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2018 SPE Annual Conference: Uncertain Times: Borders, Refuge, Community, Nationhood / Hosted by The University of the Arts

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Vice Chair/Secretary Renee Billingslea
Treasurer Ken Marchionno
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Upcoming Conference

Tahoe CoLab

Creativity, Community, and Collaboration

Granlibakken Tahoe - Tahoe City, California   |   November 03 - November 05, 2017

Join us for Tahoe CoLab: an interactive, community-building retreat where we will explore the ways in which photographers collaborate with each other, with artists in different disciplines, with scholars in other fields such as science and the humanities, and with community members. The permutations are as endless as they are exciting.

Granlibakken Tahoe Resort, just minutes from the shores of Lake Tahoe, will be the retreat backdrop as we dine, slumber, learn, create, and collaborate with others from the West and Southwest chapters of SPE: students, teachers, curators, and artists. Programming will include image-maker presentations, teaching and learning discussions, and a collaborative project exploring the Lake Tahoe region.

Granlibakken is located five minutes from Tahoe City in the Tahoe National Forest and about an hour drive from the Reno-Tahoe International Airport, serviced by major airlines such as Alaska, American, Delta, jetBlue, Southwest, and United. From the retreat location, Emerald Bay State Park is a 20 mile drive south and then it is an additional 52 mile drive around the lake with scenic wonders at each mile. For those who search for the cultural aspects of a region, a fifteen mile drive east will get you to the state line for the gambling and music at the Crystal Bay Club.

  • Retreat style, with lodging and food included. Rates for the 2-nights, including all taxes. Paid directly to Granlibakken.
    • Double occupancy: $367.20 per person
    • Single occupancy: $482.40 per person
    • Dorm-style (5–6 people per room): $220.80 per person
    • Off-grounds: $168 per person
  • Registration fees, paid directly to SPE:
    • Regular, Senior, Sustaining member: $75 early, $90 regular
    • Adjunct/part-time: $40 early, $55 regular
    • Student: $20 early, $25 regular
    • Non-member: $190
    • Student non-member: $60
    • Early bird deadline is October 1, 2017
  • Retreat activities:
    • Retreat programming to start Friday at 5:30 pm with a hosted cocktail reception and juried exhibition presentation
    • Keynote Speaker: Social Practice Artist Harrell Fletcher
    • Participatory Workshop Project led by Harrell Fletcher
    • Wet plate collodion giant van camera demo by Ian Ruhter
    • Honored educators’ (West and Southwest) talks
    • 15-minute image-maker presentations
    • Roundtable discussions on a variety of topics
    • Portfolio sharing
    • Hiking and photography outings
    • Programming to end Sunday at 1 pm after lunch

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