Annual N4C Fall Convention
64th Annual 2022 N4C Convention in Duluth, MN
N4C Fall Convention September 23-26, 2021 – Hosted by
Duluth-Superior Camera Club
It is with an abundance of caution along with much disappointment that the
Duluth-Superior Camera Club has decided to postpone the 2021 Fall N4C Convention
for the health and safety of members and our community. We were looking forward
to “everything photography” that we had planned for you, but we do not want to
risk anyone’s wellness given our areas uptick in Covid and the community spread
of the virus. Also taken into consideration was the wildfires, drought, and that
the leaves are already changing up here...creating potential issues with air
quality and good conditions for our field trips.
Just so you know, we’re a hardy, hard working bunch at 46° North. The pandemic
might have won this year, but we are planning on hosting the 2022 convention on
September 22-25, 2022 at the Radisson Duluth-Harborview. While the speaker
lineup may change, the conference framework will be the same and we will make
sure you have a great educational and photographic experience.
We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience and frustration this may cause and
we look forward to greeting you at 46° North in 2022!
N4C Fall Convention 2023 –
Each year one or more member clubs host the Annual N4C Convention usually in
September or early October. This is held over a weekend; sometimes beginning
Thursday or Friday and concluding Saturday evening; or by Sunday noon. In
addition, field trips are planned. Programs are planned to interest all
photographers, whether new or experienced. Outstanding speakers from various
parts of the country offer illustrated presentations on a wide variety of
topics. During the convention, winning works from all monthly competitions are
on display. At the Saturday evening banquet “Photographer of the Year” and the
“Large and Small Clubs of the Year” Awards are announced. Individual
photographers also receive their awards for their achievements in N4C during the
Spring N4C Mini-Convention 2021
CANCELED due to Covid-19 concerns
"Springbrook" is at this
location this year
April 30-May 2, 2021
Held at Wesley Woods
near Indianola, IA.
(CANCELED FOR 2020 & 2021
Due to COVID-19 Concerns)
A great photo shoot, hands on
and educational speakers are planned.
Great time, great accommodations & great food.. Already
booked for the next 4 years!
April 30-May 2, 2021 Canceled
April 29-May 1, 2022
April 28-30, 2023
April 26-28, 2024
The spring convention will be held at Wesley Woods Camp & Retreat Center. The
facility is located a few miles south of Indianola, Iowa. We had great response
to this location last year. The meeting room & eating area are next to each
other on the main level. The meeting room has a large projection screen, a
mounted projector and a new sound system. The sleeping facilities remain the
same. Instead of large open rooms we have had in the past this facility has dorm
rooms that sleep 2-4 people. Most of these rooms are below the meeting hall with
the others a short walking distance away. The facility requires a minimum of two
people per room or we will be charged more. If you have someone you wish to room
with please write that on your application. If not you will be assigned a
roommate. There are a few rooms for couples. You still need to bring your own
bedding, towels, etc.
The facility allows you to bring food to the dorms. Each dorm has a kitchen &
meeting room for visiting or card playing after the meetings. NO ALCOHOL inside
or out. They also have a campground with electric hookups.
The facility is 5 miles south of Indianola off Hwy 92. PLEASE NOTE: from
Indianola please do not use your GPS to the facility. It might take you to an
entrance that is no longer used. Please use these directions: Just west of
Indianola on hwy 92 turn south on hwy 63. There is a big church on the north
side where you turn south. When the pavement ends you turn left into Wesley
There are several motels in Indianola as it is a college town. If you have
questions about the facility please email us. The registration forms will be on
the web site soon.
Hope you can join us.
Each Spring, usually Friday, Saturday, beginning the last Friday in April, a
mini-convention is held. (For many years it was at Springbrook State Park). It
begins on Friday afternoon and concludes following Sunday. Excellent programs &
workshops are scheduled, interspersed with N4C business meetings, and wonderful
food. Cost is minimal. It is a good place to become better acquainted with other
photographers from the N4C region in a beautiful natural setting.
Annual Convention Past History
64th Annual N4C Convention canceled in Sioux City,
Not held because of Covid-19 concerns.
63rd Annual N4C Convention was in Des Moines,
September 19-21, 2019 Hosted by the
Des Moines Camera Club.
62nd Annual N4C Convention was in Dubuque, Iowa
September 13-15, 2018 Hosted by the
Dubuque Camera Club.