Our goal is to connect researchers, activists, artists, and community members to an international network of people who are invested in advancing understanding of asexuality as an object of scholarly study as well as an identity, orientation, and lived experience. The event will feature panel discussions with prominent researchers in the field, workshops with local activists, and author and artist talks at a local bookstore and local art gallery.
Our specific objectives for the conference are:
to foster intersectional conversations around about a/sexuality in relation to gender, ability, racialization, Indigeneity, class, and LGBTQ2+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, two-spirit, plus) identification.
to extend the interdisciplinary conversations around asexuality by featuring activist and academic speakers from across disciplines and location.
to place more established voices in asexuality research in conversation with newer scholars and graduate students as a way to build connections and move the field forward.