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2024 Annual Conference

St. Louis

March 21-23, 2024

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morning

7:00AM - 6:00PM
Missouri

Pin-up Gallery

 

7:00AM - 9:00AM
Majestic Foyer

Breakfast

Free communal breakfast for all SPE Conference attendees! 

7:00AM - 8:00AM
Westmooreland

All Recovery Meeting

 

7:30AM - 6:00PM
Landmark Foyer

Registration

Conference check-in and general information 

8:00AM - 10:00AM
Majestic DE

Welcome

 

9:00AM - 5:00PM
Lindell

SPE Media Festival

An international juried video festival 

9:00AM - 5:00PM
Landmark Ballroom

Exhibits Fair

Talk to representatives from your favorite brands! 

10:00AM - 3:30PM
Gateway Ballroom AB

Academic Career Mentoring

Career advice for academic positions 

10:00AM - 11:00AM
Kingsbury

Women's Caucus Meeting

 

10:00AM - 11:00AM
Majestic C

Big cameras, smart kids, and smelly chemicals: mixing chemistry and tintype photography in a high-school STEM lab.

William Nieberding 

10:00AM - 11:00AM
Majestic B

Realities, Projected

Mark Chen 

10:00AM - 11:00AM
Majestic A

An African American Photographic Aesthetic: Introducing an Afrocentric Way of Seeing

Ralph Watkins 

10:00AM - 11:00AM
Majestic DE

Zig Jackson

Honored Educator 

11:00AM - 12:00PM
Kingsbury

Pride Caucus Meeting

 

11:00AM - 12:00PM
Majestic C

Documenting the Invisible: Past and Future

Shreepad Joglekar 

11:00AM - 12:00PM
Majestic B

The Yellow Book: Interstate Legacy

Johanna Warwick 

11:00AM - 12:00PM
Majestic A

Fighting for Emancipation:Iranian Activist Photography in Shaping the revolution

Fazilat Soukhakian 

11:00AM - 12:00PM
Majestic DE

Why The Darkroom is Still Important to Photographic Education

Armon Means, Sprint Systems 

7:00AM - 6:00PM
Missouri

Pin-up Gallery

 

7:00AM - 9:00AM
Majestic Foyer

Breakfast

Free communal breakfast for all SPE Conference attendees! 

7:00AM - 8:00AM
Westmooreland

All Recovery Meeting

 

7:30AM - 6:00PM
Landmark Foyer

Registration

Conference check-in and general information 

9:00AM - 5:00PM
Lindell

SPE Media Festival

An international juried video festival 

9:00AM - 5:00PM
Landmark Ballroom

Exhibits Fair

Talk to representatives from your favorite brands! 

9:00AM - 10:00AM
Majestic DE

Phillip Toledano

Featured Speaker 

10:00AM - 3:00PM
Gateway Ballroom AB

Student Portfolio Reviews

20 minute one-on-one review sessions 

10:00AM - 11:30AM
Majestic A

New Realities: Academic Writing in an Era of Change – photographies journal.

Liz Wells, David Bate, Erina Duganne, Martin Hand 

10:00AM - 11:30AM
Majestic C

Where Does Photography Curricula Go From Here? New Realities in Programming

Christopher Kern, Scott Hinton, Lindsay Godin, Elena Volkova, Tracy Longley-Cook, David Magee, Cintia Segovia Figueroa 

10:00AM - 11:30AM
Pershing

Mistakes and Snapshots, programming a Raspberry Pi camera to take photographs

Justin Goh 

10:00AM - 11:00AM
Majestic B

The Wooden Beaver Archive: AI and Queer Histories

Michael Borowski 

10:00AM - 10:30AM
Westmoreland

Sajin: Translated Photographs from Korea

Hans Gindlesberger 

10:30AM - 11:00AM
Westmoreland

Unhousing: claiming the human right to home

Glenna Jennings 

11:00AM - 12:00PM
Kingsbury

like the delayed rays of a star: Reframing the gaze in Beirut, Lebanon

Heather O'Brien Takahashi 

11:00AM - 12:00PM
Majestic B

I Believe I'll Run On

Joshua McFadden 

11:00AM - 12:00PM
Majestic DE

Years Like Water

Nadia Sablin 

11:00AM - 11:30AM
Westmoreland

Reframing ethics: A principles-based approach to photography ethics education

Savannah Dodd 

11:30AM - 12:00PM
Westmoreland

Reimagining Mapplethorpe : Examining Queer Representation in Formal Portraits.

Lizzie Salacinski 

7:00AM - 6:00PM
Missouri

Pin-up Gallery

 

7:00AM - 9:00AM
Majestic Foyer

Breakfast

Free communal breakfast for all SPE Conference attendees! 

7:00AM - 8:00AM
Westmooreland

All Recovery Meeting

 

7:30AM - 2:30PM
Landmark Foyer

Registration

Conference check-in and general information 

9:00AM - 5:00PM
Lindell

SPE Media Festival

An international juried video festival 

9:00AM - 2:30PM
Landmark Ballroom

Exhibits Fair

Talk to representatives from your favorite brands! 

9:00AM - 10:00AM
Majestic DE

AI in Lightroom and Photoshop

Julieanne Kost 

10:00AM - 2:00PM
Gateway AB

Professional Portfolio Reviews

 

10:00AM - 11:30AM
Majestic B

Print Study Room, Study Hall, Print Study for All – A Pedagogical Tool Kit

David Johnson, Roula Seikaly, Sarah Smith, Eric Lutz 

10:00AM - 11:00AM
Majestic A

Looking Beyond the Digital Archive through New Media Translations

Katina Bitsicas and Desiree Moore 

10:00AM - 11:00AM
Majestic C

"Nobody Ever Knows Everything - Confessions of Young Art Professionals for Aspiring Art Professionals"

Jessica Just and Emily Wiethorn 

10:00AM - 11:00AM
Pershing

Making the most of your Fulbright opportunities

Peter Glendinning 

10:00AM - 10:30AM
Westmoreland

The Body Remixed: An Artist's Response to Idealogical Hegemonies and Technological Futures

Nathan Cordova 

10:30AM - 11:30AM
Majestic DE

Visualizing Resistance Decolonized Aesthetics and Subverting Dominant Narratives

Robin North 

10:30AM - 11:00AM
Westmoreland

DEADNAME: Queer Reclamation Through Digital Corruption

Ash Huse 

11:00AM - 12:00PM
Kingsbury

The Bifurcated Self

Robin Assner-Alvey 

11:00AM - 12:00PM
Pershing

Snapshot Online Teaching: A Workshop for Creating Engaging, Inclusive Classes

Ann Kaplan 

11:00AM - 12:00PM
Majestic A

A Short History of the End of Photography

Morgan Barrie 

11:00AM - 11:30AM
Westmoreland

Thank you for your service?

Ryan Mitchell 

11:30AM - 1:00PM
Majestic DE

Creating an Intersectional Learning Space in Your Photography Classroom

Caity Fares 

11:30AM - 12:00PM
Westmoreland

Unveiling the Nuances of Contemporary Democracy: The Political Theater

Chang-Ching Su 

afternoon

2:00PM - 6:00PM
Landmark Foyer

Registration

Conference check-in and general information. 

12:00PM - 1:30PM
Pershing

Pinsta Cameras: The Micro Darkroom Anywhere

Leah Schrententhaler and Tom Dahlseid 

12:00PM - 1:30PM
Majestic B

How to Archive Yourself

Dominique Ellis 

12:00PM - 1:00PM
Kingsbury

Multicultural Caucus Meeting

 

12:00PM - 1:00PM
Majestic C

Virtual Worker Diaries: Speculative Identities and Visualizing the Inaccessible

Forest Kelley 

12:00PM - 1:00PM
Majestic DE

Six Steps to Making Perfect Inkjet Prints

Freestyle Photographic and Imaging Supplies 

2:30PM - 4:00PM
Pershing

16mm Film Tic-Tac-Toe: Let's play a game of performance, collaboration, & light!

Kristin Reeves 

2:30PM - 4:00PM
Majestic B

Improvisation as Technology

Aaron Turner, Dionne Lee, Raymond Thompson Jr., Hernease Davis 

2:30PM - 4:00PM
Majestic A

Becoming Sticky: Central American Image-Makers and Equatorial Vision

Martin Wannam, J. Molina, Lorena Molina, Robb Hernandez 

2:30PM - 3:30PM
Kingsbury

Contingent Faculty Caucus Meeting

 

2:30PM - 3:30PM
Majestic C

A.I. Imaging in Context: Tracing an Evolution of Artistic Validity

Britt Thomas & Prince Thomas 

2:30PM - 3:30PM
Majestic DE

Paper Makes A Difference

Veronica Cotter, Hahnemühle 

2:30PM - 3:00PM
Westmoreland

The Wanderers

Christopher Schneberger 

3:00PM - 5:00PM
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Unleashing Creativity: Quick and Easy Accordion Fold Photo Books

Mary-Linn Hughes 

3:00PM - 3:30PM
Westmoreland

Shared Breath: Motherhood in the Time of Climate Crisis

Megan Jacobs 

3:30PM - 4:30PM
Kingsbury

High School Educators Caucus Meeting

 

3:30PM - 4:00PM
Westmoreland

Reckoning with Interdisciplinarity for Photographic Educators

Eric Sung 

12:00PM - 1:30PM
Majestic C

Creating an Inclusive Curriculum and Classroom for LGBTQAI2S+ Photo Students

Nicholas Simko 

12:00PM - 1:00PM
Majestic A

Critical Photojournalism: Ethics, Practice and Business

Judith Walgren 

12:00PM - 1:00PM
Majestic B

The Death of You and Me – When Words Go Missing

Emily Wiethorn 

12:00PM - 1:00PM
Majestic DE

House of the Living

Ron Tarver and Jody Joyner 

12:00PM - 1:00PM
Kingsbury

We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together: How the Academy Became Our Toxic Partner and How to Dump Them

Erin Jennings & Micah Cash 

12:00PM - 12:30PM
Westmoreland

Central Union Railroad & Saint Denis: Video Games as a Field ofVisualEthnography

Yuxiang Dong 

12:30PM - 1:00PM
Westmoreland

Photography in Three Dimensions: Capturing The Silent Sentinels

Allen Morris 

2:30PM - 3:30PM
Majestic A

West Chapter Meeting

 

2:30PM - 3:30PM
Majestic B

Southwest Chapter Meeting

 

2:30PM - 3:30PM
Majestic C

South Central Chapter Meeting

 

2:30PM - 3:30PM
Majestic E

Midwest Chapter Meeting

 

2:30PM - 3:30PM
Kingsbury

Northeast Chapter Meeting

 

2:30PM - 3:30PM
Pershing

Mid-Atlantic Chapter Meeting

 

2:30PM - 3:30PM
Majestic D

Southeast Chapter Meeting

 

2:30PM - 3:30PM
Westmoreland

Northwest Chapter Meeting

 

3:30PM - 5:30PM
WUSTL, Kemper, STL Art Museum

The St. Louis Print Study Room Tour

David Johnson 

3:30PM - 5:00PM
Majestic C

Looking Together: An Educator Workshop

Alice Proujansky 

3:30PM - 5:00PM
Majestic DE

Transforming Creativity: Integrating AI Tools into the Classroom

Corey George, Brianna Burnett, Jennifer Greenburg 

3:30PM - 5:00PM
Pershing

A Small Step for Cyan, A Giant Leap for Blue-manity!

Morgan Ford Willingham 

3:30PM - 4:30PM
Majestic A

Photographic Matter in the Hothouse

Aimee Beaubien 

3:30PM - 4:30PM
Majestic B

Rewritten: Photographers Reshaping the Narrative

Marcella Hackbardt 

3:30PM - 4:00PM
Westmoreland

Notes on Isolation: Coming of Age and the COVID-19 Pandemic

Ben Levine 

4:00PM - 4:30PM
Westmoreland

The Conch Girl: Impersonal Intimacy through Home-Cooked Meals in NYC

Sidian Liu 

4:30PM - 5:00PM
Westmoreland

The Un-archivable Archive

Chloe Dichter 

12:00PM - 1:00PM
Majestic C

The Heat of Life in a Handful of Dust

Andres de Varona and Marcia Reifman  

12:00PM - 1:00PM
Majestic B

The Light at the End of History

Abbey Hepner 

12:00PM - 1:00PM
Kingsbury

The Shadow

Katie Shapiro 

12:00PM - 1:00PM
Pershing

Creative Tips for Increasing Student Engagement, Attendance, and Retention

Amanda Dahlgren 

12:00PM - 1:00PM
Majestic A

Image as Resistance

Paria Ahmadi 

12:00PM - 12:30PM
Westmoreland

IMAGO

Mehrdad Mirzaie 

12:30PM - 1:00PM
Westmoreland

Rage Against the Archive: Fighting NYPL with New Media Art

Anshul Roy 

1:00PM - 1:30PM
Westmoreland

The Light of Heaven

Rachel Warren 

2:30PM - 3:30PM
Majestic DE

Members Meeting

 

3:30PM - 4:30PM
Majestic DE

Coco Fusco

Featured Speaker 

4:30PM - 5:30PM
Majestic DE

Raffle/Closing

 

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