2023 UTOPIA AWARDS
& CLIMATE FICTION CONFERENCE
ANDROID PRESS PRESENTS
Oct 7-8, 2023 : Online Only
2023 Climate Fiction Conference Postponed
In the last couple weeks, a number of panelists and moderators have had to back out of the conference for various reasons, all of which are completely understandable and justifiable. At this point, there just isn't enough programming remaining to justify holding the conference this weekend considering the cost people have paid for registration. So we are postponing the conference and cancelling the award ceremony. We intend to find a solution that includes rescheduling conference, and will have more information and a new date as soon as possible. Registration has been suspended until we figure out a new date.
Immediate Next Steps
1. We will still be announcing the winners of this year's Utopia Awards on Saturday October 7th, as planned, just without the video event. The announcement about the winners will be here on our website and through the Android Press and Solarpunk Magazine social media pages
2. We will be emailing everyone who has registered directly in order to explain the situation. We will honor any requests for registration refunds. If registrants want to wait to see what the new date is before deciding whether or not to request a refund, that is totally okay.
3. Any registrants who do not request a refund will have their registration applied to the new conference date.
I'll be in touch with you all again individually this week to start figuring out a date to reschedule that first and foremost will work for any and all of you who wish to move forward with your panel on a rescheduled date.
We apologize for any inconvenience this causes to anyone involved in the conference in any capacity. We hope you'll be understanding and patient with us as we figure out and enact our resolution.
Explore and learn with paradigm shifting CliFi authors, artists, film makers, and world-builders
The 2nd annual Utopia Awards will highlight and honor authors, artists, and other creators producing works focused on hopeful outlooks, solutions to climate change and related social problems, and building a better future.
The Climate Fiction Conference will host panel discussions and workshops on a range of related topics, including but not necessarily limited to
climate fiction (as well as poetry, nonfiction, art, games, and film)
writing craft development
climate change, climate tech, and climate solutions
sci-fi punk genres such as solarpunk, hopepunk, ecopunk, biopunk, cyberpunk, and steampunk