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BCA News: Spring 2019

Plan your BIOCOMM 2019 experience!

From the very start of BIOCOMM 2019, BCA is offering you more “bang for the buck” with workshops before the opening reception. Arrive after lunch on Tuesday in time for the 2 pm workshops.

Check in time is 4 pm but if you call the front desk, (888‑635‑5310) you may be able to get in your room early. If not, leave your bags in the car or bring them to the meeting room.

Shooting Video – Ever wonder how to produce a webinar for BCA, or just shoot video with your DSLR or mirrorless camera? Remember, we pay you for submitting a quality webinar, and we should all spread our skills and knowledges.

Ken Meats will show us how to set up our cameras for better video results. You will use your own cameras so get ready for some hands-on “action”.

Photographers, videographers and film-makers are using "still" cameras for high quality video. This workshop will focus on setting up the camera for better video and a look at some accessories that will make life easier for recording simple procedures.

Participants will be using their own cameras and we will configure them to make the best video we can.

Photomacrography – Following the video workshop dive into the macro world with Gale Spring, Danielle Edwards, Gabe Unda and Jim Wetzel. There will be a presentation then it’s out to Asilomar State Park grounds to find things to photograph. Bring your camera and tripod. Your instructors will have some cool equipment to demonstrate and the afternoon should provide some nice images for the taking.

Crocker Dining Hall, Asilomar

Dinner is at 6 pm and served in the Crocker Dining Hall. All meals are included with your room reservation and will be in the Crocker, with the exception of our Business Lunch, Dinner by the Campfire, and Honors Banquet.

Opening Reception is Tuesday at 7 pm, BioImages Awards Ceremony follows at 8 pm.

I am not detailing the whole schedule you can see the full program here but rest assured we have a dynamic program planned for the week, with plenty of time to visit the sights and relax on the beach. If you are up for an informal walk to the lighthouse, bring comfy shoes. Experience Asilomar at its best with an early morning walk (6 am) to photograph birds and wildlife with Bob Turner and James Hayden. Workshops and photo walks are included with your registration.

On Saturday we will offer suggestions for group outings to local areas, such as Mission San Juan Bautisa and Carmel Mission. Closer sites to see include Cannery Row and Point Lobos State Park. We will have sign-up sheets available for people to plan carpooling. BCA will not provide any transportation but will help organize carpooling by providing information and sign-up sheets.

During the week we have a hands-on workshop about Public Relations Photography in the Healthcare Environment with David Bishop, all the way from the U.K. He was the BioImages Best of Show winner last year. This workshop will spur everyone to get up out of their seats and photograph the speakers and happenings during the week, which we encourage.

Marie Jones is also coming “across the pond” and will be doing an intra-oral practical workshop. This will be really fun, so bring your toothbrush and get ready to open wide.

Ted Kinsman, this year’s Schmidt Laureate recipient, will show us what that controversial plant Cannabis Saliva looks like under the microscope, with EM and X-ray images from his latest book.

Scott Bourne

Add to all of this, Scott Bourne giving the Maria Ikenberg Lindberg Keynote Address and Scott Miles is giving the Anne Shiras Pioneer Members Lecture and we have a great program planned for you at Asilomar.

So, see you in June at BIOCOMM, Asilomar, Pacific Grove, CA.

Connie Johansen, RBP, FBCA
BCA Director of Conferences

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