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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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Treasurer Ken Marchionno
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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 currently open and the Early Bird Deadline is October 1, 2019.

Conference Chair: Renee Billingslea
Conference Co-Chair: Amanda Dahlgren

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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Thank you to all of our generous donors who help us reach our goal of $5k! Let's keep this momentum going! Our Facebook fundraiser will be open until August 31st, please contribute today so we can count on SPE tomorrow. Link in bio You can donate year round on SPE's website:...

Throwback Thursday to @martinparrstudio speaking at SPE’s 50th annual conference in Chicago. During #spehouston we will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of Exposure, SPE’s flagship publication! #throwbackthursday #conference #speannual2020 #educators #photography #education #photocamp #networking

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Throwback Thursday to @martinparrstudio speaking at SPE’s 50th annual conference in Chicago. During #spehouston we will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of Exposure, SPE’s flagship publication! #throwbackthursday #conference #speannual2020 #educators #photography #education #photocamp #networking

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