I mentioned that the Madison GRUE-II is happening February 7-9th here in Madison WI (if you’re wondering what to expect from it, look over at the page to the left, “The Care and Feeding of a GRUE.”
Just got word from my Davalochka that there’s an event in NYC the following month that also follows the Unconference model (though a different kind of Unconference than the GRUE). It sounds interesting, and if I can at all get out there to be part of it, I’m going to. Here’s the details:
What: A no-limits sex-positive gender and sexuality unconference.
Why: To inspire a creative, interactive and open environment where everyone feels comfortable talking, learning, and being inspired by all kinds of sexuality.
When: March, 2009 (exact date yet to be determined)
Where: NYC (We’re still looking for a venue! Can you help? See ‘Get Involved,’ below!)
How much: Free (as in beer as well as freedom)
KinkForAll is an ad-hoc gathering born from the desire for people of the kink, queer, sex-positive and related communities to share and learn in an open environment. It is an intense event with discussions, presentations, and interaction from all participants. (It is inspired by the BarCamp community.)
ANYONE WITH SOMETHING TO CONTRIBUTE OR WITH THE DESIRE TO LEARN IS WELCOME AND INVITED TO JOIN. When you attend, be prepared to share with others. When you leave, be prepared to share it with the world.
A KinkForAll is a special kind of gathering because there are no spectators, only participants. Attendees must give a talk or a presentation, help with one, or otherwise volunteer/contribute in some way to support the event. This is called sharing and we like it. All presentations are scheduled the day they happen—there are no pre-scheduled presentations or keynote addresses. The people present at the event will select the presentations they want to see.
Anyone can present, on any topic related to sexuality. You do not necessarily have to teach a new skill or idea. You might share an experience, review a product, or read a poem. The goal is to start a discussion, make connections, and exchange knowledge. Presentations promoting specific commercial products or companies are discouraged.
Learn more about what to expect at
Learn more about the event guidelines at
We need your help in spreading the word. Please help by participating. Here’s how:
1. Get excited by reading the ideas on http://kinkforall.pbwiki.com/KinkForAllNewYorkCity
2. Add your name or handle to the list of participants
3. Join the mailing list and introduce yourself by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have access to a venue, or know someone who has access to a venue, please email the email@example.com mailing list with that information.
Still have questions? Read the Frequently Asked Questions at
or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Participate online before the event at your favorite social networking web site.
All primary organizational efforts are being coordinated via the mailing list. Join for free and help turn ideas into realities!