Registration is now open for our 2012 National Conference, “Creating the Chalice: Imagination and Integrity in Goddess Studies.” (See the registration page to register and, if you like, become a member.)
The conference takes place May 11-12, at the Holiday Inn Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco. We have a block of rooms reserved at a group rate; see link to Holiday Inn FW.
We are excited to present a rich and varied program this year. Some of our panel topics include:
- Cultural Appropriation
- Mother-Daughter Mythology
- Place Wisdom
- Young Adult Fiction
- Womanism, Goddess Studies, and Women’s Spirituality
- Visual Arts
- Matriarchal Studies
- Women in Publishing
Our keynote speakers are Miriam Robbins Dexter, Judy Grahn, and Ana Castillo. There will also be a special presentation by our 2012 Demeter Award winner, Charlene Spretnak. We will also have as a special panelist Dr. Heide Goertner-Abendroth, founder of Modern Matriarchal Studies. And we will present the winners of the Kore Award for Best Dissertation in Women and Mythology, and the Sarasvati Awards for Best Published Fiction and Non-fiction Books.
As in our past conference and symposia, we will feature selected films that are relevant to issues in women’s experiences, feminisms, and mythology. We will also include workshops that permit the integration of body-mind wisdom.
We will again feature a lively networking luncheon, with opportunities to meet other participants to discuss such topics as academic careers, ritual, issues for graduate students, and the performing and visual arts. We will have a Book Fair and Marketplace for arts and crafts.
Friday evening’s entertainment is coordinated by faculty members from the California Institute of Integral Studies and the Institute for Transpersonal Psychology.
Remember that the Matriarchal Studies Day takes place in the same location, on May 10—the day before our conference begins! We hope that you will be able to attend both events for a long weekend of stimulating and inspiring presentations.
Keep checking back–in a few weeks we will announce the schedule.
About the chalice: see Susan’s work at www.SweetwaterPottery.biz