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.

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SPE Student Scholarship | 2016 National Conference

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Due: October 15, 2015

THE SOCIETY FOR PHOTOGRAPHIC EDUCATION STUDENT AWARDS FOR INNOVATIONS IN IMAGING

All SPE student members are eligible to apply for a scholarship to offset the cost of attending SPE’s 2016 national conference. Ten awards are offered based on merits of submitted portfolios and include a $550 travel stipend to attend the national conference, a 2016 national conference fee waiver, and a one-year membership to SPE.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS
• Applicants must be current, matriculated undergraduate or graduate students enrolled at a post-secondary institution majoring/concentrating in photography and not graduating before the end of the academic year 2015-2016.
• Applicants must be student members of SPE or become members before submitting their scholarship applications. Visitspenational.org to join or renew your membership.
• Applicants are not eligible to receive scholarship awards for two consecutive years.

JURORS
This year’s jurors are SPE national board members serving on the Awards and Recognition Committee: Bill Gaskins (Chair), Sonseree´ Gibson, Mark Malloy, and Arno Rafael Minkkinen.

ONLINE APPLICATION PROCEDURE
Submit online via spenational.slideroom.com. There is a $10 fee for submitting a portfolio. If you need technical support, please contactsupport@slideroom.com.

PREPARE TO SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING
• A cohesive body of work with no more than FIVE images. Images around 1280 x 1280 px @ 72 ppi are ideal for good image quality and fast upload.
• A clear and concise introductory statement that details the conceptual, technical, and aesthetic concerns, issues, influences or questions that your work explores (350 words maximum, approx. 2,100 characters).
• A statement addressing how attendance at the conference will benefit you, as well as an overview of prior involvement with SPE or other arts organizations.
• A brief resume, including name, address, phone number, email address and current institutional affiliation, and educational and professional experience.
• Contact information for a current photography professor (includename, title, email, and phone number).
Applications that do not fulfill all requirements may be eliminated from the competition. Click here to view the official call for entries.

Deadline to apply is October 15, 2015, at 11:59 PM EST.

Direct inquiries to the SPE national office at membership@spenational.org.

Please visit spenational.org/conferences for additional conference information.

Call for Proposals | 2016 SPE National Conference, Constructed Realities

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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

Visit www.spenational.org for full details.