Save the Date | SPE National Conference Las Vegas

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Save the Date!

The Society for Photographic Education’s 2016 National Conference, Constructed Realities, will take place March 10-13, at the Red Rock Resort in Las Vegas, NV.

SPE’s 53rd National Conference will feature four days of cutting-edge programming including presentations, industry seminars, an exhibits fair, portfolio critiques, a print raffle, silent auction, mentoring sessions, film screenings, exhibitions, receptions, a dance party, and more!

Registration opens on November 2, 2015. Pricing is structured to encourage early registration. SPE conferences have sold out in the past, so it is recommended that you register in advance.

Registration Options

Full Conference Pass: entitles attendees full access to all conference programming

Day Pass: provides full access to conference programming on a single day of the conference (maximum one day pass per registrant)

Session Pass: ticket to a single session (daytime concurrent sessions and/or evening guest speaker presentations only)

Stay tuned as we announce our line-up of evening guest speakers! Visit SPE’s conference page for more details and the conference schedule.


Call for Proposals | 2016 SPE National Conference, Constructed Realities


Due: June 1, 2015

Call for Proposals:
SPE welcomes presentation proposals for SPE’s 2016 National Conference, Constructed Realities, from member photographers, writers, educators, curators, historians and professionals from other fields.

Next year’s theme will address the aspects of myth, fantasy, and reality in photography and deconstruct rhetoric of what constitutes a photograph.

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.

Presentation Formats:
Graduate Student – short presentation of your own artistic work and a brief introduction to your graduate program (must be enrolled in graduate program at time of submission)

Imagemaker – presentation on your own artistic work

Lecture – presentation on historical topic, theory, or another artist’s work

Panel Discussion – active discussion among panelists (max 4), moderator and audience to discuss a chosen topic

Teaching & Learning – presentations, workshops, or demos that address educational issues, including teaching resources and strategies

Submission Deadline: JUNE 1, 2015, 11:59 PM EDT

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