The 2016 Kalish Workshop schedule


10:00am - 11:00pm     Dorm registration, Global Village building 404, first floor lobby, RIT

8:00pm     Informal meet/greet at McGregor's at 300 Jefferson Road


8:00     Classroom opens, Frank E. Gannett Hall, room 4090

8:30     Welcome - Kevin Martin, Director, The Kalish, William Snyder, RIT

9:15     Introductions - Sue Morrow, The Sacramento Bee                                               

10:30   Taking it Back, Intro - Sue Morrow

10:40   Break

10:55   Bedrock of Editing - Danny Gawlowski, Seattle Times

12:00  Lunch on your own

1:15    Editing for Narrative - Randall Greenwell, The Virginian-Pilot, Elizabeth Krist     

2:15    Understanding the Tools: Indesign - Jenn Poggi

3:00    Hands on exercise: Narrative in Print - Randall Greenwell, Elizabeth Krist and Jenn Poggi

4:30    Discussion/critiques

           Randall Greenwell, Elizabeth Krist, Danny Gawlowski, Sue Morrow, Jenn Poggi, Kevin Martin   

5:45    Break for the day

6:30    Depart for Lake Ontario on bus, provided by Nikon, to Fish Fry/Welcome Party

9:30    Return to RIT, rest of the evening on your own


8:30    Classroom opens

8:45    Understanding the Tools: Creatavist - Jenn Poggi

9:15    Hands on exercise: Narrative Online - Randall Greenwell, Elizabeth Krist and Jenn Poggi

10:45  Discussion/critiques

           Randall Greenwell, Elizabeth Krist, Danese Kenon, Danny Gawlowski, Sue Morrow, Jenn Poggi, Kevin Martin

12:00  Lunch provided by Nikon

1:00    Discussion/critiques continue

1:30    Evaluations - Chloe Coleman, The Washington Post

1:45   Elizabeth Krist

3:00   Break

3:15   Decide & Defend - Danny Gawlowski

5:30 - Dinner on your own, evening on your own



8:30   Classroom opens

9:00   Stories 101 - John Rumbach, The Herald

10:15   Break

10:30   Storytelling at MediaStorm - Brian Storm, MediaStorm

12:00  Lunch provided by Canon

1:30    Storytelling at MediaStorm - Brian Storm  

6:15    Dinner provided by Canon

8:30    Bus, provided by Nikon, departs from RIT for bowling

11:00   Bus returns to RIT


8:30   Classroom opens

9:00   Staying Focused, Part I: Managing and leading through chaos and change - Sue Morrow

10:30  Break

10:45  Staying Focused, Part II: Off the street and into a desk, what you should know

            Danese Kenon, Tampa Bay Times

12:15  Lunch on your own

1:30    Dealing with Difference: Innovative Thinkers - Kenny Irby, Community Intervention Director

5:15    Dinner on own, rest of evening on your own


8:00   Classroom opens

8:15   Measuring what our audience wants - Danny Gawlowski

9:30   Video Editing - Danny Gawlowski and Danese Kenon

12:00  Lunch on your own

1:00    Video editing exercise - Danny Gawlowski and Danese Kenon

3:45    Break

4:00    Discussions/critiques

          Danese Kenon, Danny Gawlowski, Randall Greenwell, Sue Morrow, Jenn Poggi, Kevin Martin, Kenny Irby

7:00    Rest of evening on own


8:00   Classroom opens                           

8:30    Discussions and critiques continue

          Danese Kenon, Danny Gawlowski, Sue Morrow, Jenn Poggi, Kevin Martin, Kenny Irby

10:15  Complete evaluations and submit - Chloe Coleman

11:00   Taking It Back - Kenny Irby 

11:30   Showtime! SWAG! Farewells!







Rooms are available at RIT's Global Village dorms, which are $45 per night and set up in a suite format. There is an additional $15.25 charge for linens. The dorms are a five-minute walk to the classroom and your suite assignments will be by gender.

To reserve a room, select your length of stay from the pulldown menu. Then, click the Pay Now button and you will be transferred to a secure PayPal website to pay by credit card or PayPal account.


Select length of stay and linen option

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The National Press Photographers Foundation and Kalish Workshop do not store any personal credit card information.


A limited block of rooms has been reserved at the Home2 Suites by Hilton. Please contact the hotel if you would like a room. The hotel is a few miles from campus and is $99 per night. Participants staying at the hotel are responsible for their own transportation between the hotel and campus.


Like many high-end workshops there is some advance work required on your part. Technical expertise is not a requirement for The Kalish, but you should have basic working knowledge of Adobe Premiere (or Final Cut) and InDesign.

For training before attending Kalish, we recommend and MediaStorm Online Training. Kalish is all about the story-telling. The more you already understand about the tools, the more you can learn while at Kalish.

The Kalish a simply fantastic way to re-energize your visual spirit.



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