All Org Day at UAC 2012
"All Org Day" is a special feature of UAC 2012, in which various organizations will present their own pre-conference workshops on a variety of topics. All Org Day will be held on Wednesday, May 23rd. Below are summaries of the programs the participating organizations are offering.
Registration for these programs is separate from your UAC registration and is handled by the respective organizations. You must register with the individual organization for any program that you wish to attend. Use the links provided to visit the organzation's website for additional information and to register for their program.
American Federation of Astrologers (AFA)
AFA will host an all-day program with morning and afternoon sessions. The morning session will feature a presentation and discussion about unity in the diverse astrological community. A 1938 movie, When You Were Born, produced by long-time AFA member Manly Palmer Hall, will be shown in the afternoon session.
More information and sign up for the AFA program
Association for Astrological Networking (AFAN)
Marketing Astrology through Social Media and the Internet
How can you use the Internet and the explosive social media phenomenon to fill your appointment calendar, sell your books and pack your events? How do you create compelling content that will leave your audience clamoring for more? This one-day workshop will equip you with powerful tools to distinguish yourself as an astrologer and build a low cost, high profile business.
Eric Francis: Secret Art of Astrological Storytelling: How to create meaningful and relevant copy for both astrologers and the public
Donna Woodwell: Weaving the Web: 10 ways (and more) for using the Internet to attract clients and build your practice
Claire-France Perez: Tweet the Stars: A case study using Twitter and Crowd-Sourcing to reach and engage the audience beyond our well-established "choir."
More information and sign up for the AFAN program
Deutscher Astrologen-Verband (German Astrologers' Association) (DAV)
How to Deal with Astrology in a Very Correct and Scientific Nation
We in Germany have a great history of astrology behind us. The Age of Reason made Germans highly science-oriented. Since 19th century Germany is a nation of engineering, precision and efficiency. Hard times for a psychological, soul-oriented and perhaps spiritual issue like astrology? Not really, but ...
More information and sign up for the DAV program
International Society for Astrological Research (ISAR)
Education, Evolved: Learning & Teaching Astrology in the 21st Century
Do you want to study astrology but don't know which school or program to choose? Perhaps you would like to create your own self-study plan. Have you thought about teaching astrology? Maybe even start your own school? This ISAR seminar will give you all the information you need to both acquire and provide education in the remarkable world of astrology today.
More information and sign up for the ISAR program
National Council for Geocosmic Research (NCGR)
(Morning:) Presentation Skills for Astrologers, with Frank Piechoski
Would you like to lecture at your local group or at regional, national and international conferences? If you already lecture, would you like to improve your presentation skills? Then this is the workshop for you. This session will walk attendees through the process of structuring a cohesive lecture, using visual aids effectively, and performance tips that will help you get your material across. If you’d like to speak at a future UAC -- or any other conference -- this workshop will help you obtain and develop the skills needed to impress those who select speakers.
(Afternoon:) The Living History of Astrology in New Orleans
A walking tour that will have us visit the astrological sites in our hosting city, so that we see the astrology alive on the streets of New Orleans. Charts of important political and historical figures and events will be provided along with the horoscope for the city, itself, for a discussion on the mundane astrology of New Orleans to follow our tour.
More information and sign up for the NCGR program
NCGR Professional Astrologers' Alliance (NCGR PAA)
The Practice & Profession of Astrology
Some of the leading professional astrologers in the astrological community will present in this panel discussion what the working astrologer needs to know from first contact with the client to the follow up consultation and beyond. On the human side of the practice of astrology, we will help you develop consulting skills to communicate with the client more effectively and compassionately. On the business side of the practice, we will help you with marketing strategies, publicity measures, rates, payment policies and what you need to know to run a successful career in astrological consulting. As part of the "how to" of becoming a professional astrologer, we will discuss the advantages of mentoring and what a mentor can do to help you strengthen your consulting skills. And we will discuss the benefits of certification and the details of our own Certification Exam & Program, the prize jewel of NCGR-PAA. Our presenters will include Madalyn Hillis-Dineen, Joyce Levine, John Marchesella, Maria Kay Simms and Shirley Soffer, as well as you, our student and participants in a question and answer forum.
More information and sign up for the NCGR PAA program