The Thirty-Fifth Annual Visual Research Conference will take place in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada this year, November 18-20 at the beginning of the joint conference American Anthropological Association and Canadian Anthropology Society (CASCA) meeting. An informal no-host dinner takes place on Monday evening and interactive presentations take place all day Tuesday and until 3pm on Wednesday. The Conference will be held in the Vancouver Convention Center.
The Visual Research Conference provides an opportunity for professionals and students to dialogue about visually engaged works-in-progress. There are no specific themes to follow, though we are most interested in new ideas and projects under development in the study of visual signification, visual communication, and visual forms of representation, and/or utilizing visual media (photo, film, web, polymedia, intermedia, multimodal media). Forty minute time slots allow for substantive presentations that include viewing of visual material as well as ample give-and-take with an actively participating audience. Further discussion takes place during poster presentations. Many informal discussion periods between the interactive formal presentations, plus conversations at lunch and dinner, create multiple situations for networking and exchange of ideas. Members and non-members of the American Anthropological Association and Society for Visual Anthropology are welcome and there is no charge to attend. This is a productive way to meet and interact with others who do anthropological and anthropologically-related visual research.