Due: June 1, 2015
SPESC welcomes proposals for the 2015 SPE South Central Regional Conference:
Spheres of Influence
University of Oklahoma and OKC Museum of Art
September 24 – 26, 2015
Conference Chair: Alex Emmons
Proposals can be for individual presentations, collaborators, workshops and panels from member photographers, writers,
educators, curators, historians, professionals and students. Topics are not required to be theme-based, and may include
but are not limited to, image-making, history, contemporary theory and criticism, multidisciplinary approaches and new
technologies, and presentations of work in photography, film, video, performance and installation.
1/2 to 1 page abstract, preferably in pdf form. Include title, AV needs, space concerns and CV for each presenter.
Minimum of 5 image(s) but no more than 10, if important to the proposal, sized to 1200 pixels on the long side at 100
ppi and saved as a jpg as Lastname_#.jpg. If selected, you will be asked to submit a higher quality representative image
for the conference program
Please send proposals to:
firstname.lastname@example.org no later than June 1st with “2015 SPESC Conference Proposal” as the subject.
Spheres of Influence
Oklahoma City rests at the intersection of many highways that cross the continental US. OKC is known for Boomers and
Sooners, sunsets, beauty queens, red dirt, tornado alley, and a capital with an oil derrick on site. The variety contained
promotes why the locality of Oklahoma City is the perfect place to explore how we identify and reflect on the many
guiding “forces” impacting our creative lives. All of us are affected by a variety of influences from history, culture,
identity, geography, politics, scientific discovery, mentors, and experience to name some. This conference hopes to
address how these spheres of influence impact us as artists, educators, and students and how this manifests in our
photography as discovery, investigations, and recording in our worlds.
The conference organizers look forward to seeing your proposals!