FAQ's

What are the dates?

SWLF 2022 will be in March. Once our Venue has been confirmed we will announce the exact dates.

How will the hybrid virtual & live in person conference work?

SWLF 2022 will offer both virtual (Virtual Con) and live in person (Live Con) tickets this year. A limited number of tickets will be available for the Live Con and an unlimited number of Virtual Con tickets will be available. Some Live Con workshops will be broadcast live to the Virtual Con attendees as well.

 

Live Con this year will have a more retreat like feel. By limiting the number of attendees at the Live Con, the aim is to increase quality connection with fellow attendees and bring about a community spirit to the conference. In addition, there will be a greater emphasis on direct facilitation of this community connection through social and art events. Live Con will still include a variety of typical class-like workshops attendees generally expect.

 

The Virtual Con will be dedicated to the avid learner, with more workshops than the Live Con and on at home, self directed platform. Most of the virtual workshops will be live over Zoom with some of them being pre-recorded sessions. Replays will be available for a limited time afterwards.  

 
What is your refund policy?
Our policy is no refunds, tickets may be given or sold to another attendee.
 
What if I can’t watch at the time a Virtual Con workshop is occurring?

Virtual Con workshops will be available by replay for a limited time after the conference.

How many people are coming? Who attends?

Our last in person conference we had over 400 people travel from all over the United States and even a few international attendees. With our virtual conference in 2021 we had almost 300 total population. The large majority of attendees identify as some sort of non-monogamous relationship style but anyone is welcome. About 70% of our attendees at our last in person conference were under 45 years old. Here are graphs of some of our other demographics:

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Is this event safe for BIPOC/LGBTQIA+?

We work to have this event safer for all folx but cannot guarantee complete safety. Some ways we look to make the event safer is by choosing a broad spectrum of representation in speakers and topics and creating explicit consent & accountability culture (which is specified in detail on our website under consent & conduct and at conference registration).

What is the town hall?

The town hall is a chance to share struggles/successes or ask questions for yourself and/or from your community. It is also a chance to give direct feedback about your SWLF conference experience of what you appreciated, what you felt needs work and what was missing for you. It is moderated by Marla Renee Stewart (you can read more about Marla here).

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

Ticket costs of Virtual Con and Live Con will be announced soon. The Virtual Con will be a less expensive ticket than the Live Con.

 

Consider what you have to give towards making SWLF happen and what you might be able to provide so that someone else might be able to come for reduced cost. SWLF will have self-selecting sliding scale in registration 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 disadvantaged (e.g. people of color, transgender folx). Email us at southwestlovefest@gmail.com for sliding scale.

Do you offer scholarships?

We do not offer scholarships, but we do have limited sliding scale as outlined above in reduced cost tickets. Contact us if you need financial assistance to attend the conference.

What’s included in the conference ticket?

A full weekend pass includes access to all workshops, discussions, panels, meetups, town hall and other social events on Friday through Sunday. You will also be able to watch recorded limited time from the Virtual Con after the conference.