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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 2018 Conference Call for Proposals

UNCERTAIN TIMES: Borders, Refuge, Community, Nationhood

Society for Photographic Education   /   Deadline: 06/01/17

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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.

Location

Philadelphia Marriott Downtown: Philadelphia, PA

Fees

$10

Eligibility

SPE members and nonmembers are eligible to submit one
(1) proposal for consideration. Individuals who have presented at two
SPE national conferences since 2015 (New Orleans) 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. 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 2018 Conference Committee. The Board’s Executive Committee approves the final conference program to ensure the broadest representation of concerns in the field. You will be notified by September 1, 2017 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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