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Portland, OR
June 20-24, 2017

BIOCOMM 2017  |  Portland, Oregon  |  June 20-24, 2017

Meeting Overview

Please mark your calendars for BIOCOMM 2017 in Portland, Oregon, June 20 – 24, 2017! Honoring an 86-year tradition, the BCA once again provides a unique opportunity to exchange technical information, engage with other professional in the field and recognize professional excellence.

Come to Portland spark your creativity and expand your technical skills. BIOCOMM 2017 offers a level of learning and networking you won’t find elsewhere. The program is packed with topics ranging from highly technical aspects of digital imaging to topics that will spark your creativity. View the full Program.

Matt KloskowskiTwo-Day Photo Workshop with Matt Kloskowski

Discussing landscape photography in the classroom is good, but there's nothing like getting outdoors and shooting. Matt Kloskowski has planned two days of location shooting at some of Oregon’s extraordinary photographic destinations. In this two‑day workshop, participants will spend most of the time in the field with emphasis on composition, long exposure, camera settings, and all of the things that are needed to get a great landscape photo.

Many of you will remember Matt Kloskowski from BIOCOMM 2016. Matt is a photography mentor/coach that specializes in outdoor, landscape and nature photography and editing with Photoshop, Lightroom and ON1 apps. Matt is among the great storytelling photographers worldwide. He is author of over 15 books on post-processing and photography. His passion is photography, teaching post-processing, and just about everything that has to do with the outdoors and traveling. Learn more and see his amazing work on his website

The workshop is scheduled two days prior to the meeting and is optional. It does require a separate fee. Check out the Workshop page for full details. This workshop is only open to those who register for the BIOCOMM 2017 meeting.

Keynote Address by Jack Dykinga

Jack Dykinga, Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography and landscape master of photography will present the Maria Ikenberg Lindberg Keynote Address: A Life Shaped by People that Profoundly Influenced My Image Making. Jack will present how people in his life have influenced his image making by showing the progression of his images and how they were created. This keynote will inspire and delight to kick off this conference!

Dykinga regularly teaches visionary photographic workshops and has written several books, A Photographer's Life and A Journey from Pulitzer Prize –Winning Photojournalist to Celebrated Nature Photographer which is his latest book. He is a regular contributor to Arizona Highways and National Geographic. View some of his stunning gallery images at

George Lepp – No Limits Extreme Capture Techniques in Nature Photography

The BCA is honored to have George Lepp present the Anne Shiras Pioneer Lecture. In this program, George will share the cutting edge capture techniques and technology he's developed and is using right now in the wild and in the studio. Lepp has been achieving unlimited depth of field in ultra-high-magnification studies, creating action sequence panoramas, capturing intimate wildlife studies with extreme telephoto camera and lens combinations, mastering time-lapse and stop action, and maximizing the power of 4K video for motion and single-frame extraction.

This program is for photographers who want to explore today's nearly limitless possibilities for interpretation of nature subjects by learning how to accomplish previously unattainable, highest-quality images with the latest DSLRs, lenses, accessories for field and studio, and processing software.

Canon Explorers of LightCanon Explorer of Light, George Lepp is one of North America's best-known contemporary outdoor and nature photographers, educator, and a leader in the field of digital imaging. Lepp's work has been presented, published, awarded and exhibited worldwide. He has authored six books and hundreds of articles on photography. Following studies in wildlife and wildlands management at Oregon and Humboldt State Universities, Lepp earned a BA and honorary MSc from Brooks Institute of Photography. View his work at

Registration Deadline

Registration with full payment must be received by May 20, 2017Registration with full payment must be received by May 20, 2017. Learn more »

Hotel Information

Our hotel is the University Place Hotel and Conference Center in downtown Portland. We have a very special price of $104 per night that includes a hot breakfast daily. Portland and its surrounding areas offer something for everyone. Learn more »

Explore Portland

While in town for BIOCOMM 2017, be sure to take in all that Portland and scenic Oregon has to offer. Check out our Explore Portland web page with links to many Portland and Oregon attractions and activities. Thanks to Bob Turner for researching and sharing these informative websites.

Past Annual Meetings

BIOCOMM 2016 – New Orleans, LA

BIOCOMM 2015 – Santa Fe, NM

BIOCOMM 2014 – Rochester,  MN

BIOCOMM 2013 – Asilomar Park, CA

BIOCOMM 2012 – Bar Harbor, ME

BIOCOMM 2011 – Phoenix, AZ

BIOCOMM 2010 – Boston, MA

BIOCOMM 2009 – Park City, UT

BIOCOMM 2008 – Rochester, NY

BIOCOMM 2007 – Tucson, AZ

BIOCOMM 2006 – Knoxville,  TN

BIOCOMM 2005 – Portland,  OR

BIOCOMM 2004 – Boston, MA

View a complete list of past Annual Meetings since 1931.

About the BCA

The BioCommunications Association, or BCA, is an international association of media professionals who create and use quality images in visual communications for teaching, documentation and presentations in the life sciences and medicine. If you are interested in an organization dedicated to supporting the production of visual communications for the life sciences then welcome to the BCA. Membership Information

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