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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.

Registration fees, paid directly to SPE:

  • Regular, Senior, or Sustaining member: $90
  • Contingent Faculty/Part-Time or Bridge member: $55
  • Student member: $25
  • 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.

Conference Co-Chairs: Renee Billingslea and Amanda Dahlgren

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

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