SPF Conference 2023
It is with a great sense of joy that I am able to share some important news with you. The SPF will be having our first in-person conference since 2019!
Our last in-person SPF conference was in 2019. In 2020 and 2022 we hosted online conferences due to the impact of COVID and out of concern for our community. Over the last year we have heard from a number of Pagans approaching the SPF asking when we are going to host another conference. We are extremely grateful to you for your patience. We have been listening and we are so excited to be planning this conference.
The SPF Conference will be on Saturday the 11th of November 2023. It will be at The Glasgow Trades Hall and will run from 10am - 4pm. The SPF Team put in a lot of work to find venues that would be central and have good disability accessibility. We are so pleased to have found this space. We have included a couple of pictures for you to see this beautiful venue!
Our theme is Returning to our Roots. We are planning a mix of talks, workshops, and a labyrinth for contemplation. We will also have a group ritual as part of the day. Our theme, Returning to our Roots, is about reconnecting both with one another in a community space and reconnecting with our core beliefs and practices. We hope that this theme will be accessible for Pagans at every stage of their journey to exchange ideas, find connection, and leave reinvigorated as we head into the winter months.
We will be starting to announce our speakers in the coming weeks on our website and social media so please keep an eye out. We will also be having a market during the day, and we will be advertising stall space very soon! Update: Find out more about our Presenters here!
We are excited that this event will have both in-person tickets and online tickets. We cannot yet say if this will be online live on the day or recordings that can be accessed however this will help to make our conferences more accessible as we know how big Scotland is and that many Pagans, including some of our officers, live far away and would not be able to travel. It also makes the conference more accessible to disabled people or those who may be unable to attend for other reasons. This will also allow people across the UK and the world to purchase online tickets.
We hope you are as excited as us about our upcoming conference!
Matt Cormack MBACP is the Deputy Presiding Officer, Mental Health and Well-Being Officer and Regional Coordinator (South East) for the Scottish Pagan Federation.