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. Here are some topic ideas:
101, 201 and 301 topics
Gender identity/sexual orientation
Polyam as a political identity
D/s and polyam
Aces and grey sexuals (asexuality)
Spirituality and relationships
Small town communities
Expanding beyond capitalism
Next generation of polyam
Somatic therapy, stress relief
Ableism and mental health
Addressing power differentials in relationships/different marginalizations
Festival etiquette or conference etiquette
Sexual health (STI’s), fluid bonding, PREP
Man-sharing/kinship circles etc
What does being a workshop facilitator look like?
With your workshop, you 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.
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.
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.
Friday will be a social and fun day to have folks start to get to know each other in creative ways. There will be three simultaneous workshop tracks. Friday workshops more 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, movement based or otherwise workshops.
Sunday will have will be an integration day with three workshop tracks as well.