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



[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



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.