We are just over two weeks from the start of OrbitCon. That means we need to get the information submitted for our panels. I’ve talked to lots of you about some great panels (supporting the people doing the work in the secular movement, fan art and representation, just to tease a couple). Now we need the details to get everything scheduled and set up ahead of time.
You don’t have to have talked to me about your idea to submit your proposal, just fill out our form to give us information on the panel and panelists by noon Central time on Wednesday April 4. We look forward to hearing from you!
What is OrbitCon?
OrbitCon is an online conference run by The Orbit. It’s modeled after FtBconscience, Freethought Blogs’ series of conferences. The first OrbitCon will be April 13-15 and will feature panel discussions held via Google Hangout and preserved on YouTube. We’d like to take this opportunity to invite you to submit one or more panel proposals for the conference.
Panels should broadly fit The Orbit’s themes of atheism, activism, and culture and our identity as a social justice network. That doesn’t mean they have to be super serious, solemn discussions. We’re anticipating a music “panel” that includes performance, and we’ll be shocked if we don’t have panels on Steven Universe and Black Panther.
Attendees need only access to YouTube. Panelists need only a webcam, internet access, and a quiet place to record for an hour. We’ll provide technical support to make participation possible. We particularly welcome conversations the atheist and secular humanist movements aren’t already having and those that benefit audiences who aren’t able to travel to traditional conferences.
If you have a panel idea check out our sign-up form to find out what information we need from you.
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