Call for Papers
The 2nd Annual Kepler Conference
is taking place on the weekend of Jan. 25 - 28, 2018 in sunny Cocoa Beach on Florida's Space Coast.
Building on the success of the first Kepler Conference, we aim to present a progressive program
of the most promising, evidence-based astrology research projects.
The best results are relevant and applicable to the professional practice of astrology,
and other professional disciplines, e.g. psychology, healthcare, finance, sports, management, etc.
Topics of particular interest:
Medical studies, or research with practical applications to healthcare
Psychology, counselling, psychometrics, etc.
Sports, especially NFL, NBA or MLB.
Financial analysis, market cycles,
Business management, human resources, hiring, team building
Accidents and safety
Education, child development
Violence, crime and/or terrorism
Planetary metals, etc.
Vedic astrology, techniques and comparisons to Western results
Zodiacs: Sidereal vs. Tropical
In keeping with the Kepler Conference motto, 'Building the Future of Astrology,'
we are committed to compiling and compounding the growing body of evidence for planetary influence,
and expanding astrology's practical and professional applications.
To that end, we are particuarly interested in
studies that replicate or otherwise confirm and/or expand upon previous results.
and projects/results that can be readily applied.
We actively encourage cooperation between Western & Vedic astrologers, and seek to build
upon the results and relationships established in Kepler 1.0. This is not a contest, nor an
either/or proposition,but more of a process of identifying the relative strengths and weaknesses,
and the combined potentials of both systems.
We hope to include some more presentations on the problems with skeptical debunking,
resuscitating good results that have been unceremoniously cast aside, etc.,
as well as efforts to build more functional relationships with the scientific & academic communities.
While we are open to all kinds of research; quantitative, qualitative, mixed methodologies, etc.,
the work must be up to the same high standards as any other professional field.
In general, we need to see a hypothesis, a workable method, large data samples or complete data sets,
a proactive stance towards possible objections, and sound conclusions.
These are general guidelines and we remain open to new possibilities, as long as the work is up to professional standards.
Want to do research but not sure where to start?
• Full Description for selection committee. Please keep this to under 500 words. You may include a diagram/illustration.
• Short Description/Abstract for publication (70-100 words)
1. Please submit your proposal as an email attachment,
with “Kepler 2018 Lecture Proposals” in the subject line,
to this email address
2. Send proposals in Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx) format.
3. File names should include your last name and first initial. Example: “B Clare proposal 2018.docx”
4. Please read and follow the Submission Guidelines exactly to ensure that your proposal is considered for selection.
The deadline for submitting paper proposals is April 30, 2017.
We hope to see you at the Kepler Conference II, Jan. 25 - 28, 2018
on Florida's Beautiful Space Coast
Notes for Speakers:
We are on a mission to make research fun! Ok, if not exactly fun, then at least not boring!
Know Your Audience: There's no point in talking over people's heads. Please approach this with a teacher's heart.
Please communicate your work in language that most astrologers can understand and learn from.
Please keep your material lively & accessible and use the most creative presentation formats.
Be Useful: This isn't merely an academic exercise.
Please include some practical takeaways from your results that they can immediately apply.
Engage & Interact: Teaching has improved a lot over the years. Please use simple, interactive techniques to
engage your listeners and get them talking to, and learning from each other. Regularly gauge their understanding.
If you're still on the 'experto-centric' model, and need to stand at the front of the room and make everyone sit still
and listen to you for a solid hour, time has passed you by and this probably isn't the right conference for you.
Manage Your Time: Most presentations will be 30 minutes, and some will be 45 minutes. If you go over your allotted time,
you create big problems for the conference organizers and the other speakers. A word to the wise is usually sufficient.
.Please stay on top of the latest findings regarding average attention span, lecture limits, and how to keep learners interested.
Communication is key. Humor is better.
Promote the Kepler Conference: We value our speakers, and will try to give you a better deal than other astrology conferences, even though we are just a small, self-funded company. If you are chosen as a speaker, we will be promoting you and your work extensively throughout our networks. We expect you to do the same in return, specifically, promote the Kepler Conference in quantifiable ways on your website, through your social media networks, mailing lists, in our online research forums, etc.
A sincere effort will be made to select the most informative and useful work.
Recommendations and suggestions from registered attendees will also be taken into account.