NineDots Gathering // Sponsor Info

THIS IS NOT A CONFERENCE.
THIS IS NOT A WORKSHOP.
THIS IS THE NINEDOTS GATHERING.
15th – 16th – 17th November 2021, London.

Well, we’ve waited long enough! We are super excited to welcome you to the NineDots Gathering 2021 and wanted to give you all the info you need for the event.

For us, this has always been our passion project. We know there has been an explosive increase in multi-speaker events over the last five years but we believe the NineDots Gathering is something different and unique and we’re so thankful you’re a part of this – the sixth NineDots Gathering!


We founded NineDots in November 2014 and we could never imagined being here, ready to host for the sixth time at Bounce in London, and with NineDots being the strongest and most supportive wedding photography community in the world! Everything you need to know about the event is below, but let us know if you’ve got any questions or need anything from us.


REGISTRATION DRINKS

EVENING OF 14TH NOV FROM 7PM
Sama Bankside
3 Robinson Road (Cobbled Slope On junction of Southwark Street and Blackfriars Rd), London SE1 8BU

We will be holding a registration drinks event on Sunday night for all our attendees to get their wristbands for entry to the event and as a chance for people to meet up for a casual drink and say hello etc. If you’re in London we’d love to see you there too but it’s totally up to you!

SAMA WEBSITE


THE GATHERING VENUE

ENTRY FROM 7AM ON DAY 1 & 7:30AM ON DAYS 2 AND 3 FOR HOSTS, SPEAKERS AND SPONSORS SETUP
Bounce (Farringdon) 121 Holborn EC1N 2TD

DOORS OPEN 8:15 AM EACH DAY

We will be at Bounce in Farringdon – there is a Bounce in Shoreditch too so please don’t get confused and go to the wrong one. The Bounce we will be at is in Chancery Lane, just by Hatton Gardens. The entrance is slightly hidden but is next to Boots Pharmacy.

The nearest tube is Chancery Lane – take exit 2 to the street. Farringdon station is also only a 4 minute walk. You can also Uber but allow extra time for London commuter rush hour.

The venue is split into two rooms. The large open room where the main stage presentations and most of the day takes place, and the side room; ‘The Jacques Room’ – this is where the Mini Masterclasses take place during lunch and breaks. When the last talks finish at 4pm we can all move into the Jacques room for the ping pong tournament on day one and the Q&A session on day 2.

We will be at bounce from 7am on Monday and 7:30am Tuesday/Wednesday and you can unload/set up during this time before the guests arrive at 8:15am.

Click here for a link to google maps.

Click here for the Bounce website.


LOADING AND ACCESS

There is no parking at Bounce as it’s a city centre venue in a busy location. You can stop on the street outside to load/unload but not for long so please bear this in mind.

The venue is one floor below street level accessed via a staircase. There is no lift.


SETTING UP AND PACKING DOWN

You can access the venue from 7am Monday and 7:30am Tuesday/Wednesday for setting up.

We generally set aside 2 of the large ping tables in one corner of the main room to accommodate all our in-person sponsors – this should provide adequate space for all the exhibitors at the event –  If you have any specific requirements please let us know in advance.

At 4pm once the talks finish you’ll have 30 minutes to pack everything away – we can’t leave anything out overnight, but you will be able to leave things in a secure room at the venue if you wish. The main space is open to the public from 4:30pm at which point we move into a different room on the Monday and Tuesday for the ping pong tournament party and QA session


FOOD + DRINK

BREAKFAST AND LUNCH IS PROVIDED

Breakfast and lunch is included both days. Our guests arrive from 8am both days which is 45 mins before the presentations begin. The food will be buffet style and there should be something to please most people. The ping pong bats and balls will be out and we encourage as much ping pong action as possible. Please feel free to join in!

You’ll have the option to order food from the bar at the day 1 ping pong tournament party and the food will be brought into our private party room. There will be time for you to get some dinner between the end of day 2 and the after party up the road. Please email us to let us know about any specific dietary requirements.


Day One Schedule: Mon 15 Nov

DOORS OPEN 8:15AM

08:15 Final Registration and Breakfast
09:30 Take your seats for the start of the talks – welcome from NineDots
10:00 MainStage: The Creative Heart and Weddings – Igor Demba
11:00  Break
11:15 Mini-masterclass: How to Book 99% of your enquiries –  Shane Watts
12:00 MainStage: Mastering Marketing Funnels to create Autopilot leads – Melissa Love
13:00 Lunch
14:00 Mini-masterclass: Robin Goodlad
15:00 MainStage: Fear Less-Flash More! – Rocio Vega
16:00 Ping Pong Tournament Party
00:00 End of Day One


Day Two Schedule: Tue 16 Nov

DOORS OPEN 8:15AM

08:15 Breakfast and Ping Pong
09:00 Welcome to Day 2: Take your seats
09:15 MainStage: The Roof, The Roof, The Roof is on fire! – Wing Yan Man
10.15 Break
10.45 Live Shoot: Connectivity + Intimacy – Nadia Meli
10,45 Live Shoot: Flash! – Rocio Vega
NB: The attendees will be split into two groups for the above two masterclasses and go straight from one to the other
12:30 Lunch
13.15 Mini-masterclass: Easy Content Creation –  Melissa Love
14:00 Live Shoot: Embrace the Panic! – Sam Hurd
14:00 Live Shoot: Something from Nothing – Neil Redfern
NB: The attendees will be split into two groups for the above two masterclasses and go straight from one to the other
16:00 Speaker Live Q+A sessions followed by drinks & social
00:00 End of Day Two


Day Three Schedule: Wed 17 Nov

DOORS OPEN 8:15AM

08:15 Breakfast and Ping Pong
09:15  Welcome to Day 3: Take your seats
09:30 MainStage: The Relentless Search For Perfection – Yves Schepers 
10:30 Break
10:45 Mini-masterclass: Roids in the Wild – Igor Demba
11:30 Mainstage: The Paradigm Shift of AI in Photography – Sam Hurd
12:30 Lunch
13:45 Mini-masterclass: The Pivot: Wedding Filmmaking for Photographers – Roo Stain
14:15 MainStage: I am Not a Wedding Photographer – Ian Weldon
15:15 MainStage: Goodbye Gathering 2021
16:00 Leave Bounce to get ready for the After Party!
21:00 After Party at Notting Hill Arts Club (details below)
02:00 It’s all over for another year!


The NineDots Presenters

Click here for full information about each presenter and their presentation.


Sharing is Caring :: #weareninedots

Share the NineDots fun and FOMO on social media!

Over the course of the week we will be documenting and sharing all things NineDots gathering 2021 on our social channels. Keep up to date and feel free to join using the event hashtag #ninedots

Our social channels: FACEBOOK | TWITTER @ninedotsco | INSTAGRAM @ninedotsco | SNAPCHAT @nine_dots


 


MONDAY Ping Pong TOURNAMENT

6 pm Mon 15 Nov at Bounce
Random doubles
Yes, there is a trophy!

After day 1 we move through to the evening room for drinks followed by the ping pong tournament from 6pm. You’ll be randomly assigned a doubles partner to keep it fair! We will stay in this room until midnight having fun and also maybe busting out some karaoke… you know how it is! You’ll also be able to order food from the bar.


WEDNESDAY Legendary After Party

9pm-2am Wed 17 Nov at Notting Hill Arts Club
21 NOTTING HILL GATE LONDON W11 3JQ – Tube: Notting Hill Gate (1min walk) (Central, Circle & District line)

We’d love you to join us for our after-party! Oh, and we’ve got the legendary Martin2Smoove on the decks. If you know, you know.

NOTTING HILL ARTS CLUB WEBSITE

The wrist bands issued at the registration will be required for entry, so please dont lose it!


SEE YOU THERE!

Any questions before the event please contact Andy +44 (0) 7799265834