2019 Schedule Outline

Converge Con 2019 Schedule

This schedule is subject to change.

Pre Conference Events

*These are pre conference events, run by the presenters. They are not a part of the Converge weekend, and tickets must be purchased separately. Ticket links are below.*

If you can’t wait for Converge to start, or are looking for some more in-depth learning, this is a great opportunity. Some of our speakers travel great distances to present at Converge, take advantage of their knowledge and proximity! This year there are two workshops happening Friday March 29th, before the conference starts.

Sexy Negotiation
with Cathy Vartuli and Jet Noir
Friday, March 29, 2019
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM 

You can find all the info and tickets for this workshop at this link.

Creating Sustainable Open Relationships
with Marcia B.
Friday, March 29, 2019
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

You can find all the info and tickets for this workshop at this link.

Converge Con Official Kick Off!

March 29, 2019
Friday Night Social
Semi private room at the Shebeen
210 Carrall Street Vancouver
7 pm – 9 pm

Everyone welcome – presenters, attendees, sex positive humans! Come visit with friends, meet some new ones and kick off the 3rd Converge Con with us!

Saturday, March 30, 2019

Registration Opens

9:30am – 10:40am

Opening Keynote Dr. Carol Queen
Asking and Answering on the Sex-Positive Spectrum: Enthusiastic Yes, Comfortable No, Clear & Coherent Maybe

Light refreshments, tea and coffee served

11:00am – 12:10pm

Room 1410
The Desire Gauge: When Sexual Desirability Is Tied To Self-Worth
with Little Woo

Room 1420
Keeping It Wet and Wonderful – A Guide to Sexual Lubricants From A Sex Doctor
with Shauna Correia

Room 1430
Mind The Gap: Mapping the Implications of Emotion Logic Binary
with Alex Wilson and Shadeen Francis LMFT

Corporal Punishment for Evil Gits: Dialling it to 11
with Carrie Hill

12:30pm – 1:40pm

Room 1410
Pleasure Mastery: How to Create Deeper Intimate Connection and Greater Sexual Satisfaction
with Angela Thurston

Room 1420
Reclaiming Sexuality After Sexual Violence and Abuse: Tips From A Sex-Positive Counsellor
with Lauren Shay

Room 1430
Finding the Courage to Take Next Steps, Even When You’re Scared
Cathy Vartuli, Shadeen Francis, Reid Mihalko and Jet Noir

From Cuckold To Raceplay: The Implications of Fetishizing Race
Alex Wilson

1:40pm – 3:00pm
Break for lunch (not provided)

3:00pm – 4:10pm

Room 1410
Womanhood Without Competition: Building a world where we welcome collaboration and inclusion
with Cora Bilsker & Cherish Dorrington

Room 1420
A Touch of Masculinity
with Yoni Alkan

Room 1430
Crip the Bedroom
with Q, Brianna, Tasha, Jesseca

Pleasure Bound – What You Need to Know About Rope Bondage
with Melody Anne and Victor Salmon

4:30pm – 5:40pm

Room 1410
Trauma on the Road to Sexual Liberation
with Shadeen Francis

Room 1420
“Fuck Yes!”: Clear Communication in the Bedroom
Marcia Baczynski

Room 1430
Using Humour in Sex Ed: When and How to Use Humour to Make Information More Accessible
with Cathy Vartuli, Dr. Carol Queen, Jet Noir and Reid Mihlako

Female Domination
with Sara Blaze

Converge Con Gets Absolut’ly Dragulous

March 30, 2019
Saturday Night Social & Drag Show
at The Junction
1138 Davie Street Vancouver
7:30 pm – Onwards

Everyone welcome! We will have an ice breaker activity at 8 pm, followed by Vancouver’s number one Drag Show.

Showtime at 10:30 PM SHARP
No cover if you arrive before 8 pm, otherwise $5
With service till 3 AM
Dancefloor in full effect after the show!

Sunday, March 31, 2019

Registration Opens

9:30am – 10:40am

Room 1410
Restorative Justice? Transformative Justice? Compassionate Justice? Opening to Love…
with Camron Bute, Meagan Lee Filteau, Hailey Heartless

Room 1420
Fumbling, Failing and Fucking Up
Mason Jenkins

Room 1430
Beauty and Perspective – How We Experience and Are Experienced Based on Physical Beauty
with Cathy Vartuli, Shadeen Francis, Jet Noir, and Irene Leonis

11:00am – 12:10pm

Room 1410
Making Love to A Trans Woman
Hailey Heartless and Olivia Cutie

Room 1420
Sex Workers’ Rights as #PeakFeminism: How to be an Effective Ally
Carrie Hill

Room 1430
Healing Through Kink: BDSM, Trauma, and Illness
Melody Anne and Alex Wilson

12:10pm – 1:40pm
Break for lunch (not provided)

1:40pm – 4:00pm

Joseph & Rosalie Segal Centre
Closing Interview with Cathy Vartuli, Dr. Carol Queen and Dr. Robert Laurence

Closing Activities (more info coming soon!)