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March 01-04, 2018

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2018 SPE Annual Conference: Uncertain Times: Borders, Refuge, Community, Nationhood / Hosted by The University of the Arts

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SPE 2017 Conference Call for Proposals

"Family Values"

Society for Photographic Education   /   Deadline: 06/01/16

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SPE welcomes proposals from photographers, writers, educators, curators, historians, and professionals from other fields. Topics are not required to be theme-based, and may include, but are not limited to, imagemaking, history, contemporary theory and criticism, multidisciplinary approaches, new technologies, effects of media and culture, educational issues, funding, and presentations of work in photography, film, video, performance, and installation.

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Location

Hilton Orlando; Orlando, Florida

Fees

$10

Eligibility

SPE members and non-members are eligible to submit one (1) proposal for consideration. Individuals who have presented at two SPE national conferences since 2014 (Baltimore) are not eligible. This also applies to co-presenters and/or panelists.

Current membership is required for all participants of accepted proposals. All presenters, co-presenters, panelists, and moderators will have 10 days to join SPE or renew their membership once acceptance notifications are sent out.

Requirements

- Proposal submissions are conducted using SlideRoom, an online review system. Applicants must register and submit all required proposal materials on the SlideRoom website using SPE's portal.
- Visit http://spenational.slideroom.com and follow the instructions provided.
- Complete the submission form, including presenter(s), a 3,000 character (about 500 words) abstract (precise summary of presentation content), and a biographical summary for each intended presenter (max 750 characters each).
- Upload media (max of 20 files)

Awards

Conference Registration Discount
Accepted presenters are eligible to receive a discounted rate on conference registration. Presentations accepted under the Panel Discussion format are eligible for up to four discounted conference registration passes (1 moderator and up to 3 panelists).

Co-presenters and panelists added to Graduate Student, Imagemaker, Lecture, and Teaching & Learning format presentations are NOT eligible for discounted conference registration rates.

Special Award Details
Applicants to the Imagemaker track will be considered for the SPE Imagemaker Award, a cash award granted to a first-time imagemaker presenter who demonstrates outstanding achievement as determined by the peer review committee. Additionally, Imagemaker Award recipients will be given the opportunity for a one-month residency at PLAYA, in southern Oregon, within the calendar year. Applicants to the lecture track will be considered for the SPE Award for Excellence in Historical, Critical, and Theoretical Writing. The International Conference Grant is awarded to three of the highest-ranked international proposal submissions, regardless of category. This prize offers full conference waiver and complimentary one-year membership.

Considerations

Membership Requirements
Current membership is required for all participants of accepted proposals. All presenters, co-presenters, panelists, and moderators will have 10 days to join SPE or renew their membership once acceptance notifications are sent out.

Evaluation Criteria

All submissions are reviewed by a 10-member peer review panel, which forwards recommendations to the 2017 Conference Committee. The National Board’s Executive Committee approves the final conference program to assure the broadest representation of concerns in the field. You will be notified by September 1, 2016 on the status of your submission.

Contact Information

Ginenne Clark
2530 Superior Ave Suite 403
Cleveland, OH 44114

P: 216-622-2733
W: http://spenational.slideroom.com
E: events@spenational.org

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