Unlocking the Indigenous Imagination

The Indigenous Comic Con is opening our call for proposals, presentations, and workshops for the 2018 Indigenous Comic Con.  Our theme this year is: Unlocking the Indigenous Imagination.  

As Native and Indigenous people, colonization has a determining effect on how we are able to imagine a positive and dynamic future.  The work of Indigenous Futurists and the creation of Native superheroes are positive steps in establishing a way that Native folks can reimagine our identities when faced with the overwhelming effects of colonization.  But there is more to discuss and more work to highlight.

In seeking proposals, we hope to address several questions: How do we unlock the Indigenous imagination?  What are examples of media that have promoted the Indigenous imagination?  What is a good working definition of the Indigenous Imagination?  How do you express the Indigenous Imagination and how do we help our communities access their imaginations that have been long suppressed by colonialism and assimilation?  Proposals are not limited to these questions but they are a great way to frame the dialogue we hope to initiate at this year’s gathering.

We are seeking workshops and presentations that can also help support classroom teachers and educators of all backgrounds.  We are also looking for presentations that can focus on youth engagement through the theme.

With your help we hope to create a framework for ongoing conversations about the concept of the Indigenous Imagination.  Everyone is welcome to submit a proposal (Non-Native and Native alike) as we hope to get a wide range of perspectives on the theme and hopefully develop a framework upon which we can build a broader discourse for educators, academics, and Indigenerds.

ICC Presentation Proposal Form

Primary Contact Name *
Primary Contact Name
Primary Contact Phone *
Primary Contact Phone
Primary Contact Address *
Primary Contact Address
Please describe your presentation in 50 words or less.
Please take time to provide a longer description of your presentation (if necessary) in 250 words or less.
Please describe one or two goals for the presentation for your audience.
Type of Presentation *
Please select your type of presentation
Target Audience *
Select all that apply.
Please list additional presenters/team members. Note: all presenters are required to purchase full 3-day tickets to the comic con in order to be listed as a presenter
Terms of Proposal *
We will make proposal selections by the middle of June and we will reach out to the Primary Contact Person to confirm their selection. Proposals will be determined by Selection Committee and evaluated for inclusion in the Comic Con based on various factors. The team will have 30 days (mid-July) to register/purchase full 3-day tickets for the Comic Con following confirmation of selection. If Primary Contact or other members are unable to register, the proposal may be dropped from the schedule. If team is unable to complete the registration in the time allowed, we ask you to contact the Comic Con organizers to make other possible arrangements. Proposal Team will receive their presentation time a month prior to the Comic Con, however all presentations will take place on Friday, November 2nd, as part of our Education Programming. If you have additional questions, you may contact us at: info@indigenouscomiccon.