The 2004 conference will examine what "Place" means in its broadest sense. We'll look inside our homes and outside ourselves to our neighborhoods and natural environment, and further outward to those nations overseas or across borders where we have lived or visited. The programming promises to be exceptionally strong as we've received a record 158 proposals this year. The Keynote Address by photographer Frank Gohlke will take place Thursday night in a beautiful historic "art church." Mark Sealy, Director of Britain's Autograph: The Association of Black Photographers, will speak Friday evening as Featured Speaker, followed by Honored Educator Jerome Liebling. Jerry will be introduced by his renowned student, filmmaker Ken Burns. On Saturday we'll gallery-hop across town to a magnificent oceanside mansion for a reception hosted by Salve Regina University. And each day there are loads of talks, tours, special events, meetings, portfolio reviews and mentoring, anchored by an expanded exhibits and publishers fair.