Women & Spirituality Conference

Call for Proposals for the 2024 Conference – IS OPEN only until midnight tonight!

Please use the form below to submit your proposals for the upcoming conference.

Please note: Proposals will be accepted until Midnight on May 31st, 2024 for the upcoming fall conference, October 5th & 6th, 2024.

Workshop proposal acceptance letters will be sent by email by June 10, 2024. Everyone who submits a proposal will be notified if accepted or declined.

Who Should Apply
We invite you to submit a proposal on any aspect of spirituality, personal or planetary healing. Our theme this year is “Flow” How do we get there and how do we stay there once we’ve found the threads of our purpose – reason for living – how do we stay in alignment during the tides of life, juggling personal, professional bondaries remaining true to ourselves and our purpose?

Our Story
Throughout the 40 years of conferences, our purpose has always been to bring together people of diverse spiritual, cultural and ethnic backgrounds to share traditions, respecting and celebrating our similarities and differences. We continue this tradition today and emphasize no one spirituality or religion.

Formats Accepted
We welcome a variety of formats: formal paper presentations, round table discussions, activities, experiential, demonstration and discussion. If your workshop is child-friendly or appropriate for teens, please indicate that in your proposal, otherwise we will expect all workshops to be adults-only and will be noted in programming as such. Activities that celebrate spirituality are encouraged, including worship services and rituals. Please review the conference history pages (found under the ‘Archives’ tab) for previous workshops.

In an effort to provide maximum accessibility for all participants, your willingness to repeat your workshop is appreciated! We will attempt to the best of our abilities to honor all requests made for room requirements, thank you for your flexibility on this. For the first time in conference history we will be able to offer a small stipend to presenters! A $100 payment for each workshop will be offered to offset your costs of travel, lodging, etc. Please note, if you are co-leading a workshop you will only receive one payment for each workshop.

All classroom spaces at the St. Mary’s U of MN Cascade Meadows campus are fully equipped with computer access, podiums, white boards, etc. You are not required to use any of this equipment but it is there if you need it. If your workshop is selected we will review your needs and have everything in place for you ahead of time. If you have a powerpoint or similar presentation, please use a USB flash drive. It is the responsibility of each presenter to provide any handouts or supplies needed for your workshop, though we may have a small budget to assist with this on a case by case basis. All presenters will have a volunteer assigned to them to assist with any technological or other issues throughout your workshop session.

Please note that proselytizing (attempting to convert others to your viewpoint) will not be tolerated, nor is using your workshop only as a means to sell a product or business. If you have a product to sell or business to promote, we welcome you to apply for a vendor space, vendor applications will be opening May 7, 2023. Workshops are meant to teach, heal, inspire or to guide and create community.

PLEASE REVIEW THE PROPOSAL FORM AND GATHER ALL YOUR INFORMATION BEFORE STARTING, THE FORM MAY NOT SAVE YOUR WORK! YOU MUST ENTER ALL YOUR INFORMATION AND CLICK THE SUBMIT BUTTON. YOU WILL RECEIVE A POP UP STATING THAT YOUR PROPOSAL WAS RECEIVED. CHECK YOUR POP-UP BLOCKER! THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE!

Proposal for Workshop

Submit your workshop proposal for consideration.

Your Name(Required)
Address(Required)
Email(Required)
Co-Presenter's Name (if applicable)
Co-Presenter's Address (if applicable)
Co-Presenter's Email (if applicable)
Type of Workshop(Required)
Briefly explain if your workshop is intended for those with no background to your topic or for those with some prior knowledge or experience. Is this workshop child-friendly, all ages or limited to adults only?
Please provide a brief summary. If your proposal is accepted, this (or a slightly edited version) will be used on the website, social media posts and in the conference brochure.
Please include a brief summary of your relevant experience or qualifications, including any links to websites or social media pages.
Please include a brief summary of relevant experience or qualifications, including links to websites or social media pages.
Have you presented at a previous Women & Spirituality Conference?(Required)
Recording Session (Check all that apply.)(Required)
Are you willing to have your session be recorded? We recognize that in order to provide a safe container for some content, some sessions are not suitable for being recorded. Please indicate this in your workshop description. *Willingness to be recorded will NOT affect your workshop chances of being accepted.*
Explain the purpose, activities and organization of your workshop; this should be a complete description including time breakdown and detailed outline of information, activities and projects.
Workshop Session Preferences(Required)
Check one or more options or if any option will work, check ‘No preference.’
Would you consider offering your workshop more than once?(Required)
Room preferences (check all that apply).(Required)
If available, preferred space would be:(Required)
Are there any special accommodations that you or your co-presenter or your intended audience may need? (Please be specific.)