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



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



Movie – Title TBA



Sunday – February 9

9:00 AM – 10:30 AM – Session 5


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



*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.