Polyamory Conference

Schedule Outline

Philadelphia, PA

This is the tentative schedule and is subject to change*

Workshop List          Presenters List

Friday- February 7

 

2:30 PM – 7:00 PM – Registration and Check-inIMG_0050

This is the perfect time to come pick up your Conference Package/schedule and get yourselves all checked in.    We advise all people to get checked in first, then head out to grab some dinner before the evening’s events.

3:00-4:00 pm Newcomers-Orientation Circle

Is this your first polyamory or Loving More event? Is polyamory new to you and do you have questions. We know coming to an event like Poly Living for the first time can be overwhelming. This welcome meeting is a great place to learn about the weekend, ask questions and to meet others. (Location TBA at registration table)

 

5:00pm to 7:00pm

We recommend getting dinner early at one of the nearby restaurants so you don’t miss out on the evenings festivities.

Special optional presentation - Welcoming the Sabbath/Entering Sacred Space (and Veggie Pot Luck)

 

7:00 PM – 11:00 PM – Welcome, Keynote and Reception

The Opening Session inludes a fabulous Keynote, a chance to meet the presenters, get important conference information followed by a relaxing reception and a chance  enjoy entertainment and mingle with other attendees and the presenters.

 

Keynote Address

Polyamory is Here to Stay!  Why I’m Excited and Why You Should Be, Too.   

Anita Wagner Illig

 

Saturday – February 8


 There are four workshops sessions Saturday each with a minimum of three workshops to choose from and two on Sunday. With so many wonderful choices, the biggest challenge is deciding which workshop to attend!

9:00 AM – 10:30 AM – Session 1

 

Polyamory and Christianity: It’s Not an Either/Or

Rev Bev

 

 

Negotiating Boundaries and Polyamorous Relationship Agreements

Robyn Trask and Jesus Garcia

 

 

Building a Sex-Positive Culture

Michael Rios & Sarah Taub

 

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Attendee Open Forum

 

10:45 AM- 12:15 PM – Session 2

 

OKHacking: Online Dating Tips & Tricks

Wesley Fenza

 

 

Polyamorous Families and Children

Dr Elisabeth Sheff

 

 

Making Relationships “Work” with Play

 Ben Silver

 

 

Attendee Open Forum

 

12:15 PM – 2:00 PM – Break for Lunch SO00916_

(check registration table for list of nearby restaurants)

 

 

2:15 PM – 3:45 PM  – Session 3

 

 

Free Love, Polyamory, Equality and Women’s Movement

Robyn Trask

 

 

BDSM and Polyamory

Raven Kaldera and Joshua Tenpenny

 

 

 

Finding the Sweet Spot

Michael Rios & Sarah Taub

 

 

Attendee Open Forum

 

4:00 PM – 5:30 PM – Session 4

 

Communicate! Communicate! Communicate! – How to Talk It Over in Poly Relationships.

Jim Fleckenstein and Carol Morotti-Meeker, MS, MLSP

 

 

Sexual Orientation and Polyamory

Ben Silver

 

Burlesque and Body Image – Find Your Inner Vaudeville Hottie!

Gina Martinelli

 

Attendee Open Forum

 

8:00 PM – 11:00 PM – Saturday Evening Extras

 Saturday night is all up to you. Go out to dinner, form a party, hang out in the Poly Lounge or attend one of the fun evening offerings. Some offerings have a small fee.

 

Polyamorous Sacred Sex Puja

Julio Cortes and Robyn Trask

 ($20/pp)

 

Movie – Title TBA

 

 

Sunday – February 9

9:00 AM – 10:30 AM – Session 5

Marriage

From the 2012 Loving More Polyamory Survey

 

Legal Recognition of Multi-Partner Relationships – Good? Bad? Should we fight for it?

Jim Fleckenstein

 

 

Nineteen Years and Counting: Reflections on a long-term open triad.

Valerie White

 

 

Relationship as a Dojo

LeeAnn Mallorie

 

Attendee Open Forum

 

10:45 AM – 12:15 PM – Session 6

 

Weapons to Win the Battle Against Jealousy – A Hands-On Exploration of Kathy Labriola’s Jealousy Workbook

Anita Wagner Illig

 

 

This is Your Brain on Love: the neuroscience of NRE and attachment

Virginia Brown

 

 

Your Life as a Movie

 Julio Cortes Lisa Sandhusen

 

 

Attendee Open Forum

 

12:30 AM – 1:15 PM -  Closing Circle

 PL2012

 

*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.