Jeff McBride’s Magic & Mystery School


OCTOBER 24-27, 2018,  LAS VEGAS

Location:  Sunset Station Hotel and Casino
1301 W. Sunset Road
Henderson, NV 89104
(702) 547-7777


Guest of Honor: George Parker


Plus the Faculty of the McBride Magic & Mystery School:
Jeff McBride

Larry Hass, Ph.D.

Tobias Beckwith

Robert E. Neale

Abigail McBride

Bryce Kuhlman

Ricardo Rosenkranz, M.D.

Kenton Knepper


Call for Presentations:
As in previous years, the 2018 Magic and Meaning Conference will feature a large number of 20-minute presentations from Conference attendees.  We are now accepting proposals for presentations from anyone who previously has attended the Magic and Meaning Conference.

Presentations are welcome on any topic relating to the performance of magic in meaningful ways (broadly understood).  Each presentation will be 20 minutes in length; visual supplements such as Powerpoint are welcome (but not required).

To submit a proposal for possible presentation at the Conference, please send a 100-200 word description of your topic, with a title, to Katherine Rettke, the Conference’s Executive Assistant, at All proposals are due to Katherine by July 15, 2018.

Call for Performances:
Conference attendees will have the opportunity to perform at the Conference in one of our “Ensemble Shows.” These shows are designed for participants to share one of their favorite performance pieces.

We are now accepting proposals for 3-5 minute performances in one of the Ensemble Shows.  Please send a brief description of the piece you would like to perform, including a statement of the effect and the props used, to Katherine Rettke, the Conference’s Executive Assistant, at  All proposals for performances are due to Katherine by July 15, 2018. Please note: we ran out of available performing slots early last year, so please get your performance proposal in early.

Final Notes, Please Read Carefully:
With appropriate permission, some of the presentations (not performances) will be made available as videos to people who become Members of the Magic & Mystery School at the Supporting level ($50 per year) and the Premier level ($100 per year). After subtracting $20 to cover base operational costs, the rest of those membership fees go directly into the Magic & Mystery School Scholarship Fund, which provides need-based financial aid to deserving, talented students who currently cannot pay the full price for their magic education. On behalf of the students who will benefit from your generosity—by donating your presentation or by becoming a member yourself—we thank you!

You will be informed by August 1, 2018, if your proposal(s) for presentation and/performance have been accepted.  (The number of available slots for presentation and performance are limited.)

Registering for the Conference is required to present or perform there.  For more information about the Magic and Meaning Conference or to register for it, please visit Also, please be aware that seating for the Conference is strictly limited, and it has sold out in advance for the past four years.