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Take advantage of automatic enrollment in your regional chapter. While each of the eight regions is unique, they all provide local conferences, networking opportunites, and other benefits to serve the special needs of their constituency. You can also volunteer to serve as a regional leader. 

Regional Leadership

Mid-Atlantic

Chair Jay Gould
Vice Chair/Secretary Rebecca Michaels
Treasurer Jeanne Anderton
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Midwest

Chair Larry Gawel
Vice Chair/Secretary BJ Cary
Treasurer Stafford Smith
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Northeast

Chair Kieran Johnson
Vice Chair/Secretary Camilo Ramirez
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Northwest

Chair David Strohl
Vice Chair/Secretary Allyson Klutenkamper
Treasurer Crystal McBrayer
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South Central

Chair Bryan Florentin
Vice Chair/Secretary Shannon Randol
Treasurer Scott Hilton
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Southeast

Chair Christa Bowden
Vice Chair/Secretary Zane Logan
Treasurer Rylan Steele
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Southwest

Chair Patti Hallock
Vice Chair/Secretary Megan Jacobs
Treasurer Gustavo Plascencia
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West

Chair Amanda Dahlgren
Vice Chair/Secretary Renee Billingslea
Treasurer Ken Marchionno
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Upcoming Regional Events

Conflict Resolution

Midwest Regional Conference

The Chase Park Plaza - St. Louis , Missouri   |   October 06 - October 08, 2016

Mark your calendar! "Conflict Resolution" MWSPE kicks off on October 6th, and you're invited to take part in the festivities. Come one, come all, spread the word, and head to STL. The theme of this conference is “Conflict Resolution” looking at the role of photography and art in documenting, analyzing and interpreting confrontation and struggle from an individual, regional, national and global perspective. The theme originated from the unrest in nearby Ferguson and the conversations and community engagement that has developed since. Our goal is to bring speakers with immense impact. We set out to create a one-of-a-kind experience devoted what is happening right before our eyes and cameras as witnesses. This weekend will be an event which is actively engaged, presenting new context to/from our students and membership. CALL FOR PROPOSALS : DUE JUNE 15 We are looking for presentations focused on vast notions of conflict and how images may or may not provide the resolution. Proposals which specifically address the conference theme, and/or provide a critical or analytical take on how photography/photographic education could (or should evolve) will be considered for inclusion. Your lecture/program can take any form. Requirements: Proposals for papers, presentations, or panels should provide as much detail as possible but should not exceed 500 words. Proposals will be reviewed by the principal organizers and an advisory committee. All papers and presentations will be 45 minutes for professional members, 20 minutes for student members.Submit: 300-500 word abstract150-word biographical noteCV (PDF)8 images. JPG 1000 at 72dpiVideo proposals accepted but not required. to: stlouis2016mwspe@gmail.com You will be notified by July 15th, 2016 regarding the status of your proposal.

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2016 SPE SC Regional Confernce

Camp Stewart

- Hunt, TX   |   October 13 - October 16, 2016

Please join us in the beautiful Texas Hill Country for a weekend of storytelling, music, and creative possibilities.

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EVOLVING: Craft & Concept

Art Institute of Seattle, Main Venue - Seattle, WA   |   November 03 - November 06, 2016

More information and ticket info coming soon!

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Hunting + Gathering

Trends in Photo Books and Image Archives

University of Arizona, Center for Creative Photography - Tucson, AZ   |   November 04 - November 06, 2016

November 4–6, 2016 Tucson, AZ University of Arizona Center for Creative Photography Pima Community College Southwest University of Visual Arts This will be a joint conference between the West and Southwest regions. Preliminary schedule is posted on this website. Subject to change.

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Hunting + Gathering

Trends in Photo Books and Image Archives

- - Tucson, AZ   |   November 04 - November 06, 2016

Fall 2016 West and SW Joint Conference - Tucson, AZ | November 04 - November 06, 2016 Save the dates for the next regional conference! November 4–6, 2016 Tucson, AZ University of Arizona Center for Creative Photography Pima Community College This will be a joint conference between the West and Southwest regions and the theme will revolve around books and archives. Stay tuned for more exciting information!

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