Format for Submission of Proposals

Conference 2013 – Theme: “Universal Dialogues”

250 words -maximum number of words


Name in CAPS:

Title of Presentation:

Type of Presentation: ( Lecture, Experiential panel discussion, Research paper Philosophical or theoretical paper, Demonstration Music and/or Movement, Other: )


Abstract: (150 words or less)

Bio: (100 words, especially in respect to proposed topic)





[Note: Your contact information will be published in the conference program unless you request otherwise.]

Important Info:

Only abstracts and bios following the specifications below will be considered for inclusion. Abstracts should be brief, comprehensive, focused, and succinct (see APA Publication Manual 6th edition for additional information).

Presenters of accepted proposals must register for the conference. Otherwise a wait-listed presenter will be invited to present in your place.

Tech Support: An LCD projector, laptop, and slide projector are available for you at the conference; you must use the laptop and LCD projector set up for your presentation. You will not be able to use your own laptop and projector in order to avoid the hassles of past conferences. Please bring any other technical tools you will need.

All audiovisual materials (power point presentations, videos, etc.) need to be submitted in advance of the conference by August 9, to insure smooth presentation of these materials. All materials will be loaded on one computer in advance to insure that the file(s) will play without problems. Mail CD-ROM, DVD, or flash drive to Society for the Study of Shamanism, PO Box 1855, Sebastopol, CA 95467. Smaller files may be e-mailed to .


Dr. Ruth-Inge Heinze


“Shamans play an important role in society today, by removing imbalances and restoring the connection between the sacred and the secular. They continue to ritualize the process of transformation.”
Ruth-Inge Heinze

Dr. Ruth-Inge Heinze passed away July 20, 2007

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The Annual Conference on the Study of Shamanism and Alternative Modes of Healing was founded in 1984 by Dr. Ruth-Inge Heinze.