NEW YORK, Nov. 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Registration for the 2017 Wedding & Portrait Photographers International (WPPI) Conference and Expo ( February 5-9, 2017) is open and the show is moving North to the Las Vegas Convention Center. Early bird registration offering steep discounts on all education and seminar packages including Photo Walks, Plus and Master Classes, Full Platform Classes, and several filmmaking classes including a 4-day intensive filmmaking course are available through November 8. Attendees are encouraged to "Join the Movement," a tagline that is apropos for a conference and Expo that continues to move upward, and into its new home. Attendees can review early bird discounts on all conference classes, Expo, and networking activities here. Additional discounts are available to all PHOTO+ members. Due to the continued growth of WPPI, the Conference and Expo will be held at the Las Vegas Convention Center for 2017. The move will provide additional space for the Expo and create additional events and services with an atmosphere conducive to WPPI's core objectives - embracing its community and expanding networking and educational opportunities The additional space at LVCC will allow a greater celebration of WPPI's world renowned largest live print competition this year by building the Honors of Excellence gallery in the center of the Tradeshow floor. This placement will give it the presence it deserves showcasing the best of the best from 65 countries. WPPI will also have the Community Photo Lounge to collaborate with renowned photographers, educators, and friends; install a new Show Floor Theater with free product demos daily; Create WPPI Shooting Stations where attendees can practice what they learned during the conference, right on the show floor, and much more. "For wedding and portrait photographers, WPPI is one of the most anticipated events of the year and thanks to the additional space we will enjoy at the Las Vegas Convention Center, the events and activities this year will be bigger and better than ever, keeping the party under one roof" explains Jason Groupp, WPPI Director of Education and Membership. "Education, community, and networking remain the cornerstone of what has made WPPI the largest conference of its kind in the world. Our ability to expand on these core objectives and still have room to grow will further enhance the experience for all attendees, exhibitors, and presenters." WPPI is the largest education conference in the world for wedding and portrait photographers and filmmakers, and offers the most comprehensive and affordable learning experience in or out of a formal classroom environment. Drawing attendees from all over the world, WPPI will feature more than 200 classes taught by world-class photographers and instructors covering numerous subjects, topics, and techniques, including business, portraiture, lighting, posing, printing, and sales. Due to overwhelming interest in its series of Photo Walks, attendees will again have an opportunity to venture out with world-class pros and learn by doing. In addition, a new Professional School & Sports Photography Program (PSPI) focusing on this growing segment of the market has been added.