Just two weeks away! Admission to the conference is free, and the Saturday night dinner (with open bar) costs only $50 per person. Click here to get started. From the publicity:
The North American Convocation of Academic Lodges was formed as a way for the Harvard, Boston University, MIT Lodges to assist each other in their respective work. The tradition was begun in 1930 and restarted in 2006. We are pleased to welcome members of Boston-area Academic Lodges this year, as well as guests from fellow Academic Lodges both near and far, in addition to other Masonic and non-Masonic guests for yet another wonderful year of Fraternity and Scholarship “on the Level.”
Shawn Eyer: The Philalethes Society
Wisdom of the Founders: Over Three Centuries of Masonic Learning
Tom Worrel: Writer and World Traveler
An Early and Unknown Esoteric Order of American Freemasonry
Horowitz is a vice president and executive editor at Penguin Random House, and frequently writes and speaks on alternative spiritual topics in the national media including Dateline NBC, CBS Sunday Morning, CNN, The New York Times, and The Washington Post.
6 p.m. - Welcome and Presentation of Speakers
8:30 p.m. - Refreshments
12:30 p.m. - Registration
2 p.m. - Greetings from the East, Presentation of Conference Gavel, and Receiving of District Deputy Grand Master, Right Worshipful Robert F. Stanley, and his Suite.
2:30 p.m. - Session I
James Tyler Carpenter: Masonry Re-Loaded at the Millennium: A Psychologists Looks at the Craft and Esoteric Knowledge.
Keith MacKinnon: The Historical Relevance of Masonic Artifacts.
Elliot Chikofsky: Behold How Good: The Hidden Message of the 133rd Psalm.
Aaron Sherman: Guided Tour of Grand Lodge.
3:30 p.m. - Session II
Ori Noked: The Hebrew Origins of Masonic Symbols.
Oscar Alleyne: The Prevalence of Clandestine Masonry in the USA.
Jamie Gorton: The Meaning of Masonry: A Critical Examination of Walter Leslie Wilmshurst’s Seminal Work.
Aaron Sherman: Ordo Esoterica
4:45 p.m. - Keynote Address by Mitch Horowitz - Masonic Nation: How the Ideals of Freemasonry Touched America.
Q&A, Presentations, Closing, Reception and book-signing.
7 p.m. - Dinner with open bar (ticket required: $50 prepay or $65 at the door).
Hotel accommodations: The Bostonian. Click here to reserve your room.