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2021 SPE Annual Conference: Imagining Legacy: Archives, Collections, and Memoria

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Upcoming Conference

Resolution(s)

Photographic Theory, Practice, and Pedagogy for the Future

- Virtual, Conference   |   October 02 - October 03, 2020

Over the past several months, we have watched the world shift in dramatic and significant ways -  the call to action resonating louder than ever.  What role does the image-maker and photographic educator play in shaping the new normal?  How do we as photographic artists make work during an era of social injustice, global health insecurities, and political discord? Our resolve and determination as artists and educators are being put to the test like never before.

The Midwest Conference Planning Committee encourages submissions for sessions that address the theme Resolutions including, but not limited to, projects that gesture towards the survival of our society and environment, discussions regarding how we depict and interact with power and privilege, critical conversations about responsible picture making, and innovative approaches to online education, future technologies and methodologies. 

Submissions will be accepted from current SPE members (regardless of Chapter affiliation) as well as non-SPE members. $2000 in honorariums will be distributed among the best proposals from the Midwest membership.  Non-members who have proposals accepted will have 10 days to join SPE in order to be added to the conference schedule. Membership information is available at www.spenational.org.

In an effort to amplify a diversity of voices, the review committee will be prioritizing proposals from those who have not presented a session at the Midwest or National conferences in the last 2 years.  

All conference sessions will take place online, with both synchronous and asynchronous components.  Presenters will be asked to provide the conference planning committee with a pre-recorded presentation in addition to being available for a live Q and A session on the conference date. 

Please include the following in your proposal: 

  • Abstract/Session Summary (350 words or less)

  • 5-10 Sample Images  or up to 5 minutes of video (please provide link to Vimeo or YouTube)

  • Abbreviated CV (3 pages max.)

  • Identify a format for your session: image-maker (single session or dialogic), panel discussion, workshop/demonstration, teaching and learning lecture, or student dialogic.  The committee is also open to proposals of new types of session formats.  If you wish to propose a new format, please outline your idea in 100 words of less. 

Please combine all of these files into a single PDF document (no larger than 5mg) and email to mwspe2020@gmail.com by Friday, July 17th. 

Conference Planning Committee: Margaret LeJeune, Jason Reblando, John Steck, Jr., Millee Tibbs

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SPE continues to carefully monitor the rapidly changing situation related to the spread of COVID-19. We understand that concerns for health, safety, and the impact on meeting attendance, among other issues, are affecting our members. Though there remains much uncertainty at this time, what we know without a doubt is this: SPE members are facing unprecedented challenges, and the need for exploring best practices, sharing lessons learned, and connecting with their peers will be greater than ever. That's why we are committed to hosting our annual conference in 2021, and we want you to be a part of it.

Depending on how the pandemic mitigation efforts progress over the next several months, there are two possible scenarios for our 2021 Conference:

IN-PERSON: If we are confident early enough in the planning process that gathering in large groups will be deemed safe according to public health guidelines, the conference will be held March 18-21, 2021 in Denver, Colorado at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel.

VIRTUAL: There's a real possibility we will need to transition to hosting a virtual or hybrid conference. If we do need to go virtual, we would adjust the conference dates to allow it to take place over an extended period of time, rather than condensed into four days. We would work with accepted proposals to build the schedule over that longer period of time.

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SPE continues to carefully monitor the rapidly changing situation related to the spread of COVID-19. We understand that concerns for health, safety, and the impact on meeting attendance, among other issues, are affecting our members. Though there remains much uncertainty at this time, what we know without a doubt is...

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