The first Instagramers congress: #Torrevieja 2012.
The first Instagramers Congress #Torrevieja2012, will be held on May 6 and 5.
On behalf of Instagramers.com we are pleased to announce the first Instagramers congress that will be held in the city of Torrevieja (Alicante). This conference is the first global activity organized in Spain by the users and for the users of Instagram. It’s official hashtag is #Torrevieja2012 !
You can follow our streamline at @congresoinstagramers
The conference had been brewing in Gabriel Samper’s mind for a few months now; he is one of the best known Igers in Spain.
Gabriel, who is better known as @kainxs in Instagram, intends to reunite mobile phone photographers that come from different sectors and who are known for their work and involvement in the life of the application.
It took Gabriel months to contact mobile photographers and local institutions in order to make this dream come true. He has surrounded himself with friends and fans of Instagram that have helped in the task and today we can say that it has become a reality!
The event will count with the invaluable support of the Torrevieja City Council who has graciously accepted to allow us to hold the event in both the “Vista Alegre” Exhibition Hall and the Congress Center (with a capacity of 300 people). We also count with the support of several sponsors that will help us make this event a success.
The Congress main event will consist of an International exhibition of photography’s taken with the iPhone. It will last three weeks and it will be held in the “Vista Alegre” exhibition hall of Torrevieja.
200 pictures will be exposed to the public.
160 photos will be exhibited from a selection of 20 instagramers worldwide and about 40 photos will be selected through a competition on Instagram prior to the #Torrevieja2012 event.
Participate in the contest!
Do you want to have you photos exhibited during #Torrevieja2012?
All you need to do is post your best photos on Instagram with the #Torrevieja2012 hashtag before March 15. If your picture is selected it will become part of the 40 winning photos exposed. Remember that all pictures should be taken and edited with an iPhone, as is the case with all the other pictures that will be exhibited.
In addition to the contest winning photographers we will also include the participation of the following photographers:
@atfunk (Ibiza, Spain) - His profile in Instagram
@cirkeline (Denmark) – Interview in our web
@croyable (Holland) - Interview in our web
@cryingjune (Korea) – Her profile in Instagram
@dimitriskarathanos (Greece) - Interview in our web
@elrebo (Málaga, Spain) – Co- ManIger de @IgersAndalucia . Su perfil en Instagram
@elwood (A Coruña, Spain) - @IgersVigo ManIger. Su perfil en Instagram
@ibiza13 (Ibiza, Spain) – Profile in Instagram
@kbasta (Chicago) - Profile in Instagram
@kainxs (Alicante) – ManIger @IgersAlicante - Profile in Instagram
@koci (San Francisco) - Interview in our web
@luison (Madrid, Spain) – Co-ManIger of @IgersMadrid – His interview in our web
@manzapol (Alicante, Spain) - Profile in Instagram
@mifjuz (México) -His interview in our web
@murcielaguillo (Murcia; Spain) - Profile in Instagram
@sachatosca (Valencia, Spain) - Profile in Instagram
@saturninofarandola (Italia) - Profile in Instagram
@sevillacreativa (Sevilla, Spain) – Co- ManIger of @igersAndalucia - Profile in Instagram
@slimjazz (Madrid, Spain) - Profile in Instagram
@thomas_k (Alemania) - His interview in our web
The most important thing is that the vast majority of them will be present during the whole Congress.
But it’s not all! There will also be lectures, debates and a variety of fun activities. We will soon be informing you of all the igers that will attend the Congress. There will be very pleasant surprises!
The Congress will kick off on Saturday May 5, it will be the start of a series of meetings, conferences and entertainment.
Instagramers participating in #Torrevieja2012 will enjoy interesting conferences from their fellow igers. Subjects will vary and touch current issues related to Instagram and photo editing applications. The themes have already been selected and we will communicate them to you in time through this same medium.
During the inauguration act of the Exhibition we will hold a cocktail for all our instagramer friends, the ceremony will be attended by our exhibition partners, local and provincial authorities and a lot of media.
We will then continue with a wide range of recreational and night time activities depending on the needs, family responsibilities and requirements of each participant: #InstaTapas, #InstaDrinks in the #InstaDisco…
Sunday 6: The Photowalk!
No Instagramers meeting is complete without a great “Photo Walk”… and this one will pass through the town of Torrevieja. The organization will prepare a “touristic tour” in the streets and include sights of interest of the city.
We will use the #visittorrevieja tag and the pictures taken and uploaded will be projected in real time in the showroom. It will be a good time to get your best shots of the city and stroll through the pleasant promenade by the sea. You will have to opportunity of sharing great moments with friends and colleagues who have, up until that moment, been mostly virtual.
How can you participate?
We don’t want to organize and event with complicated registration forms, or to force anyone to participate, our sole intention is to make the whole process as easy as possible for Instagramers who want to join us during this wonderful weekend.
Within a few weeks from now we will inform you about the registration process which will consist in the filling up of a basic pre-registration form that will allow us to properly plan for certain logistical issues.
We are happy to inform you that we have negotiated very special rates with two hotels in the city. Given the possibility of high demand, we ask you to book your hotel reservations as soon as possible. All you have to do is identify yourself as a participant to the Photography Congress.
Hotels with special fares!
We recommend you to book the hotel rooms by phone or by mail (check their contact datas in the website here below) Mentioning you are an assitant to the “Congreso Instagramers”
Who to contact?
If all this caught your attention and you want to start planning your stay in Torrevieja, please contact us through the following mail: [email protected]
The organization team is:
Gabriel Samper @Kainxs
Philippe González @philgonzalez (for marketing, sponsoring, communication matters) founder of Instagramers.
Special collaboration of F.I.E: (Fotógrafos Iphone Españoles) organization of the exhibit, photographers selection and conferences plan. (Check the web of FIE here)
All our very special thanks to our friends help: Clara Soler @Clara_Soler from the company Turísticate, Dan Arenas @arenastello (english translations)
But you can help us if you want too!!!
We are counting on your presence to make this event one of the most incredible events of year in Instagram.
The organization of # Torrevieja2012
And thanks to our many partners who helped us too with prizes and different supports:
Bodegas Tío Pepe, Blopies, Casetagram, Tv Channel Canal Odisea , Fever Tree, Fotógrafo Antonio, Fundación Dr Soler, Hotel Cabo Cervera, ImaGINe 2.0, Imprenta Luque, Martin Miller, Olloclip, Puma Time, Sevilla Creativa, Tecnicongress , Turismo de Torrevieja y Viveros Valentín.
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Press releases of the congress.
PuntoInformación: Torrevieja acogerá el I Congreso de una red social el 5 y 6 de mayo
Infonomada.com: 5 y 6 de Mayo congreso de Instagramers en Torrevieja
Programa La Nube en TVE: El congreso de Instagramers en Torrevieja