NOTICE: registration is closed. There will be no walk-in registration.
The 2010 conference (our first biennial multi-day conference) of ASWM will be held April 23 to 25 at Kirkridge Retreat Center, Bangor, PA. Our theme is “The Green Goddess.”
Keynote speakers include Max Dashu of Suppressed Histories with one of her tour de force presentations on female icons, Cristina Eisenberg (a wolf biologist who is actively engaged in ecological restoration that supports sustainability of wildlife communities and of the human spirit), Dr. Ann Filemyr on healing from the nature/culture divide, and Cristina Biaggi on the Great Goddess as a green goddess, through the lens of art and history.
We will honor Margot Adler with our first Demeter Award for Leadership in Women’s Spirituality, and will also bestow our first Kore Award for Best Dissertation in Goddess Studies.
Lydia Ruyle’s inspiring goddess banners will grace the meeting space, and she will offer a workshop.
Our film festival will host the world premiere of “Pink Smoke Over the Vatican,” about the ordination of Catholic women priests, and will feature ethnologist Sabine Jell-Bahlson’s films on Mammywata.
Topics include lady of the beasts, publishing goddess scholarship, spiritual geometry and the goddess, archaeomythology, the divine feminine as vortex, finding your sacred language, the wheel of the year as spiritual psychology, frog mysteries, and much more.
In addition to papers, panels and workshops, the ASWM conference will feature a number of performances. Poet Annie Finch will do a masked reading; novelist Elizabeth Cunningham will read from her Maeve novels; storyteller Diane Wolkstein will present her new work on Kuan-Yin; singer Ruth Barrett will perform a “concert for Gaia.” And Denise DeLuise will perform and teach the tarantella, a women’s ritual dance!
Requests for general information should be sent to Sid Reger at goldcrow47 @ comcast.net (note, to avoid spam the address listed here includes a space before and after the @ sign, which you’ll need to delete).
The 2010 conference will take place at the beautiful Kirkridge Retreat Center, atop the Pocono mountain ridges near the Delaware Water Gap. Kirkridge is located about 90 minutes from both New York City and Philadelphia.
Here are distances and Kirkridge directions.
See below for cancellation policy.
Interested in Carpooling?
We encourage it! Indicate on the registration form if you are interested in carpooling, and we’ll add you to our carpool yahoogroup.
- No refund of dues.
- Cancellation before March 15: refund of conference registration, housing and meal fee, less $50.
- Cancellation between March 15 and March 28: refund less $100.
- Cancellation March 29 through April 8: refund less $150.
- Cancellation April 9 or after, no refund.
- Registration closes April 15; if you are paying by check we need your check by April 15. No on-site registration.