June 16, 2018

Polyamory is about consensual multiple person loving relationships

Unconferences are attendee driven conferences where content for sessions is driven by participants. Since attendees both propose and present content for the unconference, the material is relevant to what attendees want to hear about and discuss. An unconference looks like organized chaos at the beginning, but by the end of the unconference you understand that there is really no chaos at all.  It is simply a different way to organize and present information that is relevant to the attendee.

Columbus Pride Parade includes over 200 unique marching contingents, 10,000 people marching, and 500,000 attendees! We are going to grab a spot and enjoy the fun! Hang out with our poly peers and enjoy one of the largest diversity and pride celebrations in the nation!

Coming in on Friday? Poly Speed Dating Event

Poly Speed Dating Event! You may have heard about Speed-Dating before, but this one has some fun and interesting twists. If you are in any kind of open relationship or want to be in one, this event is for you. Join us for some fast-paced friend-making with all kinds of possibilities. Enjoy a brief conversation with potential interests, then when the buzzer rings, move to the next table and do it all again! Not sure what to say? No Problems! We will have some topics and questions prepared for you, and/or you can make up your own… Either way, it’ll be a blast! Find out more!

POLYAMORY UNCONFERENCE

Schedule at a Glance
9:00 AM – Parade Gather
10:30 AM – Parade Kickoff
12:00 PM – Lunch & Event Registration
1:00 PM – Opening Kickoff!

1:15 PM – Classes, workshops, facilitated discussion 
6:00 PM – Wrap Up

6:30 PM – Dinner Break
7:30 PM – Unslumber Party – games & social time

11:30 PM – Event ends

More Details

Unconferences are an attendee-driven conference where content for sessions is driven by participants. Since attendees both propose and present content for the unconference, the material is relevant to what attendees want to hear about and discuss. An unconference looks like organized chaos at the beginning but by the end of the unconference you understand that there is really no chaos at all.  It is simply a different way to organize and present information that is relevant to the attendee.

Request topics and workshops on issues that you want to hear about, or present something – either a facilitated discussion, a workshop on a specific skill, or a lecture on a topic you are familiar with. It’s up to you! And don’t worry, even if you’d prefer to sit in the back rows, you still get to help decide what topics get covered, so the workshops are sure to be relevant to your interests!

Pride Parade is a one of kind super fun event! We are going to cheer and enjoy the energy of a half a million people! From local polyamory and LGBT groups to businesses that support diversity and pride, you’ll see a variety of groups that support a variety of expressions of love! 

 

Full Schedule

9:00 AM – Parade Gather. We will have a spot staked out early on the route! Details will be sent to participants and registered attendees. 
10:30 AM – Parade Kickoff! 
12:00 PM – Lunch, Register, Scheduling. Doors open at the Columbus Space, our Unconference host. Register, hangout, have something to eat. The Columbus Space will provide some simple fare for donation, or bring your own.
Scheduling is where you get to decide what classes or workshops you want to be presented…or what you want to present!
1:00 PM – Opening Kickoff!

1:15 PM – Classes, workshops, facilitated discussion. Or enjoy our large social area and network and get to know other poly peeps!
6:00 PM – The First Wrap Up. We come together and chat about the day so far.

6:30 PM – Dinner Break. Meet some great people? Network and share a meal at one of the many nearby restaurants. From sushi to waffles, the area has lots of choices.
7:30 PM – The Columbus Space opens the doors for an Unslumber Party! Change into your comfy jammies and enjoy board games and social time! 

11:30 PM – Event ends

 

 

FAQ

“Can I just attend…?” Yes, if you don’t like parades, for example, feel free to skip it. Or just attend the parade. The choice is yours! 

“What is the cost of just…?” The entire day, or partial, is the same $29. Lunch will be low cost; dinner with be on your own.

Coming in for the conference and want to meet some poly people who want to meet poly people? Our friends at the Columbus Space are hosting Poly Speed Dating!

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