This was an event I was invited by one of Facebook friends to go to. Some photography enthusiasts organized an event where hobbyists, pro and/or amateur photographers and models come together for learning and fun.
This was held last 2012. It was a learning experience and there were lots of people who came and participated in that said event. No registration fee needed so I took advantage of it.
The photographers were divided in groups. Those who already belong in a certain photography club or group were grouped as one and assigned their models to shoot. Others were grouped to those who have no affiliations and assigned their models too.
A competition was held sponsored by some business here in the city. The organizers asked the photographers to send their best photo taken from that event.
I hope this year they will organize another event like that because I want to go again.