Society for Photographic Education West UnConference


Document and Identity: A SPE West Retreat
YES! YOU are invited – become a SPE member for a conference $$ break!

Dec. 4-6, 2009
Oakhurst, CA

KEYNOTE: Catherine Opie
Robbert Flick

Julia Schlosser, Stephen Johnson, Sarah Christianson, Nigel Poor, Diane Meyer, Kim Mowbray/Rachel Hubbard/Renee Peck, Dore Bowen & Liena Vayzman, Douglas Dertinger, Amanda Keller Konya, Sant Khalsa, Sean McFarland, Patricia Russotti, Kate Jordahl, Shiloh Burton.

Picture 1DESCRIPTION: Think Mountains and start conjuring up memories of childhood summer camp life  – because the SPE WEST “unConference” and Retreat will take you back! The Evergreen Conference Center, Oakhurst (ECCO) is located on the north side of the beautiful mountain village of Oakhurst, California. This is in the Sierra Nevada Mountains in eastern central California just south of Yosemite National Park. The air is clear and clean, the streams and lakes sparkle in the sun, and winters are mild. You’ll be nestled in with your colleagues in cabin or dorm style accommodations and served only the best camp style food that ECCO has to offer! Spend your days listening to image makers and taking professional development workshops, sip wine in the great outdoors, visit with your colleagues, take yoga, see your images projected, show your work, enjoy.

As a bonus, participants arriving early will have the opportunity to attend a pre-conference field trip to see Ansel Adams’ original darkroom and house in Yosemite Valley. Pack your warm socks and get in the spirit for Camp SPE WEST. All SPE members welcome to attend – not a member? That’s okay! It’s easy to join!

STEP ONE JOIN or RENEW: SPE offers an option to those interested in membership late in the calendar year. Under this selection the member will begin receiving benefits on January 1, 2010 and also receive membership status for the regional conferences of fall, 2009. **INDICATE THIS PREFERENCE BY FILLING OUT THE 2010 MEMBERSHIP FORM**


STUDENT? Apply for the student scholarshop by 11/1/2009

Oakhurst is located at the foot of the Sierra Mountains near Yosemite and is approximately 3.5 hours drive time from the bay area and 4.5 hours from the Los Angeles area. The closest airport is Fresno, CA.

CONFERENCE FEES: (includes conference fee, 5 meals and 2 night stay at ECCO) $175 conference/no lodging / $175 conference/dorm room lodging / $250 shared double/quad lodging / $425 private double lodging/ $175 RV Hook Up

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