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Wednesday June 21

6:00 PM

Welcome Reception:

*food and drinks for the reception are not part of VisCom registration fee. 

Conference Location 

Thursday June 22

7:30 – 8:30 AM 

Breakfast*  Traditional Breakfast Chef’s Table

*available only for those who paid VisCom registration fee

9:00 – 10:30 AM

Facilitator: Trischa Goodnow


Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves to recognize how good things really are.” Marianne Williamson

Viscomm participants are asked to bring three photos that show what brings you joy. You should send your photos prior to the reception on Wednesday to

10:30 – 10:45 AM


10:45 – 11:45 AM

Chair: Erin Cook

Documenting the World

  • Kim Komenich | San Francisco State University | “The One-Semester Documentary Project”

  • John M. Harris | Western Washington University | “On the Scene: How Videography and Photojournalism Have Shaped United States History”

  • Conrad Smith | University of Wyoming | “Changes in Photojournalism During Its Second Century”

Noon – 1:30 PM

Lunch*: Mexican Fiesta Lunch

*available only for those who paid VisCom registration fee

1:30 – 2:45 PM

Chair: Scott Campbell

Sticking with the Documentary Theme

  • David Nolan | Texas State University | “Reexamining the Retracing of Russell Lee”

  • Berkley Hudson | University of Missouri | “Possum Town: Documentary of Mississippi Trouble & Resilience”

  • Pat Clark | University of Colorado Boulder | “The Immersive Experimental Documentary”

2:45 – 3:00 PM


3:00 – 4:30 PM

Chair: Kim Komenich

The Times They Are A-Changin’

  • Tracy Rutledge | The University of Tennessee at Martin | "Summitt Blue, a Logo, and Commercial Semiotics: A Cautionary Tale for Visual Branding”

  • Katie Krcmarik | Illinois State University | “Breaking Away from Digital: Exploring the Analog World of Letterpress to Encourage Risk-Taking in Students”

  • Julie Grandjean & Mark Gring | Texas Tech University “Messianic Liberations: Emmett Till, Che Guevara, and Christ”

5:00 – 6:30 PM

Dinner*: The Mill Smokehouse

*available only for those who paid VisCom registration fee

Friday June 23

7:30 – 8:30 AM

Breakfast*: Mountain Continental

*available only for those who paid VisCom registration fee

9:00 – 11:00 AM

Chair: Ross Taylor

We're Moving...

  • Peg Achterman | Seattle Pacific University | “Touring Israel”

  • Shane Epping | University of Wyoming | “Commuting”

  • David Grewe | California State University, Northridge | “Maintaining the Movement ...We are the Legacy of Cesar Chavez"

  • Joe Gosen | Western Washington University | "Dreaming of a Free Press"


You’re on your own for lunch, dinner, and shenanigans.

*** Afternoon and Evening Off  

Saturday June 24

7:30 – 8:30 AM 

Breakfast*: Bluebird Breakfast Chef’s Table

*available only for those who paid VisCom registration fee

9:00 – 10:15 AM

Chair: Conrad Smith

A Visual Hodgepodge

  • Ross Taylor | Colorado University Boulder | “A Wondrous Note”

  • Lawrence Mullen | University of Nevada, Las Vegas | “Visualizing Complex Scientific Concepts and Processes: A Case Study of NOVA”

10:15 – 10:30 AM


10:30 – 12:00 PM

Facilitator: Nikki Arnell


The Website…what do we do with it?

Noon – 1:30 PM

Lunch*: Create-A-Sandwich Table

*available only for those who paid VisCom registration fee

1:30 – 3:00 PM

Chair: Peg Atcherman

Empowerment through Struggle

  • Trischa Goodnow & Erin Cook | Oregon State University | ”Not Done Yet: The Semicolon Project as Silent Protest to End the Silence”

  • Scott Campbell | National University | "Bio Art: Teaching Biology Through Art."

  • Nikki Arnell | Arkansas State University | “XYZ - Understanding Generational Differences for Improved Communication”

3:00 – 3:15 PM


3:15 – 4:30 PM

Town Hall

Where do we go next…both literally and figuratively?

5:00 – 6:30 PM

Dinner*: Italian Dinner Table

*available only for those who paid VisCom registration fee

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