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, questionsparanormal.ind
Decluttering, Getting Things Done, and otherwise getting organizeddoingstuff.ind
for users of the microblogging platform twittertwitter.ind
the city of chicagochicago.ind
Food — you gotta love it!chow.ind
A place to discuss manners and ask questions regarding The Proper Thing To Doetiquette.ind
for discussion of the social networking site facebook.comfacebook.ind
The place to discuss European politics, culture, and the European experienceeurope.ind
A place to discuss the latest in consumer electronics and gadgetrygadgets.ind
Sassy place to discuss disability, get help, wail, crack jokesgimp.ind
About flickrflickr.ind
Honky-tonk, western swing, vintage country, roots musicbigballs.ind
All about the CCP Science Fiction MMOG Eve Onlineeve.ind
Real-world etiquette, politeness, and getting along with otherspolite.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 kinkdesire.ind
Erotica, sex talk
(alternate conference name for desire.ind) 
Life in the Big Cityslicker.ind
Like to play Scrabble? Word freak? Want to learn?scrabble.ind
an independent conference for anyone with an interest in kidskid.ind
News around the nation and around the worldnews.ind
Got rock?krakhaus.ind
Mobile computing: laptops, PDAs, remote access and the likemobile.ind
Let's talk about Burning Manburningman.ind
A place to discuss the pros and cons of firearmsfirearms.ind
System Administrators and other IT support folk.sys.ind
All about chesschess.ind
Watchtower conference looking outward over the netorthanc.ind
all about nutritionnutrition.ind
Contra Costa, Calif / Diablo Valley reg ional conferencediablo.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 fictionfant.ind
World of Warcraft MMORPGwow.ind
Discussion of weight lifting and bodybuildingweights.ind
access limited to attorneys admitted to the bar (limited)juris.indrequest entry
Brilliant ideas, crazy inventions, creative solutionsbrainstorm.ind
Discussion about Yahoo!yahoo.ind
Discussion about Islam with the writers of New Civilisationislam.ind
All things Star Trektrek.ind
All about money: financial planning, tax questions, best bank-vault
All about the perl programming languageperl.ind
For stepmoms, stepdads and trans step-parents (limited)steppies.indrequest entry
All about Visual Basic programmingvb.ind
All thrash, all the timethrash.ind
Amateur radio on The WELL!hamradio.ind
Amnesty International bulletinsamnesty.ind
The Anarchy Online MMORPG confao.ind
Animation lovers, this is the place to talk about it!animation.ind
Discussion of low-carb eatinglowcarb.ind
ANYTHING goes. NO neurotic hosting, no bans, no scribbles ... freefire.ind
Confidential discussion of work issues (limited)work.indrequest entry
The art of creating and managing the ultimate small businesssolo.ind
Artists, musicians and writers working in digital arts mediadigitart.ind
Attention Deficit Disorderadd.ind
Conversation with atheists, agnostics, and those with structured religious beliefs.religion.ind
Augmentation and roboticsaugbot.ind
Autocrat of the Periodic Tablealdena.ind
Bass players, acoustic and electricbass.ind
bOING bOING — hangout for happy mutants!bb.ind
Booksellers and related professionals, online or otherwise (limited)booksell.indrequest entry
*BSD* *nixbsd.ind
The business of pornography (limited)pornbiz.indrequest entry
Cabinetry of Lustarmoire.ind
Central Coast (Monterey, Seaside, and Salinas bashing at its best)midcoast.ind
City of Heroes discussioncoh.ind
A collection of links to current topics of interesttopicsoup.ind
Come and talk, vent, laugh, stress, scream, and inquiregradschool.ind
A conference about fotolog.netfotolog.ind
Conference for pagan and neo-pagan chatter and discussionpagan.ind
Conference for the discussion of relational databases (RDBMs)db.ind
Conference for the support of user-contributed softwarepublic.ind
A conference for user and technical information about OS/2os2.ind
A conference that will last for exactly one yearyear.ind
A conference to coordinate and support efforts to help tsunami victimsbarnraise.ind
A conference to discuss (limited)qvote.indrequest entry
A conference to talk about, learn and love WINE!wine.ind
A conference with a seasonal ulist (limited)summer.indrequest entry
Crime and detection, in real-life and in the mediacrimescene.ind
Dark Age of Camelot playersdaoc.ind
Express gratitude and discuss the conceptgratitude.ind
Dedicated to contemporary art and communication technologyacen.ind
Diabetes/ics (limited)diabetes.indrequest entry
Digital doodles — no trees killed — experimental cartoon projectdig.ind
A discussion and tape forum for the Grateful Dead's 1974 showsgd74.ind
A discussion of all things Germangerman.ind
Discussion of movies from the silents thru the '50soldmovies.ind
Discussion of non-monogamous sexual and personal relationships (limited)polyamory.indrequest entry
Discussion of piercing, tattoos, and other forms of body artbodymods.ind
Discussion of rap music and hip-hop culturephat.ind
Discussion of ska musicska.ind
Discussion of successful ways writers have landed assignmentswritersmkt.ind
Discussion of the Mumia Abu-Jamal casemumia.ind
Discussion of the state bird of Minnesota (limited)commonloon.indrequest entry
Discussion of time management and other time issuestime.ind
Discussion of United States and world events (limited)world.indrequest entry
Discussion on how computers are covered by print and broadcast mediacpj.ind
Discussions and support of vegetarian livingveggie.ind
Discussions of libertarian ideas and solutionsliberty.ind
Distributing tapes and discussion of the band moemoe.ind
Do they matter? Are they meaningless?hits.ind
Economy and ecology. Money theory and history.
End of the Cretaceouscretaceous.ind
Everybody loves to talk about the weather!weather.ind
Everyone has one. This is mine. (limited)hell.indrequest entry
Everything about networking you never wanted to knownetworking.ind
sexuality discussion, debate, news (limited)sexuality.indrequest entry
The evil twin of Tips. Or its better half.pits.ind
Expatriates — strangers in a strange landexpat.ind
An experimental conference that lasts for one year (limited)y2k2.indrequest entry
For endless cheese pants discussions on a variety of subjectsdebenham.ind
For folks on the financial edge. Privacy-protected. (limited)edge.indrequest entry
For people who like to read and discuss booksbookclub.ind
For people who smokesmokers.ind
For players of Everquesteverquest.ind
For pond owners and lovers to compare notes and share informationpond.ind
For the ultra-cool people who joined in the noted year 1994 (limited)well1994.indrequest entry
Free-falling women (limited)parker.indrequest entry
From art to culture to philosophy, everything postmodernpostmodern.ind
g spot: it's not hard to find if you know what you're looking for (limited)spot.indrequest entry
A gathering place for military veterans, families, and friendsveterans.ind
Tips and talk about genealogy researchgenealogy.ind
goodston's very own conferenceweecottage.ind
Got questions? Maybe CTHULHU is the answer!cthulhu.ind
Grassroots citizen activism and organizationactivism.ind
Guild-only discussions among the Everquest guild on The WELL (limited)guild.indrequest entry
Hey, you Einsteins! Let's talk math.math.ind
A home for those born from 10/23 - 11/23scorpio.ind
The idea behind the event, the philosophy of the personaldiscussion.ind
If it's bugging you, bitch about it herebitch.ind
If you have to ask ... lubejob.ind
Improving democracy and reducing apathydemocracy.ind
Architecture, landscape architecture and urban designarch.ind
An independent conference for Table Talkerstabletalk.ind
The BMUG (Berkeley Macintosh Users Group) conferencebmugsig.ind
Independent classifiedsclass.ind
Israel beyond the conflictisrael.ind
Japanese animation and the obsessed folk who love themanime.ind
The joint for swaggerin', swingin', and stylin', my friendswank.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 planetgeography.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 countriesbelgium.ind
Lists, catalogs, directories, indices, inventories, rosters, plans, rolls, logs, bibliographies, and scheduleslists.ind
The lost generationlost.ind
Metal working: welding, forging, cutting, etc.metal.ind
The modern music review of digital audio softwarecd.ind
Monkey business, etc.monkey.ind
More is never enough!chocolate.ind
MP3: what's new, what's hot, what's notmp3.ind
The Myers/Briggs Type Indicatormbti.ind
The name says it all ... (limited)witch.indrequest entry
The new computer operating system from Bebe.ind
New indie from parts of the original house music conferenceelectronic.ind
Of things Irish/Celticirish.ind
The opinion conferenceimo.ind
Our own private corner of Hellwellhell.ind
Pamphlets, periodicals, and publicationsmagazines.ind
Personal safety, security, and privacyparanoia.ind
A place for aspiring novelists to playnovelistas.ind
A place for people named SARAH and its cognates (limited)sarah.indrequest entry
A place for stack developers, users, and other things Hypercardesquehypercard.ind
A place to discuss all types of comedic performancecomedy.ind
A place to discuss anything in Spanish, or anything about the language and the people who speak itspanish.ind
A place to discuss game design and developmentgamedev.ind
A place to discuss modern, now, a-go-go musicnewmusic.ind
A place to discuss Open Source software and the OSS communityopensource.ind
All about golfgolf.ind
A place to discuss the optical fieldoptical.ind
A place to go to get help getting "thinned" down — weight loss (limited)th.indrequest entry
A place to record, discuss, and interpret your dreamsdreams.ind
A place to share and discuss first-hand experiences of other culturescultures.ind
A place to talk about that magical land called Ozoz.ind
A place to talk about things as they happen. A speedy conf!realtime.ind
A place to tell tall taleslies.ind
Planet of ... THE APES! on The WELLpota.ind
Pleasant. Tea, roses, mystery.rosehips.ind
Poker, America's card gamepoker.ind
Professional biologists and interested observers discuss the data of the daybiology.ind
Quotes! Of all kinds ...quotes.ind
The readers circle (limited)readers.indrequest entry
A repository for data about The WELLblair.ind
A discussion group to talk about retirement from planning to execution and everything in between.retirement.ind
Sacramento and the surrounding valleysacto.ind
Samples of my SF writing, Harry Claude Cat's Toon Show, etc. (limited)silly.indrequest entry
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 freedomsecurity.ind
Sightings from parallel universesbl.ind
SM, BD and related topics (limited)bondage.indrequest entry
Software development using the .NET frameworkdotnet.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 Buffaloherd.ind
Star Wars Galaxies, by Sony Online Entertainment/LucasArtsswg.ind
freedom! (limited)wowind.indrequest entry
Stuff I find interestingmemetic.ind
Support conference for persons with cancer or caregivers (limited)cancer.indrequest entry
A supportive place for discussion of issues that affect minority peoplesunity.ind
Take off your shoes and come on inbarefoot.ind
Talk about stuff. You know, things. Products. Be a consumer!stuff.ind
Tattooing, piercing, other modifications and their surrounding culture (limited)bodymod.indrequest entry
Technical discussions of WWW serverswebservers.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 WELLnihil.ind
To support and experience the online activities of Sacred Sites International(limited)ssi.indrequest entry
Try not to be so shy (limited)scrivener.indrequest entry
Two men enter, one man leavesflame.ind
UFORUM — a conference devoted to UFOlogy, and related topicsuforum.ind
Under construction (limited)geo.indrequest entry
Understanding interactions: communication, conflict, and balancein.ind
Virtual Community Leaders (limited)community.indrequest entry
weird.ind (limited)weird.indrequest entry
The WELL Data Link: a batch access program for Windowswdl.ind
The WELL Head Centralwellheads.ind
What if I placed the call from a payphone?tinfoil.ind
Whatever involves the whole state gets special attention herecalifornia.ind
Where summer camp and camping in general are discussed
A whole lot that's red hot (limited)sonoran.indrequest entry
Women training for the Danskin Triathlon (limited)irongirls.indrequest entry
The world of startup companiesstartup.ind
Write it. Post it. Write more. (limited)typomatic.indrequest entry
XML — eXtensible Markup Languagexml.ind
You are a fuck monster (limited)porkhole.indrequest entry
You are reading (or have read) Joyce's Ulyssesulysses.ind
Volley, the secondvolley2.ind
zone.ind (limited)zone.indrequest entry