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2020 SPE Annual Conference Schedule

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Industry and Education Forum

ALL Conference Attendees are encouraged to attend!

Friday, March 06 - 3:30PM to 5:00PM
Plaza I

For us, as professionals, educators, students, and artists, photography continues to evolve in exciting and challenging ways. To help us educators and students alike manage these changes and thrive, we need to reinforce, and build community and strengthen collaboration through continued dialogue. We will continue last year's new open "round table" format. There will be four distinct portions of the discussion, each lead by a pair of education and industry representatives: the Curriculum portion will focus on pedagogical concerns common to both parties; the Demonstrations portion will concentrate on issues surrounding demonstrating equipment or techniques, the Resources portion will look at the importance of providing and obtaining the needed supplies and information for teaching photography; and the Student's portion will allow those currently learning photography to add their important perspectives and needs to the discussion. Throughout we will record the important observations, learnings, conclusions, and next steps. Finally, after the event SPE will distribute and share a final summary, including action items.

Curriculum – Veronica Cotter (Education Development and Sales Manager, Hahnemühle USA) and Dennis Keeley (Department Chair, Art Center College of Design)

Demonstrations – Jillian Bell (School Market Liaison, Tamron USA, Inc.) and Bob Rose (Assistant Professor, Rochester Institute of Technology)
Resources – Brenda Hipsher (National Manager of Educational Markets at MAC Group) and Garin Horner (Assistant Professor, Department Chair, Adrian College)

Student Issues – Therese Mulligan (Professor and Administrative Chair, Rochester Institute of Technology) and John Scott (Professional & Commercial Sales Manager, Roberts Camera)

Other areas for collaboration, summaries, overall learnings,
and actions – Joe Lavine (SPE Board Member, Author, Educator, and Commercial Photographer)


Tom P. Ashe
Tom P. Ashe

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