Excited to announce I’ll be on panels at this event!!


A Conference that boldly celebrates…
Star Trek

07 May 2016, 9am-6pm, DePaul University Loop Campus

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A Celebration of Star Trek

While we’re still finalizing the schedule, here’s a list of panels for the Celebration of Star Trek!

The Science and Technology of Star Trek
Generations of Trek: Classic, New, Film, TV
The Pedagogy of Trek: Teaching Star Trek in the 21st Century
Philosophy and Star Trek: Or, why Starfleet Needs a Chaplaincy Corps.
Reevaluating Deep Space Nine
Boldly Going: The Future According to Star Trek
Star Trek and a Culture of Inclusivity
Otherness and Privilege in the Star Trek Universe
Gender and Star Trek
The Cultural Impact of Star Trek
Fandom of Star Trek
Inspiring Fans: Fan Work of Star Trek
Queer Identities in Cosplay and Fandom
The Federation: The Politics of Trek
A Special Roundtable with Fan Phenomena: Star Trek
Performing Star Trek
Klingon Culture and History
Interactive Audience Debate: Fantasy Crew Draft

Colloquium Harrassment Policy

A Celebration of Star Trek is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, religion, or identity. This is in keeping with DePaul University’s own Anti-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment policies. Joining together fan and scholar communities, this colloquium is intended to be open and welcoming to all.  We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. Conference participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference at the discretion of the conference organizers. Harassment includes offensive verbal comments, sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention. Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately. In particular, exhibitors should not use sexualized images, activities, or other material. Event staff (including volunteers) should not use sexualized clothing/uniforms/costumes, or otherwise create a sexualized environment. Cosplay is not consent!

If a participant, attendee, or guest engages in harassing behavior, the conference organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the conference. If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of conference staff immediately. Conference staff can be identified by t-shirts. Conference staff will be happy to help participants contact hotel/venue security or local law enforcement, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the conference. We expect participants to follow these rules at all conference venues and conference-related social events. We value your attendance!

To report an incident (anonymously or non-anonymously), please contact either DePaul Public Safety (312.362.8400) or Paul Booth (email: pbooth@depaul.edu; Twitter: @pbooth81). In addition, volunteers wearing special red shirts will be stationed around the Celebration and can be notified of any incidents as well.