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Second ever Asexual Conference at World Pride Toronto 2014 · PinkNews.co.uk

Thank you, PinkNews, for featuring the Asexual Conference in an article.

The second International Asexual Conference will be held at World Pride in Toronto this year, following the first Asexual Conference at the 2012 World Pride in London.

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To donate to our campaign, please go here: https://www.crowdtilt.com/campaigns/help-make-aven-world-pride-inclusive/description

We want to make the International Asexual Conference, our free one-day event on June 28 at Ryerson University as inclusive as possible. 

Right now, we’re fundraising to hire a team of American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters for the day for our deaf attendees. 

For more information about the International Asexual Conference, please see here: http://www.pridetoronto.com/festival/events-calendar/2014/the-international-asexuality-conference-

Register here: http://www.asexuality.org/home/wp14registration.html

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Video created by: Amy Liang
Photos courtesy of David Jay, local asexual groups, and https://www.facebook.com/aceworldprideconference2012
Poster graphic courtesy of: http://asexualityresources.tumblr.com/

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Call for projects at the International Asexual Conference

Got a project idea for raising asexual vis awareness? Want to attend the largest North American ace gathering in history? Read on!

This is a second announcement for the International Asexual conference in Toronto, as part of the Asexual World Festival (25-30 June 2014), coinciding with WorldPride. For more on the conference and to register please go to the WorldPride events calendar and the registration form.

For further information including help with accommodation and travel please see this thread.

Taking place at the Rogers Communications Centre of Ryerson University in Downtown Toronto on 28 June 2014, the International Asexual conference will be an exciting gathering of leading activists and educators (such as David Jay, Sara Beth Brooks and Swankivy), community members from all over North America and beyond, and interested public, press and researchers. Planned activities include:
- Talks by leading vis/educators
- Panel discussions with (optional) audience participation
- Workshops
- Opportunities to table and present projects, and of course
- Free lunch and CAKE!!

We want to take a call for ideas of asexual projects that we can either showcase, enable or get off the ground at the International Asexual conference. The concentration of such a large part of the community in one place is a rare event we are eager to make the most of. If you have any ideas, feel free to contact us at wp2014@asexuality.org, or reply to this post.

The motto is “The conference would be a great opportunity for…

How the conference could help
  • announcement, call for volunteers
  • tables / show and tell during lunch
  • anonymous surveys
  • filming/photographing in the breaks
Possible ideas
  • photography project
  • video minidoc
  • school/college article
  • written anthology
  • zine (we may have a zine table)
  • If you have any ideas, feel free to contact us at wp2014@asexuality.org, or reply to this post.

Asexuality World Festival 2014

Asexuality World Festival 2014

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WorldPride 2014 Accommodations

Don’t have a place to stay at Toronto yet? Here are some resources to help you. There is also a possibility of accommodation sharing, so check it out!

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#asexual conference

We have adopted the tag #asexual conference, so any comments, posts, photos related to the International Asexual Conference can go here.

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Parade and conference designs

Do you want to help with the designs for the parade and conference? Now is your chance! If you have any ideas, suggestions, or designs, feel free to post in the threads, or reply here directly.

The International Asexuality conference, 28 June 2014

awp2014:

This is the official announcement for the International Asexuality conference on 28 June 2014 at Ryerson University. Our conference is a now a WorldPride affiliate event, and details can be found on their website.

You can now register for the conference here!

WHERE?
It will take place in…

In addition, there will be free lunch and cake! Forgot to add this earlier.

The International Asexuality conference, 28 June 2014

This is the official announcement for the International Asexuality conference on 28 June 2014 at Ryerson University. Our conference is a now a WorldPride affiliate event, and details can be found on their website.

You can now register for the conference here!

WHERE?
It will take place in the heart of Downtown Toronto, at the Rogers Communications centre, which is part of Ryerson university.

WHEN?
The conference is a one day event on 28 June, and registration will open at 9am. We expect the first talks and panels to start at about 10am, and the conference will close at 7pm, after which we will hopefully all go for a meal!

HOW MUCH?
It is entirely free!

WHO IS INVITED?
The conference is open to all groups: asexuals, gray-As, demisexuals and our friends and allies - as well as interested members of the public and press. All we ask is that everyone behave respectfully and appropriately.

WHAT IS HAPPENING?
This one day conference will include:
- talks by leading asexual activists and educators such as David Jay
- panel discussions
- participant led workshops
- (possible) a screening of the (A)sexual movie if there’s demand.
- Free lunch and cake!

Further we will be holding our very first full press conference with questions answered by leading asexual activists and by community members in the audience. Participants will also have the chance to talk to members of the press if they wish and share their stories with a wider audience.

HOW CAN I FIND OUT MORE?
Please make a post here, or send an email to wp2014@asexuality.org. If you register for the conference, we will send you updates by email.