Annual MeetingBIOCOMM 2013
BIOCOMM 2013 – Asilomar State Park on the Monterey Peninsula, California
The BioCommunications Association is pleased to announce its 83rd Annual Meeting, BIOCOMM 2013, to be held at Asilomar Conference Grounds in California.
Each year the BCA holds an annual conference for its members to learn new skills and technologies, teach, and network with other professionals in the fields of visual media in the life sciences. Outside experts in related fields are also brought in to teach specific interests that enhance our capability to provide new and more in-depth services to our clientele and employers.
BIOCOMM 2013 is an international meeting with three days of classroom and workshop sessions as well as a two day outdoor workshop sponsored by Nikon. The conference topics include: new advancements and upcoming technologies in photography, microscopy, software, design, illustration, social media and mobile device solutions. BIOCOMM has also covered service strategies and delivery, production needs, management, marketing, branding, writing, and publishing.
The Nikon workshop pairs members with experts in photography in a more casual setting to allow them to further refine their craft, to receive valuable critique and help from both their peers and visiting experts. In conjunction with the conference is BioImages, a juried media salon that showcases the accomplishments of BCA members and their organizations. The conference also provides space for commercial exhibits to provide attendees with inspiration and the latest information on visual media in the life sciences.
Please join us at BIOCOMM 2013 at the Refuge by the Sea, Asilomar Conference Grounds at Asilomar State Park on the Monterey Peninsula. Discover the beauty and magic of light from our Keynote Speaker, John Sexton. From a Creative Boot Camp workshop to a presentation about the production of a beautiful photography coffee table book, there will be something for everyone at BIOCOMM 2013. Learn how to capture stunning images from classic landscapes to cutting edge scientific photographs that will amaze the viewer.
Join Adobe's Colin Fleming to experience the new features of Adobe Creative Suite 6 and the amazing possibilities with Adobe Creative Cloud.Take your images and publications mobile with InDesign, Flash, Dreamweaver, and the new Adobe Edge animation software.
Go on a field trip with the renowned fine art photographer, John Sexton to photograph some of the best known locations in the Carmel Area. John Sexton is one of the most widely known and respected contemporary black and white landscape photographers.
See the amazing images by Ted Kinsman who will present the Anne Shiras Pioneer Lecture. He is a specialist in time-lapse cinematography, radiography, scanning electron microscopy, and high-speed flash photography. Ted teaches macro photography at RIT in the BPC Department.
We invite you to submit an abstract for presentation at BIOCOMM. Please download the Call for Abstracts PDF form at the upper right. Deadline for submissions is January 31, 2013.
Once again, we are privileged to have Bill Fortney, from Nikon Professional Services lead and teach our post-meeting photography workshop June 21-24. Bill is a wealth of information and he will assist workshop participants with technical camera questions, composition and creativity.More information
Asilomar Conference Grounds
Asilomar Conference Grounds is located in the Asilomar State Park on the Monterey Peninsula. Known as the "Refuge by the Sea", Asilomar and has 107 acres of ecologically diverse beachfront land with cozy, historic structures designed by renowned architect Julia Morgan between 1913 and 1928.
Take a deep breath and settle in for a time of serene relaxation, reflection and rejuvenation. Asilomar offers guests an escape from the demands of everyday life through the simple comforts of cozy cottages and rustic lodges.
Part of what makes Asilomar so unique is its deep connection with nature. Biking, bird watching and strolling along the boardwalk encourage you to relax and enjoy the day. Year-round, you can take part in a vast array of outdoor activities including cycling along miles of beautiful shore or gathering your friends for a fun game of volleyball. Follow a trail through the dunes and take in the endless views of crashing surf and turquoise sea. Asilomar has it all.
Join the BCA for a unique experience by the sea. Meet the sunrise for a bird watching excursion or photograph the restored dunes. Experience the magic of light with John Sexton or visit one of the many historic scenic areas is this mecca for artists and photographers.
Local Points of Interest
Venture off-grounds and discover how the many attractions of the Monterey Peninsula complement your stay at Asilomar. Surrounded by the neighboring communities of Carmel-by-the-Sea, Monterey and Pebble Beach, Asilomar puts you at the heart of one of the country's premiere vacation destinations.