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Northwest Chapter Conference Overview

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When September 21-23, 2018
Where AMK Ranch in Grand Teton National Park, AMK Ranch in Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming
Keynote Speaker Jesse Burke, Clare Benson

This year's Northwest SPE conference will examine how the photographic medium can explore interactions between human and nature, as well as human nature itself. How do these concepts oppose one another? In what context can they be compatible? Against the backdrop of the Wyoming's Teton mountains, workshops, panels, and discussions will expand beyond landscape photography, delving into topics such as portraiture within nature, human impact on the environment, construction of boundaries, public lands management, and more.

Human/Nature can be broadly defined and SPE is looking forward to a wide range of unique and exciting proposals related to this concept.

Where: University of Wyoming's NPS Research Station at the AMK Ranch.  On Jackson Lake, 1 hour north of Jackson, Wyoming.

When: September 21 – 23, 2018

Keynote Speaker: Jesse Burke ( and Clare Benson (

Conference Website:


In September of 2018 SPE Northwest will be retreating to the banks of Jackson Lake in Grand Teton National Park to discuss how photographers incorporate nature and our ecosystems into our work.  Featuring artist talks, panel discussions, demonstrations and photographic excursions, this will be a unique and small conference event.  

Planning on staying at AMK Ranch? 

Please add "ON-SITE Lodging" to your purchase and the $60 lodging fee will be added to your registration fee. This $60 fee covers lodging from Thursday night until Sunday morning. Space is limited and purchasing this lodging prior to the conference is required.


Early Bird Pricing has ended. These fees do not include on-site lodging. Please purchase lodging for $60/person by  adding "On-Site Lodging" to your fees (be sure to click the box to add it!):






Questions? Contact Conference Member Rani Robison at

Conference registration is non-transferable and cancellation requests must be received in writing to by September 7, 2018. Cancellations are subject to a $25 processing fee. Cancellations after September 7, 2018 are non-refundable. The cancellation policy applies to all circumstances (including, but not limited to, severe weather, natural disaster, flight cancellations, illness, personal/family emergency, etc.)

Supported in part by a grant from the Wyoming Cultural Trust Fund, a program of the Department of State Parks and Cultural Resources.

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