Information for presenters

Scholar Social is hosting Summer / Winter School 2022, an informal online conference covering a variety of topics, with presentations occurring between 2022-07-25 and 2022-08-06. Our goals are to:

  • provide scholars with a low-stakes venue for talking about our work and receiving feedback
  • provide all of the Fediverse knowledge and insight from people of multiple backgrounds, and
  • carry forward the ethics of Scholar Social regarding freedom of knowledge, accessibility and mutual support.

Presentation spots are open to researchers, writers, formal academics, teachers, and anyone with expertise they're willing to share. You do not have to be on scholar.social to do this!

Each talk will be about 10-15 minutes with time for questions and discussion afterwards, coming to a total of about half an hour to 45 minutes. You do not need formal training, advanced degrees or academic affiliation to present. If you have some expertise or knowledge that you would like to share, we would love to provide a venue for you to do so.

We will reject your application if your proposed presentation falls into one of the following categories:

  • Overtly racist, sexist, homophobic, transphobic, able-ist, etc.
  • Pro-fascist, or fascist-adjacent
  • Harmful pseudo-science, e.g. anti-vaxxers, flat-earthers, "race science", etc.
  • Scams, e.g. multi-level marketing, pro-cryptocurrency/NFT presentations, etc.
  • Presentations in support of, or given by law enforcement
  • Fediverse "meta" (research or commentary on the Fediverse itself)