PBNY 2020 Schedule/Agenda

In the first section below, you will see a very general overview of the PBNY schedule.

Below that general overview, you will see a more detailed agenda for each day that shows when each speaker is scheduled as well as their presentation topic.

You can click on the headshot of any speaker to be taken to their specific profile page to see more information on them as well as the teaser video they recorded about their presentation. 

If you click a button below for a specific day, you will be taken directly to the detailed agenda for that date.

Note: As with any live event, the below itinerary is subject to change at any point.

Sunday, August 23, 2020

Women's Pre-Conference / Registration

Early Registration – PBNY team members will be on site throughout Sunday and able to process early registration for those of you who wish to avoid the early morning rush on Monday morning. Please follow along in the PBNY Facebook group to be notified where early registration will be processed.

Women’s Pre-Conference – Julia Lewis-Martinez of our sponsor Yo Props has organized an incredible pre-conference specifically for female boothers. More information can be found here. Participation is free for PBNY ticket holders. RSVP is required.


9:00a – 10:00aNetworking Breakfast
10:00a – 12:30pSpeakers
12:30p – 2:00pLunch
2:00p – 4:00pSpeakers
4:00p – 9:00pNYC Trip
Monday, August 24, 2020

Day 1

We hit the ground running immediately on Day 1. Come prepared well rested and ready to take notes. You’ll see a lot of the industry’s heavy hitters presenting today. We have deliberately provided breaks to decompress, network and stretch your legs.


7:30a – 8:30aRegistration
8:30a – 10:30aGeneral Sessions
10:30a – 11:00aBreak / Exhibits
11:00a – 12:30pGeneral Sessions
12:30p – 1:30pLUNCH
1:30p – 3:00pGeneral Sessions
3:00p – 3:30pBreak / Exhibits
3:30p – 5:00pGeneral Sessions
5:00p – 7:00pExhibits & Workshops
Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Day 2

Today we start diving more into the weeds so that you leave PBNY ready to book more gigs and increase revenue! The day ends slightly earlier and you are provided with a 2hr break to rest and grab dinner on your own. For the evening, we are departing for an unforgettable sightseeing boat tour around NYC where you’ll enjoy the world’s most famous skyline and see the Statue of Liberty up close 🙂


8:30a – 10:00aGeneral Sessions
10:00a – 10:30aBreak / Exhibits
10:30a – 12:00pGeneral Sessions
12:00p – 1:00pLUNCH
1:00p – 3:00pExhibits & Workshops
3:00p – 4:30pGeneral Sessions
4:30p – 4:45pBreak / Exhibits
4:45p – 5:30pGeneral Session
5:30p – 7:30pBREAK EVENING
Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Day 3

On the final day, we end the conference on a strong note. We will continue learning practical lessons from leading experts that can be applied to your business.


9:00a – 10:30aGeneral Sessions
10:30a – 11:00aBreak / Exhibits
11:00a – 12:30pGeneral Sessions
12:30p – 1:30pLUNCH
1:30p – 3:30pExhibits & Workshops
3:30p – 5:00pGeneral Sessions


7:30a – 8:30a


Please do not arrive at the very end of Registration as there will likely be a line and you risk not being seated in time.

Ismail Humet – Founder / PBNY

8:30a – 9a

Welcome Remarks

This won’t be your typical welcome address. Be sure to be there on time.

Mike Fazio – Founder / SnapboothAZ

9a – 9:45a

How To Fill Empty Dates With Unattended Rentals

Generate additional revenue by turning your unused equipment into unattended booth rentals.

David Hobrath – Founder / Clear Choice Photo Booth

9:45a – 10:30a

How To Go From A Small Part Time Boother To A Company With A National Presence… Step By Step

I’ll cover the various steps based on my experience, including:

  • Adding the first (or next) employees – Who to hire, when to hire them and where to find them
  • Equipment – How to know which equipment to add, how to pay for them and when to buy them
  • Services – How to determine which services are worth adding… and which to avoid
  • Adding location(s) – How to seamlessly expand your business into other territories

10:30a – 11a

Morning Break / Exhibits

Nicholas Rhodes – Founder / OutSnapped

11a – 11:45a

Behind (and in front of) the Green Screen

Rhodes has spent the last decade plus traveling the world as a photographer for leading publications, Fortune 500 companies, international music festivals, and performers, from the most underground acts to household names such as Lady Gaga, Diplo, Skrillex, and LCD Soundsystem. Throughout his journey he educated his clients on how to use his captured content as a valuable marketing tool.

This workshop by Rhodes will take you from behind the Green Screen’s conception to day of activation. You learn how to setup and execute your event AND you will even be given the assets you need to recreate an amazing green screen activation!

Angelica Diaz – Founder / EventWorks

11:45a – 12:30p

Working With Event Planners

The dos and donts of working with event planners and how to build relationships so they become a source of repeat business!

12:30p – 1:30p


Ryan Salinas – Founder / URBN Events

1:30p – 2:15p

To Be Announced

Please check back soon for the announcement of Ryan Salinas’ presentation topic.

Mike McIntosh – CEO / Hipstr, Inc

2:15p – 3p

Experience Over Software & Technology

Creating a great experience is more valuable than having the newest tech.

3p – 3:30p

Afternoon Break / Exhibits

Aaron Fisher-Cohen – Co-Founder / The Bosco

3:30p – 4:15p

To Be Announced

Please check back soon for the announcement of Aaron’s presentation topic.

Mark Van S – Founder / MVS Studio

4:15p – 5p

An Illustrated Guide To The Secret For Success!

It ain’t all about the money!?!

MVS has been around for 15 years, done thousands of events and photographed millions of people.  A recent post of our Obama shots got 7.7 million likes. We have done large scale installations for MoMA, the Whitney and the Getty Museums. We want to share the simple key to our success and show you some of the things that we get excited about. We continue to innovate by developing apps, hardware and software and will launch our newest product at PBNY 2020.


5p – 7p

Exhibit Hours

5:15p – 6p


  • Curator iPad Software Workshop – Hosted by Curator
    • Location – Hairdos Ballroom
  • Mosaic Software Training – Hosted by Yodabooth
    • Location – Fab Four Ballroom

6:15p – 7p


  • Photo Booth Upload’s Master Class: A Dive Into Advanced Features – Hosted by LA Photo Party
    • Location – Hairdos Ballroom
  • – Easy and reliable social sharing and digital delivery – Hosted by Darkroom
    • Location – Fab Four Ballroom


Kelly Haynie – Director of Revenue & Service Culture Trainer

8:30a – 9:15a

Increase Revenue & Build Loyalty By Creating Personal Connections

Learn how to connect emotionally to clients and guests through exceptional service.

Chad & Vivi – Head of Hardware & Software Sales / LAPP

9:15a – 10a

The Hottest Trends In The Photo Booth Industry

  • How to spot a trend and where to find inspiration
  • What criteria to use when adopting a trend
  • What trends are currently hot


10a – 10:30a

Morning Break / Exhibits

Josh Pather – CEO & Founder / Photo Booth International

10:30a – 11:15a

10 Strategies I Use To Bring In 100s Of Photo Booth Leads A Month

Josh is going to share the secrets he learned over the last 13 years of marketing online.

Marc Elkiner – Co-Founder / sharingbox

11:15a – 12p

How To Scale While Maintaining The Highest Quality

sharingbox is a company that has managed to scale to a global operation but still maintain an extremely high bar of quality. They are also know for their creativity in using photo booths to drive results for their clients. There are several case studies on their website as examples. Marc will discuss how they are able to accomplish scale without compromising quality.

12p – 3p

Lunch & Exhibits

Lunch will be served in pre-function area at 12p. Feel free to visit sponsors exhibits as soon as you’re finished!

1p – 1:45p


  • Multi-camera Array Training: Calibration, General Setup & Graphics – Hosted by Boothmasters
    • Location – Hairdos Ballroom
  • Taking Higher Quality Photos (and much more!) – Hosted by Canon
    • Location – Fab Four Ballroom

2p – 2:45p


  • The Power of Darkroom Booth3 – Hosted by Darkroom
    • Location – Hairdos Ballroom
  • Taking Higher Quality Photos (and much more!) – Hosted by Canon
    • Location – Fab Four Ballroom
Joseph Viola – Photo Booth Accountant

3p – 3:45p

Photo Booth Accounting

To be updated.

Zach Schiffman – Founder / Studio Z
John Tanico – Founder / Neeko Booths

3:45p – 4:30p

White Labeling: Do It…CORRECTLY!

Zach and John will go into detail about how they started in the business and how they grew their individual companies by utilizing other photo booth companies around the country as well as each other in one of the toughest markets – NYC.They’ll cover best etiquette, pricing, and of course – what NOT to do when white labeling.

4:30p – 4:45p

Afternoon Break

Sam Eitzen – CEO & Co-Founder / The SnapBar

4:45p – 5:30p

Strategies For Crowded Markets & Fast Changing Industries

Compete on the level of price and it’s a race to the bottom. Compete solely on product and it’s a whirlwind of who copied who and potential litigation. Your brand alone won’t carry you. Neither will your organic ranking or ads. Today, getting ahead requires a smart combination of many strategies. In my first public talk to the photo booth community, I’ll be walking through various steps our company has taken, and continues to, to ensure we thrive in the ever-changing, intense world of events and beyond. I’ll focus especially on why leaders need to adopt business and brand strategies that will set them apart, how they can go about designing a category they can own, what systems they should put in place to protect their businesses against sudden change, and also make a case for why we should all say no more often.

5:30p – 7:30p

Dinner Break

Take advantage of this time to grab dinner on your own and take a break before the evenings activities.

7:30p – 12a

NYC Sightseeing Boat Ride

Charter buses will be departing the main entrance of the TWA Hotel at 7:30p sharp. If you do not arrive in time you risk missing the transportation and will have to take an Uber and hope you make it to pier on time.

The sightseeing boat disembarks from the pier at 9pm sharp. The ride is expected to last about 2 hours and will take us past NYC landmarks as well as a close up of the Statue of Liberty.

Buses are expected to drop attendees back off at TWA Hotel at roughly midnight.


Vako Artinian – Photo Booth Lawyer

9a – 9:45a

The Huge Legal Mistakes You’re Making & How To Fix Them

You worked your butt off to get your business this far, but now what? Come get a crash course on how to incorporate your business, why you should do it asap, as well as an overview of the most common pitfalls when drafting contracts for clients, attendants, and other vendors. Attendees will receive one sample client contract if they applaud at the end of the presentation.

9:45a – 10:30a

To Be Announced Soon 😉

Please check back soon for the announcement of this speaker and their presentation topic. It’s going to be a good one!

10:30a – 11a

Morning Break / Exhibits

Jon Vogel – Co-Founder / 215 Marketing

11a – 12:30p

Advanced Marketing

To be updated.

12:30p – 3:30p


Lunch will be served in pre-function area at 12:30p. Feel free to visit sponsors exhibits as soon as you’re finished!

1:30p – 2:15p


  • Darkroom Booth – now for iPad – Hosted by Darkroom
    • Location – Hairdos Ballroom
  • TBA – Hosted by Fotomaster
    • Location – Fab Four Ballroom

2:30p – 3:15p


  • Mosaic Branding: Using Mosaic At Corporate Events – Hosted by LA Photo Party
    • Location – Hairdos Ballroom
  • Snappic Training – Hosted by Ryan Salinas
    • Location – Fab Four Ballroom
Justin Valle – Founder / Booth Creative

3:30p – 4:15p

Harness The Power Of Droplets To Stand Out From The Competition

Have you seen the amazing effects other boothers create with their photo booth images and wonder… how can I do that?

It would be a wonderful way to increase your rates and your perceived value to clients!

Justin will be teaching you how to make your very own droplets leveraging the most powerful and useful features in Adobe Photoshop – with a focus on a real world photo booth environment. Even with little to no knowledge of Photoshop, Justin will teach you how to harness the power of droplets for yourselves.

If you’ve wondered how to stand out vs lower priced competitors, this is one of the best ways to do so. You won’t want to miss this session.

Shelly Rangsiyakul – Founder / POPsocial

4:15p – 5p

Less is more! How to GROW by doing LESS!

To be updated.

5p – 6p