Welcome to the 23rd biennial FAA International Astrology Conference
Brian Clark and Glennys Lawton, co-convenors of the 2020 conference, invite you to join us in Melbourne, the art and cultural capital of Australia, for another magical celebration of astrology
2020: Astrological Crossroads and Conjunctions
The 23rd FAA Conference will commemorate and celebrate the theme of crossroads. Astrologically the stage is set during 2020, as three major planetary pairings – Saturn/Pluto, Jupiter/Pluto & Jupiter/Saturn – are at a crossroads in their cycles:
Thematic to our conference will be the many ways astrology speaks of endings and beginnings, finales and renewals as well as the great mystery of cycles and returns, themes that congregate at the conjunction, the seed moment when the cycle is renewed. What does astrology say about the end of an era? What does it promise at this time of renewal?
All our presenters have been invited because of their unique insights, deep understanding and significant contributions to the practice of astrology. Conference lectures will cover a myriad of aspects and approaches to astrology, all bound together by the unifying spirit of the art.
2020 will also mark the final conference in the FAA series of conferences which began January 23, 1976 – all of which have been held near the Australia Day holiday and mostly in university settings. Each one has created a special time and place to share in our mutual respect for astrology, to forge new perspectives and to develop bonds with new friends. From this point forward the conferences will be reborn in a new format, time and setting. Help us celebrate our past together and welcome in our future.
Join us for an inspirational, educational and fun-filled journey into the soul of astrology.
2020 FAA Conference Speakers
Ed Tamplin June 28, 1953 – October 7, 2019
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Ed Tamplin, a treasured, talented and well-respected member of our astrological community. Ed lectured at every FAA conference since 2006 and we will miss him in person, but welcome his present in spirit. In honour of Ed and his contributions to our Australian astrological community we dedicate the FAA 2020 ‘Crossroads and Conjunctions’ conference to Ed Tamplin.
2020 FAA Conference Convenors
Your conference convenors are Brian Clark and Glennys Lawton. Brian & Glennys have presented many conferences over the years for their astrological school Astro*Synthesis and The Chiron Centre. They have also convened the 1992, 2004, 2006, 2012 and 2018 International FAA Conferences. They look forward to creating another memorable astrological experience.
About Brian Clark
Brian Clark has been a consulting astrologer and educator for most of his adult life. He is the creator of the Astro*Synthesis distance learning program which has been shaped from his experience as an astrological educator over the past 40 years. He also enjoys writing and his latest book Soul, Symbol and Imagination: the Artistry of Astrology is a vocational reflection of his life in astrology. Brian has been honoured with Life Membership in the FAA, the VAA and the APA for his contributions to the discipline of astrology.
About Glennys Lawton
Glennys Lawton is an integral figure in the development of psychological astrology in Australia, having consistently taught person-centred astrology in a structured format for over 30 years, first with the College of Humanistic Astrology and then with Astro*Synthesis at the Chiron Centre. As well as her astrological qualifications Glennys is a family and bereavement counsellor, having presented to international conferences in Australia, Europe, New Zealand, Canada and the USA. She is an Accredited Astrology Teacher with the FAA and a Life Member of the APA.
The Biennial FAA Conference Celebration
January 18, 2020
7.30 pm – late
Saturday Night at the South Node
The Way we Were
in 3D: Dinner, Drinking and Dancing
Join us for our traditional Saturday night celebration at the conference. While lately we’ve gone upmarket at the Melbourne Arts Centre, sailed Sydney Harbour, partied at the Hobart Casino and gone country in Brisbane, this conference we are returning to the way we were. In the past our galas were always held at the conference venue. As this is the last conference in this cycle, we return to the way we were: a semi formal dinner, dancing and as always, a few surprises, along with great company and old and new friends.
And so this is our theme for our evening:
The South Node and the Way we Were
Dress code is to come as your South Node; we’re inviting everyone to be creative and imaginative – it might be a past life, a lingering dream, a sleeping dragon, a has been or a wanna be – whatever, the intention is fun and festivity. Join us for this carnival of connection and celebration.
Conference Celebration including dinner, dancing and drinks is $ 65 for conference registrants; $85 for guests or those not registered for the conference.
2020 Conference Information
The 2020 FAA Conference venue is International House (click to see on Google Maps) which is located on Royal Parade in Parkville, approximately two kilometres north of Melbourne’s CDB and a 15 minute walk from the University of Melbourne’s Parkville campus.
We welcome you to the 23rd International FAA Astrology Conference and look forward to hosting and participating in what promises to be a spectacular and memorable gathering of our astrological clan.