Preliminary Schedule Outline

 

***Schedule is subject to change.***

13th Annual Poly Living

2/2/18 – 2/4/18 – Philadelphia, PA

 

Friday – February 2

 

3:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Registration and Check-in

We recommend checking in early and then going to dinner before the evening festivities begin.

 

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Newcomers-Orientation Circle

 

7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Opening Circle

Welcome & Opening Keynote

Keynote Address – What’s love got to do with it? 

by Ruby Bouie Johnoson

9:00 PM – 12:00 PM

Dance Reception – DJ, Cash Bar, Ice Breakers, Dance Floor

 

Saturday – February 3

 

9:00 AM – 10:30 – Workshop Session 1

 

What does polyamory look like?

Mim Chapman, PhD

 

Cautionary Poly

Kevin Patterson & Allie Phelan

 

Queering Polyamory

Mx. Rill

 

Soulmate Attraction for the Rest of Us

Cassendre Xavier

 

[Attendee Open Forum]

 

10:45AM – 12:15PM – Workshop Session 2

 

Exploring Polyamorous Relationship

Jesus Garcia & Tanya Hixon

 

Polyamory Makes Strange Bedfellows

Ruby Bouie Johnson

 

The Wheel of Consent

Indigo Dawn

 

Those Hips Don’t Lie

Myla

 

[Attendee Open Forum]

 

12:15 PM – 1:45PM

LUNCH Break – (on your own)

Nearby Restaurant List Available at Registration Table

 

2:00 PM – 3:30PM – Workshop Session 3

 

Navigating the Shoals of Polyamorous Life

Jim Fleckenstein & Carol Morotti-Meeker, MS, MLSP

 

Creating a “New Culture” Based on Love and Freedom

Indigo Dawn & Michael Rios

 

Redefining Family-Parenting Panel

Christopher N Smith, Liz Newsom LCSW, Marina Reiko, & Robyn Trask

 

Body Positivity in Polyamory

Aimee Hurford

 

[Attendee Open Forum]

 

3:45 PM – 5:15 PM – Workshop Session 4

 

From NRE to MRE using NVC

Max, & Elise Rivers

 

Acing Polyamory: Ace-Spectrum Polyamorous Relationships

Chrissy Holman, Michelle Enos, Mischa Lin, & Allie Phelan

 

Talking the Talk: Poly Communication Role-Play Workshop

Natalie & Robert

 

Sacred Breath

Tara L. Skubella

 

[Attendee Open Forum]

 

5:15 PM – 7:30 PM Dinner Break – (on your own)

Nearby Restaurant List Available at Registration Table

 

7:30 PM – 11:00 PM

Saturday Evening Play Time

Poly Movie

Game Room

 

Sunday – February 4

 

9:15 – 10:45AM – Workshop Session 5

 

Leading a Double Life

Alison Hunter

 

You Let Her Do What? Examinations of Polyamory and Masculinity

Aaron Browne, Bex Caputo, Kevin Patterson, Christopher Smith

 

Taking our Movement Forward

Panel

 

Vulnerability  in Poly Relationships

Lee Hencen & Murray

 

[Attendee Open Forum]

 

10:45 – 12:15 PM

LUNCH Break – (on your own)

 

12:15PM– 1:45PM – Workshop Session 6

 

Deconstructing the Myth Of The Poly Saint

Nolan Lawless & Jeri Lynn Astra Herbert

 

Hap-Poly Ever After

Ben Silver

 

Relationships Without Drama

Michael Rios

 

Getting Exactly the Sex We Want

Mx. Rill

 

 

[Attendee Open Forum]

 

2:00 – 3:30PM – - Workshop Session 7

 

From Magic Bullets to Best Practices

Byron Sheldon & Myla

 

Societal Guilt and the Little White Lies

Jesus Garcia & Robyn Trask

 

How to Be Your “Wonder Self” AND See the Same in Others.

Julio Cortés

 

[Attendee Open Forum]

3:45 – 5:15 PM

`Closing Circle

 

6:30 – 9:00 PM

***Super Bowl Party**

 

 Workshops and presenters subject to change.
The schedule is listed just to be a general guideline and presentations can and often do get moved around last minute.