Call for Proposals

The Call for Proposals for the February 2022 conference open July 15-September 15, 2021.

We are pleased to announce the Call for Proposals for SexPosCon 2022. We are looking for virtual presentations that are dynamic, interesting, diverse, and sex-positive. The theme for the 2022 conference is “Positive Sexuality is Humanizing.” 

We are accepting proposals for online oral presentations (15-20 minutes), poster presentations (5 minutes pre-recorded), speakers’ panels (30-40 minutes), and interactive workshops (30-45 minutes). 

Presentations should focus on the most interesting and dynamic portion of your work (think TED Talk!). Both academic and non-academic submissions are encouraged. We welcome proposals from everyone, and will prioritize submissions by and about individuals from marginalized communities including but not limited to BIPOC, disabled, and incarcerated folks.    We are also particularly interested in research on marginalized sexualities, sex/genders, and relationships, including LGB+, queer, ace spectrum, intersex, trans and non-binary, polyamorous and non-monogamous, kink/BDSM, and sex worker identities and communities. 

Submissions must include 3-5 learning objectives*. If you are submitting a proposal for an interactive presentation, please also describe how you will create opportunities for interaction in the virtual space (most likely Zoom). 

The Center’s position on the “Positive Sexuality is Humanizing” theme is summarized below: 

“A sex positive approach acknowledges diverse problems associated with sexuality and seeks to help resolve them, but it does not use language that devalues people. … Terms that contribute to stereotyping, function to establish in-group versus out-group behavior, imply that sexuality and related behaviors are unclean or unhealthy, or stigmatize are not consistent with positive sexuality. … Sex positive language, on the other hand, seeks to reflect social justice and inclusiveness. Using terms that are inclusive and promote social equity and cultural salience allows all identities and experiences to be respectfully acknowledged.” (Williams, Thomas, Prior, & Walters, 2015). 

For more information about the theme, we recommend reading this brief article: “Introducing a Multidisciplinary Framework of Positive Sexuality,” available here: http://journalofpositivesexuality.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/Introducing-Multidisciplinary-Framework-of-Positive-Sexuality-Williams-Thomas-Prior-Walters.pdf 

The deadline for proposals is September 15, 2021. We expect to announce decisions by October 15, 2021.

 

If you have any questions or concerns, please email info@sexposcon.com

For those who haven’t written learning objectives before, it is important that they are statements and use words like ” attendees to this presentation will: examine, analyze, discuss, compare, critique, develop, design, create, build, inspect, organize…” Use active verbs like these along with a quick description of what you think the main points are of your presentation.

Ex. Attendees to this presentation will compare different theoretical models and see how they apply to positive sexuality.