The 2022 Symposium & Photo Fair

NEWSFLASH!

The Daguerreian Society’s
Annual Symposium
Is Back I.R.L.*
(*In Real Life!)

Presenting CHICAGO 2022: A Conference, a Photography Fair,
a Banquet, an Auction – and MORE
All with 19th-Century Photography Enthusiasts Like You –
LIVE AND IN PERSON!
Mark your calendars for October 27–30, 2022 for
The Daguerreian Society’s Annual Symposium
at the landmark Palmer House Hilton in downtown Chicago

 

Reserve Your Stay!
• $199 special group rate
• Discounted $30 breakfast voucher
• Complimentary wi-fi in rooms
Click here for hotel reservations at the special rate (does not include Symposium registration)

This great event starts with a Thursday afternoon cocktail cruise on the Chicago River, featuring up-close views of the city’s iconic architecture. The tour on board the Odyssey Chicago River is included with conference registration.

 

 

Friday’s Symposium Kick-Off Promises Expert Presentations and Panel Discussions on daguerreotypes and other 19th- century photographs. There’s always something new and surprising – stay up to date on the latest research and image discoveries!

 

Meet others who share your passion for early photography throughout the conference and full day of events on Saturday:
• The Daguerreian Society’s 19th-Century Photography Fair featuring exciting offerings from top specialist dealers
• The 2022 Banquet and Benefit Auction – conference highlights! All of these events will be held in Chicago’s historic Palmer House!

AND THERE’S MORE: Insider tours (limited capacity) of the collections at the Newberry Library, the Chicago Art Institutefree admission to the Art Institute of Chicago, whose holdings include the famed Samuel J. Miller daguerreotype of Frederick Douglass and the recently acquired W. Bruce and Delaney H. Lundberg Collection of 19th-Century American Photography.

DON’T MISS THIS EXCITING WEEKEND OF EVENTS – A CHANCE TO MAKE NEW FRIENDS AND REUNITE WITH FELLOW MEMBERS – IN CHICAGO OCTOBER 27-30!


Symposium Registration

If you're not already a member of The Daguerreian Society, it's a great idea to JOIN before registering for the Symposium. You'll immediately save $75-100 on your Symposium registration, which already covers most of the cost of membership. And you'll get all the other benefits of membership -- the Daguerreian Society Quarterly, the Daguerreian Annual, access to member-exclusive talks, and more.

For international members and those unable to travel, an online option covering many activities also is available.


Sponsorship Opportunities

We are now delighted to offer sponsorship opportunities with our prestigious 2022 Symposium. Secure your package today and gain valuable goodwill and visibility for your brand with a diverse range of industry specific, receptive target audiences.

As a 501C-3 non-profit, our activities play a vital role in preserving, building awareness and helping to energize new generations. Keeping alive enthusiasm for 19th century in this day of throw-away digital imaging is crucial to the ongoing health of image oriented businesses and institutions. Through the Society’s sponsorship packages, you are delivering a double boost to your organization through both immediate visibility positioning/advertising and by helping to increase (through the Society’s educational work) the number of early photo enthusiasts for the future.

More information on sponsoring the Symposium is available here.


The Daguerreian Society is a US-based 501(c)3 nonprofit and contributions are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

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