SF20 Update

Today, it is with a very heavy heart that we have to announce the cancellation of ShutterFest 20. In working with the hotel (who have been incredible by the way) and the City – it has become clear with the new restrictions in place, it will not be possible to deliver ShutterFest in a way that even remotely adheres to the restrictions. Imagine a trade-show floor normally shoulder to shoulder trying to adhere to the 6ft rule. Imagine our opening session with over 2000 people sitting side by side now needing 6ft of space between seats (front, back, left, and right). These and many other restrictions make it impossible for us to deliver the event and kick us into Force Majeure.

FOR ALL 2020 TICKET HOLDERS YOUR TICKETS HAVE BEEN MOVED TO 2021. There is nothing further you need to do.

We appreciate your understanding. This was no easy decision. In fact, until I started typing this I think we have all been living in a little bit of denial hoping that somehow we would all wake up from this bad dream.

We have grown this incredible community from this crazy idea of a hands-on conference we were told would never work – 400 people the first year – to the powerhouse of over 2400 people it is today. Our community extends far beyond the annual event. ShutterFest has spawned off countless friendships, local groups, and a new crop of photographers around the world. Our collective influence is shaping the future of photography.

HOTEL UPDATE //

As much as we tried, Union Station WILL NOT be able to transfer rooms to the 2021 event. It is not possible – they have a skeleton crew because of Covid-19.
Here is what you need to do.
 
1. Cancel your current reservation – YOU ALONE OWN THIS. Call Hilton or use the hilton website to cancel.

2. 2021 RESERVATIONS WILL OPEN THIS MONDAY (June 1) 10am CST.

FIRST COME FIRST SERVE FOR UNION STATION AND BALL PARK. We WILL POST A LINK AND A PHONE NUMBER MONDAY MORNING (JUNE 1) .
 
Other FAQ // We are sure you have a ton of other questions – please reach out to us at support@behindtheshutter.com or the Facebook group for real-time updates. 

Thank you for your outpouring of love and support for the event. Together, we got this!!

Team Shutter
SF20 has been cancelled due to Covid-19 restrictions