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Workshop Submissions

Apply by 10.31.2023

Motivational Speaker

What are we looking for?

SWLF looks for workshops that are thought-provoking, inclusive, sex & body positive, playful, teach healthy community-care and self-care, build up communities and break down existing sources of power inequality. Workshops can be geared for different levels of experience in non-monogamy as well as different types of non-monogamy practices. SWLF also looks for diverse approaches to workshops, using many senses, not just auditory or visual, but also somatic experiences, body movement, artistic, etc. You can peruse the 2023 workshop list or here are some topic ideas:​​

101, 201 and 301 topics
Coming out

Abuse/Empowerment
Queer topics
Gender identity/sexual orientation
Polyam as a political identity
Poverty, classism
D/s and polyam
Relationship negotiations
Sex work/advocacy/logistics
Aces and grey sexuals (asexuality)
Neurodivergence
Spirituality and relationships
Small town communities
Boundaries

Expanding beyond capitalism
Trans rights/allyship/dating
Parenting/co-raising/children
Next generation of polyam

Anti-racism
Somatic therapy, stress relief
Body movement
/art/empowerment
Religious groups
Ableism and mental health
Addressing power differentials in relationships/different marginalizations
Kink/BDSM
Festival etiquette or conference etiquette
Sexual health (STI’s), fluid bonding, PREP
Time/money management
3somes/group sex/orgies
Monogamish
Man-sharing/kinship circles etc
Starting/maintaining community/leadership
A man talking on the radio

What does being a workshop facilitator look like?

With your workshop, you will provide an experience to anywhere from 20-150+ attendees. This might be an artistic, somatic, information/experience sharing, interactive, combinations of these or other forms of experience. Workshops can be anywhere from 30 min to 2 hours.

Each workshop facilitator receives a free ticket plus an additional free ticket for a person of their choice (limited to 2 additional tickets per workshop if there are more than two workshop facilitators or a moderated panel).

 

Workshops are also paid a profit share of the profits of the event. So 1 workshop = 1 profit share. The specific amount for a profit share is based the event's total profits divided among staff and speakers. Marginalized facilitators are paid a slightly higher profit share as a micro-reparation. Last year we paid $125 per workshops + $25 for speakers qualifying for micro-reparations.

 

All travel and lodging must be arranged by you as SWLF does not book travel or hotel rooms. Travel, hotel reimbursements, supplies reimbursement or additional honorariums can be requested based on need and are granted within budget allowances.

Networking Event

What will Southwest Love Fest 2024 look like?

SWLF 2024 will again be a Friday through Sunday conference and will have about 30 workshop spots total. Every day will have three simultaneous workshop tracks running at a time.

 

  • Friday will have more social workshops and activities for folks start to get to know each other in creative ways. We're looking for social, artistic/creative and body movement as well as some new to non-monogamy 101 level workshops.

 

  • Saturday will have three workshop tracks all day as well with a mix of more advanced workshops, artistic and movement based workshops.

  • Sunday will be a half day of more integration focused workshops.

Workshop Submissions for SWLF 2024

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