let them know you are part of the RGG EDU Photography Event. Rooms range from $150-$200+/night depending on how many beds and the size of your suite. The rooms are AWESOME and remember that meals will be covered by RGG EDU. #boyaa
On the days we travel outside of Old San Juan on a group trip, we will organize transportation and drivers for everyone. It is not recommended to rent a car because of the parking restrictions in Old San Juan. Uber is super available and cheap!
The food is included in your stay when you book at the Gallery Inn. We will be providing authentic home cooked family style dinners in the epic dining rooms at the Gallery Inn. We will be providing Brunch and Linner (late Dinner) on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. The dining area has a live self-playing Steinway Grand Piano that is great for group karaoke songs paired with amazing cocktails & wine. Can you sing?
We have a 4-day loose schedule of beach activities, hikes, pool parties, and podcasts sprinkled throughout. Many of these activities will be broadcasted over our private Facebook group once you book your room. You will all get laminated itineraries upon arrival and several weeks before arrival.
30+ talented people in the photo industry. Many of which you probably know or have heard of, met at one of our parties, or saw on the Interwebs. The people are listed below: Sandro Miller, Tim Tadder, Jake Hicks, Pratik Naik, Bella Kotak, Ken Kaminesky, Renee Robyn, Sef McCullough, Jose Rosado, Erik Valind, Frederick Van Johnson, Alastair Jolly, Dani Diamond, Chase Reynolds, Kevin Kelly, Rob Timko, Clay Cook, Aaron Nace, Michael Woloszynowicz, Easton Chang, Erik Almas, Dixie Dixon, Tony Roslund, Chris Garrison, Chris Knight, Lyndsey Adler, Trey Ratcliff, Curtis Simmons, John Schell, Matthew Jordan Smith, Nikki Harrison, Ben Von Wong, Tamara Lackey, Craig Swanson, George Varanakis, Peter Hurley, Michael Eastman, Jen Rozenbaum, Brooke Shaden, Jeremy Cowart, Glyn Dewis, Calvin Hollywood, Bryan O’Neil Hughes, Julieanne Kost, Josh Haftel, Vincent Laforet.
We will be doing a number of Podcasts while there, hopefully with you. We hope that you may join us in a Podcast to discuss your career, your company, your brand, and how you do what you do. It will be fun.
The first event was held in a private compound in Isabela, Puerto Rico. We spent 4 days exploring the beaches, surf towns, and rainforests with a great group of artists, photographers, and retouchers. It was an amazing experience that we will all remember for a lifetime.