Playground 2018 Speaker Application Form
Interested at presenting at the sixth annual Playground conference in Toronto, returning to the Holiday Inn Downtown Centre from February 23 - 25, 2018? We are currently looking for amazing people, passionate about sexuality, and relationships to share their knowledge. Whether you have an individual presentation, a panel idea, or a workshop suggestion, we are excited for your input. Playground is an inclusive and intersectional sexuality and relationships event for all, and we welcome a diverse range of suggestions.

Our audience (attendees AND speakers) is made up of sex educators, sex workers, therapists, bloggers, teachers, students, general enthusiasts, and those who simply want to connect and learn with like-minded folks about sex and sexuality. We welcome people from all gender identities, races, abilities, backgrounds, HIV statuses, and sexual orientations to join us at Playground and we strongly encourage indigenous, non-binary, POC, and other under-represented and marginalized groups to apply.

Additionally Playground welcomes speakers who aren't academics or have formal education in topics. We simply ask that you be up-to-date on current research around the topic(s) you propose, are able to engage with the audience in a respectful and confident manner, and are open to having your opinions expanded. Preference is given to people with prior speaking experience, though this is not always a necessity.

As Playground is a conference that puts intersectionality and being inclusive at the forefront of its mission, please keep the audience in mind when creating your session ideas. Presentations that are too "niche" may not be considered, though we welcome them as possibilities.

If you are applying with a panel, please list all panel member names in your application. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

All sessions run for either one hour or one hour and fifteen minutes maximum. Please consider the timing as you plan.

Fill in the below form with as much detail as possible and we will contact you with more information when we are reviewing our submissions in the fall. If you don't have a specific topic in mind, but think you can add valuable insight to a panel as a speaker or moderator, don't hesitate to let us know that as well!

Filling in the form does not guarantee participation in the conference. All proposals will be considered by our team. Please fill in one form per session submission.

In addition to free admission to the event, new this year all speakers will receive a small stipend for participating. Amount TBD.

Your information will not be shared with anyone outside of Playground. Thank you for your submission!

We offer all presenters the following:

- (1) Complimentary All Access Pass for you;
- *A small stipend (budget TBC);
- A discount on (up to) 3 guest tickets;
- Space on our information / promo table;
- Listing in our program book, website, and/or print materials, and advertising.

DEADLINE TO APPLY HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO 11:59 PM NOVEMBER 5, 2017. Send questions to samantha@playgroundconf.com or @playgroundconf.

*Speakers may choose to donate this payment to our scholarship fund to help bring low-income attendees to Playground.

Session Information
Your name
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Type of Presentation
Choose from the following options. Please keep in mind that all our time slots range from 1 - 1.25 hrs in length. If you've selected duo or group, you can list their info at the end of this survey.
Session Topic(s)
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Session Description
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What is your availability like for February 23-25, 2018?
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