CatalystCon West

**You must be registered for the full weekend ticket to attend Friday events**

CCON A Go-Go: Welcome Q&A

hosted by Dirty Lola  

with Special Guests 

Thursday, May 3rd –  8:30pm-10:00pm
Meridian Ballroom


Is this your first time at CatalystCon? Are you shy? Did you answer yes to both of those questions? Then you should definitely join CatalystCon alumni Dirty Lola for her fourth installment of Ccon A Go-Go: Welcome Q&A at CatalystCon West!!

Ccon A Go-Go is one part con Q & A and one part go-go revue. Thursday night these lovely femmes will take the stage to answer any questions you may have about CatalystCon West in a fun and  entertaining way. They’ll be giving tips for surviving and getting the most out of the weekend long conference, and of course there will be go-go by the amazing Zyra Lee.

Did we mention that there’s an awesome Prize pack up for grabs?? Oh, yes. There will be prizes. See you there!!!

Town Hall Meeting

hosted by Mo Beasley

Friday, May 4, 2018 – 1:00pm – 3:00pm



Whether you’re Bi,  Gay, Trans, Poly, Yellow, or Brown: what do you stand for? What do WE stand for as a sex positive community, from a multitude of ethnicities, cultures, and identities?  What is the common ground upon which we stand, from which we can build a foundation of mass acceptance, far beyond simplistic tolerance? There are forces from without, and within, CatalystCon that seek to compromise our unity. Please join Mo Beasley as he facilitates a Town hall meeting for our CatalystCon Village. A “consciousness raising” conversation from which we can refine and articulate the most pressing challenges facing our various circles, for being unapologetically sexy, socially just, and politically unafraid.  From this distillation of our needs and obstacles we can begin to chart the most effective means and strategies for holistic change and evolution.

Sex Worker Meet Up

hosted by jessica drake

Friday, May 4th  –  4:15pm-5:30pm

While CatalystCon’s organizer and staff are sex worker allies, they realize that other sex workers are best able to fully understand some of your concerns. jessica drake is hosting a private pre-conference Meet Up for sex workers and former sex workers on Friday evening, before the Opening Reception.

This event will take place at the CatalystCon hotel from 4:15 pm to 5:30 pm. There is no fee to attend, but RSVP is required and you must have your CatalystCon badge to enter.  

RSVP here.

Exact location will be emailed to attendees 24 hours before the meet up. If you have questions about this event please contact us at

Note: This event is open to current and former sex workers ONLY. Allies are dearly beloved but should respect the private nature of this event.

Let’s Do It!

hosted by Ken Cosby

Friday, May 4, 2018  –  5:30pm-6:15pm
Ballroom Suite C

Open your mind, throw caution to the wind, and allow yourself to play in a safe space. Host Ken Cosby will lead the participants through a series of improvisational games that are designed to help you develop instinctive responses, spontaneity, and a confidence you can carry with you throughout the rest of the conference. Just bring yourself and a willingness to try. Who knows what you can learn if you trust yourself to just do it?


CatalystCon POC Meet-Up

hosted by Dr. Hernando Chaves & Zyra Lee Vanity

Saturday, May 5, 2018 – 6:00pm-7:30pm


All people of color attending CatalystCon are invited to attend a special POC meet-up on Saturday. The meet-up will be hosted by artist, advocate & educator Zyra Lee as well as clinical therapist and educator Dr. Hernando Chaves..

The POC meet-up will be a safe space for people of color to meet and discuss issues of race, racism & inclusion within our sex education, activism & advocacy communities. Come mingle with other POC conference attendees with similar interests and discuss ways we can make this conference and our overall communities a safer space for POC and how we can connect with others doing work within the field the sexuality.

Please RSVP to either Hernando at or to Zyra at with POC Meet Up in the subject line.  

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