Virtual 3D-Con 2021 — August 12-15

Welcome to 3D-Con 2021

Once again this year, we are excited to go Virtual with 3D-Con 2021! The event will be held August 12-15 2021, and will feature most elements from past physical events, but in your own home!

The conference will utilize Zoom for most question-and-answer type events, and YouTube for visual events. Some YouTube events will be streamed in anaglyph with a separate stream for side-by-side.

Most workshops and theater shows will be recorded so you will be able to watch at your convenience, in your time zone.

Call for Papers

The National Stereoscopic Association's Sessions on the History of Stereoscopic Photography

August 12, 2021

A virtual conference of the 47th 3D-Con.

After the success of last year's inaugural "Sessions on the History of Stereoscopic Photography" held virtually at the 3D-Con (annual conference), the National Stereoscopic Association is again seeking papers on the history of stereography for its second annual "Sessions."

We seek presentations on any aspect of stereo-media from the inception of stereoscopic photography to contemporary virtual and augmented reality. Topics include but are not limited to: historical and archival discoveries; studies on collecting and the culture of stereography; marketing and incorporation; intersectionality; immersive media, interactivity and performance; stereoscopic perception; 3D cinema and virtual reality; instrumentality and simulation. Papers on topics from the nineteenth to the twenty-first century are invited. The conference will be held in 3D on Zoom.

Deadline for abstracts: May 15, 2021

Please send an abstract of 500 words and a biography of 250 words, and an information sheet found here.

email to:

Notification of acceptance by May 31, 2021. Digital images will be expected by July 16, 2021.

What is the 3D-Con?

The National Stereoscopic Association is a non-profit organization founded in 1974, whose goals are to promote the study, collection and use of stereo photography. It has over 1,000 members. 3D-Con is traditionally the name of the NSA's annual convention, held somewhere different every year in the summertime.

What happens at a convention?

The convention has programming for the collector as well as the photographer. Among the highlights are the trade show, the stereo theater, workshops, tours, and auction, and Special Interest Meetings meetings. In addition, we hold slide and print contests and showings of stereo (3D) photography.

Convention Archives:
Current 3d-Con
2020 Virtual 3D-Con
2019 Akron, OH
2018 Cleveland, OH
2017 Irvine, CA
2016 Tulsa, OK
2015 Salt Lake City, UT
2014 Murfreesboro, TN
2013 Traverse City, MI
2012 Costa Mesa, CA
2011 Loveland, CO
2010 Huron, OH
2009 Mesa, AZ
2008 Grand Rapids, MI