CatalystCon is a conference created to inspire exceptional conversations about sexuality. It is about reaching out and stimulating those who attend to create those important conversations in their own communities, changing how we as a society talk and treat sexuality. We want to make it easier for CatalystCon attendees (and those who are unable to attend in person) to continue those conversations online before, during and after the conference by using hashtag #ccon on Twitter and following @CatalystCon for updates.
We have also created individual hashtags for each session, keynote, workshop and special event to help facilitate these conversations. (You can find them here.) Our social media team will once again be rounding up all of the best tweets and using Storify to curate them and tell the story of CatalystCon. This page will be updated after CatalystCon East with those stories as well. But without all of you who live tweet the conference, there would be no stories to tell here! So keep the conversation going…
“Knowledge is power, and sharing that knowledge is the first spark in igniting change.” This is the fundamental principle behind CatalystCon.
CatalystCon East – 2013 – Washington, DC
CatalystCon East was a huge success! 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. We will be adding new Storify stories as they’re ready, so check back soon and we’ll hopefully have a few more every few days. Thank you for your patience.
We are also compiling links to articles and blogs about CatalystCon on our Press page. If you have written about CatalystCon, please let us know!
General CatalystCon Coverage
Keynote Plenary Addresses
The Burned-Out Sex Professional
Diagnosing the DSM
Does This Panel Make Me Look Fat?: Body Image and Sexuality
Entrepreneurial IQ: 10 keys to designing an unconventional career in sexuality
Ex-Gay No Way! Practically Maneuvering Through the Rhetoric of “Reparative Therapy”
The Facts About Measure B and How It Impacts Us All
Female Sexual Freedom & Web 2.0: This Ain’t Your Mama’s Feminism
Feminist Porn: The Politics of Producing Pleasure
The Fifty Shades Phenomenon and Its Effect on Our Social Sexual Behavior
Healing and the new Monogamy
The history of sex education in Sweden and the development of sex ed for Swedish queer women
How (and Why) to Be a Sex Positive Parent
How to Be an Ally to Sex Workers in Theory and Practice
How to Become a Successful Erotic Writer
Language Matters: How To Speak Sex-Positivity So That People Listen
Making Comprehensive Sex Education into Inclusive Sex Education
Male Circumcision: A Humanist Perspective on the Removal of Foreskin
Ok, Polyamory’s Been Outed! Now What Do We Do?
The Online Activist: Ready, Set, TWEET!
PRIDE & Prejudice: Confronting Homophobia in Communities of Color
Relationship Models for the 21st Century
Sex and Sexuality from a Trans Perspective
Sex in the Media: From Pitch to Print; What Does Sex Really Sell?
Sex with Benefits: Progressive Swinging
Sex Work and Disability
The Silver Rainbow: Working with LGBT Seniors
Slut Shaming in Sex Positive Communities
Spiritual Sexuality: Ending the War Between Religion and Sex
Tales from the front line: Everything you wanted to know about “trafficking” but didn’t know whom to ask
Talking Out Loud About Senior Sex
What’s So Special About Sex?
What’s Your “Bi-Q”?
When To Give It Away and When To Charge For It: Knowing Your Worth, Assessing Others’, And How To Make Ends Meet As a Sex-Positive Professional
Why Talk About Sex And Disability Anyway?
Special Events and Entertainment
Sex Out Loud with Tristant Taormino – Live Recording
Girl Gasms Sex Education Workshop with Ducky Doolittle
Take It Like A Man with Charlie Glickman and Aislinn Emirzian
In the Flesh Reading Series
Dirty Bingo with Ducky Doolittle
Live Coverage From Past CatalystCon Events