Events Schedule

This tentative schedule approximates the actual schedule. Some last minute changes may be inevitable, but what is shown here will be adhered to as closely as possible. 

Registration and payment for the conference entitles you to attend any or all of the sessions. (However, there will be limited seating for the performance art sessions and critique/analysis, happening after dinner on Saturday evening, and an additional donation of $10-20 is requested for those who attend).

SESSION 1
FRIDAY: FEB 21, 2014
CONSENSUAL NONMONOGAMY AND CLINICAL CONCERNS
Time Presentation or Event
5:00 PM Introduction and Greetings
5:15 PM  Issues in Polyamorous Parenting (Elisabeth Scheff, Ph.D)

5:55 PM   Panel Discussion: Clinicial Issue Related to Consensual Nonmonogamy: Details TBA
6:35 PM The association of an open relationship orientation with health and happiness in a sample of older adults (James R. Fleckenstein, B.A.)
7:15 PM Poly and the Electronic Health Record (Charles Mosher, M.D.).
7:55 PM Jealousy Management: What mental health professionals need to know (Kathy Labriola)
8:40 PM Panel Discussion: What types of research needs to be conducted in the future regarding consensual nonmonogamy? (Rhea Orion, James Fleckenstein, Nwachi Tafari)

SESSION 2A
SATURDAY: FEB 22, 2014
CORE ACADEMIC SESSIONS
(Note that Session 2A runs concurrently with session 2B and 2C).
Each presentation will be limited to 30 minutes in length, with a question
and answer period of 10 minutes immediately following each presentation.
Time Presentation or Event
9:00 AM Effects of Personal Beliefs About the "Innateness" of Monogamy or Nonmonogamy (Antionette Izzo)
9:45 AM Polyamory as a Social Phenomenon in Israel: A Preliminary Report (Leehee Rothschild)
10:20 AM Female Sovereignty and Polyandry among Mormons: Traditional and Contemporary Practices (Janet Bennion, Ph.D.)
11:00 AM Polyamory in Poland. (Katarzyna Grunt-Mejer, Ph.D.)
11:50 PM LUNCH
1:10 PM Consensual Nonmonogamy and Monogamy in Mexico: Definitions and Perspectives (Giovanna Escobar ) 
1:45 PM An Ethnographic Approach to the Emergence of "Polyamour" in French-speaking Europe (Pierre-Yves Wauthier, M.A.)
2:30 PM Are Polyamory and Cheating All that Different? (Leanna Wolfe, Ph.D.)
3:15 PM Levels of Social Acceptance of Polyamory & Open Relationships in Northern California (Dave Doleshal, Ph.D.)
4:00 PM New Rules, No Rules, Old Rules or Our Rules: Women Designing Mixed-Orientation Relationships with Bisexual Men (Maria Pallotta-Chiarolli, Ph.D.)
5:00 PM DINNER
6:15 PM Polyamorous Performance Art (Lianna Walden & Mark Bentley Cohen)
7:15 PM Critique and Analysis of Polyamorous Performance Art
7:45 PM Kamala Devi's Tantric Theatre (Kamala Devi. Michael McClure,  Rachel Rickards, et al)


SESSION 2B
SATURDAY: FEB 22, 2014
ART, FOLKLORE, LITERATURE, AND MEDIA PRESENTATIONS
(Note that Session 2B runs concurrently with session 2A and 2C).
Time Presentation or Event
9:00 AM Jealousy to Compersion in Polyamorous Relationships (Jillian Deri, Ph.D.) 
9:45 AM « Sexe, amour, consentement : Types of Polyamorous Representation in Recent Quebec Fiction » (Marie-Pier Boisvert) 
10:20 AM "La Primavera del Poliamore" : The Italian Polyamory Spring (Silvano Colombano, Ph.D)
11:00 AM  Compulsory Monogamy and Polyamorous Existence (Leehee Rothschild).
11:50 PM LUNCH
1:10 PM Was Consensual Adultery Forbidden or Permitted Among the Jews of Antiquity?  
1:45 PM The Everyday Oppression of Polyamorous People: Microaggressions, Minority Stress, and Stigma (Ryan Witherspoon, M.A.). 
2:30 PM

3:15 PM Deconstructing Cultural Monogamy (Pepper Mint)
4:00 PM Consensual Nonmonogamy in Performance Art in Puerto Rico (Serena Anderlini D'Onofrio)
5:00 PM DINNER
6:15 PM A Performance Art Production: Bisexuality and Open Relationships (Details TBA)
6:50 PM TBA
7:45 PM TBA

SESSION 2C
SATURDAY: FEB 22, 2014
PUBLIC EDUCATION SESSIONS
(Note that session 2C runs concurrently with session 2A and 2B).
Time Presentation or Event
9:00 AM Basic Introduction to Polyamory, Open Relationships and Consensual Nonmonogamy: Pragmatic Consideratiions (Shelley Hiestand, Ph.D.)
9:45 AM Communication Strategies in Polyamory (Karen Haas)
10:20 AM Legal Paperwork for Alternative Relationships – Making It Real and Preparing for Crisis (Jay Wiseman)
11:00 AM "What Brings You Joy?"
12:15 PM LUNCH
1:10 PM Managing Jealousy (Dawn Davidson)
1:45 PM Safer Sex Issues of Relevance for Consensual Nonmonogamy (Jennifer Devine) 
2:30 PM Opening to a Nonmonogamous Relationship (James Starke & Shannyn DeBlaauw)
3:15 PM Polyamory: A Zen Buddhist Perspective (Ingen K. Breen)
4:00 PM Interactive and Respectful "Touch Game" ( Charla Hathaway)
5:00 PM DINNER
6:15 PM  Communication Techniques for Affectionate Touch
6:50 PM TBA
7:45 PM LOVE IS ALWAYS NON-MONOGAMOUS.(Jay Vincent & Marcy Lynn)

SUNDAY: FEB 23, 2014
POLITICAL ISSUES RELATED TO CONSENSUAL NONMONOGAMY
Please Note: There will be a session about political implications of nonmonogamy happening at the same site, on the Sunday following the conference. Some of the participants of the conference may have an interest in the subject matter. However, the political discussions constitute a separate event sponsored by a separate organization, and separate registration and payment is required for that event. All interested persons are invited to receive more information by going to the website listed below.
Political Issues Website