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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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Upcoming Conference

All-Inclusive: Photography for Social Justice

2019 Joint West/Southwest Chapter Conference

Santa Clara University - Santa Clara, CA   |   November 01 - November 03, 2019

Come learn from and connect with other individuals working with critical issues in social justice.

This conference is co-hosted by the West and Southwest Chapters of SPE and the Department of Art and Art History at Santa Clara University, located in the heart of Silicon Valley, minutes from the San Jose Airport and less than an hour from the old stomping grounds of Group f/64, which includes Carmel, San Francisco, and Oakland.    

We will explore how photography is used to challenge injustice, pursue social equality, and advance human rights through creative skills in order to inspire social movements, to witness, to resist oppression, to pose the difficult questions, and to stimulate debate and awareness about critical social issues.

The deadline for the Call for Proposals has passed. A peer review committee has made their decisions and notification emails have gone out. If you submitted a proposal and did not receive a notification, please check your spam folder and then email west@spenational.org.

Registration fees, paid directly to SPE:

  • Regular, Senior, or Sustaining member: $75 early, $90 regular
  • Contingent Faculty/Part-Time or Bridge member: $40 early, $55 regular
  • Student member: $20 early, $25 regular
  • Non-member: $215
  • Student non-member: $80

Because nearby quick restaurants are very limited, we will be providing an optional $15 lunch on site on Saturday. Must be paid in advance at the time of registration.

Registration is scheduled to open June 30, 2019 and the Early Bird Deadline will be October 1, 2019.

Conference Chair: Renee Billingslea
Conference Co-Chair: Lamia Khorshid

West Chapter Chair: Amanda Dahlgren
Southwest Chapter Chair: Abbey Hepner

For questions or comments about the conference, please email: west@spenational.org

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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,...

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 curated by the organization's three caucuses, the Women's Caucus, Multicultural Caucus and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender & Queer Caucus. The 2020 SPE Media Festival will be screened at The Westin Galleria in Houston, TX, on Friday and Saturday, March 6 - 7, 2020 during the SPE Annual Conference. Link in bio!

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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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