Year With The Witch 2020
An Online Polytheist Conference Series
Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?
Instructions for living a life. Pay attention. Be astonished. Tell about it.
– Mary Oliver
Land, Sea, Sky Travel is pleased to announce that we will be hosting a series of online conferences, A Year with the Witch: An Online Polytheist Conference in 2020. This will be our third and best year yet. Over the course of the year, we will be hosting at seven conferences. Each conference will hold a specific theme relevant to Irish, Welsh, Gallic, and Devotional Polytheists and Magic Workers.
The conference will provide a balanced mix of hands-on, devotional, and experimental practice with academic and lore-based studies. In addition, a chat room will be provided to facilitate building friendships and meeting other polytheists. Each conference will feature at least five presenters, providing a mix of well known faces and fresh voices in polytheism today.
The conference may be accessed from any phone, tablet, or computer.
To help make it accessible to all participants, especially those who cannot commit to attending the full eight hours, a recording of the entire conference is included with your registration ticket. Participants will also receive a digital welcome packet with exciting content from each of our presenters, along with other offerings from polytheist groups, small businesses and community members. During the conference, we will be giving away items such as Kindle books, tickets to a future conference in this series, and other exciting surprises. If you own a pagan business and would like to be involved with our welcome packet or give-aways, please get in touch.
Full and partial scholarships will be offered for the conference, along with discounts for group viewing parties. Registration will be offered for free to individuals under the age of twenty-one or over the age of seventy-one.
- Flora, Fauna, & the Witch
- April 18 & 19
- Brighid: A Friend For Our Times
- May 16
- Arts & Witchcraft
- July 11 & 12
- Lugh & Cu
- August 15
- Gallic Polytheism
- October 3
- Witchcraft:Bones, Dirt and Blood
- October 18
- Sacred Sites and Holy Places
- November 21 & 22
- Gwyn ap Nudd
- December 6
Pricing and Compensation
In alignment with other Land, Sea, Sky Travel programming, we strive to be as accessible as possible. In our attempt to do this, we now offer all conferences on a sliding scale.
The following scale applies:
|$20 – $60||
|$35 – $70||
Please choose honestly where you fall on the scale. Your financial support is how Vyviane and many of our presenters, priests, hosts, and staff make their living and support their families.
If you are new to a sliding scale, or unfamiliar with the process behind it, we recommend you read the following to help you decide where you fall on the scale: http://www.wortsandcunning.com/blog/sliding-scale
The sliding scale also works best as a larger community effort. If you pay towards the bottom of the scale, consider sharing our conference to your community either online or in-person. Tweet an inspirational quote or two, or maybe even write a few sentences about what you enjoyed on social media. Be sure to tag us so your feedback gets back to us!
To apply for a scholarship, please email us a note, including why this conference is important to you, and what you hope to get out of it. There is no need to provide financial reasons for needing a scholarship. You may apply to other conferences in the future, even if you have received a scholarship from us in the past.
Wisdom of the Ages Hearth Pass: Our conferences are free to individuals under 21 or over 71 at the time of the conference.
Women of Color Hearth Pass: We would like to invite all Pagan and Polytheist Women of Color to attend our upcoming A Year with the Witch Conference Series for free of charge! To qualify you simply need to identify as a woman of color.
For either hearth pass, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and ask for your tickets. You may request a specific conference or a year long pass. We honor your voices in our community and would like to do our part to make sure we keep hearing them. This is offered regardless of financial situation.
What’s Included in All Passes
Your registration gets you into your selected online conference, held on Zoom, to watch all presentations along with opening devotionals. Standard one-day conferences include at least five presenters. Extended two-day conferences will contain at least eight presentations. Our day starts and ends with devotional prayers and offerings to Deity. The day also includes giveaways, a chat room, and interactive breaks where you can get to know others in our community. You will also receive a recording of all presentations after the conference.
We are very excited to offer a digital download welcome packet to all registered guests. The welcome packet includes all the class notes, downloadable presents from some of our presenters, and various other goodies from polytheist and pagan run businesses.
Your conference registration not only helps us fund our scholarship positions, but it also pays fair wages for our presenters, web designers, photographers, coordinators, and myself, for our time and energy. Everyone involved with this project is an Irish, Welsh, or Gaulic Polytheist, providing this work as a means of supporting our families and communities.
How to Register
To sign up, please use PayPal to send your ticket fee to email@example.com. If you would like your welcome packet and ticket sent to an email different from your PayPal email, please leave us a note on the transaction, or email me directly with your requests. All emails go to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your patience as we get this all together. If you have any questions feel free to email us.
All conferences will be held in accordance to our hospitality statement.
If you need a special accommodation or service to make our event accessible to you, please be in touch at least two weeks beforehand to secure your accommodations.