Would you like to be a presenter at the Omo Obatala Egbe’s
18th Annual International Orisa Conference?
We encourage you to submit a presentation proposal!
Deadline for submission: Monday, February 11, 2014.
Please submit form below via email to ConferenceChair@omoobatalaegbe.org with Subject Line: “Presenter 2015”
The 18th Annual International Orisa Conference will be held on Friday, October 30, 2015-Sunday, November 1, 2015 at the Hudson Valley Resort and Spa in Kerkonshon, NY. Each session will be 1 hour. Presenters should leave ample time for questions. Researchers wishing to present should include case studies and abstracts involving their studies, if possible.
The Theme for this year:
“Water + Iron: Sacred Feminine & Masculine Energy in Yoruba Cosmology”
Description of the Conference: Via interactive workshops, lectures, panel discussions, and performances, we explore cultural and spiritual elements/tools that mirror and instruct us on the nature and function of feminine and masculine energy in Yoruba cosmology, philosophy, ritual, and life. Through close reflection on aspects of our tradition, such as Odu, Ayan/Anya, Gelede, Ifa, Iyami, Aje and elements of nature, primarily Water and Earth, that are considered to perform feminine functions in the creation of Life and Ritual, we hope to deepen our collective relationship to and understanding of sacred Feminine and Masculine energy. In keeping with a major organizing principle of Yoruba spiritual practice and social mores, Balance, we consider the nature and function of the Feminine in the context of constructive relationship with the Masculine in our tradition.
The committee is particularly interested in presentations focused on the following topics represented across the Diaspora as it relates to Orisa traditions from Candomble, Lukumi, Tradtional Nigerian, Sango Baptist traditions.
- Arts (Yoruba Iconography)
- Music ( Anyan Traditions)
- Ancestor Reverence (Egungun, Gelede)
- Historical Aspects of Divination (Ifa, Odu)
- Youth Workshops and Youth Led Workshops
- Social Justice and Advocacy Topics
Note: The Omo Obatala Egbe Program Committee reserves the right to make final selections to ensure balanced programming. Timely submission of an RFP does not guarantee selection. The committee reserves the right to solicit proposals for programs to ensure the diversity of program offerings. All session titles and descriptions, along with presenter names, job titles, and states are part of the official conference program and will be edited for consistency and accuracy.
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