Presentation Submissions

Presentation Submissions are open for 2020!

Deadlines: We accept proposals until September 1st. Everyone will receive a response to their proposal by October 1st.

Information for 2020:
~ All presenters will be paid a $100 presentation fee.
~ There will be three (3) classes scheduled at the same time, please read the difference between Lecture and Workshop style classes below.
~ There will be four panel discussions, you may be asked to join one or more of them.
~ Presentation proposals that offer handout materials will be given priority during the selection process.

Topic Tracks:
Speak at the  Northwest Tarot Symposium! Presentations are held Friday afternoon/evening and all day Saturday and Sunday.  We are currently accepting presentation proposals. There are three tracks for the symposium and we are looking for topics that fit into each of these:

Novice Track – Learner / Beginner Topics – this track includes all of the beginning topics, special interest, deck/system specific, general divination, etc.

Adept Track – Intermediate / Advanced Topics – and this one’s for the those that want the next level and all “beyond basics” topics, etc.

Master Track –  Professional, Tarot / Oracle Deck Creators and Author Topics – all topics related to creating decks, writing books, the creative process, reading professionally, how-to, business resources, etc.

Class Types:
We have two types of classes offered for 2020: Lectures (PowerPoint presentations for up to 75 attendees) and Workshops (hands-on activity based classes for up to 75 attendees).

Lecture PowerPoint Presentations: These classes are focused on lecture topics and the rooms will be equipped with a screen and projector. A classroom style layout is used with tables and chairs. We highly recommend including activities and handouts in the lecture style presentations.

Hands-on Activity Workshops: These classrooms will be equipped with a screen and projector. A classroom style layout is used with tables and chairs. We highly recommend including handouts. This type of class is focused on hands-on activities such as exchanging tarot readings, learning card layouts, creative projects, games, and other forms of interactive learning.

Proposal Submissions:
All submissions are juried in to ensure a wide variety in topics and presentation styles. Presentation lengths are 80 minutes, please keep this in mind when submitting your workshop for consideration. You may submit multiple presentations and/or class types (lecture and/or workshop) We also strongly encourage handout materials to accompany your class.

Compensation: Presenters will receive free entry to the conference (this does NOT include the Friday Extension, Monday Extension, or meals), and a small presenter fee.

Submission Form

Please use this form to submit your presentation proposal for the Northwest Tarot Symposium.

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Presenter Information

Presentation Details

PowerPoint lecture presentation classrooms are equipped with a screen, projector, microphone, podium, and set-up with tables and chairs. Activity workshops are in a boardroom and setup for group activities with a large table and chairs.

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