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When October 16-18, 2014
Where University of Wisconsin - Madison Campus , Madison, Wisconsin
Keynote Speaker Michael Lesy
Featured Speakers Andy Adams

Online registration for the 2014 Midwest Conference is no longer available. On-site registration will be available in Madison. The pricing will be the same as the online prices. The preferred way to pay for registration in Madison is via check, though we are hoping to be able to accept credit cards as well. SPE Sustaining Member $40 / SPE Regular Member $40 / SPE Adjunct Member $30 / SPE Senior Member $35 / SPE Student Member $20. SPE Non-Member Regular $50 / SPE Non-Member Student $30. Day Pass $40 / Session Pass $10.

Over the course of the last 10 years the use of the archive within contemporary photographic and artistic practice has grown continually. Bolstered by the proliferation of new digital tools alongside the rapid development of access and transmission that they enable, artists and educators have increasingly turned to the past not only for inspiration or research but also as source of raw materials and conceptual parameters. Alongside these new approaches archives continue to be important sites for the discovery of obscured or orphaned images that are subsequently deployed to enrich the social and historical understanding of the medium.

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