IMBAS' first Ard-Fheis (National Convention) will be held on September 25th and 26th in San José, California.
The first day of the Ard-Fheis (Saturday) will be open to members, non-members, and the general public, and will feature lectures and a ritual. It will be held at the San José Public Library's Rose Garden Branch at 1580 Naglee Avenue in San José beginning at 10 a.m. Click here for a map and driving instructions.
The second day (Sunday) is scheduled for a leadership meeting and will be open to members only. It will be held at the home of a local member, whose address will be provided to all members prior to the Ard-Fheis. Members who wish to attend should RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The schedule for the day is as follows:
1000: Opening Speech by IMBAS President Danielle Ní Dhighe.
1030: Panel Discussion of Celtic Reconstructionism and related paths.
1130: Lynna Landstreet, Celtic Wiccan Priestess in the Wiccan Church of Canada. Topic: her personal spiritual path of 'betwixt and between'.
1230: Lunch Break.
0130: Sítheag Bochanan, former Chief Brehon of IMBAS. Topic: raising a Celtic child.
0230: Peter Urban, Coordinator of the Irish Republican Socialist Committees. Topic: Irish Nationalism.
0330: Alexei Kondratiev, author of The Apple Branch: A Path to Celtic Ritual. Topic: Celtic spirituality past and present.
0430: Ritual led by Alexei Kondratiev.
Admission is *free*, so come out to San Jose on September 25th and join us in celebrating and learning more about Celtic traditions. Seating is limited to a maximum of 50 with standing room for at least 10 more, so it's first come, first serve for entry.
We will be offering free literature about IMBAS and Celtic Reconstructionism at the door, as well as selling raffle tickets and back issues of our quarterly journal.
Participation in IMBAS activities is open to all regardless of age, race, ethnic origin, gender, gender orientation, sexual orientation, or disability.
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