Get answers to frequently asked questions


Q. My spouse is coming with me to Las Vegas. Can he/she eat lunches and attend the keynote sessions with me?

A. Only if he/she purchases a Summit Companion Pass ticket ($225). This ticket includes:

Thursday – Welcome activities and keynote session
Friday – Keynote sessions and lunch
Saturday – Keynote sessions and lunch
Throughout the Summit – Admission to the trade show

Q. I already registered for the Summit, but I didn’t register for a Super Session that I’ve now decided to attend. How do I register for the Super Session?

A. Go to the Nature Photography Summit registration link as if you are registering again. Instead of choosing a Summit ticket on the “Attendee Selections” tab, choose the “Super Sessions Only” ticket in the top section. Then choose the specific Super Session(s) you want to attend in the “Add Super Sessions” section. Continue with checkout process as normal.

Q. I’m not seeing the Super Session listed that I want to attend. How do I see Sunday’s options?

A. Click on the “Sunday, February 24, 2019 Starts Ends” header, and the Sunday Super Session offerings will appear.

Q. I already registered for the Summit, and now I’ve decided to attend the night photography/light painting field event the night before. How do I add that to my registration?

A. Go to the Summit registration page and login, if you’re a NANPA member. Complete the name/address information, including the captcha box at the bottom, then click the “Next” button at the bottom of the page. On the second screen, choose “Field Excursions Only” in the required ticket section then choose which photography field excursion(s) you wish to attend and complete the checkout process.

Q. What’s your refund/cancellation policy?

A. NANPA now offers travel/event insurance protection during registration for its Summit, Celebration and Regional Events to handle cancellations that are necessary after someone registers for an event. Registrants have the option of purchasing event insurance as part of the registration process. We strongly encourage registrants to purchase the travel/event insurance during registration, as NANPA will not offer any refunds, and the event insurance will also cover transportation costs that you booked in conjunction with the Summit.

If you did not purchase the event insurance at the time of registration, you are encouraged to purchase event insurance through a NANPA partner, USI Affinity | Travel Insurance Services. Click here for more information about its services.

Refunds are only available for Super Sessions and pre- and post-Summit field excursions if an attendee registers for them in the same transaction as his/her Summit registration and purchases the event/travel insurance. Refunds are not offered for any portfolio review registrations.

NANPA reserves the right to cancel any event or activity due to insufficient registration or any unforeseen circumstances and, if this is necessary, NANPA will offer refunds if NANPA has to cancel the event. NANPA also has the right to substitute presenters if those originally scheduled cannot attend.

Q. How much does it cost to attend the Nature Photography Summit?

A. We offer a wide range of “ticketing” options to accommodate photographers with different scheduling needs. A basic, early-bird ticket to the Summit for NANPA members, without any optional add-ons, is $325. Early bird discounts are available if registering before November 21, 2018. NANPA members and students receive discounted rates, and non-members are welcome at a slightly higher rate. You may register for the entire Summit, or buy a pass for Friday or Saturday only. Some opportunities on the Summit schedule are optional add-ons, as noted on the schedule, and may require additional fees to participate. We’ve created a pricing table to help you navigate all these options, and you can find that on the Registration Instructions page.


Q. How to I sign up for a portfolio review? It isn’t part of the Summit registration page.

A. You must register for portfolio reviews separately. Go to http://www.naturephotographysummit.com/portfolio-reviews, review the list of professionals offering portfolio reviews, and choose the one that fits your needs. Be sure to observe any special notes from the reviewers—such as “only does reviews for those interested in magazine publishing”—to make sure you qualify for that reviewer. Once you’ve found a reviewer, click on the “View availability and book a session” link for that reviewer, choose your time slot, and pay for the review.

Q. How many reviews can I sign up for?

A. You can get a review from as many different reviewers as you wish.

Q. What do I bring to the review?

A. Please download the comprehensive guidelines to learn more about what kind of feedback to expect at each level and what to bring with you. Click here to open the PDF. 


Q. Where is the best place to stay while I'm attending the Summit?

A. The Summit takes place at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino, and rooms are available on the grounds. Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino (formerly the LVH Las Vegas Hotel & Casino) is celebrated for an expansive variety of suites, abundant onsite amenities, superb customer service and prime location. A monorail is available onsite for easy access to the rest of the excitement on the Las Vegas Strip. Learn more about the hotel.

Q. Is there a discount rate for Summit attendees?

A. Yes, if you book your room by January 19, 2019. Our guests pay a special rate of $94/night, plus 12% tax. This reflects a $79/night conference rate plus $15/night resort fee that includes wifi access for three devices, cardio room access, in-room safe, and more. To get this rate, use this link.

Still have questions?

We can help. Email info@nanpa.org or call 618-547-7616.