Everything that happens to make a this event happen is a result of people participating with their own time and resources. These activities range widely and include, but are not limited to:
* bringing food,
* leading sessions,
* publicizing and advocating the event to friends,
* bringing needed items to the event itself,
* handling logistics before the event,
* putting up signage,
* taking photographs or recording audio or video,
* volunteering to help keep time at the event
* and the list goes on….
How do I go about leading a session?
When you arrive at the event, there will be a large poster board or other signage called a Schedule Grid. This grid begins empty and lists all the time slots per session location. Nearby, there will also be a pile of sticky/post-it notes and pens or markers.
To lead a session, write your session topic and your name or pseudonym on a post-it note and then stick it into a free session slot on the schedule grid.
Be courteous; do not pull other people’s session topics off the grid if there are no more available session slots. You have 20 minutes for your session. This includes everything from start to finish. A timekeeper will provide you with one warning as you approach the end of your session slot when there are 3 minutes remaining.
What can I present?
* First off, you can present. You do not need to be an expert on your topic; this is your opportunity to share with others, even and perhaps especially if you have never led a session like it before!
* You are welcome to present on any topic with any relation to sexuality or gender. Your topic does not need to be directly related, but you should find some way to connect the dots to the theme of the event: sexuality, gender, sexual freedom, and sexual diversity.
* Feel free to be challenging, controversial, spontaneous, and authentic. You do not need to come specifically well-prepared (although you are, of course, welcome to prepare in advance if you want to), and you are encouraged to discuss your passions passionately.
* Different formats are encouraged. You could make your session a short lecture, a poetry reading, a facilitated discussion, a multi-media presentation, or sharing an experience.
* Keep it simple; don’t try to get too elaborate because the the time limit simply does not accommodate an extended demonstration of complex technique.
Don’t worry! Remember that leading a session or making a presentation are not required of you, simply encouraged. There are plenty of other ways to help, each of which counts as participating!
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