About the Conference

A Great Event to Present Your Work

The American Academy of Religion now recognizes Pagan Studies as a legitimate field of study, thanks to the work of Cat McEarchen, Wendy Griffin, Michael York and others. This, along with an expansion of peer reviewed journals, such as, The Pomegranate and academic presses such as Alta Mira, which publish work on Pagan Studies, makes it a great time to be organizing your work to present to the academy.

This academic conference welcomes the community to be part of this effort. Embodied knowledge, practically learned knowledge, and inherited knowledge are important contributions to the epistemology of Pagan thought when viewed through the analytical lens that all knowledge is seen through in the academy. Especially this year, we are interested in the practical work that emerges from a sustainable theoretical framework. We are also interested in ways to affect the future through writings, politics, research, consciousness or other ways that you have found to think of saving the planet for future generations.

Trying to Green the Conference

We have always tried to make conscious choice in putting on the conference. We do not use Styrofoam and I (Kahena) personally recycle all the cans and water bottles. We use a local independent bakery for our morning pastries and a local independent restaurant for our Saturday lunch. This year we hope you will help by bringing your own coffee cup/water bottle. Of course, we will still provide cups, etc. but would like a lighter carbon footprint. We encourage everyone who can, to carpool. Thank you.

Board of Directors

Kahena Viale, Conference Director

Jeffrey Albaugh, Program Manager

Alfred Surenyan, Keynote Coordinator

William Blumberg, Operations Manager

Angela Pearson, Public Relations


Herleena Hunt

Arzl Johnson