- BIOCOMM 2022

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
May 16-19, 2023

Meeting Overview

BIOCOMM 2023 will be held at the Drury Hotel, Santa Fe, New Mexico, one of the most popular destinations in North America.

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Santa Fe Historic District © Tourism Santa Fe

The annual BCA conference provides a fabulous opportunity to meet and network with fellow colleagues, discuss technical issues and establish new connections. Attend BIOCOMM 2023 and you will be professionally and personally rewarded by this vibrant meeting. This dynamic experience cannot be underestimated.

Maria Ikenberg Lindberg Keynote Address Will Wilson, Diné photographer

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AIR 1 © Will Wilson

Will Wilson is a photographic artist and an educator and is Program Head of Photography, Santa Fe Community College.

Will Wilson's art projects center around the continuation and transformation of customary indigenous cultural practice. He is a Diné photographer and trans-customary artist who spent his formative years living on the Navajo Nation. With his lens based artistry Wilson challenges the traditional portrayal of the indigenous North American image and reclaims it for modern generations. He will focus on two of his current projects, the Auto Immune Response (AIR) project and his Critical Indigenous Photographic Exchange (CIPX).

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Wilson studied photography, sculpture, and art history at the University of New Mexico (MFA, Photography, 2002) and Oberlin College (BA, Studio Art and Art History, 1993).

More information about Will Wilson can be found at https://willwilson.photoshelter.com.

The Maria Ikenberg Lindberg Keynote Address is an endowed lectureship, in the memory of Maria (Ikenberg) Lindberg. This opening address at the BCA annual meeting will inspire and set the tone for the meeting. Learn more about one of BCA's pioneers Maria Ikenberg Lindberg.

Gale Spring, FBPA to deliver the Anne Shiras Pioneer Lecture

For over 40 years, Gale has witnessed the impact and challenges of technology on the interpretation of images. As he was completing his masters degree at the University of North Texas in 1977, Gale was offered the unique opportunity to re-configure and expand the Pathology Department at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Dallas. For 11 years Gale worked as the Director of Photographic Services and also for the Southwestern Institute of Forensic Science. During that time, he also produced and directed the annual Medical Photography Workshop that involved several BPA members as workshop presenters.

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Crystallization © Gale Spring, FBPA

In 1988, Gale made a giant leap moving from Dallas, Texas to Melbourne, Australia to become Senior Lecturer and Program Leader of the Scientific Photography program at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT). Gale retired in 2013 as the Deputy Dean in the School of Science but remains an Adjunct Professor. He continues teaching, conducting workshops and consulting on forensic imaging cases. His interests still lay in the interpretation of photographic imaging in forensic matters.

See some of Gale's technical photography videos on the BCA YouTube Channel.

The Anne Shiras Pioneer Lecture is an endowed lectureship, in the memory of Anne Shiras. Anne was both a pioneer practitioner in the field of medical photography and a key officer in our organization from the founding era through the first two decades. Learn more about one of BCA's pioneers Anne Shiras.

Post-Conference Workshop

Directly following BIOCOMM 2022 there will be a post conference workshop on May 20, 2023. Continue the networking with colleagues in a more relaxed and informal atmosphere, while still continuing to reap the educational benefits of photography in the field.

We will travel in convoy to Ghost Ranch and Abiquiu, to photograph in these exquisitely stunning landscape locations.

Read more about the Post-Conference Workshop

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About Santa Fe, New Mexico

Santa Fe embodies a rich history, melding Hispanic, Anglo and Native American cultures whose influences are apparent in everything from the architecture through to the food and art. It is known throughout the world for it's diverse photographic culture. The city sits at an elevation of 7,000 feet. It also boasts 320 days of sunshine per year.

Drury Hotel, Santa Fe, New Mexico

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The BCA meeting will be held at the historic Drury Plaza Hotel located in the heart of downtown in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Each room reservation includes a full breakfast and Drury's Kickback from 5:30 – 7:00 pm every evening featuring free hot food and cold beverages for guests.

The hotel includes free wireless internet, microwave and refrigerator in every room, an outdoor pool, rooftop bar and more. This hotel is located in a renovated historic building.

Transportation

Getting to Santa Fe is easy. You can fly into Albuquerque and either rent a car or take the Groome Transportation shuttle from the airport to Santa Fe. The shuttle is $36 each way and requires 24-48 hours notice. Click on the link above for more information and to make a reservation.

Alternatively there is an airport in Santa Fe.

Plan your BIOCOMM 2022 travel experience to Santa Fe.

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Santa Fe Skyline © Tourism Santa Fe

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