Redefining Relationships & Sexual Health at the 41st Annual Guelph Sexuality Conference

Posted on Thursday June 06, 2019

On June 20-21, the University of Guelph (U of G) will host the 41st Annual Guelph Sexuality Conference at Rozanski Hall. This year’s theme, Redefining Relationships & Sexual Health, will be represented through world-renowned speakers, concurrent training sessions, full-day workshops, research briefs, and exhibitors.

Robin Wilson-Beattie, nationally recognized self and systems disability advocate and founder of Sex-Abled, will kick off the conference with her plenary talk: ‘Interdependence: Using Disability Justice Framework in Redefining Relationships and Connections’.

Other day-one conference sessions include: ‘Creating Inclusive Spaces for 2SLGBTQ+ Indigenous People’, ‘Sexual Assault - One Hospital Based Treatment Centre Approach to Care of the Sexual Assault Survivor (Acute and Follow up)’ and ‘Diverse Sexual Behaviours & Experiential Workshops (Kink/BDSM Exploratorium)’. A sexually transmitted infections (STI) stream will also be available at this year’s event.

Full-day training workshops, hosted by world-renowned speakers from across North America, will be new this year for day two of the conference.

Malissa Bryan will be hosting an anti-oppression training workshop. This topic is relevant to anyone in a position of power who wants to learn more about creating equitable and inclusive spaces.

“Anti-oppression is so important for everyone, especially those in a position of influence and power,” explains Malissa Bryan. “It’s important to know how to use this power to properly support everyone in society so nobody gets left behind.”

Other full-day training highlights include Rahim Thawer’s workshop ‘Queer Guys & Mental Health - Same Labels, Different Determinants’ and Corinne Diachuk’s applied workshop on ‘The Art of Negotiating Desire - A Somatic Exploration for All Bodies’. Delegates may also be interested in attending New York Times best-selling author Emily Nagoski’s workshop on ‘Using Motivational Interviewing to Address Sexual Desire Problems’.

All conference attendees will also be going home with a full-sized toy (and other merchandise) generously provided by We-Vibe. 

To learn more or to register, visit the Guelph Sexuality Conference website. Stay up to date by following the conference on Twitter and Facebook.

Register today and save $20 on registration fees by using the promo code ‘GSCCOMM’ at checkout.