Annual Conference

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BIOCOMM

BIOCOMM is the annual conference of the BioCommunications Associations. Held annually in North America, this international conference includes a packed program of seminars, workshops, a juried media salon, and commercial exhibits to provide attendees with inspiration and the latest information on visual media in the life sciences.

BIOCOMM 2023

May 16-19, 2023

In Person - Save the Date!

BIOCOMM 2023 will be held at the Drury Plaza Hotel in 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 2023 and you will be professionally and personally rewarded by this vibrant conference.

Maria Ikenberg Lindberg Keynote Address

Auto Immune Response, 
Critical Indigenous Photographic Exchange, 
Connecting the Dots

Will Wilson, Diné Photographer

Diné photographer Will Wilson talks about his work which offers a counter narrative to romanticized visions of Native people that fix them in an unchanging past. With his lens-based artistry, Wilson challenges the traditional portrayal of the indigenous North American image and reclaims it for modern generations.

Wilson's art projects center around the continuation and transformation of customary indigenous cultural practice.

Anne Shiras Pioneer Lecture

Stalked by Technology – The Challenges of Forensic Image Interpretation

Gale Spring, FBPA

For over 40 years, Gale Spring has witnessed the impact and challenges of technology on the interpretation of images. He will take us on a journey through time to look at how the photography landscape has changed.

Program

BIOCOMM 2023 is shaping up to be an exciting and dynamic conference with a program full of educational workshops and presentations. Have a peek at the preliminary program to get a taste of what’s in store. The diversity of our presentations will leave you feeling amazed at the variety of scientific and medical imaging that our colleagues are utilizing.

Workshops

Take advantage of an in-person conference to attend hands-on workshops. We have a variety of workshops included in the registration. Travel back in time to make a tintype in a workshop conducted by Will Wilson, our Maria Ikenberg Lindberg keynote speaker. Then jump back to the present to learn the nuts and bolts of how to create a short YouTube video, from the initial storyboard, filming, editing and posting online.

Post-Conference Workshop

Directly following BIOCOMM 2023 there will be a post-conference workshop on May 19. 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 to tour and photograph the colorful and unusual landscapes made famous by Georgia O’Keeffe. Then onto Abiquiu where we will tour O'Keeffe's home and studio.

Conference Registration

Member $375
Non-Member $495
Retired or Emeritus $185
Student or Spouse $185
Post-Conference Workshop $115

Accommodations

The BCA conference will be held at the historic Drury Plaza Hotel located in the heart of downtown in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Room rates are $179. 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.

About Santa Fe

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.

Transportation

Getting to Santa Fe is easy. You can fly into Albuquerque, NM and rent a car or take the Groome Transportation shuttle from the airport to Santa Fe. The shuttle is $42 each way and requires 24-48 hours notice. Click on the link above for more information and to make a reservation.

Alternatively, you can also fly into the Santa Fe Regional Airport, a small airport with limited flights and services. 

Director of Conferences

If you require additional information about presentations or if you wish to present at BIOCOMM 2023, please download and complete the BIOCOMM 2023 Abstract Form and send to Connie Johansen, RBP, FBCA, the Director of Conferences.