Deadline June 1st: SPE National Conference Proposals

Society for Photographic Education
Call for Submissions: 2013 National Conference Proposals
Deadline: Friday, June 1, 2012
Fee: $10

“SPE is accepting proposals for the 50th annual SPE national conference Conferring Significance: Celebrating Photography’s Continuum, March 7-10, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois.

Proposals 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.

Current SPE members are eligible to submit a proposal for consideration. Individuals who have presented at two SPE national conferences since 2010 (Philadelphia) are not eligible. To join SPE visit

Presentation Format Descriptions

  • 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 – a group led by a moderator to discuss a chosen topic
  • Teaching and Learning (new category this year!) – presentations, workshops, demos that addresses educational issues, including teaching resources and strategies (syllabi, videos, assignments, readings, class prep/setup, and power point presentations); curricula to serve diverse artists and changing student populations; seeking promotion and tenure; avoiding burnout, and professional exchange.

Download PDF call for entry for full conference description, proposal guidelines and instructions for submitting your proposal online through


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