OpenSF 2012 Schedule

This schedule may change! Any particular planned session, activity, or event may not actually happen or may be altered or moved due to unforeseen events such as presenter illness.


Friday June 8th

Time SlotRoomPresentationAges
5:00pm - 9:00pmHallwayRegistration and Book Table OpenAll
6:00pm - 8:00pmGold RushWelcoming Address and Social EventAll
9:00pm - 3:00amOffsitePink Party at Mission Control
(discounted, but cost not included in registration)


Saturday June 9th

Time SlotRoomPresentationAges
9:00am - 6:00pmHallwayRegistration and Book Table OpenAll
Session Period 1
9:30am - 11:00am
CrystalSex, Shame, and Love18+
EmeraldPoly "isms": Addressing Multiple Marginalizations in Non-Monogamous and Kink Community18+
Gold Rush ARadical Love for Beginners: Guidelines for Responsible Open Relationships18+
Gold Rush BBeautiful Struggle: Open Hearts Project18+
PortolaErotic Breathwork for Deeper Intimacy18+
Session Period 2
11:15am - 12:15pm
CrystalPartnering with Power: Kink and D/s Open Relationships18+
EmeraldOpening Safely: Negotiating a Middle GroundAll
Gold Rush AAtheism and SexualityAll
Gold Rush BMono With Non-Mono: Worth the Trouble?18+
PortolaGood Vibrations Toy Workshop and Store Tour18+
Session Period 3
1:15pm - 2:15pm
CrystalSex Work and Non-Monogamy18+
EmeraldKink, Race, and Class18+
Gold Rush ANon-Monogamy Without Sex: Making Sense of Chosen Family, Non-Sexual Partnerships, and Romantic FriendshipsAll
Gold Rush BDebunking Anal Fisting Myths18+
PortolaPhoto PerspectivesAll
Session Period 4
2:30pm - 3:30pm
CrystalPoly Theory: Making Meaning and Re-making Culture Through Networked Romantic RelationshipsAll
EmeraldWho's the Boss: Power Playfulness in the Bedroom18+
Gold Rush ASex with Benefits: Progressive Swinging18+
Gold Rush BBalancing Poly ParentingAll
PortolaWriting Group Sex: Erotica for Three or More18+
3:30pm - 5:15pmEmeraldKeynote Speech: Ignacio Rivera and Yoseñio V. Lewis18+
6:00pm - 10:00pmEmeraldPoly Speed Dating18+
9:00pm - 2:00amOffsite at
Blue Macaw Club
Love Triangle: Speakeasy
Dance Party


Sunday June 10th

Time SlotRoomPresentationAges
9:30am - 6:00pmHallwayBook Table OpenAll
10:00am - 11:00amEmeraldKeynote Speech: Tristan Taormino18+
Session Period 1
11:15am - 12:15pm
CrystalA Practical Primer for Picking Poly-friendly ProfessionalsAll
EmeraldSafe/Ward: Combating Abuse in BDSM/Altsex CommunitiesAll
Gold Rush ASo Many Honeys, So Little MoneyAll
Gold Rush BHoning Non-Judgmental Communication Through Touch and Movement18+
PortolaCaucus: Poly Parents MeetupAll
Session Period 2
1:15pm - 2:15pm
CrystalPolyamory, Open Relationships, and Cognitive DifferencesAll
EmeraldNavigating Nonmonogamous BDSM Relationships18+
Gold Rush AOrganizing and Hosting Play Parties18+
Gold Rush BThe Power of Social Networking For Multi-Racial Polyamorous FamiliesAll
PortolaCaucus: People of Color Meetup (starts at 12:30)
Caucus: Sober Meetup
Session Period 3
2:30pm - 3:30pm
CrystalCultivating Healthy BoundariesAll
EmeraldThe Intimacy of Sacred Kink18+
Gold Rush AFat Sluts, Hungry Virgins18+
Gold Rush BCreative Loving, Healing, and Intention: Poly Expressive Arts Therapy18+
PortolaCaucus: Oral Cancer Self-Exam Skills
Caucus: Non-Monogamy Doctor
Session Period 4
3:45pm - 4:45pm
CrystalPickup Arts for SweetheartsAll
EmeraldUnmasking the Green-Eyed Monster: Managing Jealousy in Open Relationships18+
Gold Rush ATrans-Queering Your Sex18+
Gold Rush BPansexual Poly Sluts in Leather18+
PortolaCaucus: Discussion of Disability, Chronic Illness (or Health), and Non-MonogamyAll
Session Period 5
5:00pm - 6:00pm
CrystalHow Not to Be a Douche (on FetLife and other sexy sites)18+
EmeraldNegotiating Successful Threesomes18+
Gold Rush A2nd Generation Poly: It Runs In The FamilyAll
Gold Rush BMassage for You and You... and You Too!18+
PortolaCaucus: Poly Researchers DiscussionAll
6:30pm - 10:00pmGold RushCuddle Connection
(discounted, but cost not included in registration)