"The Industry & The Educators: Dating or Commitment?"
Saturday, March 08 - 8:30AM to 10:00AM
As photography continues to evolve, choices of image production continue to expand and budgets continue to shrink, what sort of relationship can best serve both the photographic industry and the educators who use their materials and supplies? Should industry representatives and educators consider themselves "just dating" or "in a committed relationship"?
This year's Industry & Education Forum will feature a trio of tables, each hosted by an industry representative and a photo educator. The "Curriculum" table will focus on pedagogical concerns common to both parties, the "School Demos" table will concentrate on issues surrounding demonstrating equipment or techniques in the classroom and the "Supplies & Resources" table will look at the importance of providing and obtaining the needed supplies for teaching photography. Participants will be able to "float" from table to table to discuss issues pertinent to them and, at the end, we'll "report out" from each group and see what we've learned about the nature of the Industry/Education relationship as it relates to each of these three areas.
Forum Moderator Jeff Curto is looking for 3 photo educators and 3 industry representatives; one for each table. If you're interested in participating as a table leader, email firstname.lastname@example.org with a brief (no more than 200 words) description of which table you want to host and what you can contribute to the dialogue.