Jeff McBride's Magic & Mystery School


Jeff McBride’s Magic & Mystery School





Guests of Honor:  Jade and Lance Burton

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

Larry Hass, Ph.D.

Tobias Beckwith

Abigail McBride

Bryce Kuhlman

Ricardo Rosenkranz, M.D.

Kenton Knepper


Call for Presentations:
The 2020 ONLINE Magic and Meaning Conference will feature twelve 15-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 15 minutes in length; visual supplements such as a Powerpoint are acceptable (but not required).

To submit a proposal for possible presentation at the Conference, please send a detailed 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 September 1, 2020.

Final Notes, Please Read Carefully:

With appropriate permission, some of the presentations 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 September 15, 2020, if your proposal for a presentation has been accepted.  (Again, the number of available slots for presentation 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