Polyamory Conference Schedule Outline
April 27-29, 2018 – Denver, CO
This is the tentative schedule and is subject to change*
Registration and check in start at 3:30 PM Friday. The opening session and Keynote will begin at 6:50PM. We suggest people come, check in, attend the polyamory newcomers circle and get a good dinner as it will be a full evening.
Friday – April 27
4:00-5:00 PM Newcomers-Orientation Circle
6:45 – 8:30 PM
Opening, Welcome Session
Keynote – Ruby Bouie Johnson
8:45 PM – 11:30 PM
Midsummer Night’s Dream Polyamory Dance Reception
DJ, Dancing, light snacks and cash bar.
Dress in your Fairy best or just come as you are and join us for dancing, ice breakers, and great social time.
Saturday – April 28
9:00 AM – 10:30 AM – Workshop Session 1
Five Shades of Poly
Which Are You Craving to Create?
Mim Chapman, PhD
You mean I have to come out to my therapist too?
Rachel Anne Kieran, Psy.D.
Polyamory Makes Strange Bedfellows:
The “Isms” Between the Sheets
Ruby Bouie Johnson & Chase Johnson
10:45 AM- 12:15 PM – Workshop Session 2
Consent: The Pillars Upon Which to Build a Consent Culture
Maintaining Identity in a Sea of Awesome
Sexual Orientation and Polyamory
Vulnerability in Poly Relationships
Lee Hencen & Murray Schechter
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM – LUNCH Buffet
(Included in weekend registration)
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM – Workshop Session 3
Going from Monogamy to Non-Monogamy-
While in the Same Relationship
Jessica Fern Cooley
A Discussion of Gender, Labels, and Polyamory/Multi-partnering
Poly 101 for Counselors, Therapists, and Life Coaches
Robert McGarey, M.A.
Erotic Mindfulness Practice to Deepen the Experience of Pleasure & Intimacy
Melissa Walker, MA, LPC, R-DMT
3:45 PM – 5:15 PM – Workshop Session 4
Poly Survival Kit
Robert McGarey, M.A
Beyond the Monogamy/Dominator Paradigm
My Body and Me
5:15 PM – 7:30 PM – Dinner Break
(List of nearby restaurants will be available at the registration table)
7:30 PM – 11:30 PM – Saturday Evening Extras
Saturday night is all up to you; attend an in-depth evening workshop (small extra fee), join the game room, organize a party, hang out in the atrium or check out the poly movie.
Deepening Connection and Intimacy
Sunday – April 29
9:15AM – 10:45AM – Workshop Session 5
Re-Wire Your Triggers
Jessica Fern Cooley
Why Being a Senior Is the Best Time To Be Poly
(Unless You Make It the Worst Time)
Polyamory, Loving More, Taking Our Movement Forward
11:00PM – 12:15PM – 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
Keeping the Connection Alive in ALL of Your Relationships
Patrick & Kristie
Redefining Family-Parenting Panel
Liz Newsom, LCSW, Robyn Trask, Marina Reiko, Jesus Garcia
Chris Deaton, Elisha Thompson
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM – Workshop Session 7
What’s in our Toolbox?
Nikki Ebright & William Van Ark
Taking the Hill
Household Establishment: Making It All Go
3:40PM– 4:40PM – Closing Circle
Entertainment, Drawing, Door Prizes
*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.