-I’d like to submit a presentation -- how do I do that?
Unfortunately the call for presentations took place in the summer of 2020, and we are no longer accepting submissions. However, if you are interested in contributing a piece for our blog, for example in dialogue with one of the panels or issues raised by a presentation,please reach out to us at email@example.com.
-How do I register for your conference?
There is no need to register for the conference; content will be made available on our website and updated weekly, beginning January 30th, 2021. Content will not be removed; we plan to maintain the website as an archive of resources for activists, researchers, practitioners, and people with lived experience of mental distress and non-normative states.
-Where do I buy tickets?
There are no tickets; access is free. We are however raising $15,000 in funds through aGoFundMe campaign to cover our expenses, and suggest a donation of $5-10 per event (or $75-150 for the entire conference series of approximately 15 events).
-How do I donate?
Thislinkwill take you directly to our GoFundMe campaign. We also have more information on our conference expenses and how we will allocate the funds we raise on ourDONATE page.
-Are any of the panels live, or are there other live events?
No, none of the panels are live, and we will not be hosting any live events. Panels of pre-recorded video presentations and discussions will be released weekly, beginning Saturday January 30th and continuing every Saturday through April 2021. Read about our conference format in detail here, including how we have incorporated opportunity for audience participation.
-How do I access the conference schedule of events?
The conference schedule ishere. Our first video release is Saturday January 30th, 2021, but if you miss it (or any other event) no worries -- you’ll find the content is still available on the website, on the page for that event.
-How do I stay updated on what’s happening each week?
We also invite you to follow our conferenceBLOG, where we will post weekly updates about our events as well as further reflections on the conference content.
-I have questions and reflections to share with the speakers -- how do I do that?
We have created a number of ways for audience to share questions and comments:
-For the presentation panels, a form to collect audience questions and comments will be available on each event page for one week (Saturday-Friday) after the video release of the presentations. See the panel event (or schedule) webpages to access these forms. -For the 3 discussion panels, forms to collect audience questions and comments are currently open and will remain available until the dates listed on the pages for these events. -If you would like to offer a longer reflection, please reach out to us to discuss posting a video or written piece to our blog.
-I have questions, comments, and/or feedback for the organizers. How do I get in touch?
Please see ourCONTACTpage, where we offer several ways for you to be in touch with us: -Our conference email address -A form for anonymous feedback -A form for general questions, comments, and inquiries that allows you to share your name and email