I just received word that my paper on Spirit Birth for the Society for Mormon Philosophy and Theology was accepted. I am pretty darn excited about it. Now what?!
I have never presented, or even attended something like this before and I have no idea what to expect. As for now I am planning to go, but I have the following fears:
1 – I do not want to be buried alive by people at this conference. I am not very sophisticated or well read in philosophy. There will be plenty of people who could bury me alive if they chose to. YIKES!
2 – I suppose I will have to spring for a flight, a motel, a rental car, etc. Cha-ching.
3 – I just don’t know what to expect. Do I just read the thing and ask for questions? What goes on at these things??
Anyway, I guess I need to write a 200-300 word abstract, and figure out what a ‘curriculm vitae’ is.
And I want to thank everyone who helped me with this. That includes everyone who ever interacted with me on any of my goofy spirit birth posts and comments, but particularly those who encouraged me and gave advice in my posted outline and draft.