Rochester Conference Update

(Posted 10/8/21)  Because of the upsurge of Covid 19 D variant the IAPP Board of Directors and Officers met several times to discuss contingency plans.  The IAPP Board voted that the best plan would be to postpone the 2021 October conference until the beginning of April of 2022.  Our new dates will be April 4th through the 7th of 2022.

 The Board also discussed and voted to continue with the current roster of officers and directors until the April 2022 conference and business meeting.  Members will be able to vote on the new slate of officers and directors at this meeting.

We will continue with the same hotel and are currently in the process of locking in dates for the tours and venues. We thank you for your patience and understanding on this change.

Conference schedule (tentative)       

 Arrival and sign in are Monday April 4th from 3pm to 7pm. Those who bring panoramic photos for the print competition will turn them in at this time. (Please bring a disc or jump drive with the images at the same time.)  Tuesday, April 5th involves panoramic field photography at Letchworth State Park https://parks.ny.gov/parks/79/details.aspx.  Late afternoon and evening at the hotel, will be filled by members sharing projects and techniques for improving your panoramic photos.

 Wednesday, April 6th  will be tour time at the George Eastman Museum of Photography. https://www.eastman.org/  showing of the mansion, galleries, gardens, and the newly constructed outdoor display wall that will show the Kodak Colorama photos collection that graced the Main Concourse of Grand Central Terminal in NYC from 1950 through 1990.  Following the museum, a trip downtown for lunch and a view of the Genesee Falls.  https://uncoveringnewyork.com/high-falls-rochester/ or  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High_Falls_(Rochester,_New_York) A few other highlights of Rochester will be covered before returning to the hotel for more lecture time and voting for the print competition.

April 7th, Thursday’s plan is to gather and visit the campus of The Rochester Institute of Technology where members can tour and photograph the campus.  Learn about the School of Photographic Arts and Sciences  https://www.rit.edu/artdesign/school-photographic-arts-and-sciences and https://www.rit.edu/study/photography-film-and-animation  Also, we are strongly encouraging our members to bring their old as well as new panoramic cameras to set up, show and spend time talking with current students about how panoramic equipment works. We would like to see a wide cross section of this equipment (film and digital). Who knows, it may be worth shooting a panoramic of this collection.  We are also in the works arranging to meet with The Photographic Historical Society (TPHS) http://www.tphs.org/ in Rochester while on the campus to exchange some history and ideas.

Thursday evening, we gather for our business meeting and then breaking for dinner and announcing the winners of the print competition.  We welcome all members and those interested in becoming members to attend the conference.  We hope to see you there!

Hotel Information

We have a block of 20 rooms reserved (reserved rate must be made by March 4th, 2022)

Holiday Inn Express

717 East Henrietta Road

Rochester, New York 14623   United States

1-585 272-7800

Our contact person:  Angel Vazquez

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Posted 5/4/19 — The Board of Directors to serve for the next 18 months are as follows:   (terms extended to 10/21/21 due to Covid restrictions)

President – David Kutz

Vice President/President Elect – Kay Larkin

Treasurer – D John McCarthy

Secretary – David Berg

Past President – Fran Gardino

Director – Chris Gjevre

Director – Tom Bleich

Director – Tom Sheckels

Director – Vacant

There is still one vacancy on the Board; if you are a Regular Member and would like to serve on the Board, please notify Dave Kutz.

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