TLS Annual Gathering

Call for Workshops and Poster Presenters is NOW CLOSED

Call for Workshops and Poster Presenters is NOW CLOSED

The Call for Workshop, Lecture, Mini-Session, and Poster Presentation Proposals is NOW CLOSED.  Submission deadine was March 10, 2017.  

Each year the planning committee for The Labyrinth Society Annual Gathering invites labyrinth facilitators, scholars, writers, artists, and creators to submit a written proposal and outline for a presentation or workshop to be held during the TLS Annual Gathering. Collectively, the individual presentations address an overall agenda of technical, spiritual, and experiential practice at the beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels.  

The 2017 Annual Gathering Theme

The theme of the 2017 Gathering is "Honoring the Labyrinth Environment: Co-Creating with Nature"

Our location on Bainbridge Island is at an environmental learning center that teaches about sustainability, honoring our natural world and co-existing with nature. 
This international conference will provide participants with an inspirational and educational environment where an exchange of ideas, learning, and networking can occur.

The 2017 Gathering theme is “Honoring the Labyrinth Environment: Co-Creating With Nature.” The labyrinth is a sacred container within which our varied paths can unite and inform one another. So those interested in submitting a proposal were asked to consider allowing this theme to inform what they create.

Forms and Presentation Options
The proposal forms and process are updated annually with the aim of making the experience of submitting a proposal consistently easier and more user-friendly. There are options to submit proposals for 90 minute experiential workshops, 60 minute lecture and poster presentations, and a shorter, 20 minute presentation category called "Mini Sessions." Each proposal will be reviewed "blind" by the selection committee, i.e. without the names of the presenters attached to them, which ensures that selections are made based on the quality of the proposal. 

Poster Presentation at the 2015 GatheringSimilar to previous years, a short description (or "abstract") of each accepted presentation will also be featured on the TLS members-only website after the event. This provides presenters a way of gaining recognition for their work and offers members an opportunity to review presentations after the Gathering has ended. Presenters also have the option of submitting a PDF synopsis of PowerPoint slides for publication on the TLS members-only website after the Gathering.

Proposal forms for Workshop, Lecture, Mini-Session, and Poster Presentation Proposals were due March 10, 2017. In order to be considered, the presentation proposal form and presenter information form needed to be completed in full and submitted by email attachment by closing dates.

Benefits of Presenting at the Gathering:
In addition to recognition for presenting at an international conference and the opportunity to publish seminar synopses, presenters also receive an honorarium: $100 (US) for workshops, lectures and poster presentations, and $50 (US) for ‘Mini Sessions, (co-presenters share fees). In the event of multiple presenters for one session, the honorarium will be awarded to the individual designated as the lead presenter. The lead presenter will be the individual who completes and submits the presentation proposal form. It will be up to the presenters to negotiate sharing the compensation.

Additional Important Requirements:
Presenters are responsible for providing all materials and handouts for presentations as well as laptop/LCD projector if needed for their presentation. (In some cases a small materials fee may be requested from participants when the workshop involves creation of artwork to take home.)  Some AV equipment may be available for presenter's use. Contact the 
Workshop Chair to explore available options.

By August 15th, presenters must be TLS members in good standing and registered for the Gathering. Both day rates and full conference registration are available, as well as an early bird registration discount. Though registration prices vary depending upon location and length of stay, approximate cost is $600, inclusive of meals and accommodation, plus travel fees. Please consider airfare costs before submitting a proposal in order to better estimate your total expense if accepted.  


Questions?  Contact the Workshop Chair.