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FAQ's

What are the dates of upcoming Love Fest events?

Midwest Love Fest (MWLF) is Saturday August 17th, 2025 in Indianapolis, IN. Southwest Love Fest 2025 will be Friday, dates to be announced. Currently we have no virtual options for any events.

 
What is the ticket cost? Do you offer reduced cost tickets or scholarships?

Midwest Love Fest tickets are $99 for a full day and evening content. Early bird tickets are on sale thru May 15th.

 

Southwest Love Fest tickets are $220 per person for a full 3 day conference pass which includes all evening entertainment as well. Early bird tickets are on sale thru December 31st.

We do offer support for making tickets financially accessible. You can always volunteer and receive a 20%-100% discount on your ticket. Or we have a self-selecting sliding scale ticket in registration (look for #slidingscale) and limited lower sliding scale availability upon request. Sliding scale tickets are geared towards financial accessibility for those who need it, particularly folks that are institutionally marginalized (e.g. BIPOC/People of the Global Majority, transgender folx, [dis]abled folks, etc). Email us at southwestlovefest@gmail.com to work out a financially feasible ticket price if you need an alternative sliding scale option other than available.

What is your refund policy?
Because we have many non-refundable upfront costs for the conference, we do NOT offer refunds. Tickets may be given or sold to another attendee however. To arrange a ticket transfer, email us the person's name and email address that you'd like your ticket transferred to.
How will Southwest Love Fest 2025 work?

We expect SWLF to have 400+ attendees. The conference is Friday through Sunday. All three days we will have three tracks of workshops running to give the broadest array of content possible. Friday will include some more social or new to non-monogamy 101 level workshops. Sunday will be more of an integration day with more artistic/creative, reflective and body movement workshops with a closing circle.

 

What COVID or airborne illness protocol do you follow?

We encourage anyone that is unsure if they've been exposed to any airborne illness (not just Covid-19) to mask to protect others, especially if you're traveling in high exposure environments (e.g. airports) to the conference. We will not be requiring proof of vaccination but stickers for your namebadge if show us proof of vaccination from the last two years. We will have masks on hand if anyone needs one as well as a limited supply of Covid-19 rapid tests.

What is the the Hotel Venue? What is the physical accessibility like for the hotel?

Our hotel is the Ramada by Wyndham Tucson, located at 1777 W Cushing St, Tucson, Arizona 85745. Parking is free and available for all attendees whether you're a guest or not. The workshop rooms are all located on the first floor with a few ramps and stairs off of the lobby. We will place signage for all of the accessible ramp routes as they are not always a straightforward route. The 2nd floor hotel rooms do NOT have elevator access, so for accessibility, make sure to request a 1st floor room.

How many people are coming? Who attends?

This coming year we expect over 400 people to travel from all over the United States and even a few international attendees. A large majority of attendees identify as some sort of non-monogamous relationship style but anyone is welcome. In 2019, 70% of our attendees were under 45 years old. Here are graphs of some of our other 2019 demographics:

SWLF 2019 Ethnicity Stats
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A colorful pie chart of Ethnicity of 2019 attendees. White/Caucausian/Anglo/Euro 73.5%, Black/African-American 5.7%, Latinx/Chicanx/Latino/Hispanic 5.7%, Indigenous/Native American 2.1%, Mixed/Multi 6% and Jewish/Palestinian 4/8%
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A colorful pie chart of Sexual Orientation of 2019 attendees. Queer/Gay/Lesbian 28.3%, Ace/Aro/Demi/Sapio 1.2%, Bisexual/Pansexual 31.1% and Straight/Hetero/Heteroflexible 39.4%
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A colorful pie chart of Yearly Income of 2019 attendees. $80K+ 23.7%, $50K-$80K 22.6%, $35-$50K 14.9%, $20K-35K 10.3% and less than $20K 28.6%
How can I easily meet others attending the conference?

We've created a Discord Server this year! You can join different channels to chat with others from the conference before, during and afterwards. All schedule changes and other conference announcements will be posted in Discord as well. Figure out things like ride sharing from the airport, create meetups at the conference, discuss relationships and more. Be advised chat is not monitored. (Please email us if you were an attendee of SWLF 2024 if you'd still like to join the server).

Will there be an ASL interpreter available?
We will provide ASL interpretation upon request. Requests must be received 1 month prior to an event to allow time for arranging interpreters.
Will there be childcare available?
Childcare is available for SWLF. Registrations must be received one month before SWLF to ensure we have adequate care providers and accommodations available.

Can I earn Continuing Education (CEU) credits at SWLF as a therapist?

Yes you can! Tucson Counseling Associates is continuing to sponsor CEU credits at Love Fest events through the NBCC board. If you're unsure whether your state accepts credits from the NBCC, you can check with your state board. Most boards do for masters level therapists, sometimes for psychologists. Make sure to look for the CEU clipboard circulating in CEU workshops to give us your contact info or email us afterwards to receive your CEU certificate, you will not receive a credit without filling this out!

What emotional support or conflict resolution is available at the conference?

We are an inclusive consent based conference and we ask that you fully read our Consent, Inclusivity & Accountability Framework. Everything listed in our framework is meant to be embraced and maintained by you first. We believe in empowering individuals and community based support. There will be a decompression 'Chill Space' where there will be quiet activities such as coloring books. We also have a volunteer based Emotional Support team with at least one person on call during all conference hours. Emotional Support team members are there to give you a caring ear or find you additional support if needed.

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