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CatalystCon East Announces Sessions, Speakers
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Dec 20, 2013 9:00 AM PST    Text size: 

ARLINGTON, VA — Sexuality conference CatalystCon East announced today its lineup of speakers and sessions to be held at the Hilton Crystal City in Arlington, Virginia, March 14-16.

According to founder Dee Dennis, the event will also offer more than 60 speakers and 40 sessions with panel discussions on sexuality-based topics that include sex work, polyamory, sex and aging, virginity, sex education, and business, along with panels on creating change in the sex toy industry, living with an STI, and sex and the media.

“CatalystCon epitomizes the evolution of sexuality conferences, encouraging discourse and collaboration among different fields in sexology. From sex workers and therapist to educators and researchers, attending CatalystCon offers an environment to discuss a wide range of sexuality topics and work being done by sexologists on the front lines of social change,” said Dr. Hernando Chaves, who will be speaking on the topic of 21st century sex ed.

Other peakers include sex educators Carol Queen and Robert Morgan Lawrence; academics Rosalyn Dischiavo and Jamie F. Lawson, activists Ducky Doolittle and Melissa Gira Grant, and industry star Jessica Drake, plus sex workers, sex writers, sex therapists and other experts.

CatalystCon East will also feature the return of Tristan Taormino’s Sex Educator Boot Camp, and the debut of two pre-conference writing workshops with Rachel Kramer Bussel, former Village Voice sex columnist and editor of more than 50 anthologies, including “The Big Book of Orgasms,” “Lust in Latex” and the “Best Bondage Erotica” series.

“CatalystCon is the perfect venue to teach the ins and outs of erotic writing and debut my new workshop on nonfiction sex writing,” Bussel said. “I know from attending in previous years that attendees will be prepared with insightful pieces to be edited, open minds and an extremely high level of professionalism. I look forward to the workshops and to hopefully publishing work by the participants in future anthologies.”

“It's truly inspiring to be involved with such a strong group of like-minded people that are so passionate about topics many people are afraid to talk about,” CT Schenk, CEO of CatalystCon East Platinum Sponsor ANEROS, added. Schenk will be speaking on The “Ass Panel”: The Ins and Outs of Anal Pleasure.

Discounted early-bird registration for the event is available until Dec. 30 at CatalystCon.com/register.

A complete list of sessions may be found here.


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