Poly Living Schedule

Schedule Outline

Subject to Change

15th Annual Poly Living

2/7/20 – 2/9/20 – Philadelphia, PA


Friday – February 7

3:30 PM – 6:45 PM

Registration and Check-in

We recommend checking in early and then going to dinner before the evening festivities begin.

4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Newcomers-Orientation Circle

7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Opening Circle

Welcome Announcements

Opening Keynote with Kevin Patterson

                                                                 Changing the Landscape

8:45 PM – 11:45 PM

Dance Reception

Saturday – February 8

9:00 AM – 10:25  – Workshop Session 1

Trauma, Attachment and Non-Monogamy

     Jessica Fern

Introduction to Polyamory & Ethical Non-monogamy

       Jesus Garcia & Tanya Hixon


Communication Power Tools

       Stacey Capps


Polywood Squares: An Active Chat on Drama and Poly Longevity

     Robert Merciless & Natalie Davis

10:45AM – 12:10PM – Workshop Session 2


Poly(un)saturated: Setting Time and Resource Boundaries in Polyamory

     Jessica Fern & Nolan Lawless



Introverts/Extroverts – Finding Similarities and Navigating Differences in Polyamory

     Jeri Lynn Herbert & Joe Brigante



Mental Health Issues & Maintaining Poly Relationships

     Cassendre Xavier



Deepening Connection and Intimacy

     Robyn Trask


12:15 PM – 1:45PM

LUNCH Break – (on your own)

Nearby Restaurant List Available at Registration Table

2:00 PM – 3:25PM – Workshop Session 3

Mental Wellbeing in Polyamory

     Ruby Johnson



Radical Self(ish) Love/Care

     Zach Budd



Transforming Jealousy into Love

     Sumati Sparks



Group Sex GPS

     Andre Shakti


3:45 PM – 5:10 PM – Workshop Session 4


Choice Theory Lessons for a Happier Non-Monogamous Relationship

     Nolan Lawless



Consent Takes Practice

     Libby Sinback



Cautionary Poly: Teachable Moments in Polyamorous Relationships

     Kevin Patterson & Allie Phelan



Using the Erotic Blueprints™ for Great Sex and Clear Communication with All Your Poly Partners

     Anne More & Daniel Sullivan


5:20 PM – 7:30 PM

Dinner Break – (on your own)

Nearby Restaurant List Available at Registration Table

7:30 PM – 11:00 PM

Saturday Evening Session

The Game Room

         Tantric Connections   

                   Tara Skubella

Sunday – February 9

9:30AM – 10:55AM – Workshop Session 5

Metamour-phosis: Becoming a Delightful Metamour

     Jim Fleckenstein & Carol Morotti-Meeker, MS, MLSP



 Implicit Bias and Sexual Preferences: Recognizing and Countering Fetishization

     Dwayne Smith



Stories Around the Campfire

     Robyn Trask


11:00 AM – 12:15 PM

LUNCH Break – (on your own- Food truck)

12:20PM– 1:45PM – Workshop Session 6


F*ing the whole body

     Tamara Pincus


ADHD & Polyamory

     Tara Skubella


5 Skills Everyone Needs to do Mature Relating

     Max & Elise Rivers


Dragons, Black People, Aliens, Polyamorists, & Queers: Representation in Science Fiction and Fantasy

     Kevin Patterson & Allie Phelan



2:05PM – 3:30PM – Workshop Session 7

How to deal with being “in the closet” or out with your polyamory or your partners’

     Kitty Chambliss, ACC, CPC, ELI-MP


You wrote a Polyamory book/story, now what do you do?

    Sunny Bentley/Solara Gordon


Navigating Sex Positivity in a Sex Negative World

     Chrissy Holman and Rebecca Hiles


3:45 – 5:00 PM

Closing Circle – Drawing

Workshops and presenters subject to change. The schedule is listed just to be a general guideline and presentations can and often do get moved around last minute.