Cross-posted from the Secular Women Work site.
Skepticon has just announced that it’s open for workshop proposals for this year.
Workshops are held on the Friday day of Skepticon from 10:00am until 4:00pm.
Click here to fill out our application form to be a workshopper at Skepticon 8!
That’s not all! We’re excited to announce that we will be partnering with the amazing women over at Secular Woman Work to bring you an entire track of workshops presented by even more awesome ladies! Want to be a part of their exclusive workshop track? Drop them a line at: [email protected] to get in on what is sure to be our best workshop lineup yet.
Oh, hey. What’s that? Yes, Secular Women Work will be organizing a set of workshops at Skepticon. That means hands-on practical skill-building and group discussions sharing solutions to common activist problems–all brought to you by experienced activists who are women or genderqueer. There’s a lot of experience and skill in this movement, and we want to celebrate it by putting it to work making us all better activists.
Who will you see presenting in the Secular Women Work track at Skepticon? What topics will be covered? Frankly, we don’t know yet. We don’t know who will be there. We don’t know what their strengths are. What we do know is that there is never any shortage of talent at Skepticon, nor any shortage of generosity. We pledge to find you skilled activists who will deliver well-structured workshops for you to learn from.
(If you happen to be one of those activists with an idea for a topic, and you’ll be at Skepticon on Friday, please use the Secular Women Work email above to let us know. Even if you’ve never put together a workshop before, please contact us. We helped more than one presenter at our conference structure their workshop, and they all went well.)
Why should you trust us to find you good workshops? Here’s what people had to say about our conference last month.
And while most of the workshops weren’t live-tweeted and none were filmed (to allow people to be open to trying new things and making mistakes), you can see what people had to say about individual workshops as well: Set 1, Set 2, Set 3, and Set 4. We did well setting up the conference, and we know even more having pulled it off.
Also, for this event, Secular Women Work doesn’t need to raise funding, because Skepticon will be covering the facility costs, printing, etc. Skepticon, on the other hand, always needs funding to bring you the great event they deliver each year. Consider helping them out if you can.