June 19-22, 2018
Mark your calendars for BIOCOMM 2018 – June 19‑22 to be held at the Hotel Indigo in Savannah, Georgia. Plans are in the works for a series of presentations, demonstrations, keynote speakers and a one-day workshop on June 23. Checkout the BIOCOMM Schedule to see what's on tap!
Creative director, photographer, designer, strategist and storyteller, Andrew Davidhazy will kick off the program with the Marie Ikenberg Lindberg Keynote address. Andy has worked as an executive creative director, brand strategist and designer for more than 20 years. He helps executives and their organizations deliver better products and branded experiences by taking a journalistic approach to design that establishes trust, reveals truth and tells a meaningful story with a distinctive voice. Andy grew up on the RIT campus surrounded by his fathers, Professor Davidhazy’s innovative technical photography. In many ways, the darkroom and experiments at RIT and his passion for music and stage design at a young age have inspired his work and career path. Learn more about Andy at davidhazy.com.
We are proud to announce Mark Maio as the Anne Shiras Pioneer Lecturer for BIOCOMM 2018. Many BCA members and friends know Mark from previous BIOCOMM meetings or as a RIT professor and fine art workshop instructor. With a background in ophthalmic and medical photography, as well as fine art, Mark divides his time between personal fine art work and as an imaging consultant in the field of ophthalmology. His highly-acclaimed work includes a 12-print portfolio that is included in the permanent collection of the George Eastman House International Museum of Photography. View Mark's work on his website markmaio.com.
The Hotel Indigo has "Style with a Southern accent" and is in the heart of Savannah's Historic District. The hotel is as individual as its surroundings and is a reflection of the vibrant neighborhood that surrounds it. Hotel Indigo is Savannah's fresh, inviting boutique hotel featuring 252 guestrooms and luxury suites with plush bedding, flexible work spaces, hardwood floors, cozy area rugs and custom neighborhood murals and artwork from local artists.
You can taste the local flavors in our menus and see it in the carefully curated décor and artwork that reflects the unique culture and character of Savannah’s historic district. Hotel Indigo features the Five Oaks Restaurant & Taproom with a menu that focuses on locally sourced and seasonal ingredients, from coffee and craft cocktails, to fresh‐made breads and artisan cheeses. All served in a stylish space that guests and neighbors can enjoy together. Sip on one of our signature cocktails while relaxing on our patio overlooking Ellis Square and enjoy the live music coming from City Market.
The room rate is $149 per night and is good two days before and after the meeting dates. Reservations must be made by May 19, 2018 to secure this special low rate. Visit the Registration page for more information and to book your room.
Savannah is the place to be next June for BIOCOMM 2018. Stay tuned. More details to come!
Past Annual Meetings
BIOCOMM 2017 – Portland, OR
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