Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Academic Stream : Revised Deadline for Papers

The deadline for submitting an academic paper to the academic stream for peer review has been revised to April 1st. Thanks to everyone who has already submitted a paper so far.

The call for academic papers can be found on our website. Please remember that you don't need to be affiliated with a university of post-secondary institution to submit to the academic stream, and we encourage "armchair", amateur or retired academics. If you have a good 'meaty' or scholarly topic that you'd like to present at the conference, write up a quick 250-word summary and send it along to us!

Also, if you know any Pagan academics or academics that study Paganism, please forward the call to them! We're finding that even though our Call for Papers has gone out to over 400 department heads and department secretaries across the country, the information isn't always filtering down to professors and students. Help us spread the word!

Finally, if you are an a Pagan academic or academic studying Paganism, please join our "Call for Papers" mailing list so that you don't miss future calls for papers or reminders about deadlines. You can signup here.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Travel Subsidies for GG Toronto 2012

We are looking forward to seeing people from all across Canada. We understand that there may be constrictions to travelling from a distance and therefore the Gaia Gathering has set up a travel fund to help subsidize travel expenses with preferences is given from participants coming from the north or remote areas and to those traveling furthest to get the conference.
If you wish to contribute some funds to the travel subsidy fund, please indicate it on the registration form. Even a couple of extra dollars will go far in assisting someone from far away to attend the conference, and this will make this truly a national event.
To apply for the travel subsidy, we will need (you can put this into an email):
1. A written request for travel assistance, including where you are from.
2. An explanation for your need.
3. How you will be helping the conference by attending (panel presenter, presenting a paper in the academic/scholar stream, etc.).
4. How your local community, clan, grove etc. will benefit from you attending Gaia Gathering.
5. A written budget outlining costs to attend the conference. (Subsidies range from 100 - 300 dollars depending on the number of applicants for the conference year)
When you apply does count. Deadline for applications is March 20th of the conference year.
Decisions for awarding subsidy to applications will be made by end of the month.
For more information, or to send in our application for travel subsidy, please contact us at