Virtual Conversation: Fall Edition

As the global health situation continues, we were sadly forced to make the necessary decision to reschedule Conversations Northeast at the University of Connecticut from September 19, 2020 to Fall 2021.

Push any sad thoughts about missing out on another CRP&A gathering aside, however, as we are pleased to announce Virtual Conversation: Fall Edition, coming to cyberspace Saturday, September 19, 2020.

Member: $20
Non-member: $30
Registration closes Thursday, September 17, 5:00 P.M. (U.S. Central)

This conference will feature awe-inspiring photographers from around the globe:

  • Apurva Bahadur (India), “A Showcase of Indian Railways”
  • Darryl Bond (New Zealand), “In Search of Something Different”
  • Laura Smith (United States), University of Connecticut’s digital collections, “The Railroad History Collections in the University of Connecticut Archives”
  • Mike Valentine (Austria) & Rolf Stumpf (Germany), “European Photography, Then-and-Now”
  • Roger Watt (Canada), “Drawing the Line”

This program will be hosted live online on Cisco Webex Events.


We are continuing to learn and familiarize ourselves with Cisco’s Webex Events. For easiest access to our programs download the Cisco Webex desktop application at and enter the program from a home-secured internet server; issues have been experienced with university and/or government protected networks. Slow internet can also have significant effects on the program’s speed and sometimes create barriers when entering the program itself. Patience is always the best medicine, so we recommend logging on several minutes ahead of time to iron out any potential network latency issues. We will host test sessions ahead of Virtual Conversations: Fall Edition that we highly recommend attendees join. If you experience any issues when logging into the event please take screen shots of the problems and send them to so we can best assist you. This also helps us learn about new problems so we can better serve our members for future online programming. We are doing our best to navigate this strange realm of online events and are trying to learn from and improve upon every obstacle we encounter. Thank you for coming along with us on this journey and your understanding as we tackle this brave new frontier.


Southbound BCN freighter overtakes 315 Pune – Kolhapur passenger train at Alandi, near Pune, India, on January 26, 2008. Photograph and copyright by Apurva Bahadur

A loaded Ulan coal train arrives just before light evaporates in Hunter Valley, Australia, on August 2, 2019. Photograph and copyright by Darryl Bond