The 2017 Kalish Workshop schedule

(Subject to change)


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


12:30     Classroom opens, Frank E. Gannett Hall, room 4090

1:00     Welcome - Danny Gawlowski, Director, The Kalish, William Snyder, RIT

2:00     Introductions - Sue Morrow, The Sacramento Bee                                            

3:00   Taking it Back, Intro - Sue Morrow

3:15   Break

3:30  Photo Editing in the Age of Reverse Publishing - Chloe Coleman, The Washington Post

5:00   Magazine Photo Editing - Ken Geiger  

6:00   Break

6:30    Depart for George Eastman Museum on bus, provided by Nikon

7:00   Tour of George Eastman Museum exhibit of the work of Eugene Richards



8:00    Classroom opens

8:30   Understanding the Tools: Creatavist - Jenn Poggi, RIT

9:00  Hands on exercise: Narrative Online - Randall Greenwell, Ken Geiger and Jenn Poggi

12:00  Lunch on your own

12:30   Discussion/critiques - Randall Greenwell, Ken Geiger, Jenn Poggi, Danny Gawlowski, Sue Morrow

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

6:00 Dinner on your own

7:00   Decide and Defend - Sue Morrow, Jenn Poggi and Danny Gawlowski

9:00 Break for the day


8:00   Classroom opens

8:30  The Role of Video - Danny Gawlowski, The Seattle Times

9:45   Break

10:00   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   Panoramic video and virtual reality - Kate Wurzbacher, Here be Dragons

10:15  Break

10:30   Staying Focused, Part I: Off the street and into a desk, what you should know

            Danese Kenon, Tampa Bay Times

12:00  Lunch on your own

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

2:30   Editing for Narrative - Randall Greenwell, The Virginian-Pilot

3:30 Understanding the Tools: Indesign - Jenn Poggi

4:00 Hands on exercise: Narrative in Print - Randall Greenwell, Ken Geiger and Jenn Poggi

6:00   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 Discussion/critiques - Randall Greenwell, Ken Geiger, Jenn Poggi, Danny Gawlowski, Sue Morrow

10:00 Photo Editing, Projects - Elizabeth Krist

12:00  Lunch on your own

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

6:00 - Break for the day, dinner 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 $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.

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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.



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