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 Katie Mack & Zyra Lee Vanity

Thursday, September 14, 2017 –  8:30pm-10:00pm
Westchester A&B


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, Katie Mack, and Zyra Lee for their third 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!!!

CCON Military/Veterans Meet-Up

hosted by Liz Powell and Harmony Larson

Friday, September 15, 2017  –  4:30pm-5:30pm


Calling military members, veterans, reservists, and supporters! As a current or former member of the military, it can be challenging to access sex positive support in the VA or military health systems. Likewise, it can be hard to integrate fully with civilian sexuality professionals who don’t always know your needs. Connect with other military members–past and present–in a safe, sex positive environment at this pre-conference Meet Up.

Sex Worker Meet Up

hosted by jessica drake

Friday, September 15, 2017  –  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 4:00 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.

CatalystCon Networking

hosted by Reid Mihalko

Friday, September 15, 2017  –  5:30pm-6:30pm
Concourse Ballroom

Does networking make you feel uncomfortable? Is it hard for you to pull out your business card and offer it to someone? Do you fear being that person who self-promotes too much? No need to worry anymore. This pre-con event was made for YOU!

Join your host, Reid Mihalko for CatalystCon’s official networking event to help bring attendees together, foster personal relationships and business contacts. Come introduce yourself to fellow attendees, colleagues, speakers, and sponsors to let them know who you are and what you do. Because this is a networking event, it is encouraged to talk about your business, hand out business cards and flyers, and let the world know what you’re doing in the vast world of the sex-positivity.

Do you offer workshops, counseling or therapy services, or are you a skilled writer? Do you just have an appreciation for those in the field, or want to get your feet wet in the sex industry but don’t know where to start? Whether you’re the social type or on the shy side, come join us for an hour of business mingling so you can hit the ground running and make the most of your conference experience.

CatalystCon POC Meet-Up

hosted by Dr. Hernando Chaves & Zyra Lee Vanity

Saturday, September 16, 2017  – 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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