Santa Fe, New Mexico
May 19-23, 2020
BIOCOMM 2020, May 19-23 will be held at the Drury Hotel, Santa Fe, New Mexico, one of the most popular destinations in North America.
The annual BCA conference provides a fabulous opportunity to meet and network with fellow colleagues, discuss technical issues and establish new connections. Attend BIOCOMM 2020 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
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).
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.
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, May 23
Directly following BIOCOMM 2020 there will be a post conference workshop. 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.
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
The BCA meeting will be held at the historic Drury Plaza Hotel located in the heart of downtown in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The BCA has negotiated an exclusive room rate of $149 a night which 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. Learn more and make your reservation on the BIOCOMM 2020 Registration page.
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.
Getting to Santa Fe is easy. You can fly into Albuquerque and either rent a car or take a convenient shuttle from the airport. Alternatively there is an airport in Santa Fe.
The BCA meeting will be held at the historic Drury Plaza Hotel located in the heart of downtown in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
The BCA has negotiated an exclusive room rate of $149 a night which 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. Learn more and make your reservation on the BIOCOMM 2020 Registration page.
Meeting Registration Rates
Director of Conferences
If you require additional information about presentations, please contact Connie Johansen RBP, FBCA, the Director of Conferences.
Past Annual Meetings
BIOCOMM 2019 – Asilomar Park, CA
BIOCOMM 2018 – Savannah, GA
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