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BCA News: Winter 2018

BIOCOMM 2018 Preview

Going places in 2018? Make sure to add BIOCOMM 2018, Savannah, Georgia, June 19‑22 to your list! Here’s a preview of our keynote speakers.

Marie Ikenberg Lindberg Keynote

Creative director, photographer, designer, strategist and storyteller, Andrew Davidhazy will kick off the program with the Marie Ikenberg Lindberg Keynote address. Andrew travels all over the world creating experiences and narrative journeys that are meaningful and inspiring to people in some way. It doesn't matter what form that takes as long as it's the right one.

His project work has included the branding of China's largest sportswear company, Li-Ning, and Ottawa's NASL and CFL sports franchises; architecture and experience design programs for Boeing, Holiday Inn and the Edmonton Oilers Arena; product innovations for P&G, Citi and Rubbermaid; marketing campaigns for HP, Getty, SpotMe and Microsoft; and interactive installations and websites for AT&T, Chicago Cubs, GE Healthcare and Disney.

Andrew’s career has taken him around the world. One of his most memorable journeys was in 2013 when he completed a 5 month, 2660 mile long solo hike of the Pacific Crest Trail, going from the Mexican border to Canada through the mountains of California, Oregon and Washington.

A more recent journey was to Iraq in June of 2017. Through a series of photographs and stories documenting the people and complexity of the Middle East region, such as Egypt, Andrew’s stories and images are just flat out amazing. Have a look at some more of his work at www.davidhazy.com and be sure to check out his YouTube channel, There Goes My Bus.

Ann Shiras Pioneer Lecturer

A major contributor in photography, ophthalmic photography, medical imaging, Photoshop use in medicine and science, digital imaging, digital printing, fine art photography, consulting, education, Mark Maio will wrap up the program as the Ann Shiras Pioneer lecturer. Mark is a unique workshop leader ranging from photographing the slot canyon in the southwest to the Buffalo grain elevator at Silo City.

Mark is Corporate Ambassador for KEH Camera. He is also President of InVision, Inc., providing both ophthalmic imaging consulting/education and fine art photography workshops/education. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Photography, a Master of Arts in Humanities and a Master of Fine Arts in Photography and Communication Design. In over 30 years working in the field of ophthalmic imaging he has held positions as Director of Ophthalmic Photography at Emory University, Clinical Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the State University of New York at Buffalo where he instituted the only Bachelor of Science degree program in ophthalmic photography and Adjunct Professor of Photography in the Biomedical Photography program at Rochester Institute of Technology.

In 1999, Mark developed the first high resolution digital imaging system in ophthalmology and has continued working in the commercial sector since then. His photographic work is divided between ophthalmology and fine art and has been exhibited in museums and galleries across the country in addition to being included in many public collections.

Take a look at his websites www.markmaio.com or www.VisualArchaeology.com and his blog, Critical Distance.

There’s a lot going on behind the scenes to make BIOCOMM 2018 an educational and inspirational meeting. Be sure to check the BCA website often for program updates and registration information.

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