BayMoot 2021

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

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November 6, 2021 - 9:00 am EDT

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November 6, 2021 - 5:00 pm EDT

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First Presbyterian Church of Berkeley, 2407 Dana St, Berkeley, CA 94704   View map

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.

To connect with the BayMoot organizers and community before and after the event, please join us on Facebook:

Registration

This hybrid event includes options for local or online attendance. All attendees will have archive access to recorded presentations.

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.

Call for Papers, Panels, and Presentations

Submit your paper, panel, or presentation proposal (under 200 words)  at this link by October 27th. Local presenters will have access to audio/visual, but must bring their own devices and connection cables.

Call for Papers

In support of our 2021 theme, “Sacrifice,” our call for flash-paper presentations (less than fifteen minutes in length) this year seeks moving explorations into this human experience of loss, both willingly given and imposed upon us. History and literature are overflowing with stories of sacrifice, from religiously-motivated acts of renunciation and offering across the belief spectrum, to those aroused by love—of family, friends, lovers, countries, and causes. How will your words help turn the gem on this ubiquitous human experience?

Call for Discussion Panels

If you and a couple of friends or colleagues would like to generate a dialogue about a topic falling under our broad theme of “Sacrifice,” we encourage you to submit a discussion panel proposal. Discussion panel proposals should include the names of each panel member and a description of the panel topic.

Call for Creative Presentations

In addition to paper presentations and panel discussions, there will also be room for short, original creative presentations (less than fifteen minutes in length) exploring our theme of “Sacrifice.” While papers and discussions can help elucidate this topic, often the most poignant explorations come from the least prosy sources.

These presentations may include:

  • Original creative writing, such as poetry or short fiction.
  • Performances of original musical compositions.
  • Display and discussion of original works of visual art.

Creative Presentation proposals should provide a short description of the presentation including genre, medium, technical requirements, and connection to the symposium’s theme, as well as a sample of the creator’s work in the same genre/medium.

Parking and Transportation: information forthcoming!

Lodging:

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.

Food

Due to health regulations, food will not be allowed in the venue, but there are 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)
• Mount Everest Restaurant (Nepali/Indian)
• Kiraku (Japanese)
• Berkeley Thai House
• Café Mezzo (Soups, salads, sandwiches)
• Top Dog (Hot Dogs)
• Koja Kitchen (Korean)
• Café Durant (Mexican)

 

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