Friends General Conference

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Workshop Proposals

Workshop proposals for the 2022 Gathering are due by September 30, 2021

Your proposal is welcome in whatever form you choose to submit it. Webpage submission is highly encouraged because it makes the job of reviewing and managing workshop proposals easier.

Questions about Online Workshops

We are preparing for an in-person Gathering in Radford, VA in 2022. We are considering offering a few online-only workshop options as well. Online-only workshops would take place Monday-Friday in the afternoon Eastern, for likely 2 hours a day. (Exact time TBD.) There will not be any hybrid workshops offered at the 2022 Gathering.  

There are several questions on the workshop proposal form to allow us to be able to understand how you are prepared to offer your workshop. Your answers will also help us prepare in case it becomes necessary to hold the entire Gathering virtually.

The questions related to an online Gathering are:

Do you want to lead your workshop in-person or online?

  • I only want to lead the workshop in-person 
  • I prefer to lead the workshop in-person, but I would adapt it to be online if need be
  • I am willing to lead either in-person or online
  • I prefer to lead the workshop online, but would lead it in-person if need be
  • I only want to lead the workshop online

Online Proposal Format

Using our online proposal form minimizes staff time. You directly enter your proposal into a form on our website, or you can access a previous year's proposal to edit and resubmit it. You can save drafts of the proposal before submitting your workshop to the Workshop Committee. 

Email Formats

Download the following documents. If possible, please submit your proposal via our online proposal form (see above) or via email to [email protected].

  • 2022 Workshop Proposal Form (Word doc
  • 2022 Support Letter Guidelines (PDF)
  • 2022 Support Letter Guidelines (Word doc)

If you experience technical problems in submitting your proposal, please contact Elizabeth Piersol Schmidt, Conference & Events Associate, at [email protected].

Instructions & link for the 2022 Workshop Proposal form