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2019 SPE Annual Conference: The Myths of Photography and the American Dream / Major support by The Joy Family Legacy Foundation

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When November 01-04, 2018
Where School of Art & Visual Studies at the University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

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Photography mediates the world. Artists continue to challenge and expand the possibilities of what can be expressed through this medium. How can we see what cannot be seen? How can we represent that which has not been represented? And how can we expand the ability of the lens-based arts to articulate what we care most about?  Medium is an opportunity to think about the role of the artist and how we might challenge and expand our ideas about what lens-based arts look like and what they can accomplish.

Conference proposal deadline is June 4th, 2018. To apply, submit here!


PROPOSAL GUIDELINES

Eligibility

SPE members and nonmembers are eligible to submit one proposal for consideration. Individuals who have presented at either a national or MWSPE chapter conference since 2016/17 (St. Louis/Orlando) are not eligible for Lecture or Image Maker presentations. You may however apply for the Panel Discussions or Teaching & Learning sessions.

Requirements

  • Proposals will be submitted online and screened through Submittable by a peer review panel
  • Complete Submittable Form
  • 150 word max bio for each presenter
  • 3 page CV per presenter
  • 500 word max summary of presentation
  • 5-10 images/video links (if applicable to proposal)
  • 1 page image/video list with details and descriptions (if applicable to proposal)

Notification and Consideration

Accepted presenters will be notified by the first week of August, 2018. Presenters must be current members by August 15th, 2018 to participate. Accepted presenters are eligible for a 50% discount on registration for the conference.

While the theme for this year's conference is Medium, proposals of all themes are welcomed and encouraged.

Conference Proposals

  • Image Maker (presentation of your own artistic work - 50 minutes)
  •  Lecture (presentation of your research in the lens based arts - 50 minutes)
  •  Panel Discussion (thematic discussion between moderator, panelists, and audience with a maximm of 3 panelists, and one moderator - 50 minutes)
  •  Teaching & Learning (presentations, demos, lectures, discussions, etc. that address educational issues, strategies, and other professional exchange - 50 minutes)
  •  Dialogic Image Maker (presentation of your own artistic work - 15 minutes)
  •  Dialogic Lecture (presentation of your research in the lens based arts and/or teaching - 15 minutes)
  •  Graduate Student (presentation of your graduate program and your own artistic work. Must be enrolled in a graduate program at time of application - 15 minutes)
  •  Undergraduate Student (presentation of your undergraduate program and your own artistic work. Must be enrolled in an undergraduate program at time of application - 15 minutes)

Call for Panelists

  •  Breaking into Academia: this round table conversation seeks new faculty who have been teaching for 1-3 years to offer guidance to recent MFA grads/Contingent faculty who are looking to teach full time
  •  Applying to Grad School: this round table conversation seeks current MFA candidates, as well as those who have graduated in the last 2 years, to offer guidance to those who are seeking application to grad programs

Conference proposal deadline is June 4th, 2018. To apply, submit here!

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