Join Signum University and the Mythgard Institute on Saturday, November 6, 2021, for our third annual BayMoot. This hybrid event will again take place at First Presbyterian Church of Berkeley in Berkeley, California.
Join us for a dynamic discussion on this year’s theme, “Sacrifice,” for which Dr. Corey Olsen will again be joining as the guest of honor and keynote speaker.
This hybrid event includes options for local or online attendance. All attendees will have archive access to recorded presentations.
This event takes place from 9am to 5pm in local Berkeley, California time (Pacific Daylight Saving); click for the accurate local time.
COVID-19 information — Due to the expected size of this indoor event, masks will be required, but vaccination is not required. In order to preserve all attendee’s safety, no food or drink will be allowed inside the building.
On the day of the event and prior to entering the building, all local attendees are required to fill out this health screening. Following current Berkeley COVID policies, masks are required for attendees but presenters may be unmasked during their presentations. Proof of vaccination is not required but attendees need to sign in/self-verify upon entry.
Broad Schedule Outline — Scroll down for the detailed presentation schedule.
8:30 AM: Doors to Channing Gate side entrance open/in-person sign in
9:00 AM: Presentations Begin
12:00 PM: Lunch
1:00 PM: Presentations Resume
5:00 PM: Wrap-up and farewell
Remote Attendees: Access the presentations through ZOOM and the link will
be emailed to you prior to the event. If you don’t see it in your email, please
check your spam folder!
Parking: The most convenient parking is located across the street (Channing Way) from the campus at the Telegraph-Channing Garage: 2450 Durant Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704, open Saturdays from 7am to 11pm.
Lunch: Due to health regulations, group meals will not be allowed in the venue, but attendees may bring their own lunch and there are also several great restaurants nearby. Check out downtown food options on Eater. From that list, the Moot organizers recommend the following:
1951 Coffee Company (open till 3pm and next to the campus)
Mount Everest Restaurant (Nepali/Indian)
Berkeley Thai House
Café Mezzo (Soups, salads, sandwiches)
Top Dog (Hot Dogs)
Koja Kitchen (Korean)
Café Durant (Mexican)
Nearby Accommodations: There are several hotels nearby. Two options attendees may wish to consider are:
• Berkeley City Club — If “historic” or “charming” appeal to you in a hotel, this is your place. Less than a 5 minute walk from our venue, the Berkeley City Club’s beautiful interior includes plenty of space for groups to sit for post-Moot discussions. However, be advised that your room will not include TV or A/C.
• Graduate Center — Lively and vibrant, the Graduate Center is only a 10 minute walk from First Presbyterian Church of Berkeley.
To connect with the BayMoot organizers and community before and after the event, please join us on Facebook:
- BayMoot Facebook page for more information and updates.
- BayMoot Discussion Group page for attendees, presenters, and fans of BayMoot.
8:30 Channing Gate Side Door opens
9:00 Session I: Eric Rauscher: “We had nothing to say to each other?”
10:00 Session II: Live reading and group discussion
11:00 Session III: Alyssa House-Thomas: “A Call for Gentle Treatment: Applicability in “Leaf by Niggle” for Our Divided World”
1:00 Session IV: Pilar Barrera Wey: “Oscar Wilde’s Fairy Tales: Cautionary Tales or Christian Allegory?”
2:00 Session V: Social Game: Which team’s character made the greater sacrifice?
3:00 Session VI: Live reading and group discussion
4:00 Session VII: Alyssa House-Thomas: The Ogre (Tóth-Wael)
Note: For assistance call Baymoot Volunteer Doc Singles at 615.775.8907
Note: After the Conference we may gather at a local venue (TBD) with adequate indoor seating for our group (a 6pm sunset makes it too chilly for outdoor seating). If we are not able to do due to unforeseen circumstances, or you prefer to eat elsewhere for whatever reason, there are plenty of dining options in the immediate vicinity.
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