PolyCon - Canada

Poly & Diversity

Weekend Schedule

Friday November 11 - Experience Victoria's Local Poly Group Activities:

Evening Socializing Options:  

-7pm -Fiamo (Mezzanine Room) (515 Yates Street, Victoria, V8W 1K7) -  Double Dog Dare Writers' Open Mic -  hosted by Filidh Publishing & Van Isle Poly - 5 minute time slots for published and unpublished authors to read their prepared work. Impromptu Segment - 10 minutes to write with selected writing prompts - read what you wrote for a chance to win audience choice prizes.  Short story or poetry. 

- From 7pm Belleville's Watering Hole and Diner (427 Belleville Street, Victoria, V87 1X3) -  hosted by Poly Blend - pub night gathering - all welcome.  Look for the parrot on the table.

 Saturday November 12- Learning, Discussing and Empowering our Diversity: 

at the Fisgard Street Forum, 845 Fisgard Street,Victoria, BC

- 8:30 am - Registration  ( pre-paid, cash or credit card)

- 9:00 am Opening

 In Studio 2 - (Presenters Live Streamed):

- 9:30 am - Thorns in the Bouquet - (Unique problems that occur in Polyamorous Lifestyle) - presenter: Orion Stormcrow
- 11:00 am - Many Loves, Many Stories - (A Writing Workshop) - presenter - Monica Meneghetti
-- 2:00 pm - Strange Bedfellows:  Polyamorous Relationships and Family Law in Canada - with Alysia Wright of the Canadian Research Institute for Law and the Family. Discussion of their survey results.
:-3:00 pm - Together Independently:  Building Diverse Polyamorous Community - presenter: Mel Mariposa Cassidy
- 4:00 pm -  Poly in the Media - How do we expand on the limited media concept of the diversity in our poly community. What feels like recognition to you?
In Studio 1 (NOT Live Streamed):
- 9:30 am - A Participatory Workshop in Giving, Receiving and Withholding Consent - presenter: David Collins and Patty Disbrow.
- 11:00 am Poly and the Stages of Life - advocating in a financial & health crisis, immigration, marriage & divorice, co-parenting and aging perspectives - facilitator:  Zoe Duff
- 2:00 pm - Maintaining Safe Space When Complaints Arise - a panelled discussion of consent violation and other complaints - especially geared for Admin of online and IRL groups, facilitated by Zoe Duff


 Evening Socializing Options:

 - 7pm - Fisgard Street Forum -  Board Games hosted by Van Isle Poly

7pm - Fisgard Street Forum - Sharing Your Poly Stories (Discussion) hosted by Kiki & Gabe

5 to 9 pm - Moon Underwater Pub, 350b Bay Street, Victoria, Womens' Pub Night hosted by the Women's Group of Victoria   

NOTE:  There's a Royals game at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre, 7:00pm

Sunday November 13 - Celebrating Poly & Diversity

10:30 am to 2:00pm - Fisgard Street Forum - Brunch, Lutine - The Film, and Skype with Isabelle Broue (director), and Closing.  For more information see the Program Details page.   Brunch tickets must be reserved by Nov 12 at 5:00pm.



live streaming

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