ConnectLab - A Connection-Focused Unconference Produced by Eri Kardos and Max Cameron

Date: 
Saturday, December 2, 2017 - 1:00pm - 6:45pm
Venue Details: 

Address will be provided upon registration.

Cost: 

$50 earlybird pricing through Saturday 11/25. $65 after Saturday 11/25. 

Attendance is limited and preregistration is required. Purchase your tickets HERE.

Whether you define connection through dance, erotic touch, tantra, kink, conversation or other human interaction, ConnectLab is for you.

Join Max and international communication coach Eri Kardos for an extraordinary exploration of connection.

This loosely structured conference emphasizes the informal exchange of information and ideas between people of all backgrounds: kinksters, polyamorous folks, dancers, bodyworkers, improv comedians, and people who simply love connecting with the world around them!

With an agenda filled with topics identified by its diverse attendees, the possibilities are as rich as the imaginations of the attendees.

In an unconference, the topics are determined by the attendees on the day of the unconference, based on their experience and interests. Possible topics at this unconference might include:

  • Building community
  • Partner dancing: how 3 minutes on a dance floor can create magic 
  • Scene negotiation from the bottom’s perspective
  • Using kink to build intimacy
  • Hypnosis as a tool for connection
  • Using Betty Martin’s “Wheel of Consent” to make your interactions more intentional
  • Breathe play
  • Acroyoga as a connection between cultures 

Want to study a topic in order to teach it? Looking to lead the way in your connection-positive community culture? Interested in leading discussion groups with friends and peers? Need an opportunity to try out a new workshop? Not a big talker, but simply want to listen to the discussions and soak it all up? This unconference is for you.

You may have attended Max and Eri’s popular KinkLab unconferences in February 2016, July 2015, or March 2015. We’ve gotten regular requests for an encore, and are finally able to make that happen.

Past unconferences have included diverse communities of attendees - from professional educators to relative newcomers, all chasing the same goals of communication, community, and education. The conversations were enlightening and enthusiastic, and many of the engaging topics at the unconferences were realized in the following weeks and months as successful local workshops, budding business ventures and deeper, more meaningful relationships. The positive energy generated on the day of the event lasts long after the closing circle.

There’s so much to listen to, to talk about, and to learn. Be part of the ConnectLab unconference experience!

What is the Schedule for this Event?

Doors open at 12:30 pm, allowing time to check-in, get a cup of coffee, and mingle with the other attendees.

At 1:00 pm we’ll gather for the Opening Circle where Eri will explain the concept of Open Space Technologies / unconferences and how the day will work. There will be 5 areas for sessions and 4 time blocks, allowing for 20 unique sessions during the day.

From 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm we'll hold our unconference sessions.

At 6:00 we'll do our Closing Circle. This wraps up our time together and is a crucial part of the experience.

The event ends at 6:45 pm.

At 7:30 pm we’ll have a no-host optional dinner at a nearby restaurant to mingle, debrief, and continue the connections you made at the event.

What Makes This Experience Awesome?

Are you looking for more information about the Open Space Technology unconference format? Try this Wikipedia article.

Guiding Principles

  • Whoever comes are the right people.
  • Whenever it starts is the right time. Spirit and creativity do not run on the clock.
  • Wherever it happens is the right place. Space is opening everywhere all the time. Please be conscious and aware.
  • Whatever happens is the only thing that could have happened. Once something has happened, it's done, and no amount of fretting, complaining or otherwise rehashing can change that. Move on.
  • When it's over, it's over.

The Law of 2 Feet

  • If you are neither benefiting from nor contributing to a conversation/presentation, take your two feet and go somewhere you can.
  • You have the freedom to move about and participate in what moves you, free from offending the presenters.
  • No need to get bored or to attend an entire session - you can jump around as much or as little as you desire.

Choose-Your-Own-Adventure

This day together is a chance to create your own experience, share your own learning, and choose your own adventure. Along the way you have the opportunity to connect with others and ask tough questions or to share something you are passionate about in a safe space.

Our previous events were specifically kink-focused.  We expect ConnectLab to be more diverse and more broadly focused on human connection, not just BDSM.

Logistics

Please bring pen and paper for notes and any specific snacks or drinks you desire.  We will provide a few snacks, water, and tea/coffee.

This event assumes no previous experience, and is appropriate for all genders and orientations. You can bring a partner or a group of friends, but coming alone is completely comfortable and appropriate.

Attendance is limited. Buy your tickets here to reserve your spot.

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