Monday, February 6, 2012

Call for Panels and Workshops

Panels and Roundtable Discussions

The focus of Gaia Gathering is knowledge-sharing through panel and roundtable discussions. These are determined collectively through discussions on our Yahoogroup, blog and Facebook page, as well as through discussion in the host city community. We invite you to join the discussion. To give you an idea of what we’ve done in previous conferences, some examples of past discussions can be found here, here and here.


In the last couple of years people have been asking for workshops to be included in the program in addition to panels and roundtables. We listened and we have included programming space for several workshops for Toronto in 2012.
Workshop topics should pertain to Paganism. The topic can be theoretical, practical, or a combination of both. We especially welcome topics pertaining to specialised knowledge or skills that may not be widely available in various Canadian Pagan Communities. Gaia Gathering offers a unique opportunity for people to hold these skills and knowledge to share them with peers from across the country, who can then bring them home to their communities.

Workshops proposals must be submitted by March 20th, 2012 to and should include the following information:
  1. Name of presenter(s)
  2. Geographic location of presenter(s)
  3. Contact information
  4. Title of presentation
  5. A 75-150 word summary of the workshop
  6. Bios for the presenter(s)
  7. Details of your experience presenting this workshop in the past and/or specifics about what makes you qualified to present the workshop.
  8. A brief explanation of why you want to present the workshop and who you expect to benefit from it.
  9. Any scheduling restrictions (ie, if you’re only arriving Saturday morning)

Please note that we have limited programming slots available for workshop. Workshops will be selected by a committee based on the uniqueness of the presentation and the broadness of its appeal.

Workshop proposals should be submitted by e-mail to
Please feel free to direct questions and comments to

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