WELCOME TO THE MYSTIC SOUL CONFERENCE!
2020 THEME: SAVOR
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SAVOR is this year's theme for The Mystic Soul Conference. We continue to center POC & QTPOC at the intersections of spirituality, activism and healing as is the mission and ethos of The Mystic Soul Project. This year we are engaging everything having to do with SAVORing.
Imagine a sensory explosion of feeling, tasting, scent and touch - in all the ways that might manifest. We will engage embodiment, the arts, activism, spirituality and healing through the lens of SAVORING.
This year, at the conference, we will also launch our first annual MYSTIC SOUL ANTHOLOGY: SAVOR by Mystic Soul Press at the conference! More details on how to pre-order your copy of SAVOR before the conference.
If you wish to submit something for consideration in the anthology please see the submission form HERE.
Our conference this year will also fall on the weekend of CHICAGO PRIDE which we are very excited about!
The Mystic Soul Project, a nonprofit whose aim is to center People of Color (POC) at the intersections of mysticism, activism and healing we engage again with those themes as a national and international community as we conference together again.
WHERE, WHEN & WHY:
We will gather in the Humboldt Park neighborhood of Chicago, at the amazing Chicago High School of the Arts, and re-member our wholeness as a way to find our truest spiritual, healing and actionable center of who we are, internally and in the world. We are living into chaotic, traumatic and tumultuous times and with that requires the knowledge of our own deepest spiritual truths, and the belief that together we can find our path to healing. We hope to engage with those visions and realities together from Thursday, June 25th to Saturday, June 27th.
NEW ATTENDEES: APPLICATIONS FOR ATTENDANCE:
If you wish to join us for the first time at the conference please fill out the conference application HERE. Once your application has been reviewed you will get an email with further information from the application review team. If you have been given admission to the conference that email will include a link to the registration page for the conference.
PREVIOUS ATTENDEE REGISTRATION:
IF YOU ARE a previous attendee (or accepted applicant) of the conference this year you will be able to register directly at the EVENTBRITE page for the conference. You will need the code for registration, however, to be able to register. All previously accepted/attendees for the conference from 2018 and 2019 should have received an emailed link and registration code via email. If you have not received the code and you were previously accepted to attend the conference please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
EVENTBRITE registration page can be found HERE.
When you click TICKETS you will be asked for a PROMO code to see the ticket options. Put in the CODE given to you in your email and you will have access to all the ticket options. EARLY BIRD TICKETS AVAILABLE THROUGH NOVEMBER 15, 2019!
MAIN CONFERENCE TICKET PRICES:
EARLY BIRD RATES - Through NOVEMBER 15, 2019
Early Bird General Admission: $179.00
Early Bird General Admission + Mystic Soul Prom: $199.00
Early Bird Student & Activist Admission: $119.00
Early Bird Student/Activist Admission + Mystic Soul Prom: $139.00
PRICES After NOVEMBER 15, 2019
General Admission: $199.00
General Admission + Mystic Soul Prom: $229.00
Student & Activist Admission: $139.00
Student/Activist Admission + Mystic Soul Prom: $169.00
PRE-CONFERENCE EVENTS: Fees Coming Soon
Wednesday, June 24, 2020
MYSTIC SOUL FILM FESTIVAL
MYSTIC SOUL PRESS PUBLISHING DAY
Sunday, June 26, 2020
Mystic Soul @ CHICAGO PRIDE PARADE
MYSTI C SOUL PROM DETAILS:
Date: Friday, June 24, 2020
LOCATION: Chicago, IL (more details soon)
Food & Drink included with MYSTIC SOUL PROM registration cost of $30.
Our evening reception is lovingly nicknamed "Mystic Soul Prom." When you register to attend the conference you will have an option to select a ticket for the MYSTIC SOUL PROM, if you choose. It is a time of unabashed joy and celebration for the Mystic Soul Community!
OUR INCLUSIVE ETHOS:
*This conference is POC-centered, Trans/Queer Inclusive , Spiritually Inclusive & welcoming to all who are willing and able to be welcoming to all.*
CONFERENCE SITE ACCESSIBILITY & INCLUSIVITY:
We are very excited to announce that our conference site host, The Chicago High School of the Arts, which we might just be in love with, was specifically selected because it's alignment around ethos - which includes expression of self, prioritization and care for POC-communities and in their building full accessibility with elevator access to each floor and ramps for the main auditorium as well as handicap access and parking on-site both in back of the school and secondary lots across the street. Also, each floor has gender neutral bathrooms.
See this LOVELY LOGISTICS DOC from 2019 with some basics on flight and local details, housing and food options in the area! Further content for 2020 coming soon!
We are working very hard at The Mystic Soul Project and in this conference to engage with decolonizing the structures and formats we have all become used to -- in faith and in our social structures. The existing format for most conferences function on a very Western model of both mindset, learning process, and communal engagement. It is often very much a talking-at process of information offered and passively being received. There is also a distinct line between who is the teacher and expert, and who is the learner and student. This conference will continue to engage with methods of deconstructing this existing framework and engaging with practices and means of community-building which are more authentic to a POC-centered and indigenously reclaimed process of learning. We want to engage in creative and storytelling practices which allow for a reclaiming of stories and sharing of self. We want to have more communal and interactive dialogues - and while information will be offered we hope it will also feel like mutually participatory space. We look forward to engaging in this process with you!