We are now seeking proposals for panels. While panels relating to this year’s theme of Fate, Fortune, and the Universe at Play are welcome, any topic will be considered. As opposed to workshops, panels offer the chance to examine common problems from different perspectives.
Panels are best when specific, rather that “Shamanism” we would try to have four shaman discuss different ways to approach soul retrieval, healing, world walking, energy clearing etc., rather than “Healing” we might try Healing the Healer, or Healing Chronic Diseases, rather than Rites of Passage, pick one like some aspect of Birth, Death or Aging. You may also request us to revisit topics from previous years conferences: Indigeny, Paganism and Social Change, Teaching Children about Magick, Divination, Reading for Yourself, What if your Ancestors are A**holes?, Art as a Spiritual Practice, (check Panels in Previous Conferences)
Once the Programming Committee receives suggestions, the decision making process begins. Each idea is looked at in terms of probable interest to the attendees, available panel members, and whether the topic has been presented previously. Multiple panels that are on similar topics (like book panels) may be suggested, but which ever one shows the best response will be run.