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International Panorama Conferences

The yearly International Panorama Conferences are intense encounters, connecting the past, present and future of the panorama phenomenon worldwide. The conferences are the meeting place of IPC members: architects, artists, collectors, conservators, curators, historians and art historians, librarians, museum directors and staff, 360° photographers, researchers, scientists, spatial designers, and virtual and augmented reality specialists.

28th International Panorama Council Conference
September 26 – 27, 2019
Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Hosted by the Atlanta History Center

The International Panorama Council formally invites you to join its 28th International Panorama Council Conference at the Atlanta History Center in Atlanta, Georgia, United States, September 26 – 27, 2019 with a post-conference tour on September 28 to visit museums and sites related to the 1886 cyclorama The Battle of Atlanta, which is housed in the new Lloyd and Mary Ann Whitaker Cyclorama Building.

The focus of this year’s conference is The Battle of Atlanta Cyclorama in the Atlanta History Center, our host. We will start our two-day symposium with a tour of the recently-restored 1886 Cyclorama and related exhibits on panoramas and visual entertainments, followed by a series of presentations by practitioners who have worked closely on its relocation and re-installation. Day 1 continues with sessions examining the relationship between panoramas and cities, panoramic rhetorics, and moving panoramas, and a workshop on panoramic technology. The day will conclude with two book launches. Day 2 focuses on natural and panoramic histories, period cultures of perception, twenty-first century panoramic technologies, and contemporary panoramas. The day will conclude with an interactive reflection on the sessions, a strategy session, and a farewell dinner on the Cyclorama viewing platform.

The post-conference tour includes visits to the 1921 Grant Park cyclorama building; the vantage-point for The Battle of Atlanta; the Museum of Civil and Human Rights; and Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Park. We will have lunch at Mary Mac's Tea Room, which provides a taste of traditional southern fare!

Please click here to download the preliminary conference program.

For questions concerning the conference, please contact the Secretary-General: secretary@panoramacouncil.org.

Conference Registration Fee
• Standard registration (non-IPC member): Euro 380
• Enrolled IPC member: Euro 340
• Student: Euro 300
• Speaker, delivering a conference paper: Euro 300
• Post-conference tour: Euro 115

Registration and Payment
The conference registration fee covers attendance to all conference sessions, conference attendee pack (program, badge, flyers, etc.), lunches, coffee/tea breaks, and conference-related dinners. The Post-Conference Tour will move forward as planned if there is sufficient participation (15 minimum). Please note that there is no reduction in fees for partial attendance. For participants seeking scholarships based on need, please contact the Secretary-General to determine eligibility. IPC encourages early registration. Registration deadline: August 19, 2019.

Please click here to register for the conference.

Hotel Accommodation

The official hotel for the 28th IPC Conference is the Hampton Inn & Suites Atlanta-Buckhead (3312 Piedmont Road NE, Atlanta, phone: +1 404-816-7309). IPC Conference attendees will receive a discounted rate of $129.00 dollars (Euro 115 equivalent) per night, including breakfast. The hotel is a seven-minute walk from the MARTA station, which connects to airport. Transportation will be provided to and from this hotel and the Atlanta History Center during the conference.

Please click here to book your reservation on the Hampton Inn & Suites Atlanta-Buckhead website.

When making a reservation, please indicate that you are an IPC guest in order to receive the discounted rate and for IPC to receive proper credit. The IPC discount code is "IPC". We suggest you make your reservation early as the hotel may sell out and there are a limited number of rooms with discounted rates.

Cancellation Policy

With your registration, you commit yourself to the payment of the conference registration fee.
Cancellation before August 19, 2019 is possible without any charge. No refund is granted in case of cancellation after August 19, 2019.

Conference Organizing Committee
Seth Thompson (Chair), American University of Sharjah, UAE
Dominique Hanson, Musée Royale de l'Armée et d'Histoire Militaire, Belgium (Retired)
Thiago Leitão de Souza, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Guy Thewes, Lëtzebuerg City Museum, Luxembourg

Conference Scientific Committee
Blagovesta Momchedjikova (Chair), New York University, USA
Molly Briggs, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
Gordon Jones, Atlanta History Center, USA
Thiago Leitão de Souza, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (ex-officio)


Please note that conference participants are requested to organize their journey from home to Atlanta and back, airport transfers, as well as their accommodation individually. Participants are responsible for their usual insurance coverage (health, travel, legal liability).