This is the official announcement for the International Asexuality conference on 28 June 2014 at Ryerson University. Our conference is a now a WorldPride affiliate event, and details can be found on their website.
You can now register for the conference here!
It will take place in the heart of Downtown Toronto, at the Rogers Communications centre, which is part of Ryerson university.
The conference is a one day event on 28 June, and registration will open at 9am. We expect the first talks and panels to start at about 10am, and the conference will close at 7pm, after which we will hopefully all go for a meal!
It is entirely free!
WHO IS INVITED?
The conference is open to all groups: asexuals, gray-As, demisexuals and our friends and allies - as well as interested members of the public and press. All we ask is that everyone behave respectfully and appropriately.
WHAT IS HAPPENING?
This one day conference will include:
- talks by leading asexual activists and educators such as David Jay
- panel discussions
- participant led workshops
- (possible) a screening of the (A)sexual movie if there’s demand.
Further we will be holding our very first full press conference with questions answered by leading asexual activists and by community members in the audience. Participants will also have the chance to talk to members of the press if they wish and share their stories with a wider audience.
HOW CAN I FIND OUT MORE?
Please make a post here, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you register for the conference, we will send you updates by email.
[W]e live in a sexually liberal society, not a liberated one. A truly liberated society is one where sex is value-neutral and not having sex is just as acceptable as having a lot of it.
The fact that asexuals are considered weird, sick, abnormal, mentally ill, repressed, etc is a bold indicator that we are not living in a sexually liberated society but in a liberalized one.