Multiplicity
of the
Erotic 
Conference 

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Igniting scientific inquiry into the taboo

Formerly known as the PASD/CARAS Alternative Sexualities Conference

Conversations in Kink -
From Emerging to Thriving

ONLINE Symposium on 
Saturday, September 25, 2021

$125
w CE's  $75 students, sex educators & community members

with complementary events on Friday Evening and Sunday 

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The field of scientific study into the human expression of erotic interests and identities has seen exponential growth in the last decade.

 

MOTE is a scientific conference that offers a unique opportunity for cutting edge researchers and healthcare professionals with special interests in the edges of sexual expression to gather together to present, discuss, and connect. This unique space invites cross-disciplinary collaboration and conversation that might not be had in any other professional conference.

All are welcome in the affirming space that is committed to making accessibility and equity a priority. Generous scholarships are available.

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SEPTEMBER 2021 

Conversations in Kink
FROM EMERGING TO THRIVING

FRI
24

KICK OFF PARTY 

 

5 pm PST to 7 pm PST

PACIFIC TIME

(6pm to 8pm MST

7pm to 9pm CST

8pm to 10pm EST) 

included in price of event

We've been isolated from each other for far too long and here at MOTE, we love throwing a good party.

 

Don't be dismayed by its online format, we are planning plenty of fun, games, prizes, networking and more than enough kinky elements for all. 

Alycia and her team are cooking up all kinds of mischief to kink-off this long overdue gathering of erotic scientific explorers. 

SAT
25

THE MOTE CONFERENCE
ALL DAY SYMPOSIUM
 

8:30 am PST - 3:30 pm PST

PACIFIC TIME

(12:30pm EST - 6:30 pm EST)

8:30 - 9 am      Opening
 

9 - 10 am          Evolution of Kink Studies
 

10 -11 am         Partner Number Sexualities
 

11 - 12 noon     Erotic Literacy
 

12 - 1 pm          Marginalized within the                                  Communities
 

1 - 2 pm            What is Competent Care?
 

2 - 3 pm            Thriving
 

3 – 3:30 pm       Closing

SUN
26

KINK-IDENTIFIED CLINCIAN & POLY/KINK RESEARCHER ONLINE GATHERING

9 am PST - 11 am PST

PACIFIC TIME

(12 pm EST - 2 pm EST)

included in price of event

 

For Kink-Identified
Licensed Therapists and
those accruing hours toward licensure

For many, this gathering of kink-identified professionals is the most memorable part of our conference. In this intimate group we gather in solidarity to share what it is like to be both someone with intersecting identities while also serving the communities we are a part of. There are broad ethical implications and also involve deeply personal decisions that professionals rarely have a place to wrestle with. 

REGISTRATION FEES

$125  Professionals  (up to 4.5 APA CE's available)

       $ 75 Students, Sex Educators & Kink Community Members  

 

 up to 4.5 AASECT CE's available to all 

 

TICKET GO ON SALE  AUGUST 2ND

registration fee includes all events

 

SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE 
       

Conversations in Kink
FROM EMERGING TO THRIVING
Our 2021 Symposium Line-up
 

Erotic Literacy

Marginalized

within Communities

What is Competent Care

Evolution of Kink Studies

Thriving

Partner

Number Sexualities

Evolution of Kink Studies

What is Competent Care

What is Competent Care

MOTE is thrilled to be a part of SXtmbr at Stanford University, a trio of day-long sexual health & diversity events
Thursday Sept. 23 Stanford Medicine’s LGBTQ+ Forum
Friday Sept. 24 World Sexual Health Day
Saturday Sept. 25 MOTE Conference
Conference Story

Multiplicity of the Erotic Conference

Is this still the CARAS/PASD Alt Sex Conference? 
If so, then what's new? 

Since 2008, two organizations, PASD - Programs Advancing Sexual Diversity, and CARAS - The Community Academic Consortium for Research on Alternative Sexualities collaborated to present cutting-edge research, as well as the most current clinical approaches to diverse sexual expressions and identities at a conference called the CARAS-PASD Alternative Sexualities Conference.

 

In 2019, The bi-annual Multiplicity of the Erotic (MOTE) Conference became a re-invention and transformation of the PASD/CARAS Conference on Alternative Sexualities. MOTE is produced by Sexual Diversity Education, Inc., a 501c3 organization formed to expand the reach of the original Alt Sex Conference and its areas of focus.​

 

The MOTE Conference encompasses a larger range of diversity around sexuality, gender and relationships. As before, it focuses on the intersections of research, clinical work and professional practice to present the latest ideas and findings on polyamory, consensual non-monogamies, kink/BDSM sexualities and identities. It strives to prioritize even more marginalized and underrepresented erotic identities such as the transgender / genderqueer / nonbinary experiences, asexualities, sex worker studies, hierarchical (power-exchange) relationships, etc.

All are welcome, whether you are an academic, a community educator, therapist, physician, lawyer, or community member. If you have some time to volunteer, we would love to have you assist us. 

 

As a team, we are committed to do better and listen more, our privilege blinds us to so much. We are intent on creating safe and accessible space for those who are often underepresented or feel othered. 

The MOTE TEAM

Richard Sprott, PhD.   Anna Randall, DHS, LCSW, MPH.    Alycia Williams, MS, LPC, CST.    Braden Berkey, PsyD, CSE.

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A Debt of Gratitude Goes To

Our Generous 2021 Sponsors 

https://elephantinthehottub.com/
The Elephant
in the Hot Tub:

Kink in Context
New Single - Artist Name
00:00 / 00:00
Russell Stambaugh, PhD
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Our Past PASD/CARAS/MOTE Conferences

May 24-25, 2019 — Chicago

May 26, 2017 — Chicago

May 22, 2015 — Chicago

September 28, 2013 — San Francisco

May 24, 2012 — Chicago

August 3, 2011 — Washington, DC

September 23, 2010 — San Francisco

May 21, 2009 — Chicago

May 22, 2008 — Chicago

We could not have done our past conferences without many partners including the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Projects Advancing Sexual Diversity, The Alternative Sexualities Health Research Alliance, and the Sexual Orientation and Gender Institute of the Center on Halsted.

Like the monarchs, MOTE will be back in person in 2023

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Thank you! We look forward to seeing you at MOTE