CatalystCon Announces Speakers, Sessions for Upcoming Show

LONG BEACH, Calif. — CatalystCon has announced more than 50 speakers and 40 sessions for its upcoming inaugural conference to be held September 14-16, at the Long Beach Hilton Executive and Meeting Center.

CatalystCon will feature many of the most recognizable names in the field of sexuality including Carol Queen, Ducky Doolittle, Rachel Kramer Bussel, Charlie Glickman, Joan Price, and Reid Mihalko.

CatalystCon creator, Dee Dennis regards this conference as a “melting pot of sexuality” that will unite sex educators, sexologists, sex workers, writers, activists, and anyone with a passion for creating change.

Attendees will benefit from discussions on a wide variety of subjects, such as sex work, porn, polyamory, sexism in hip hop, senior sex, sex and religion, and sex education.

Dennis co-organized the Momentum conference on sexuality, feminism and relationships earlier this year in Washington, DC.

She felt that there was a real demand for a similar conference on the West Coast and is excited to host CatalystCon, which she believes will “inspire exceptional conversations about sexuality.”

CatalystCon's Opening Keynote, moderated by UNLV Women’s Studies Professor Lynn Comella and featuring panelists Dr. Marty Klein, Megan Andelloux, Maggie Mayhem, and Francisco Ramirez, will tackle various issues.

Pre-registration is required to attend CatalystCon and early bird pricing is available until July 1. To register, click here.