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Visual 1st returns with impressive program, engaged audience Events New Products Opinion 

Visual 1st returns with impressive program, engaged audience

The Visual 1st conference, which had not been held in person since 2019 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, returned Oct. 4-5, 2022, to the Golden Gate Club in San Francisco. The program was chock-full of sessions, demos, presentations, fireside chats, and networking events to share the latest innovations in imaging technology and markets. Artificial intelligence (AI) is a term that... Read More
Visual 1st names this year’s awards winners Events News 

Visual 1st names this year’s awards winners

The Visual1st conference was held last week, virtually bringing together imaging industry executives from around the globe to showcase emerging trends and new technology. As part of the event, a four-judge panel evaluated the 39 Show and Tell presenters and presented the following awards Best of Show – zerolens In our minds, the Best of Show Award should combine several elements,... Read More
Visual 1st and DIY Video Summit is coming up fast Events News 

Visual 1st and DIY Video Summit is coming up fast

The dual executive conferences Visual 1st and the DIY Video Summit are just about a month away. The Visual 1st virtual conference, running Oct. 19-20, features an impressive array of imaging executives in a series of fireside chats, presentations, and demos. More than 75 percent of attendees are C-suite and senior-level executives. Tickets are available here. Buying a ticket now... Read More
Visual 1st holds virtual conference, announces award winners Events 

Visual 1st holds virtual conference, announces award winners

The Visual 1st imaging conference went virtual this year, with two days of three-hour virtual sessions featuring the event’s customary fireside chats, panel discussions and demos. The Oct. 14-15 event was well-attended by imaging executives from around the world, despite the absence of the in-person networking that has become the hallmark of the event. (As is customary, sessions were not... Read More
Dead Pixels Society podcast: Visual 1st conference with Hans Hartman News Podcasts 

Dead Pixels Society podcast: Visual 1st conference with Hans Hartman

Gary Pageau of the Dead Pixels Society talks with Hans Hartman, president of Suite 48 Analytics and chair of Visual 1st.  Visual 1st is the premier global conference focused on promoting innovation and partnerships in the photo and video ecosystem, hosting executives and entrepreneurs at photo and video app development startups, mobile device vendors, carriers, cloud storage providers, software companies,... Read More
Opinion: There’s no business in show business Events Feature News Opinion 

Opinion: There’s no business in show business

The recent announcement that CES 2021 was being changed to a virtual or “digital-only” event didn’t come as a surprise to industry watchers. In fact, the announcement was greeted with some level of relief. In the past 10 years, CES has gained a well-earned reputation as an expensive event that was difficult to attend – due to the enormous crowds... Read More
Hartman: The most impactful potential improvement to photo print products is… Market research 

Hartman: The most impactful potential improvement to photo print products is…

Researcher and Visual 1st conference co-chair Hans Hartman published findings from his recent  2020 Photo Print Product Survey showing consumers are more activated to print by speed than any other factor, including discovery and seeing printed samples. The 2020 Photo Print Product Survey surveyed respondents whose households had ordered photo print products in the last 12 months (“would they order more photo print... Read More
Visual 1st attracts imaging industry leaders Events Feature 

Visual 1st attracts imaging industry leaders

Visual 1st, the annual Silicon-Valley imaging conference for industry leaders and upstarts, once again brought together a worldwide audience for a day-and-a-half executive conference. The event, held Oct. 2-3 at the Golden Gate Club in San Francisco, addresses topics as far-reaching as artificial intelligence and as every day as printing. As with most conferences, the real meat of the event... Read More
Visual 1st brings AI, AR, computational photography and more to light in 14 days! Events Feature 

Visual 1st brings AI, AR, computational photography and more to light in 14 days!

Visual 1st, the executive conference focused on promoting innovation and partnerships in the photo and video ecosystem, will bring AI, AR, computational photography, and the future of digital cameras to the center stage, Oct. 3-4, at the Golden Gate Club, San Francisco, Calif. The conference offers three key sessions for innovative entrepreneurs and strategic thinkers: 1. Developing and Leveraging Next-Gen AI... Read More
Visual 1st announces initial presenter and sponsor lineup for this year’s conference Events Press releases 

Visual 1st announces initial presenter and sponsor lineup for this year’s conference

Visual 1st, the premier conference focused on promoting innovation and partnerships in the photo and video ecosystem, announces its initial topic, presenters, and sponsors for the 7th edition of its annual conference. The conference will be held October 3 (half day) and October 4, in San Francisco. This year’s topics include: Empowering – and monetizing – the Gig photo/videographer The... Read More
There’s no business like show business News Opinion 

There’s no business like show business

In the photo/imaging industry, trade shows have been the defining events for decades. Industry veterans can tell you which PMA convention the Advanced Photo System or Photo CD debuted or which photokina the Four-Thirds system was introduced. CES, Photo Plus, WPPI, Imaging USA have all had their place in the introduction of hardware and devices, and are now facing competition... Read More
Visual 1st conference continues fellowship, innovation focus Events News Opinion Sponsored post 

Visual 1st conference continues fellowship, innovation focus

Since it’s evolution from Mobile Photo Connect to “Visual 1st,” this annual fall conference has become a must-attend event for imaging-industry executives. An eclectic mix of retailers, labs, developers, suppliers, and investors gather each year at the Golden Gate Club to share ideas, to network and get a glimpse into the future of the imaging business. In addition to the... Read More
2018 Visual 1st awards go to Insta360, CaptureLife, Embody Digital and Pixsy Press releases 

2018 Visual 1st awards go to Insta360, CaptureLife, Embody Digital and Pixsy

At this year’s just-concluded edition of Visual 1st (visual1st.biz), the premier conference focused on promoting innovation and partnerships in the photo and video ecosystem, a panel of high-powered industry experts presented the four Visual 1st Awards to the most outstanding among 30 products competing in this year’s show-and-tell demo sessions. The 2018 Visual 1st Awards winners are: Best of Show Award: Insta360 Best... Read More
Mediaclip to be a Silver Sponsor at Visual 1st   News 

Mediaclip to be a Silver Sponsor at Visual 1st  

Montreal, QC – October 17 , 2018. Mediaclip, the premier developer of product personalization software, is proud to be a Silver Sponsor of the upcoming Visual 1st Conference. Visual 1st, formerly known as Mobile Photo Connect, will be held at the Golden Gate Club in San Francisco from October 22 – 23, 2018. This marks the sixth year of the annual... Read More