Mar 242013

CatalystCon East was a huge success! Thank you so much to everyone who helped make this event possible.

Keep the conversation going!

We want to thank everyone for all their comments and praise! We are working hard to round up all of the best tweets using the hashtag #ccon and curate them on Storify to tell the stories of CatalystCon. (We’re also working on creating stories for individual sessions, keynotes and special events.) This is taking a little longer than we expected because there are just so many amazing tweets! In fact, the hashtag #ccon was actually a trending topic on Twitter on Saturday! We owe this to everyone who live tweeted this event – without you there would be no stories to tell here. Some of the Storify stories are already on the site and we’ll be adding new ones as soon as they’re ready, so check back often! Thank you for your patience.

We’re also compiling links to articles and blogs about CatalystCon on our Press page. If you have written about CatalystCon, please let us know! We will be posting photos from our official photographer, Tyler Keegan Grigsby, to our website soon. If you have photos from CatalystCon East send them to us and we can share them on our Facebook page. (Please double check your photos to maek sure there are no “No Photos” people anywhere in them before posting.)

Did you complete the post-ccon survey?

We’d love your feedback about the conference to assist in better planning of future CatalystCon events. Please take our survey and let us know what you liked, what you didn’t like, and what you’d like to see more of in the future. Your feedback can help shape the future of CatalystCon! Check your email (the email that is connected to your Eventbrite account) to find the survey.

 Announcing CatalystCon West

We are thrilled to announce that CatalystCon West will take place on September 27-29, 2013 at the Warner Center Marriott in Woodland Hills, CA. We are so excited that Dr. Joycelyn Elders, former Surgeon General of the United States under President Clinton, has already signed on as our Closing Keynote Speaker with Lynn Comella as moderator.

The Call for Speakers for CatalystCon West is now open. We urge anyone who has something to share that will spark conversations in sexuality to submit a proposal. Whether you are an individual, therapist, sexuality educator, media specialist, blogger or activist, you have a voice to be heard. The submission deadline is May 15, 2013.

Fundraisers to Support Scarleteen

We are proud to announce that over $900 was raised for Scarleteen at CatalystCon East!

One lucky attendee won two tickets to a future CatalystCon conference! We also would like to thank both Tantus and Sportsheets, who so generously donated items for their own raffles.

And a special thank you to who sponsored a special “masquerade” art project to raise money for Scarleteen. All the finished masks were photographed and viewable in an exclusive gallery here.

Thank you to everyone who donated. It’s not too late to continue to support Scarleteen. You can still donate now: here.

Thank you so much for being a part of CatalystCon East!

Thank you so much to our sponsors – ANEROS, Sportsheets, Tantus, Pleasure Chest, Wet, artpulp, EROS, the FC2 female condom, Good Vibrations, Sex Out Loud with Tristan Taormino, Sexquire and The Smitten Kitten. (Find more info on our sponsors here.)

Thank you to everyone who was a part of CatalystCon East – the attendees, speakers, volunteers, and everyone who followed along at home via social media. And a special thank you to my staff and the “girl gang” who helped make the weekend run so smoothly. I couldn’t have done it without you.

Hope to see everyone at CatalystCon West…

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