SOTA 2017 — Lecture Schedule

Lecture Schedule for SOTA 2018 TBA.
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Thursday October 19

Pre-Conference Workshops

McKinley – Tickets required

9 am-Noon

Jung, Astrology and Dreams

Greg Bogart

2–5 pm

The Stock Market and the Economy

Grace K. Morris

Thursday Evening Event

6:00 pm

Opening Ceremonies & Welcome Reception

Hot and cold nibblies, coffee, tea, cash bar.

Filmore : Ticket required

7:00 pm

Keynote Address

David Cochrane

Filmore : Ticket required

Friday October 20

Main Friday Lectures

9–10 am

Discovering and Maximizing Personal Genius

Emmajay Paterson

Kennedy

How to Build a Successful Astrology Website

Wendy Guy

McKinley

We’re on a Boat: The Nautical Paradigm

Gabriel Rosas

Parlour

10:30 am–12:30 pm

The Horary Astrologer’s Guide to Decumbiture

Wade Caves

Kennedy

Introduction to Financial Astrology

Grace K. Morris

McKinley

Spiritual Interpretation of Transits

Ellen Bourn

Parlour

12:30–1:45 pm

LUNCH LECTURE: Stricture or Warning Sign?

Tamara Small

PTC Lounge : Ticket required

2–4 pm

Cosmic Origins of Crystal Healing

Dawn Silver

Kennedy

The Centrality of Mercury in the Hermetic Worldview

Gary P. Caton

McKinley

Timed Awakenings

Darri Low-Murphy

Parlour

4:30–5:30 pm

Sizzle or Fizzle?

Christopher Renstrom

Kennedy

Something Old, Something New : Panel

Julie Simmons, Tamara Small, Wade Caves, Brad Kochunas

McKinley

The Viking Runes

Franco

Parlour

Friday Evening Event

7–9 pm – Ticket Required

Divination Night: Tarot, Runes and More

Various

Saturday October 21

Main Saturday Lectures

9–10 am

Marketing for Astrologers in the Modern World

Carmine

Kennedy

All Conjunctions are not Created Equally

Adam Gainsburg

McKinley

Power and Control: Saturn’s Role in Horary

Wade Caves

Parlour

10:30 am–12:30 pm

Planets in Therapy

Greg Bogart

Kennedy

Neptune and Pluto: Trend Setters

David Cochrane

McKinley

Trip Charts

Inge Lohse

Parlour

12:30–1:45 pm

LUNCH LECTURE: Rocking Your Retrogrades

Emmajay Paterson

PTC Lounge : Ticket required

2–4 pm

Twelfth House / Neptune / Pisces

Brad Kochunas

Kennedy

Where Angels Tread: The Ruling Planet and the Soul

Ryhan Butler

McKinley

Astrology in the Age of Gender-Bending

Julie Simmons

Parlour

4:30–5:30 pm

Uranus Transits and Liberation

Donna Van Toen

Kennedy

The New “Unified” Chart

Chantal Patenaude

McKinley

Saturn: Self-Mastery or Self-Sabotage?

Ellen Bourn

Parlour

Saturday Evening Event

6:30–9:30 pm

Banquet

Good food, cash bar, great conversation, the ever-popular 50/50 draw, and fabulously funny entertainment featuring Franco and friends.

Filmore : Ticket required

Sunday October 22

Main Sunday Lectures

9–10 am

Midpoints in Healing

Dawn Silver

Kennedy

Did Astrology Give Birth to the Christian Right?

Christopher Renstrom

McKinley

Stranger Times: Research in Paranormal Events

Cassandra Butler

Parlour

10:30 am–12:30 pm

Meet your Inner Pantheon

Donna Van Toen

Kennedy

Relationship Transits: Crossing Paths

Armand Diaz

McKinley

The Great Debate of House Rulerships

Naomi Bennet

Parlour

12:30–1:45 pm

LUNCH LECTURE: Learning Tarot Archetypes Through Pop Culture

John Marani

PTC Lounge : Ticket required

2–3 pm

Lunar Nodes and their Dispositors

Adam Gainsburg

Kennedy

Basics of Mediumship

Patty Mac

McKinley

Moon Families

Marilyn

Parlour

3:15 pm

Closing Ceremony and Prize Draw

McKinley

Sunday Evening Event

6 pm

Dinner Out

Location TBA

Monday October 23

Post-Conference Workshops

McKinley – Tickets required

9 am-Noon

The Mercury Elemental Year

Gary P. Caton

1:30–4:30 pm

Heliacal Saturn Phases

Adam Gainsburg

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