More than 70 Speakers Scheduled for CatalystCon East Sexuality Conference in D.C. March 15-17, 2013CatalystCon sexuality conference reveals its schedule for more than 70 speakers participating in CatalystCon East, including the prestigious Keynote Address. The speaker schedule is posted online at the conference’s official site, CatalystCon.com. CatalystCon East will take place March 15-17 in D.C.-adjacent Arlington, Virginia.
View the complete speaker schedule here.
"I was thrilled by how well we did with CalaystCon West in Long Beach," CatalystCon organizer Dee Dennis said. "The conference was filled with people from every area of the sex education community. The seminars and panels were a great opportunity for everyone to exchange ideas and information. We are bringing that phenomenon to the East Coast and are committed to keeping the energy flowing to promote positive change, from the Keynote Address throughout the convention."
Kicking off CatalystCon at 8:30 pm on Friday, March 15, is the Keynote Address. Tristan Taormino will moderate the discussion titled, “Sparking Communication in Sexuality, Activism, and Acceptance,” and the panel will include Ducky Dolittle, Dr. Hernando Chavez, jessica drake, and Mireille Miller-Young.
Created to inspire exceptional conversations about sexuality, the first CatalystCon in Long Beach, Calif. in September featured more than 40 seminars and panel discussions on sexuality-based topics.
The panels and workshops planned for CatalystCon East include a look at Los Angeles' controversial Measure B, which mandated the use of condoms in adult video production; a discussion of Toxic Toys; a seminar about sexuality for senior citizens; a discussion of California's Proposition 35, which stigmatizes sex workers as "sex offenders" as part of the fight against human trafficking; and a seminar to help educators effectively teach sexual topics.
The list of more than 70 speakers includes Swedish sexuality experts Suzann Larsdotter and Malinda Flodman, who will present a history of sex education in Sweden and discuss "the development of sex education for Swedish queer women"; sex educators Ducky Doolittle, jessica drake, Joan Price, and Reid Mihalko; academics Charlie Glickman, Ph. D. and Constance Penley, Ph.D.; authors Tristan Taormino and Rachel Kramer Bussel; plus activists, academics, and other experts on sexuality.
The list of sessions can be found here. The complete list of speakers, with biographies, can be found at here.
Sponsors for CatalystCon East include sexual aid manufacturers Aneros Company and Tantus, Inc.; Trigg Laboratories, parent company of Wet International, maker of personal lubricants and intimacy products; online exhibition space artpulp.net; online radio program Sex Out Loud with Tristan Taormino; sex-positive business services resource Sexquire.com; and Minneapolis-based sexuality boutique The Smitten Kitten.
Get more details on sponsorship opportunities here.
CatalystCon East takes place March 15-17, 2013 at the Crystal City Marriott at Reagan National Airport in Arlington, Virginia. Discounted early-bird registration is available until December 15.Join the conversation on Twitter and Facebook.