CatalystCon Opening Keynote: Sparking Communication in Sexuality, Activism & Acceptance

moderator Tristan Taormino; panelists Ducky Doolittle, Dr. Hernando Chaves, jessica drake, Mireille Miller-Young; Friday March 15, 2013 #cconOK


  1. CatalystCon East kicked off with a jam-packed evening! It started with the Opening Reception at 6:30pm Friday, where attendees had a chance to meet and get to know each other while enjoying a bite to eat.  To help break the ice, Maria Falzone lead the group in Social Foreplay and a hilarious performance. Then we got serious with our Opening Remarks from founder Dee Dennis and our Opening Keynote Plenary Address, which we hoped would energize our attendees and start this amazing weekend off on a great note.

    Opening Keynote Plenary Address: Sparking Communication in Sexuality, Acceptance & Activism

    Battles over sex education, reproductive rights, gay marriage, obscenity, pornography and other forms of adult entertainment and expression played a central role in the 2012 election season. Even now, sex continues to be a political issue. Sex can both unite and divide individuals, especially during challenging economic times. The Opening Keynote panel at CatalystCon will tackle these issues head on as the speakers address the ongoing debates over sexuality at the local, national and global levels and discuss how they’ve created their own sparks and been catalysts for change. The opening keynote is sponsored by ANEROS.