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November 20-21, 2021

POLYCON CANADA 2021: THE CANADIAN POLYAMORY EXPERIENCE

The Canadian Polyamory Advocacy Association warmly invites you to join us for Polycon Canada, a virtual unConference, Nov 20-21, for a weekend of exploring the diversity of the consensually-non monogamous experience in the colonial lands known as Canada.

With a focus on supporting BIPOC, LGBTQ+ and other marginalized voices, this event is an unconference, meaning that YOU get to have a say in deciding the shape of it.

 

Conference Features:
KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Dr, Kim TallBear (Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate) (she/her) is Professor and Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Peoples, Technoscience, and Society, in the Faculty of Native Studies, University of Alberta.


PANEL DISCUSSIONS
Creating Inclusive Spaces in Polyamorous Community - panellists TBA

UNCONFERENCE SESSIONS
Unconferences are a way to gather and learn where we de-centralize the idea of ‘expertise’ and instead seek to learn from our collective knowledge as a group. You don’t have to be a polyamory expert, write a polyamory blog, or be a local group facilitator to volunteer to run a session!

*Support will be available for anyone who would like to run a session but hasn’t had much experience running a discussion. We strongly recommend topics that are interactive over lectures or seminar-style presentations. Read more about Unconferences here. 

All participants registered by Nov 1st will be invited to submit proposals for unconference sessions. 


A week before the conference, all participants will be asked to vote on which sessions they are interested in attending. Based on demand and popularity, the conference organizing committee will create a schedule for the sessions, and the conference schedule will be finalized before the conference starts. 

BUT WAIT! THERE’S MORE!

When you purchase a ticket for Polycon Canada, you’ll have the option of your ticket purchase counting towards an annual membership with the CPAA. 

Why is this awesome? 

Because the CPAA is a registered Society that is dedicated to advocating for the rights of polyamorous individuals in Canada. We promote legal, social, government, and institutional acceptance and support of polyamory, and advance the interests of the Canadian polyamorous community generally.

 

The CPAA played a key role in the 2011 ruling in the BC Supreme Court that recognized polyamory is not included under the anti-polygamy laws, a ruling which has helped pave the way for subsequent family court rulings and more. Most recently, we ran a campaign to include polyamory as a relationship status in the national census. 

 

As a member of the CPAA, you get to be part of the work we do, and you’ll be eligible to participate in the Annual General Meeting being held Sunday, Nov 28th!

 

PolyCon Canada is a project of the Canadian Polyamory Advocacy Association (CPAA).   PolyCon Canada 2020 was our first completely online event and is available on YouTube for viewing.   Please see the 2020 Conference Recollections tab for previous programming and video links.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What's New?

Tickets are now available!  Purchase by Nov 1st to be invited to submit an Unconference Session proposal. 

Regular Admission $50, Pay it Forward Admission $75, Subsidized Admission $25 (plus Eventbrite fee) and Donation options.

You can also opt in for a CPAA membership in your choice of ticket price and vote at our AGM on Nov 28th.

https://polyconcanada2021.eventbrite.ca