Thank you for considering presenting at the conference. In the interest of not wasting anyone’s valuable time, we’d like to provide some logistical information immediately.
First, we are a small conference, with a very high presenter to attendee ratio, so with the exception of invited VIP presenters, we cannot afford to provide accommodations, travel subsidies, or even completely free admission. A discounted admission will be offered to presenters who have classes accepted. If your circumstances make these terms unacceptable, we regret that we will not be able to accept your presentation.
A maximum of 2 classes (lecture, workshop, ritual, etc.) per presenter will be accepted to guarantee that our presenters have time to participate in the rest of the conference, and to give our attendees as varied a set of classes as possible. Panel discussions are not included in this maximum. Presenters new to Changing Times, Changing Worlds may be limited to a single class their first year, at the discretion of the selection committee.
Each class accepted will give you a 30% discount off the at the door admission rate. One class = 30% off. Two classes = 60% off. You will be notified by email when the Selection Committee has made a decision, and a discount code for the registration form will be provided.
The Selection Committee consists of the following:
- Maryalyce Merritt, Conference Chair
- Tchipakkan Taylor, Conference Chair emeritus and founder
- Jane Sibley, Conference Chair emeritus and founder
- Kathryn Smith, Programming and Scheduling
- Willow Diana, past presenter
- Emerald Kat, past presenter
Deadlines for submission are:
- Round 1 – June 1
- Round 2 – July 15 (if slots remain after round 1)
The committee will meet and make decisions on the programming submitted by the respective deadlines, and will notify you within 2 weeks. Factors that will be considered include:
- Relevance to this year’s conference theme, “Feeding our Fires in a time of Need”
- Balance relative to previously accepted programming (i.e. if we have already accepted 2 classes related to tarot, we are unlikely to accept a 3rd because we want a broad range of programming.)
- History with the conference.
- This is not an exhaustive list, and other factors may also be evaluated.
We encourage you to submit up to 4 classes which you might like to teach. From those we will pick a maximum of two. When completing the proposal form, please provide a detailed description of the classes, not just a title and a one-line teaser. We need to understand what you propose to make a good decision about whether to accept it or not.