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2020 SPE Annual Conference: Hosted by The University of Houston | Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts | School of Art

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SPE Northwest Chapter includes:
Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, Wyoming

Chair J. Jason Lazarus
Vice Chair/Secretary Rani Robison
Treasurer Jennie Castle
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Upcoming Conference

In Our Own Voices: Culture / Identity

University of Alaska Fairbanks Campus - Fairbanks, Alaska   |   September 13 - September 15, 2019

Explore the Last Frontier this upcoming fall with our 2019 Chapter Conference - being held at the University of Alaska - Fairbanks!

This three day conference will provide one track for peer-reviewed international presenters, panelists, workshops artists and portfolio reviewers while also dedicating an entire track to Alaska-based photographers, indigenous artists and educational opportunities.

The theme, which is "In Our Own Voices: Culture / Identity", invites a wide array of photographers and educators to share their talent with our international guests and local artists.

Our conference will also feature a members-only show in the UAF Art Department Gallery in the Fine Arts Complex. Call for Art Proposal will go live before July 1, 2019. 

Brian Adams, an Anchorage-based Inupiaq photographer, and Lorenzo Triburgo, Brooklyn-based photographer and performance artist, will serve as our keynote speakers for the event. Brian Adams documents real Alaska through its people, their various cultures and their unique landscapes. Brian's photobooks, entitled I am Inuit and I am Alaskan provide wonderful context to the cultural diversity and traditions of the Last Frontier. Lorenzo Triburgo has helped with our previous SPE-NW conference at OSU in 2017 and is creating amazing work focusing on identity with their series of heroic "Transportraits" and their current performance work in front of Stonewall. 

Our two day business expo will be open and free to the public, and will feature a wide variety of major corporate sponsors, local businesses and educational opportunities.

Affordable, on-campus housing will be provided by UAF Residence Life during the conference. A whole dorm has been set aside for #SPENW attendees and will cost $40/night + tax in a shared double occupancy room, $60/night + tax for a single occupancy room, and $80/night + tax for a full room with double occupancy (twin beds). Shared rooms have two twin beds in them while single rooms only have a single twin bed. Single rooms are extremely limited, so we ask that our attendees opt to share a room with other conference attendees. Request specific roommates by emailing us at northwest@spenational.org or put your name on the list for pairing. Nerland Hall will be filled with 90+ photographers, educators and artists, so it is bound to be a blast! Be sure to add "ON-SITE Lodging" to your schedule for each day you plan on lodging on-campus.

Any questions? Want to help sponsor our upcoming event? Please contact Conference Chair J. Jason Lazarus at northwest@spenational.org !

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Yet another amazing part of our upcoming #SPENW Photographic Education Conference in Fairbanks, Alaska: we're planning a member-only invitational that's first-come, first served, free of fees (except for two way shipping) and is open exclusively to SPE-NW members. Not a member yet but you live in #Alaska, #Wyoming, #Idaho, #Washington or #Oregon? Join our community of #artists, #educators, #professionals, #curators and #photoenthusiasts today at spenational.org! Not attending the conference? You do not have to attend the conference to feature your work in Alaska at the University of Alaska Fairbanks' Art Gallery. Please read all the details below, including details about the link to submit - do so before 8/20!
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#Repost @spe.northwest with @get_repost ・・・ Yet another amazing part of our upcoming #SPENW Photographic Education Conference in Fairbanks, Alaska: we're planning a member-only invitational that's first-come, first served, free of fees (except for two way shipping) and is open exclusively to SPE-NW members. Not a member yet but you live in #Alaska,...

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SPE's Media Festival is now accepting submissions! SPE has featured a film and video festival of innovative and provocative short documentaries, animation and fiction as part of the Annual Conference since 1995. The festival began as the SPE Women's Film and Video Festival and evolved into a festival featuring work...

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