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Break Your Frame: Submit a talk for the Center Camp Cafe Speaker Series!

  • Country: United States
  • State/Province: Nevada
  • City: Black Rock City
  • Listed: May 15, 2017 5:46 pm
  • Expires: 47 days, 8 hours


I just wanted to drop you a line to let you all know that the Speaker Series is open for submissions for the Center Camp Cafe 2017.

For those of you who don’t know, each year the Speaker Series has a theme. This year the theme is:

Break Your Frame

This year we are highlighting the framing effect (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Framing_%28social_sciences%29) and how it affects the ways we perceive, think about, and communicate about reality. We want to help spotlight the literal (and metaphorical) interpretations of frames and how it changes our perceptions of art, as well as the basic understanding that how we phrase things changes our decision making.

Please take a moment and show us how you “Break Your Frame” in and out of your field and share it with us on the playa!

Structure of Our Talks:
Talks generally range in length from 10-30 minutes.
There is a moderated Q&A that follows every talk ranging in time from 5-25 minutes depending on the submission, the time slot, and the audience engagement level. This is where the moderator and the audience can question the presenter on their assumptions and thesis.
All submissions and topics are welcome, as long as general Burning Man ethos and values are upheld i.e. no promotions of products, corporations, political candidates, or rigid partisanship.
We are looking for speakers and talks, not workshops.
We are looking for fully structured talks that reveal and explore the nature of the topic submitted. Research, whether academic or experiential is welcomed and appreciated.
We are a family friendly venue until dark, and we have no speaker slots after dark this year, though that doesn’t mean that we will not accept talks on ‘racy’ or more ‘adult’ subjects… it’s just something to consider in the framing of your submission and talk.
Talks that incorporate this year’s event theme (Radical Ritual), or Speaker Series theme (Break Your Frame) will be given scheduling priority.

The submission form is HERE (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScWMk-8dH2KFMslKA-Pc1AhzC4SDUhSnMPeuRF-LR19VIDaXQ/viewform)
email me, Chapless at speakerseriesatburningmandotorg with questions, comments, or ideas you may need help structuring.

Once you submit your talk, you should hear back from us initially within 3 days or less with questions, comments, or next steps.

We’re very much looking forward reading your submissions and potentially having you on our stages!

For more information about the Center Camp Cafe Speaker Series and other performing and volunteering opportunities with the Sound and Performance Team, check out our website: HERE (https://sites.google.com/view/cafesoundperformance/volunteer-opportunities/speaker-series?authuser=0).

dust and crust,

Speaker Series Lead

For inspiration- some of the fantastic talks we’ve had in the past include:

• Shifting Education through Art and Higher Consciousness
• Trust Nothing: A perspective from the Front-lines of print Journalism
• Upgrading the Power Grid: The Hidden Problems of Renewable Energy
• Gonzo Communications: The Art of Controlling Your Environment
• ESD undercover: Triaging and treating the burn
• Rise of the Robots
• Consent Dojo: Lessons from the grey area
• The Maker Revolution: A Vision of Sustainable Decommodified Global Community
• Question everything You Know About Strangers
• How disruption happens: The interplay of physical and social technology
• Is Burning Man Gentrifying: A conversation with the Burning Man Census
• “What Freddy Krueger teaches us about identity development”
• Police and Life In America: How do I act when interacting with police
• Humanity’s Vision Quest: Self-Realization Through Ritual,Ceremony, & the Human Body
• Medical Records and big Pharma: Big Data and what it means for your health and privacy
• A Brief Quirky History (and The Fabulous Future!) of Burning Man
• Tuning brains to transcend: neuroscience and self-upgrade
• Gate- Why we aren’t jerks but still won’t hug you
• Wild Predators, Territory, and the Concept of Home
• Gut Ecology, Soil Ecology and the Gut-Brain Connection
• Hacking Language Learning
• These Are The Good Old Days: Post-Singularity Historical Perspective from a Citizen of the Future
• and sooo many more.

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