Internationally acclaimed scholar, artist, photographer, and educator, John Mason, has been named as the keynote speaker for our inaugural conference to be held on April 5th at Harvard University. Mason is the author of numerous books including The Black Gods: Orisa Studies in the New World, Olokun: Owners of Rivers and Seas, and the newly released Araaraara: Wondrous Inhabitor  of Thunder, a book on the orisa Sango. His books will be available for sale and signing during the conference. We are excited to have Baba John on board and look forward to what is sure to be a rousing and informative address.