Contact Us & FAQ


Who is ARC // Techniques for?

A wide range of photographers and creatives. If you're a wedding, portrait, lifestyle or commercial photographer looking to raise the bar and be challenged, have an open mind and are willing to learn from different perspectives and creatives, this is for you.

You'll connect with a wide range of educators and we guarantee a unique experience, just as we have over the last 3 years. Get ready to experience, ARC // Techniques. Hands on and practical with intimate connections and a growing community.

Workshops, conference and an epic party for the inspired photographer.

What level of photographer is ARC appealing to?

All ranges. If you're an experienced photographer, get ready to be challenged, or if you're just starting out, then we hope we can guide you on your journey and open your mind to the options available. It's really for everyone .. if you have any questions, get in touch! Our workshops are the best way to get hands-on practical experience. Let us know if you have any questions! >>

Will I get to see every speaker’s presentation?

100%. We won’t make you choose between your favourite speakers. ARC // Techniques has been designed each year to make sure you don’t miss a thing.  To make the most of your experience, we highly recommend choosing both workshops with Samm Blake and Benj Haisch. You won't find better value in workshops anywhere else. 

How do I get a ticket to the conference?

Tickets are available for purchase HERE.

Does the ticket include accommodation?

Accommodation is not included. For those unfamiliar with Vancouver, please email us or ask in the facebook group before booking. There are a range of nearby accommodations and what to expect from the different neighbourhoods, check out our City Guide from 2018.

Any other recommendations for place to stay close to the venue?

We have a few options for you:

YWCA (5 minute walk to venue)
733 Beatty Street, Vancouver, BC, V6B 2M4 (604) 895 5830

Skwachàys Lodge (12 minute walk to venue)
31 West Pender, Vancouver, BC, V6B 1R (604) 687 3589

Rosedale on Robson (7 minute walk to venue)
838 Hamilton St, Vancouver, BC V6B 6A2 (604) 689-8033

The Burrard (15 minute walk to venue)
1100 Burrard St. Vancouver BC V6Z1Y7 (604) 681-2331

*Please note that rates may fluctuate based on the base rate closer to the date

Booking an Airbnb? Check out Gastown, Downtown Vancouver, Mount Pleasant or Yaletown neighborhoods.

If you're unsure where to stay, please email us or ask in the ARC Facebook Group

What is your conference code of conduct?

You can read it in full here.

All attendees, speakers, sponsors and volunteers at our conference are required to agree with the ARC code of conduct. Organisers will enforce this code throughout the event. We expect cooperation from all participants to help ensure a safe environment for everybody.
Thank you!

It would be my first time coming to Vancouver. Should I come?

Oh YES, you’re in for a treat. We know you don’t know Vancouver, but we’re excited for you to get acquainted. We're providing everyone with a local’s guide to the navigating Vancouver so that you can maximize your experience for the days that you are here.
And of course, reach out to us if you have any questions!

We’d like to sponsor and be a part of this event? How do we connect?

We'd love for you to partner with us. Drop us an email at and we'll be in touch. Office hours are 9am - 5pm, Monday to Friday, PST.

Should I pack my party-pants?

Yes. You bring your party-pants and we’ll bring the party. We believe that groundbreaking education should be met with an equally ground breaking opportunity to dance your face off.
And sing. Because there will be Karaoke. And a live band right behind you.
Don't stop believing.

Do I have to worry about bears?

For the explorers that want to hike around in Vancouver’s North Shore, bear sightings are extremely rare on popular paths. Signs are posted in the few areas where you need to be vigilante. A bear has never been sighted in the Downtown Eastside, so you can leave the bear mace at home when attending ARC // Techniques.


Do I have to be attending the conference to sign up for a Workshop?

Yes. Workshop are exclusive and ONLY available to those attending ARC // Techniques. Sign up here.

Where is the conference happening?

ARC//Techniques will be hosted at Fortune Sound Club (147 E Pender St, Vancouver, BC V6A 1T5) in the vibrant Downtown Eastside. Central to public transportation and a thriving food and culture scene. Download our 2018 guide to the city.

What dates should I be in Vancouver?

The ARC // Techniques Conference will take place on November 20th and 21st. Please arrive early on the 19th and get settled into the neighbourhood in time for registration taking place at 7PM (Venue TBC). Workshops are taking place throughout the day on the 20th, so if you are signed up for one we suggest you settle in a night earlier.

Will food be provided at the conference?

Refreshments will be provided daily - snacks, coffee and tea. Bring bottled water with you.
Lunch is not provided however there are many options locally for you to explore during the lunch break and before the party.

Is there a Refund Policy in place?

Ticket purchases are non-refundable, however; we are happy to help you transfer the ticket to another person for $75.
Please inform us of any changes if you are unable to attend by emailing
Your ticket + 2 pieces of ID will be needed to enter the venue.

How do I get to ARC // Techniques?

Vancouver’s Skytrain system is the quickest and most effective way to get downtown from YVR International Airport, and has two stations within a 10 minute walk from the venue.

Do you offer help with the ticket fee e.g. Split Payments?

Yes. 100%. We want you to be there with us. Email us and we can work out the best plan for you >>

I have a specific question. Who can I contact?

Drop us an email at and we will help you out.
Office hours are 9am - 5pm, Monday to Friday, PST. We rest on weekends. 

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