The 2018 Kalish Workshop schedule

(Subject to change)


10:00am - 11:00pm     Dorm registration, Global Village building 405, 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 - Danny Gawlowski, Director, The Kalish, William Snyder, RIT

9:30     Introductions - Sue Morrow, The Sacramento Bee                                               

10:30   Taking it Back, Intro - Sue Morrow

10:45   Break

11:00   Editing for Narrative - Randall Greenwell, The Virginian-Pilot

12:00  Lunch on your own

1:00    Photo Editing in the Age of Reverse Publishing - Chloe Coleman, The Washington Post  

2:00    Magazine Photo Editing - Ken Geiger

3:30    Hands on exercise: Narrative in Print - Randall Greenwell, Ken Geiger and Jenn Poggi

6:00   Break

6:30    Depart for dinner on bus, provided by Nikon

7:00   Dinner


8:00    Classroom opens

8:30    Discussion/critiques

          Randall Greenwell, Ken Geiger, Jenn Poggi, Danny Gawlowski, Sue Morrow

9:30    Editing Across Platforms - Mallory Benedict, National Geographic

10:30    Digital photo editing - Brent Lewis, The Washington Post

11:30    Understanding the Tools: Creatavist - Jenn Poggi, RIT

11:45   Hands on exercise: Narrative Online - Randall Greenwell, Ken Geiger and Jenn Poggi

12:00  Lunch provided

1:00    Hands on exercise: Narrative Online, continues

2:00    Dealing with Difference: Innovative Thinkers - Kenny Irby, Community Intervention Director

6:00 Break for the day, dinner on your own


8:00   Classroom opens

8:30   Discussion/critiques

          Randall Greenwell, Ken Geiger, Jenn Poggi, Danny Gawlowski, Sue Morrow

10:15   Break

10:30   Storytelling at MediaStorm - Brian Storm, MediaStorm

12:00  Lunch on your own

1:30    Storytelling at MediaStorm - Brian Storm  

6:15   Group picture

7:00   Depart from RIT to bowling alley


8:00   Classroom opens

8:30   Staying Focused, Part I: Off the street and into a desk, what you should know

           Danese Kenon, Tampa Bay Times

10:15  Break

10:30   Photojournalism and Law - Aimee Edmundson

12:00  Lunch on your own

1:30  Staying Focused, Part II: Managing and leading through chaos and change - Sue Morrow

3:15  Decide and Defend - Sue Morrow, Jenn Poggi and Danny Gawlowski

6:00 Break for the day, dinner on your own


8:00   Classroom opens

8:30  Photo Editing, Projects- Elizabeth Krist

10:30  Leading with Vision - Danny Gawlowski, The Seattle Times

12:00  Lunch on your own

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

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


8:00   Classroom opens                           

8:30    Discussions and critiques

         Danese Kenon, Danny Gawlowski, Randall Greenwell, Sue Morrow, Jenn Poggi

10:30  Complete evaluations and submit

11:00   Taking It Back - Sue Morrow

11:30   Showtime! Followed by farewells








Rooms are available at RIT's Global Village dorms, which are $50 per night and set up in a suite format. There is an additional $20 charge for linens. The dorms are a five-minute walk to the classroom and your suite assignments will be by gender.

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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.



Photo Editor/Staff Photographer, Houston Chronicle

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