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A list of all Independent Conferences

Independent Conferences are home to a wide array of conversation topics and of people. They are created and run by individual members of The WELL as they see fit, within the scope of The WELL Member Agreement. Some offer limited access, for The WELL members by invitation only. Most are open to all members of The WELL. Anyone with a Complete Plan membership may create new ones (as well as unlisted fully Private Conferences) at any time.

Hosts have the final say on entry to a limited-access conference. Their guest lists are entirely up to them. For information about joining a limited-access Independent Conference, please click on the "request entry" link to email the conference host.

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Podcasts: this is the place to discuss your favorites. podcast.ind

About paranormal experiences, thoughts, ideas, questions paranormal.ind

Decluttering, Getting Things Done, and otherwise getting organized doingstuff.ind

for users of the microblogging platform twitter twitter.ind

the city of chicago chicago.ind

Food — you gotta love it! chow.ind

A place to discuss manners and ask questions regarding The Proper Thing To Do etiquette.ind

for discussion of the social networking site facebook.ind

The place to discuss European politics, culture, and the European experience europe.ind

A place to discuss the latest in consumer electronics and gadgetry gadgets.ind

Sassy place to discuss disability, get help, wail, crack jokes gimp.ind

About flickr flickr.ind

Honky-tonk, western swing, vintage country, roots music bigballs.ind

All about the CCP Science Fiction MMOG Eve Online eve.ind

Real-world etiquette, politeness, and getting along with others polite.ind

F1 to IRL, Champ Cars to WRC, MotoGP to A1GP, it's all here! motorsport.ind

Freewheeling, friendly zone for discussion of sexuality, eroticism, and kink desire.ind

Erotica, sex talk
(alternate conference name for desire.ind)

Life in the Big City slicker.ind

Like to play Scrabble? Word freak? Want to learn? scrabble.ind

an independent conference for anyone with an interest in kids kid.ind

News around the nation and around the world news.ind

Got rock? krakhaus.ind

Mobile computing: laptops, PDAs, remote access and the like mobile.ind

Let's talk about Burning Man burningman.ind

A place to discuss the pros and cons of firearms firearms.ind

System Administrators and other IT support folk. sys.ind

All about chess chess.ind

Watchtower conference looking outward over the net orthanc.ind

all about nutrition nutrition.ind

Contra Costa, Calif / Diablo Valley reg ional conference diablo.ind

The peculiarities and pleasures of "country life." rural.ind

Kill your enemies. Kill your friends. The game of Mafia. mafiascum.ind

The outlands of literature: SF, fantasy, speculative fiction fant.ind

World of Warcraft MMORPG wow.ind

Discussion of weight lifting and bodybuilding weights.ind

access limited to attorneys admitted to the bar (limited) juris.ind

Brilliant ideas, crazy inventions, creative solutions brainstorm.ind

Discussion about Yahoo! yahoo.ind

Discussion about Islam with the writers of New Civilisation islam.ind

All things Star Trek trek.ind

All about money: financial planning, tax questions, best bank-vault tours. money.ind

All about the perl programming language perl.ind

For stepmoms, stepdads and trans step-parents (limited) steppies.ind

All about Visual Basic programming vb.ind

All thrash, all the time thrash.ind

Amateur radio on The WELL! hamradio.ind

Amnesty International bulletins amnesty.ind

The Anarchy Online MMORPG conf ao.ind

Animation lovers, this is the place to talk about it! animation.ind

Discussion of low-carb eating lowcarb.ind

ANYTHING goes. NO neurotic hosting, no bans, no scribbles ... freefire.ind

Confidential discussion of work issues (limited) work.ind

The art of creating and managing the ultimate small business solo.ind

Artists, musicians and writers working in digital arts media digitart.ind

Attention Deficit Disorder add.ind

Conversation with atheists, agnostics, and those with structured religious beliefs. religion.ind

Augmentation and robotics augbot.ind

Autocrat of the Periodic Table aldena.ind

Bass players, acoustic and electric bass.ind

bOING bOING — hangout for happy mutants! bb.ind

Booksellers and related professionals, online or otherwise (limited) booksell.ind

*BSD* *nix bsd.ind

The business of pornography (limited) pornbiz.ind

Cabinetry of Lust armoire.ind

Central Coast (Monterey, Seaside, and Salinas bashing at its best) midcoast.ind

City of Heroes discussion coh.ind

A collection of links to current topics of interest topicsoup.ind

Come and talk, vent, laugh, stress, scream, and inquire gradschool.ind

A conference about fotolog.ind

Conference for pagan and neo-pagan chatter and discussion pagan.ind

Conference for the discussion of relational databases (RDBMs) db.ind

Conference for the support of user-contributed software public.ind

A conference for user and technical information about OS/2 os2.ind

A conference that will last for exactly one year year.ind

A conference to coordinate and support efforts to help tsunami victims barnraise.ind

A conference to discuss (limited) qvote.ind

A conference to talk about, learn and love WINE! wine.ind

A conference with a seasonal ulist (limited) summer.ind

Crime and detection, in real-life and in the media crimescene.ind

Dark Age of Camelot players daoc.ind

Express gratitude and discuss the concept gratitude.ind

Dedicated to contemporary art and communication technology acen.ind

Diabetes/ics (limited) diabetes.ind

Digital doodles — no trees killed — experimental cartoon project dig.ind

A discussion and tape forum for the Grateful Dead's 1974 shows gd74.ind

A discussion of all things German german.ind

Discussion of movies from the silents thru the '50s oldmovies.ind

Discussion of non-monogamous sexual and personal relationships (limited) polyamory.ind

Discussion of piercing, tattoos, and other forms of body art bodymods.ind

Discussion of rap music and hip-hop culture phat.ind

Discussion of ska music ska.ind

Discussion of successful ways writers have landed assignments writersmkt.ind

Discussion of the Mumia Abu-Jamal case mumia.ind

Discussion of the state bird of Minnesota (limited) commonloon.ind

Discussion of time management and other time issues time.ind

Discussion of United States and world events (limited) world.ind

Discussion on how computers are covered by print and broadcast media cpj.ind

Discussions and support of vegetarian living veggie.ind

Discussions of libertarian ideas and solutions liberty.ind

Distributing tapes and discussion of the band moe moe.ind

Do they matter? Are they meaningless? hits.ind

Economy and ecology. Money theory and history. Alternates. eco.ind

edit.ind edit.ind

End of the Cretaceous cretaceous.ind

Everybody loves to talk about the weather! weather.ind

Everyone has one. This is mine. (limited) hell.ind

Everything about networking you never wanted to know networking.ind

sexuality discussion, debate, news (limited) sexuality.ind

The evil twin of Tips. Or its better half. pits.ind

Expatriates — strangers in a strange land expat.ind

An experimental conference that lasts for one year (limited) y2k2.ind

For endless cheese pants discussions on a variety of subjects debenham.ind

For folks on the financial edge. Privacy-protected. (limited) edge.ind

For people who like to read and discuss books bookclub.ind

For people who smoke smokers.ind

For players of Everquest everquest.ind

For pond owners and lovers to compare notes and share information pond.ind

For the ultra-cool people who joined in the noted year 1994 (limited) well1994.ind

Free-falling women (limited) parker.ind

From art to culture to philosophy, everything postmodern postmodern.ind

g spot: it's not hard to find if you know what you're looking for (limited) spot.ind

A gathering place for military veterans, families, and friends veterans.ind

Tips and talk about genealogy research genealogy.ind

goodston's very own conference weecottage.ind

Got questions? Maybe CTHULHU is the answer! cthulhu.ind

Grassroots citizen activism and organization activism.ind

Guild-only discussions among the Everquest guild on The WELL (limited) guild.ind

Hey, you Einsteins! Let's talk math. math.ind

A home for those born from 10/23 - 11/23 scorpio.ind

The idea behind the event, the philosophy of the personal discussion.ind

If it's bugging you, bitch about it here bitch.ind

If you have to ask ... lubejob.ind

Improving democracy and reducing apathy democracy.ind

Architecture, landscape architecture and urban design arch.ind

An independent conference for Table Talkers tabletalk.ind

The BMUG (Berkeley Macintosh Users Group) conference bmugsig.ind

Independent classifieds class.ind

Israel beyond the conflict israel.ind

Japanese animation and the obsessed folk who love them anime.ind

The joint for swaggerin', swingin', and stylin', my friend swank.ind

Kellie's fun stuff, come visit! fun.ind

Laid off? Unemployed? Squander your free time here. roadkill.ind

Land, sea, air, and distribution of life on the planet geography.ind

Let's go down! All about SCUBA diving, snorkeling, and so on. scuba.ind

Let's parler about this tiny country, or drift about the BENELUX and other countries belgium.ind

Lists, catalogs, directories, indices, inventories, rosters, plans, rolls, logs, bibliographies, and schedules lists.ind

The lost generation lost.ind

Meow! cats.ind

Metal working: welding, forging, cutting, etc. metal.ind

The modern music review of digital audio software cd.ind

Monkey business, etc. monkey.ind

More is never enough! chocolate.ind

MP3: what's new, what's hot, what's not mp3.ind

The Myers/Briggs Type Indicator mbti.ind

The name says it all ... (limited) witch.ind

The new computer operating system from Be be.ind

New indie from parts of the original house music conference electronic.ind

Of things Irish/Celtic irish.ind

The opinion conference imo.ind

Our own private corner of Hell wellhell.ind

Pamphlets, periodicals, and publications magazines.ind

Personal safety, security, and privacy paranoia.ind

A place for aspiring novelists to play novelistas.ind

A place for people named SARAH and its cognates (limited) sarah.ind

A place for stack developers, users, and other things Hypercardesque hypercard.ind

A place to discuss all types of comedic performance comedy.ind

A place to discuss anything in Spanish, or anything about the language and the people who speak it spanish.ind

A place to discuss game design and development gamedev.ind

A place to discuss modern, now, a-go-go music newmusic.ind

A place to discuss Open Source software and the OSS community opensource.ind

All about golf golf.ind

A place to discuss the optical field optical.ind

A place to go to get help getting "thinned" down — weight loss (limited) th.ind

A place to record, discuss, and interpret your dreams dreams.ind

A place to share and discuss first-hand experiences of other cultures cultures.ind

A place to talk about that magical land called Oz oz.ind

A place to talk about things as they happen. A speedy conf! realtime.ind

A place to tell tall tales lies.ind

Planet of ... THE APES! on The WELL pota.ind

Pleasant. Tea, roses, mystery. rosehips.ind

Poker, America's card game poker.ind

Professional biologists and interested observers discuss the data of the day biology.ind

Quotes! Of all kinds ... quotes.ind

The readers circle (limited) readers.ind

A repository for data about The WELL blair.ind

A discussion group to talk about retirement from planning to execution and everything in between. retirement.ind

Sacramento and the surrounding valley sacto.ind

Samples of my SF writing, Harry Claude Cat's Toon Show, etc. (limited) silly.ind

Say it loud! I'm left-handed and proud! leftout.ind

For newcomers to The WELL in 2006! well2006.ind

Security: computer, network and other, with a touch of freedom security.ind

Sightings from parallel universes bl.ind

SM, BD and related topics (limited) bondage.ind

Software development using the .NET framework dotnet.ind

Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar ... cigar.ind

Sound and music production, MIDI, audio and more! midi.ind

The Stampede meets The WELL: for fans of Donna the Buffalo herd.ind

Star Wars Galaxies, by Sony Online Entertainment/LucasArts swg.ind

freedom! (limited) wowind.ind

Stuff I find interesting memetic.ind

Support conference for persons with cancer or caregivers (limited) cancer.ind

A supportive place for discussion of issues that affect minority peoples unity.ind

Take off your shoes and come on in barefoot.ind

Talk about stuff. You know, things. Products. Be a consumer! stuff.ind

Tattooing, piercing, other modifications and their surrounding culture (limited) bodymod.ind

Technical discussions of WWW servers webservers.ind

Texas related topics! texas.ind

There's a man at the door. Says his name is Tepoztecatl. mexico.ind

This is the most pointless conference on The WELL nihil.ind

To support and experience the online activities of Sacred Sites International (limited) ssi.ind

Try not to be so shy (limited) scrivener.ind

Two men enter, one man leaves flame.ind

UFORUM — a conference devoted to UFOlogy, and related topics uforum.ind

Under construction (limited) geo.ind

Understanding interactions: communication, conflict, and balance in.ind

Virtual Community Leaders (limited) community.ind

weird.ind (limited) weird.ind

The WELL Data Link: a batch access program for Windows wdl.ind

The WELL Head Central wellheads.ind

What if I placed the call from a payphone? tinfoil.ind

Whatever involves the whole state gets special attention here california.ind

Where summer camp and camping in general are discussed ... camp.ind

A whole lot that's red hot (limited) sonoran.ind

Women training for the Danskin Triathlon (limited) irongirls.ind

The world of startup companies startup.ind

Write it. Post it. Write more. (limited) typomatic.ind

XML — eXtensible Markup Language xml.ind

You are a fuck monster (limited) porkhole.ind

You are reading (or have read) Joyce's Ulysses ulysses.ind

Volley, the second volley2.ind

zone.ind (limited) zone.ind

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