2022 SexPosCon Presentation Proposal
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, queer, disabled, and incarcerated folks.

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 1, 2021.
Email *
Name of Primary Presenter *
Phone Number of Primary Presenter *
Social Media Handle(s)
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Name(s) of other presenter(s)
Title of Proposal *
Type of Proposal *
Presentation Summary (no more than 200 words) *
Briefly describe how your presentation meets the criteria of the theme "Positive Sexuality is Humanizing." Please also comment on how your submission addresses diversity in sexuality, as well as its novelty. *
Please list at least 3 Learning Objectives. *
In other words - what will people be able to do after they attend your presentation? For more information about learning objectives, please see this guide: https://teaching.uncc.edu/teaching-guides/course-design/writing-measurable-course-objectives
References/Citations (if applicable)
Presentation Materials Needs
Other than a slide deck, will you need access to or use of any other materials for your presentation? For example, if you plan to use a website that enables you to interact with participants such as Mentimeter, please let us know here.
Additional Information
The following questions are for informational purposes only and have no bearing on whether or not your proposal will be chosen.
Are you willing to provide a copy of your presentation slides to be given to conference attendees for their personal use? *
Are you willing to provide a copy of any additional notes that may accompany your presentation to conference attendees for their personal use? *
Are you willing to have your presentation recorded, to be shared for a limited amount of time with conference attendees? *
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