Friday 24 March 2017


Friday 24th March, 10:00am – 5:30pm (9:30am registration)
at QUAD 

The FORMAT17 Conference will explore and discuss themes relating to the main festival, including Habitat, the Anthropocene, ecology of photography, photobooks, new practices, photography ecosystems, digital, socially engaged practices and commissioning. 

The conference features an array of high profile speakers – including FORMAT17 exhibitors and curators, such as Hester Keijser, Tom Hunter, Liz Hingley, Discipula, Poulomi Basu and Lars Willumeit.

The afternoon session includes a special talk by Martin Parr titled ‘Autoportrait’ where he will discuss his long career in photography. This event is supported by Leica. 

The FORMAT17 Conference takes place across the day at QUAD, in partnership with the University of Derby, and is split into two sessions, with the opportunity to book either session or a day ticket.

Following the Conference there will be free buses to take attendees to the launch of the FORMAT17 exhibition at the University of Derby.

Full day ticket: £30 (£20 concessions)
Part One (morning) ticket: £15 (£10 concessions)
Part Two (afternoon) ticket: £15 (£10 concessions)

To book the entire day please book both morning and afternoon sessions

Morning Session
9:30am - 10:00am REGISTRATION
10:00am - 10:15am INTRO: Huw Davies & Phil Harris
10:15am - 10:55am Hester Keijser 
10:55am - 11:15am Flâneur Documentary film

BREAK: 11:15am - 11:30am

11:30am - 11:55pm Tom Hunter
11:55pm - 12:20pm Discipula 
12:20pm - 12:45pm Liz Hingley 
12:45pm - 1:15pm PANEL DISCUSSION

LUNCH: 1:15pm - 2:00pm

Afternoon Session
1:30pm - 2:00pm REGISTRATION
2:00pm - 2:10pm INTRO: Huw Davies & Phil Harris
2:10pm - 2:45pm Anne Borgeois Vignon 
2:45pm - 3:10pm Poulomi Basu 
3:15pm - 3:45pm Lars Willumeit 

BREAK: 3:45pm - 4:00pm

4:00pm - 5:00pm Martin Parr 
5:00pm - 5:30pm PANEL DISCUSSION 
6:00pm Buses to University for launch