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Wedding & Event Video Expo 2009 Hotel Reservations Now Open Online
January 30, 2009

Sarasota, FL - Make plans to attend now! The WEVA 19th Annual Wedding & Event Video Expo September 14-17, 2009 will be held at the brand new 26-acre Hilton Orlando in Orlando, FL. The Hilton is already accepting room reservations online Click Here!

The discount guest room rate for all WEVA EXPO 2009 attendees is just $99/night (single or double; valid 3 days before/after EXPO) with no extra charge for in-room Internet access and parking is free for all registered hotel guests. Rooms at the discount rate are limited - make your room reservations early to be sure of getting the special group discount.

Over 70 Sessions for Event Videographers

Open to all industry professionals and students (WEVA members receive discount registration), Wedding & Event Video Expo 2009 officially opens Monday evening September 14, 2009 at 5:45 pm with the Opening Night Awards Gala and complimentary WEVA Awards Night Dinner. WEVA EXPO 2009 will present over 70 sessions on cutting-edge techniques, new technology, and marketing for professional wedding and event videographers.

Sessions begin Tuesday morning and end by 5pm Thursday September 17. The huge WEVA EXPO 2009 Trade Show featuring major manufacturers, dealers and industry suppliers will also include free edit-system training right on the show floor, and will be open two full days on September 15 & 16.

WEVA EXPO 2009 will present all-new sessions and speakers, plus special interactive programs, including "WEVA LIVE!" the original WEVA series that demonstrates new shooting and editing techniques in mock wedding environments.

“EXPO attendees will be able to see how different camera systems and camera techniques are utilized by leading wedding videographers while they are shooting simultaneously under the same ‘live wedding’ conditions. It’s the kind of instant-learning experience that is not only inspiring to watch, but gets you up-to-speed, fast!" said John Zale WEVA's Director of Educational Development.

Optional Pre-Convention Sessions

Optional Pre-Convention Power Sessions will be held Monday afternoon September 14 at the Hilton for wedding and event videographers who want extended business education and system training. These optional sessions will conclude before the Opening Night Gala begins in the brand new Hilton Orlando Ballroom.

Special Hilton Orlando Amenities

Nestled on 26 acres, and with 175,000 square-feet of meeting space, the new 19-story Hilton Orlando, set to open in mid-August, offers a design conducive to productivity and relaxation, with special amenities that meet the needs of WEVA attendees - all combined in a perfect location. Guest amenities assure a comfortable, productive stay - including Hilton’s famous Serenity Bed, 37” LCD TV, in-room refrigerator, Ergonomic Desk Chairs, and wired/wireless Internet access (free to WEVA attendees).

The hotel has a prime location of only 15 minutes from Orlando International Airport, 5 minutes from the restaurants and live entertainment at Pointe Orlando (only a $1.00 Trolley ride from Hilton) and central to SeaWorld, Universal Studios, and Walt Disney World.

"The location and amenities are incredible, including EXPO amenities: complimentary dinner on Monday night, complimentary continental "Wake-Up Breakfast" all 3 EXPO mornings, special low-cost luncheons, affordable guest rooms - with free in-room Internet access, and free parking for registered hotel guests. And every guest room also includes a brand new refrigerator. In fact, everything in every guest room, the meeting rooms, trade show hall, and other facilities is state-of-the-art because the entire flagship hotel is brand new," said Dan Argenas WEVA's Director of Association Communications.

To make Hilton Orlando room reservations toll-free call 1-800-HILTONS or contact the hotel direct at 407-313-4300 or by Fax: 407-313-4301. There's more Hilton Orlando information HERE. You can see hotel images HERE. The WEVA EXPO 2008 photo galleries are at the WEVA Group on facebook.

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About Wedding & Event Videographers Association International (WEVA)

Founded over a decade ago, WEVA International is the largest trade association for professional wedding and event videographers worldwide and leads the field with education that's on the cutting-edge of industry developments.

WEVA is dedicated to advancing the professional interests of videographers globally through continuing education at events such as Wedding & Event Video Expo , and professional development resources, including Wedding & Event Videography Resource Guide (now in a new digital edition), free LicenseStream access, plus business insurance benefits, WEVA NEWS MINUTE videos,WEVA On-The-Air Podcasts, and streaming video on WEVA-TV.

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