Poly Living Workshop Schedule

Preliminary Schedule Outline

11th Annual Poly Living

2/19/16 – 2/21/16   – Philadelphia, PA

Friday – February 19


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  – Keynote Adress

9:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Masquerade Dance Party & Reception


                        Saturday – February 20


9:00 AM – 10:30

Creating Your Safer Sex Elevator Speech  – Reid  Mihalko

Polyamory and Intersectionality: Diversity, Inclusion, and Representation – Kevin Patterson

Harmonious Relationships: A Vocal Polyamory Workshop -Ben Silver 



10:45AM – 12:15PM

Polyamory Relationship Basics – Tanya Hixon & Jesus Garcia             

Selfish Jerks? -Rose Halagaz

Coming Out Poly -Panel

Soulmate Attraction for the Rest of UsCassendre Xavier

12:15 PM – 1:45PM

LUNCH Break – (on your own)

Nearby Restaurant List Available at Registration Table


2:00 PM – 3:30PM

There is no “Winning” in Polyamory -Billy Holder   

Beyond Consent; Becoming Empowered -Robyn Trask

“You Just Don’t Care!” – Emotionally Unbalanced Relationships -Jim Fleckenstein & Carol Morotti-Meeker, MS, MLSP

Poly Dating – Yes Please, May I Have Another?!?  -Julio Cortés



3:45 PM – 5:15 PM

Negotiating Successful Threesome, Foursomes, and More…  -Reid Mihalko

What’s Great About Being Poly: Using Embodied Nonviolent Communication (NVC) to Create Intimate and Satisfying Relationships -Max Rivers, Elise Rivers and Jilsarah Moscowitz

Poly in Creative Writing -Robin Renée 

Coping with Mental Illness -Jessica Burde



5:30 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

7:30 PM- 10:30

Fun & Games in the Game Room

Poly Lounge Open

8:30 PM

Polyamory Themed Movie – Title TBA

9:00 PM – 10:30

Sacred Sex Puja


Sunday – February 21


9:00AM – 10:230AM

Taming the APEs in Your Relationships -Bob Ritchey    

Addressing Abuse in the Poly Community -Tamara Pincus

Polyamory, Sexuality and Parenting -Robyn Trask & Marina Reiko


10:45 – 12:15 PM

Creating a Line FamilyRichard Gilmore

Legal Challenges to Polyamorous Relationships -JessicaBurde    

Sexual Kung Fu -Julio Cortés


12:10PM– 1:00PM

Closing Circle – Drawing, door prizes

1:00 PM – 1:45PM

LUNCH Break – (on your own)


2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Extended Workshop Sessions – Topics TBA


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.