SPE is looking for committed student members to participate as volunteers at the annual conference. With behind the scenes access, volunteering provides students the opportunity to spark conversations with presenters, portfolio reviewers and colleagues from throughout the country and expand their network of contacts in the world of photography. Volunteers have the opportunity to attend a special access crash course in professional development and artist marketing led Mary Virginia Swanson and Susan kae Grant.
Volunteering at the SPE annual conference can be the introduction to a wealth of professional opportunities. Relationships established as student volunteers have led to exhibition opportunities, artist residencies, job placements, graduate school selections, publication opportunities, mentorships and in addition, have been the catalyst for lifelong friendships.
In exchange for attending a mandatory (2) two-hour Wednesday training session and working (6) six hours of service during the conference, SPE student volunteers will receive a full rebate on registration. Volunteers are required to attend one of the following training sessions before the conference: Wednesday 4 - 6 pm or Wednesday 9 - 11 pm. Space is limited and we rely on our team of intrepid volunteers to help the conference run smoothly, so please consider your availability carefully before selecting this option!
For more information about volunteer responsibilities please visit the SPE Volunteer Page.