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    Silver Conference (2007) Recap/Experience?

    Anyone? I haven't seen anything on this yet.
    Who went and what were your thoughts?

    Print exhibition?
    Award winners?
    Darkroom Demo?
    Forums?
    Presentations?

    I went last year and am curious if anyone went last year and this year..
    (I wasn't curious enough to go though.)
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    Has it happen as yet? I thought it was in April?
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    Took place this past weekend. Apparently no ape-huggers went..(?)
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    I went. I just lurked around - I wanted to see the print competition winners. One thing that I thought was really refreshing was the apparent lack of dull 'old-west' cowboy landscapes (you know what I'm talkin' 'bout). I wonder if they had something of a mandate to show young (and unpretentious) work... and I also wonder what didn't make the grade. I was expecting to get depressed about my own printing abilities... but it was a nice recalibration in a way. I didn't think the prints were all that great. Decent - I would say. Flame me if you want - but I wasn't even that impressed by Sexton's prints (granted - they were nice, if a little anemic - to me). There were a few people there showin work/getting crits, who I thought had slightly better printing than Sexton and others. But mostly because the subject matter really worked with the papers they were using. But anyway - it was good. Though I regret not putting something in the competition now.

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    How many people showed up? The first Conference had about 180. Was it more or less? I'm surprised that no other Apug person was there. Gustavo and others were campaigning for it. I didn't go because of the costs involve and 3/4 of the same speakers as last years.
    Did they mention if there would be a third Conference?
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    Not many people actually - I was wondering if there weren't very many submissions to the print competition... didn't seem to be too much variety. There were MAYBE 70 people in the room. But it could be that some were missing or out for supper - who knows...? I just crashed it. Didn't pay.

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    The Conference folks called. They want their entrence fee, ol' Sparky dude.
    I would like to know how it went? I do hope well but the lack of response from all here isn't good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert Brummitt View Post
    The Conference folks called. They want their entrence fee, ol' Sparky dude.
    I would like to know how it went? I do hope well but the lack of response from all here isn't good.
    I think Robert Hall went but he may still be in California shooting. Haven't seen him posting much lately.

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    I had heard that attendance was low, and that some of the key speakers didn't end up showing.
    Simon Galley was supposed to go..Any word Simon?

    Sparky, I think I hinted (on LF forum) you could crash the print exhibition...did you attend any of the Day conference?

    This probably does not bode well for a future Conference, at least not as it has been set up.

    More demo's, vendors perhaps may garnish greater interest.

    Anyway, hope to hear more from whomever..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert Brummitt View Post
    The Conference folks called. They want their entrence fee, ol' Sparky dude.
    I would like to know how it went? I do hope well but the lack of response from all here isn't good.
    haw haw...! Bring 'em on...! I only saw some of the people there who had tables... and who were getting crits. And the print comp stuff. The elevator digital stuff was quite impressive! The guy running the table was the canadian equivalent to what I'd call a 'good ol' boy'... so it was fun talking for a bit about home environs...

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