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SPESC Regional Conference 2021

University of Texas at Dallas - Richardson, TX   |   October 29 - October 30, 2021

EMBRACING CHANGE is the title of the 2021 Society for Photographic Education's South Central Regional Conference (SPESC). This year's conference will explore the rapid changes in photographic practice, relating to web, video, performance, installation, and interactive environments.  This hybrid conference will invite participants to share strategies and innovative perspectives for addressing the continuing rapid changes in photographic practice, relating to web, video, performance, installation, and interactive environments.  Through dialogue and exchange, the aim is to foster an understanding of the connections shared by creative professionals and scholars working in areas such as contemporary art, social media, commercial photography, video, and education. This hybrid conference will be comprised of both virtual and in-person events. The unexpected, the emergent, and the transitory serve as beacons in this shifting landscape, paving new avenues for discovery as well as career opportunities.  The goal of our discussions is to provide guideposts for navigating the future for the student, professional, artist, scholar, and educator.  CALENDAR OF EVENTS Exhibitions: October 15- November 13, 2021 _SP/N Gallery, The University of Texas at Dallas _2021 SPESC Juried Member Exhibition (juried by Christopher Blay) _2021 SPESC Student Exhibition  Friday, October 29:   virtual panel talks, presentations, and portfolio reviews on-campus workshops Saturday, October 30:  virtual panel talks, presentations, and portfolio reviews on-campus workshops exhibition reception: to be announced Keynote Speaker: Letitia Huckaby 7:00 pm, Jonsson Performance Hall, UT Dallas and virtually Please direct questions to: Conference Hotel:  Hyatt Regency North Dallas, 701 E Campbell Rd, Richardson, TX, 75081 Chapter Conference Committee: Marilyn Waligore, Chair, Diane Durant, Anna Fritzel, Emily Loving, Daniel Martinez,Cynthia Miller, Marcy Palmer, Ariel Wilson We greatly appreciate the support from our SPESC 2021 CONFERENCE CORNERSTONE SPONSORS:  Aperturent, Frame Destination, Red River Paper, Comer Photography Collection at UT Dallas (on behalf of the School of Arts and Humanities). APERTURENT  FRAME DESTINATION RED RIVER PAPER COMER PHOTOGRAPHY COLLECTION AT UT-DALLAS SP/N Gallery

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Multiple Exposures

- Sponsored by Ithaca College, NY   |   November 05 - November 06, 2021

Multiple Exposures: A Virtual ConferenceAs we continue to adapt and adopt new ways of thinking, living, and working in a (still) pandemic world, how do we reconsider our ways of moving our work into our communities and the larger world? What strategies might we employ to gain and sustain exposure for our practice and our work? A physical juried exhibition accompanies this virtual conference at Ithaca College. To register for the conference, click the "view conference details" button at the bottom of this page, and then the registration link will be on the right side of the next page. After you register, you must also sign up ("register") for each event to generate a Zoom link to your email. Dates:  November 5–6, 2021Location: Virtual Physical Exhibition Location:  Photography Gallery, Ithaca CollegeDates:  November 1–31, 2021 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS (EST)November 54:00–5:00 pm:  Meet & Greet (cocktail hour)5:15–6:15 pm:  Panel discussion with jurors (and exhibition preview) November 61:00–1: 45 pm:  Mary Virginia Swanson:  Social Media Strategies: Being Followed, Being Found2:00–2:45 pm:  Tate Shaw: Visual Studies Workshop: Distributing Artist-Educator Opportunities3:00–5:00 pm:  Andreas Laszlo Konrath: The Zine as a Vessel: from URL > IRL (using the Web App shrimpzine) All sessions will be conducted in a webinar format with the opportunity for a lively Q & A.

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