Advances in Research
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FRIDAY MAY 24, 2019 - Conference
More Events Thursday, Friday and Saturday
MARK YOUR CALENDARS:
May 24, 2019 - 9am - 5pm
Multiplicity of the Erotic Conference
Location: Chicago School of Professional Psychology
325 N Wells, Chicago, IL 60654-1822
Saturday May 25, 2019 - 10am-12pm
Kink-Identified Clinician Gathering
Kink Researcher Gathering
Location: Congress Hotel the site of the International Mister Leather Conference
Thursday May 23, 2019 - 6-8pm
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
The Soiree and the Skinnu -$25
A Pre-conference Party. with Justin Lehmiller
325 N. Wells, St. Chicago, Il
Formerly known as the PASD/CARAS Alternative Sexualities Conference
"Intersectionalities and Sexuality/Relationship Diversity"
This year, we are inviting our presenters and participants to come explore the issues, and challenges in doing resarch and clinical work in regards to questions about race/ethnicity, class, and gender, and diverse sexualities and relationships.
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC - MAY 23, 2019
"SOIREE and the SKINNY"
at the Chicago School of
325 Wells St. Chicago, Il
WELCOMING MOTE 2019
Join us in a meet & greet amongst like-minded people, including members of the communities of kink and leather.
Justin Lehmiller, sexual scientist and best selling author of ell Me What You Want: The Science of Sexual Desire and How It Can Help You Improve Your Sex Life will be speaking on his exciting research on the frequency and experience of cuckolding in gay men. A hot topic.
FRIDAY MAY 24, 2019
Our Speakers & Presentations
Ruby Bouie Johnson, LCSW, LDCCPolitics Make Strange Bedfellows: Interplay of Gender, Race, Class and more
Ryan Witherspoon, PhDClinical Work with Consensual Non-Monogamy using Psychodynamic and Family Systems Concepts
Christopher King, PhDAlternative Sexualities Research and the Institutional Review Board (IRB): Challenges and Strategies for Success
Robert Bienvenu, II PhDAlternative Sexualities Research and the Institutional Review Board (IRB): Challenges and Strategies for Success
Laura A. Jacobs, LCSW-RHormones and Handcuffs: The Intersection of Trans Identities and BDSM/Polyamory
JUSTIN LEHMILLER, PHD
Which Sexual Fantasies are Common, and Which Ones are Truly Rare?: Insights From the Largest Survey of Sexual Fantasies in the United States
Mesmerizing and entertaining, Justin's bestselling new book solidifies his place as one of America's most influential sexual scientists. His most recent research is now the basis of his fascinating new book on fantasy and desire, "Tell Me What You Want: The Science of Sexual Desire and How it Can Help You Improve Your Sex Life." This scholar, author, blogger and renowned sex educator is perfect addition to our Inaugural Mote Conference, sharing his groundbreaking findings and thoughts on America's deepest desires.
May 25, 10am - 12pm
10 am to 12 noon
The Congress Plaza Hotel
520 South Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605
MOTE conference registrants invited.
Please note: there is a $25 fee to enter the hotel, because the International Mister Leather event is occurring at this hotel and they have generously donated a meeting room for us. However, this entrance fee not only gets you into the hotel for the above meetings, but also entrance to the famous Leather Market (which opens at 11 am).
ABOUT THIS VENUE:
The Chicago School of Psychology is conveniently located in the vibrant River North Area of Downtown Chicago. You can easily get around Chicago from here, and with excellent lodging, restaurants and art galleries just steps away, this area is a great spot to enjoy some of Chicago's noteworthy offerings.
Pre-CONFERENCE LOCATION ADDRESS:
Chicago School of Professional Psychology
325 N Wells,
Chicago, IL 60654-1822
Is this still the CARAS/PASD Alt Sex Conference?
If so, then what's new?
YES! Multiplicity of the Erotic (MOTE) Conference is a re-invention and transformation of the PASD/CARAS Conference on Alternative Sexualities.
For over 10 years, PASD - Programs Advancing Sexual Diversity, and CARAS - The Community Academic Consortium for Research on Alternative Sexualities have collaborated to present cutting-edge research, as well as the most current clinical approaches to diverse sexual expressions and identities.
Will kink-identified clinicians be meeting as we have done in past CARAS Conferences?
We are collaborating with wonderful new partners to bring the Multiplicity of the Erotic Conference to you on a bi-annual schedule.
The Multiplicity of the Erotic will address a larger range of diversity around sexuality, gender and relationships, focus on the intersections of research, clinical work and professional practice, and present the latest ideas and findings on polyamory, consensual non-monogamies, kink/BDSM sexualities and identities, transgender/genderqueer/nonbinary
experiences, asexualities, sex worker studies, hierarchical (power-exchange) relationships, etc.
What are the the attendance fees?
Yes, on Saturday the 25th, we will have two break out groups for Kink Identified Clinicians andKink-Identified Researchers. This event is being held with the sponsorship of the IML - International Mister Leather Conference Committee. It will be held from 10 am-12pm at the:
Congress Plaza Hotel
520 South Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605
We invite you to attend the product Marketplace at IML, with its large selection of fetish wear, BDSM gear and toys.
Friday Conference and Saturday Kink - Identified Clinician and Researcher Meetings
Professionals - $185 (includes CE's)
Community / Student Attendees - $90
Thursday Night Community Professional Party $25.