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Conversations 2023

April 14, 2023 - April 16, 2023

V&T 29 at Virginia City, Nevada, on February 8, 2012. Photograph by conference presenter Gordon Glattenberg


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Registration for Conversation 2023 is full. Still want to attend? Submit your name to our waitlist to be granted admission upon cancellations.

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Saturday and Sunday Members Non-Members* Students**
Regular, by March 31 $160 $210 $50
Add-on: Friday banquet $80 $80 $25
Add-on: Saturday banquet $50 $50 $20

*Non-member prices include one-year membership
**Students include any individual under the age of twenty-five


Lake Forest College
555 N. Sheridan Road
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045

The campus of co-sponsor Lake Forest College (campus map), is thirty miles north of Chicago. Learn more about the City of Lake Forest online or download the PDF overview.

Session times will be similar to past conferences, but some locations have changed. We will begin at 5:00 pm on Friday, April 14, with a reception including drinks and appetizers at Lake Forest College’s elegant Glen Rowan House. An optional dinner will follow in Calvin Durand Hall at the Mohr Student Center.

Saturday’s presentations, breaks, and lunch will take place entirely in Brown Hall (same as 2022) where doors will open at 8:00 am. Lunch is included with your registration. Another reception will follow, also in Brown Hall, and then we will host an optional dinner back at Calvin Durand.

Sunday’s programming will take place in Brown Hall, where doors will open at 8:00 am. The conference will conclude by noon to provide time for lunch and travel.


Up to four scholarships, funded by conference patrons, are available for young, new, and/or emerging photographers and artists to cover ticket prices, two nights of lodging (double occupancy), and partial travel expenses to and from the conference. The deadline is extended until February 24, 2023. Download the application here.


The included conference package features two cocktail receptions on Friday and Saturday evenings; pastries and coffee on Saturday and Sunday mornings, and lunch on Saturday. Two dinners are available for an additional cost.

Please let us know in advance if you have any special dietary needs, and we will make every effort to accommodate them.


Hotel rooms are available at:
*Room blocks are not being offered due to underuse in recent years

Hilton Garden Inn
26225 N. Riverwoods Boulevard
Mettawa, IL 60045, 847-735-8374

Residence Inn Chicago Lake Forest Mettawa
26325 N. Riverwoods Boulevard
Mettawa, IL 60045, 847-615-2701



April 14, 2023
April 16, 2023


Center for Railroad Photography & Art
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Lake Forest College
555 N Sheridan Rd
Lake Forest, IL 60045 United States
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