We are headed to Nashville next February 15-17, 2018.
After the organizing committee met this past week, we have finalized plans to host the Southwestern Photojournalism Conference in Nashville, Tennessee.
Plans are underway to revamp the conference and add some new ideas and concepts we believe you’ll like.
We will have our student conference on Thursday and Friday. The students will have the opportunity to shoot two assignments and have their work looked at by the conference faculty and staff.
The main conference will begin Friday afternoon with a couple of workshop sessions and a speaker Friday evening.
Saturday will begin early and feature TED-style talks and workshops mixed together and finish early evening with a featured speaker. Of course, two-minute shows will be an integral part of the programming throughout the weekend.
We’ll be announcing more in the next couple of weeks including the lineup of presenters, schedule and costs.
The Southwestern Photojournalism Conference organizing committee met on Friday, July 29 in Nashville, TN to continue our work on developing plans for the conference in 2018.
Those attending the committee gathering included:
The meeting had several discussions ranging from location, facilities, how to handle meals, student conference, and schedule.
We discussed how to best reorganize the conference and add some innovative pieces to increase attendance. The group looked at splitting the conference out a bit and making it possible for attendees to choose to come for one day or two days and still be affordable.
Look for more detailed information in the coming weeks. We are excited about where things are currently heading and the new possibilities as we begin our 26th year.