This conference will explore issues related to monogamous and nonmonogamous relationships from an interdisciplinary perspective. This event will be devoted to presentations of scientific and academic research related to polyamory, open relationships, "swinging," other forms of consensual nonmonogamy and related subjects. The conference does not take a position on whether consensual nonmonogamy is "good" or "bad," or whether any particular type of nonmonogamous relationship is healthy or pathological. The intention of the event is explore the subject in as objective and unbiased a manner as possible. Presentations will cover various topics that offer some possible progress to a deeper and more complete understanding of the phenomenon of consensual non-monogamy.
Session A: Research and Academic Presentations:
There will be presentations about the behavior of polyamorous people, prevalence of specific behaviors and relationship forms, relationship dynamics, and motivation of participants. Information about the longiveity and/or breakup of nonmonogamous relationships, demographics, historical trends, and social patterns are especially being sought. The main track for this event is primarily focused on presentations with an empirical basis.
Session B: Educational/Experiental Presentations:
As an affiliated event, we will have a parallel track of presentations that are classified as experiential, "artistic," practical, educational, or "visionary" presentations rather than actual research. These are intended more for the general public.
Session C: Consensual Nonmonogamy as a Social Movement.
As a second affiliated event, we have added a full day session on Sunday Feb 17, 2013, which will be entirely devoted to activism, emergence and development of the polyamory movement and related topics. This session is intended for those interested in the political and activist aspects of polyamory, open relationships, "swinging" and other forms of consensual nonmonogamy. This is technically a distinct event from the academic research conference, but registration for either event entitles you to attend both events.
THIS EVENT WILL HAPPEN AT:
THE CLARK KERR CONFERENCE CENTER, BUILDING #14, UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY.
THE ADDRESS IS: 2601 WARRING STREET, BERKELEY, CALIFORNIA, 94720.
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