Where does the festival take place?

The Festival is based at the Palm Springs Hyatt Hotel in Palm Springs, California. Our Workshop Program is based at the fabulous Moroccan-inspired Korakia Pensione. Our Sponsor’s Headquarters area, Seminars, Portfolio Review Program and Registration are based at the Hyatt throughout each day. Our Symposiums and Evening Presentations and parties are held at the Palm Springs Art Museum. Korakia Pensione, The Palm Springs Art Museum and the Hyatt are all within three short blocks of each other.

Do I need to pay a Daily Registration Fee to attend the festival?

An $95 daily registration fee is required for each day of Festival attendance except Friday which is reduced to $45. This entitles the attendee to free admittance to our Open Portfolio Review, Opening Reception, many of our Seminars, our daily Symposium, Evening Presentation and parties as well as unlimited access to the Sponsor Headquarters, Canon CPS and special Canon and other sponsor educational offerings. Workshops, Portfolio Reviews and some of our Seminars may be added at additional charge.

What is your Cancellation Policy if I have to cancel my registration?

The LAST DAY for Refund requests is April 10th at 11:59pm. There are no refunds after this date.

Early cancellation of a registration results in a small $35.00 administrative fee. For those canceling a workshop, the administrative fee is $75. After April 10th, all fees are non-refundable except in case of any course cancellation by the festival, in which case we’ll use our best efforts to move you into another workshop of your choice.

To cancel your registration, simply log back into our registration website, and use your email address and password to log back into your registration record and click on “Cancel Registration,” call us at 1-800 928-8314 or email us at [thepspfteam at palmspringsphotofestival.com]

If I attend a Workshop, do I still need to pay a registration fee?

Daily registration is charged for each day of registration in the nominal amount of $25 which helps us to staff the IT aspects of our virtual event. 

If I’m registered for a workshop, how can I still participate in the Portfolio Review program?

Our virtual workshops for 2021 are all 3-hour classes, which allows you to participate in portfolio reviews on the same days. Most of our reviewers will have availability on more than one day as well. 

How does the Portfolio Review Program work?

All those pre-registered for Portfolio Reviews before Friday, April 9th will receive several emails from us enabling them to submit their top reviewer choices online. We will be able to grant at least 60% of these requests in nearly all cases! The remaining portfolio reviews will be available to all others once the pre-registered attendee’s requests have been assigned. Of course attendees will be able to sign up for reviews at any time up to and including the festival days – but the largest possible choices will be reserved for those registered before the September 1st deadline (or when the program is full, whichever occurs first). Reviews are by appointment only. You are guaranteed six 20-minute portfolio reviews. Price is $485. Additional series of five reviews or more may be purchased up to a limit of 20 reviews. Discounts apply to 12 or more reviews until September 1st. You should be present in our waiting area at least 15 minutes before your review. We reserve the option to allow others to take the review if you’re not there at least 3 minutes before the review is scheduled to begin. 

Complete information is available on this webpage:  http://2021.palmspringsphotofestival.com/portfolio-reviews/how-it-works/

Your 800 Phone Number doesn’t work from Canada. How can I contact you from here?

You can call us at 310.289.5030