Now in our second year, Sex 2.0, a one-day unconference, will take place on May 9, 2009 in Washington, D.C. Sex 2.0 will focus on the intersection of social media, feminism, and sexuality. How is social media enabling people to learn, grow, and connect sexually? How is sexual expression tied to social activism? Does the concept of transparency online offer new opportunities or present new roadblocks â€” or both?Â Sex 2.0 is an unconference, which means that sessions will be informal conversations organized by people attending the event. Session leaders with some knowledge in a subject area facilitate conversations among the participants.
Sessions will include: â€œInternet Advocacy for Sexual Freedomâ€ with Ricci Joy Levy of the Woodhull Foundation; â€œPolyamory in Mediaâ€™s Spotlightâ€ with Anita Wagner; â€œCraigslist Red, Craigslist Blue: Why we should dismantle the â€œinternet red light districtâ€ with Melissa Gira Grant and Joanne McNeill;Â â€œKick Ass Twitter Appsâ€ with Cunning Minx; â€œRevenge Pornâ€ with Maria Diaz; and â€œSex Writing Beyond Erotica, Beyond Pornâ€ with Jack Murnighan, Nerve.com editor-at-large. The keynote speaker will be Nikol Hasler, creator of the Midwest Teen Sex Show (http://midwestteensexshow.com). A complete list of sessions may be viewed at:http://sex20con.com/2009-schedule/sessions/
Sex 2.0 will be held in a Washington, D.C. hotel. (To ensure everyoneâ€™s privacy, location information will be email once you are registered). It will offer five conference rooms, a lounge (with free WiFi), vendor area as well as space for various sex-positive outreach groups to set up informational displays and tables.
The event is managed by volunteers and funded by sponsors. We are pleased to haveSEXTOY.comas our presenting sponsor this year. SEXTOY.com has been focusing on building a relationship within the blogger community with the recent start-up of its sex toy reviewer program. SEXTOY.com is honored to be the official sponsor for Sex 2.0 and looks forward to a mutually rewarding relationship with the blogger Community.Â Two SEXTOY.com associates will be attending Sex 2.0 this year: Erik Van Riper and Domina Doll; who both look forward to meeting everyone, attending the talks and participating in discussions. Sex 2.0 is also pleased to have community sponsor Bound Not Gagged, hospitality sponsorKimberleecline.comand technology sponsorPosAlt.comsupporting this years conference.
While the event itself is on Saturday, May 9, there are participant-organized meetups, outings, and parties being planned for Friday night and Saturday evening, as well as a Sunday brunch. For more information, visit the Sex 2.0 website atwww.sex20con.comor follow us on Twitter attwitter.com/sex20con.