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Holland College to host national conference for photography educators

May 10, 2013

Rita Leistner, one of the keynote speakers at the CCOPE conference. (Photograph by Lisa Petrole.)

Rita Leistner, one of the keynote speakers at the CCOPE conference. (Photograph by Lisa Petrole.)

Charlottetown, PE – Holland College will host the Canadian Conference of Photo-Educators May 23 to 27 on the Prince of Wales Campus in Charlottetown.

The goal of the conference is to help photography educators from all across Canada connect with each other in order to share ideas and trade best practice strategies. Through roundtable discussions, speakers, workshops and personal connections, participants come away recharged, inspired and with plenty of new ideas. This year’s theme is “The Next Step”. The main focus is for instructors to discuss and exchange concepts and strategies to better help students find and achieve their goals within the field of photography. The keynote speakers are Larry Frank and Rita Leistner.

Conference organizer Jean-S├ębastian Duchesne, an instructor in Holland College’s two-year Photography and Digital Imaging program, is expecting approximately 25 photography instructors from high schools and post-secondary institutions across the country to attend this year; but stresses that local educators in other fields may find the conference is relevant to their field of study, too.

“Even if they are not photography instructors, educators will find great value in attending this conference, as we will be covering topics common to many teachers of both technology and arts,” he said.

For more information about the conference, visit www.ccope.ca or search for Canadian Conference of Photo-Educators on Facebook or email Jean-S├ębastien Duchesne.


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