SPE West Region Conference Announced with Alec Soth, Keynote Speaker

I’m pleased to announce that the SPE West Regional conference will be in San Francisco during Nov 13-16, 2008. The theme is Inspiration. I am co-chairing this along with Kathleen Laraia McLaughlin of Los Angeles. We need all the help we can get so please email me if you can lend a hand.

image.jpgThe conference, which brings together photography educators, professionals and students from California, Nevada and Hawaii is hosted by and will take place at the Academy of Art in the Morgan Auditorium at 491 Post Street, SF, CA.

Here are a list of events to date (subject to change), for more information and registration visit: www.spewest.org. Stay tuned for more details.

Calls for Proposals
Theme: Inspiration: action, influence, ideas
* We are seeking proposals fitting our conference theme by educators, students and image makers.
* Presentations can be by individuals or panels.
Submission Deadline: May 1 – June 30 2008

Here is a list of events planned so far!

11/13 Thursday Evening:
Alcatraz Night Tour

11/14 Friday:
Curatorial tour of SFMOMA Photography collection with Corey Keller, Assistant Curator of Photography SFMOMA
Opening Reception hosted by the Academy of Art University
Featured Speaker (tba)
Student Awards

11/15 Saturday:
Keynote Speaker: Alec Soth

Programming: image maker speakers, panels, film and shorts screenings, student speakers, technology workshops

Portfolio Reviews by:
Alec Soth
Ted Orland
Brian Taylor
Binh Danh
Todd Hido
Frish Brandt, Fraenkel Gallery
Jack Fulton
(and more)

Exhibits Fair

11/16 Sunday:
SPE Show
Brunch
San Francisco by bus shooting field trip
Rayko Photo Center special demonstrations

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