On October 25th, 2014, the Barony of Carolingia will host an Arts and Sciences Colloquium and Poster Session at the First Parish Unitarian-Universalist Church, located at 75 The Great Road in Bedford, MA.
The day is intended to provide a forum for arts and sciences researchers to gather together and share what they are learning, using all the useful tools for knowledge transfer that are available in a modern, conference-style setting.
This is an day to talk about your process, your surprising discoveries, your successes and even more importantly your fruitful and instructive failures. There is no competition and no judging – the day is designed around pure knowledge transfer.
Site will open at 10am and close at 6pm.
A more detailed Call for Presenters is below; the format of the day will be as follows:
Coffee and other beverages will be available throughout the day; a lunch is available for a separate fee and must be reserved by October 17. You are entirely welcome to bring your own lunch; there will be ample space for lunch and there are also a number of nearby eateries, both takeout and not. This is a modern-dress gathering; there will be no feast or other activities.
If you are interested in presenting, either as a lecturer or a poster contributor, please contact us.
We are inviting presentations on research topics having to do with SCA areas of study. The format is lecture-style; slides and other audio-visual tools are not only allowed but expressly encouraged. Use this opportunity to present the information that is awkward or difficult to present at a competition or in a class in a medieval setting. A question-and-answer period will be part of each presentation slot, but this is not intended as a setting for roundtables or hands-on teaching.
There are many, many possible subjects for these presentations – if you are curious as to whether your topic would be a good fit for this format, please do contact us directly and we would be delighted to discuss it.
For new presenters: we are compiling a list of volunteers who have agreed to offer advice and assistance on how to give a good presentation, how to prepare a poster, and other relevant technical skills. If you are interested in these resources – or *being* one of these resources – please let me know.
For those who are interested in a poster display rather than a lecture, the same sorts of topics are equally appropriate. Please consult our Information for the Poster Session.
We are excited to host this – please come and play!