|Sent on:||Wednesday, January 23, 2013 2:33 PM|
We are having a Polyamory Conference here in Berkeley, California, on the campus of the University of California, February 15-17, 2013.
This will include a fun and informative series of educational, social and experiental presentations of interest to anyone into polyamory, open relationships and other forms of consensual nonmonogamy. (We have a conference every summer in the Bay area, but THAT one is very expensive and happens far away from inhabited regions. However, in contrast, THIS low-cost EVENT is happening right here in the suburbs).
Since this event happens in the conservative environment of the UC Berkeley campus, we have to keep things a little more tame than normal. For instance, this is NOT a clothing optional environment. There are no ponds, hot springs or pools of heated water. So obviously we can't be having people engaging in group fornication and orgies on the floor like we would if we were doing this at Harbin Hot Springs, but it will nevertheless all be great fun.
Notice the Social/Educational/Experiental track of presentations is labelled as Track 2B (SATURDAY, FEB 16), happening in parallel with but separate from all the Scientific/Academic Presentations.
Most of the presenter spots have been spoken for, but we are still reworking the schedule, and a few more may still be added. The order of presentations is still being reshuffled. I had someone scheduled to do a presentation/workshop on compersion, but they apear to have chickened out. Any volunteers for that spot?
In addition to all this, we are having several additional affiliated events. For instance, there is a Friday Evening session (Feb 15) which is specifically intended for health professionals and mental health workers and others interested in psychological issues related to polyamory and consensual nonmonogamy.
Saturday evening after the actual conference we are having the Grand Polyamorous Lupercalia Party, held at the same site. Admission to this party is $20, but anyone who is registered for the actual conference may attend the party for no additional charge.
In addition, there is a special Feb 17 (Sunday) session devoted entirely to presentations and discussion of polyactivism and political issues.
Although these are technically separate events, anyone who registers for any session of the conference is allow to attend any of the presentations they wish.
If you wish to register, have an interest in presenting, or have further questions, contact me at: