What To Expect As A Speaker
Do I need speaking experience to talk at NOTOCON?
Definitely not! While NOTOCON is a great place to see your favorite well-known Thelemic speakers, we are actively looking for new voices and perspectives to provide a diverse and inclusive culture.
How long do the sessions need to be?
We’re looking for both traditional presentations and also ideas for things that may be more hands-on, such as workshops or rituals. These sessions can last for 45 minutes, 75 minutes, or 105 minutes. You may choose to use part of this time for Q&A or use your whole allotted timeslot to focus on the topic.
Do I have to present a lecture (with slides and everything)?
Not at all! Everyone learns differently, and not every topic is appropriate to be taught using a “standard” presentation method. If you have an idea for something hands-on or more interactive, please propose it!
What if I don’t feel like what I have to present will be valuable?
Even discussing your personal experiences and how they relate to the magick you do is an important point of view, and your siblings should be able to share in that with you! Part of the magic of NOTOCON is connecting with people, and you may forge new relationships and give an important perspective that we’re not hearing from anyone else.
Are there benefits to being a speaker at NOTOCON?
In addition to getting to talk in front of the NOTOCON attendees, there are compensations available that assist with the costs of the hotel and the conference registration for those who are selected.