Upcoming Polyamory Events,
next 12 months

Any I missed?  Fixes needed?
Write me at  alan7388 (at) gmail.com
—Alan M.,  Polyamory in the News


With Covid less lethal, many events
have reopened
I'm updating
this list as you send me news.

    —alan7388 (at) gmail.com


2024


April 12 – 14, 2024
Tucson, AZ

"SWLF 2024 will again be in person and we expect 400+ attendees, with all-day workshops, Friday and Saturday night social events, community vendors + more! As always, we maintain our mission to create greater opportunities to find community and learn from others' diverse relationship experiences."

From the 2023 description: "We are returning to our former grand scale (pre-pandemic) of 200-400 attendees with workshops and entertainment from Friday to Sunday. Local food trucks will be onsite for mealtimes along with community vendors to shop at. Friday will be a half day of social themed workshops and events so that attendees can start to get to know each other along with non-monogamy/polyamory 101 intro workshops for beginners. Saturday will be three tracks of different workshops offered all day with evening entertainment. Two of the Saturday tracks will be info-based workshops with the third track to be other ways of learning & connecting such as somatic or art based workshops. On Sunday there will be integration focused workshops, ending with our traditional town hall to close at midday."

The first Southwest Love Fest in 2018 sold out with over 225 attendees, and the second in 2019 had over 400. I was at SW Love Fest in 2018 and found the vibe exuberant and excited, the attendees (80% from Arizona) great-hearted and significantly diverse. The Saturday-night social events included, simultaneously, a treasure hunt, an EDM dance party with costuming available, and a cuddle puddle in a big pop-up gazebo under the stars. There was a CEU track for psychology professionals to earn continuing-education credits. 

Daycare offered: "Our Kids’ Club is a mixed-age day camp program just for kids of conference attendees.... We aim to provide a fun and engaging environment for kids of all ages and interests, with qualified, caring camp counselors and thoughtfully planned activities."

Conference organizers Kate Kincaid and Sara Bachmann-Williams recruited many volunteers from the Tucson and Phoenix poly and kink communities, and the success of the event seems to have come largely from word of mouth. Heavy early involvement by the local community seems to make the difference for the success of a polycon.

Kate says that she and Sara will help advise / mentor anyone who wants to start a hotel polycon in their own city; write to southwestlovefest AT gmail.com.


May 10  15, 2024
Abrams Creek Retreat Center, Mt. Storm, WV

"A multi-day experiment in loving community and cultural change. Each year we choose a new theme, an aspect of life that we want to explore."

This year's theme is "The Power of Presence," focusing on "self-awareness, meditation -- and the challenging things that come up when we stop, are still, and start noticing what lies beneath the surface."

"This event will be alcohol and drug free; welcoming to humans of all races, genders, and sexual orientations; financially accessible; and COVID cautious." Daily rapid tests are required for several days before and after your arrival.

In my experience, New Culture events draw about 70% polyfolks and are super poly-friendly.


May 17 – 20, 2024
Galliners, Catalonia, Spain

This will be OpenCon Catalonia's eleventh year. It runs self-generated unconference style. "IOCC is an opportunity to get together in a friendly environment and share our experiences, our questions, the lessons we’ve learned, and the joys we’ve experienced in this new territory of polyamory/non-monogamy/open relationships. We’ll be about 40 people, and the basic plan is to combine workshops with plenty of opportunities for relaxing and socialising. Check the what will happen page to get an idea of how it could be, and don’t forget to read our Code of Conduct. Meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner) will be provided from Friday dinner to Monday lunch." The working language is English. Over 18 only (infants OK). Sells out fast.


May 28  June 2, 2024
Rittergut Lützensömmern, Germany

The German organization PolyAmores Netzwerk (PAN) e.V., at Polyamory.deruns transregional "Poly Meetings" for German-speaking polyfolks in Germany, Switzerland and Austria. The organizers say the gatherings are "a platform for networking and for the exchange of experiences and practical knowhow. Also theoretical discussions and the planning of cultural and political activities. The programme is self organized by the participants." Minimum age 18. In past years the meetings have sold out within days of being announced. (Also see Poly-Kalender of local and regional German-speaking events.)


June 2024? (Dates TBD)
Alborache, València, Spain

"Un fin de semana de convivencia, debates, talleres y actividades lúdicas. Una oportunidad de conocer gente con ideas y actitudes abiertas en torno a las relaciones afectivas.

"Este encuentro anual se lleva a cabo en el mes de junio en un albergue en plena naturaleza. Constituye un espacio donde compartir experiencias e inquietudes sobre modelos de vínculos entre las personas, desde una perspectiva feminista, solidaria y basada en el respeto. El contenido de la OpenCon lo proporcionan las personas asistentes, por lo que cada convocatoria es una sorpresa y una experiencia única." Poliamor Valencia Facebook page.


● Colorado Poly Weekend Retreat – Summer
July 4 – 8, 2024
Breckenridge, CO

This gathering has recently been held twice a year, in winter and summer. "Relaxing vacation time with poly friends. The Colorado Polyamory Weekend is a long weekend retreat hosted in a beautiful mountain lodge with all meals provided. The retreat is for polyamorous people and people in poly-relationships to hang out together in a poly-normative, accepting environment. The weekend goes from Thursday afternoon to Monday morning and is held in the beautiful Rocky Mountains in Colorado.  Come relax, make new friends, and enjoy the beauty of the Rockies!"

July 12 – 21, 2024 
Abrams Creek Retreat Center, Mount Storm, WV

An evening discussion in the main dome. Other people were chopping vegetables in the kitchen for the next day's meals, chatting and snuggling in the lodge living room, camping in the night woods, or engaged in private activities.

I've attended this interesting, powerful, ten-day event for many years. Network for a New Culture explores building intimate community through practices of curiosity, transparency, self-exploration, and self-responsibility. The days are structured around 
ZEGG Forum, various self-improvement and human-potential presenters visiting to offer their stuff, and sharing life, work, and play in the West Virginia mountain woods.

“While not exclusively a poly event,” says co-founder Michael Rios, “Summer Camp East is about 70% polyfolk, and 100% poly-friendly.” Here are my impressions from my first year. Here's a bit more from my fourth (last two paragraphs).

From the description: "A 10-day experimental community for emotional intimacy, radical love, and global change. Experience what we’ve learned in our 25 years of exploration – the compassion, communication, and intimate connection that make a new world possible. Connect in the ways you’ve always wanted, learn skills to transform your daily life, and dive into the challenges of creating a world that works for all beings."

About 60 or 70 people usually attend. Vegetarian and vegan group meals; cabins and campsites in the woods (no vehicle hookups); bathhouse with sinks and hot showers. Conditions are mostly rustic, but some 
indoor accommodations are available onsite (priority goes to those with special needs), and a camp-owned motel is 3 miles away. Inquire whether there's a kids' program this year. A beautiful, and accurate, promo video (I'm in it!). Another camper speaks.

Covid protocols are serious, with emphasis on repeated testing. In 2022 and 2023 these included proof of Covid vaccination or recent infection (recovered), six daily rapid antigen tests before and during camp, and other measures. I was there both years; not one positive Covid test showed up in some 520 total rapid tests conducted and checked onsite, nor was anyone symptomatic, nor was there any reported case post-camp. And IMO, both were among the best Summer Camps I've been to.


● Minnesota PolyCon
Summer 2024, dates TBD
near Minneapolis

In 2018 this new one-day event drew 86 people, and 2019 "was a big success with an attendance of 171," wrote MNPoly organizer Randy Frehse. For 2020 he wrote "We are hoping for 200 - 250," but it was cancelled by the pandemic. Ditto 2021. But the c
on was back in 2022 and 2023, recovering with financial aid from The Polyamory Foundation. It will have a new venue for 2024.

Sessions have included sex positivity & consent, anatomy of arousal, solo poly, polyamory & mental health, poly & parenting, poly & religion, deconstructing jealousy, being out & poly, and fundamentals of good communication in your polycule. Organized and run by the 1500-member 
MNPoly Meetup group.


July 15 – 21, 2024
US and worldwide

OPEN, the Organization for Polyamory and Ethical Non-monogamy, launched the first Day of Visibility for Non-Monogamy in 2023. Signing on were 40 organizations spanning poly to RA to swinging that put on at least 19 local public events. OPEN ran a publicity campaign beforehand and offered a panoply of graphics, text, and other resources to help users spread the word. See my article on the project and its background

Afterward, feedback from the member groups revealed a clear wish for a Week of Visibility rather than one designated day. So for 2024, OPEN has scheduled a Week of Visibility for Non-Monogamy for July 15 through 21. They plan to make it permanently in the third week in July. Planning for 2024 has begun. Join the Week of Visibility Planning page on OPEN's Discord server to keep up with what's going on, coordinate with other people, and/or get help setting up your own local event.

Sign up for OPEN's email list to keep up with developments, and join the discussions on their Discord server.


August 9  11, 2024
Ottawa, Ontario

After running for several years Polywood Camp was cancelled for Covid in 2020, a version was held online in 2021, then was cancelled for 2022. In 2023 it was back at a new location, a woodsy campground in Ottawa. It's there again in 2024.




"A kid-friendly poly camping weekend. Join us at Polywood this year to laugh, learn, and community build under the stars. Meet fellow like-minded poly people around the large communal bonfire; take part in various relationship building and strengthening discussions; share your poly knowledge and experiences over wine and cheese. We have limited scholarship funds available; email us at polywood.camping@gmail.com for more information."


August 17, 2024 
Indianapolis, Indiana
 
Newly announced by the organizers of the Southwest Love Fest in Tucson:

"The all new Midwest Love Fest is coming this August to Indianapolis! A one day conference on relationships, identity, community, and non-monogamy. Come see the great content and speakers you expect at Southwest Love Fest, but in your backyard. This event will run all day and into the evening so you can learn during the day and play by night." (8 a.m. to 11 p.m.)

As of March 2024: "Workshop applications are now open. We look for workshops that are thought-provoking, inclusive, sex & body positive, playful, teach healthy community-care and self-care, build up communities and break down existing sources of power inequality. Workshops can be geared for different levels of experience in non-monogamy as well as different types of non-monogamy practices. We also looks for diverse approaches to workshops, using many senses, not just auditory or visual, but also somatic experiences, body movement, artistic, etc.

Organizer Kate Kincaid says that she and co-organizer Sara Bachmann-Williams will help advise / mentor anyone who wants to start a hotel polycon in their own city. Write to southwestlovefest AT gmail.com.


Camp Menagerie (formerly PolyCamp Northeast)
August 18  24, 2024 
East-central New Hampshire 

This year PolyCamp Northeast expands to a full week and changes its name to Camp Menagerie. "We believe this name more accurately reflects the beautifully eclectic bunch of humans that we are. Please be assured that it will be the same great Camp you know and love!" 

On the dock
This year there will be no partial tickets; the full week only. Prices are up accordingly.

PolyCamp Northeast began as a 3½-day gathering in August 2016 and has been running since, skipping 2020 during the pandemic. I attended three of the first four, and what a collection of loving hearts this was each time. Attendance is capped at 100 people. In 2021, 2022, and 2023 it sold out early. Attendees self-organized a variety of talks and activities: these have included nonviolent communication techniques, general poly discussion, genderqueer topics, yoga, nightly campfire, board games, crafts, a kayak race, cuddle party, talent show, dance.

The venue is a well-equipped old New England summer camp (each of the group cabins has an adequately functional full bath) in the New Hampshire lakes region about 2
½ hours north of Boston. Waterfront with docks, paddleboards, kayaks, canoes. Three meals a day included.

"We support each other in the full spectrum of relationship structures, sexual orientations, and gender identities. This is a space of love, inclusion and acceptance. It is a culture of respect, safety, communication and healthy boundaries. We bring our best selves together to form a community where we can all thrive. Thank you for co-creating this community with us!"


August 2024, dates to be decided
Carbondale (near Aspen), Colorado?

(Not to be confused with the Colorado Polyamory Weekend Retreat, which is in a building with services.)

Robyn Trask and Jesus Garcia of Loving More have held this informal family-friendly campout nearly every year for 19 years. Lately about 30 people usually attend. "Come spend a weekend in the amazing White River National Forest near Carbondale, CO. This area boasts abundant wildlife, breathtaking scenery, and a rich history. Join us for hiking, exploring ghost towns, fishing, campfire cooking, conversations, and hanging out with other polyamorous families from the Rocky Mountain Region and beyond."

Robyn writes, "
I started hosting this event in 2003 at the earnest request of my children who loved going to the group camp each year and meeting other kids who had weird polyamorous parents. This event was the place my kids could have fun and gave them lifelong friends.

"My kids are grown and I still love hosting this event each year and the opportunity to share my passion for the beauty of the Rocky Mountains with my extended family, the polyamory community.

"Now twenty years later my daughter is bringing her own child and it fills me with happiness!
"


● Polytopia
August 23  25, 2024      
Portland, Oregon


Status as of April 6, 2024: "Polytopia, Sex Positive Portland's annual three-day-weekend exploration of polyamory, will be held this year for the first time since 2019! We have signed a contract with the Jupiter Hotel for the dates of August 23-25, 2024.

"This is a Save the Date post, so there's no price listed and you cannot RSVP. The actual event will be posted soon. Detailed schedule, presenters, ticket prices, and other details are still under development. But you should mark your calendars now for this event! It'll be spectacular!

Here's a broad outline of what we're planning:

Friday night welcome event 7-11pm
Saturday: two tracks of programming 8am-7pm
Saturday night party 7-11pm
Sunday morning goodbye event 9am-1pm

If you are interested in helping to make this event happen, we need lots of volunteers at all levels!"


Aug. 25 – Sept. 2, 2024
Nevada desert

Village of PolyParadise has been running at Burning Man since 1999. This is a large theme-camp cluster, typically 350 x 440 feet, usually with 250 - 300 campers. Generally about half are repeats from previous years, half are new. Workshops and events include Poly High Tea, the famous Human Carcass Wash, Poly Friendly Social/Mixer, Ethical Slut Meet & Greet, Fire Flow Yoga, the Twisted Swan Celtic Pub, and the non-alcoholic Temple of Bacchus. Writes Benevolent Dictator Scotto, "The Village of PolyParadise was absolutely incredible and our best effort yet at creating this amazing On-Playa home. Each year there are many challenges and together we find a way to make things right, together we build an amazing space within the gates of BRC, a place to really call home in the desert." History.
 
September 2024? Dates to be decided
Ávila, Spain

¿En qué consiste? Consiste en una combinación de debates, talleres y actividades lúdicas que te brindarán la oportunidad de conocer gente con tus mismas ideas y actitudes, compartir experiencias e inquietudes, ayudar a fortalecer nuestra comunidad y disfrutar de su diversidad. El contenido de la OpenCon lo proporcionan las personas asistentes, por lo que cada convocatoria será diferente. Os damos una idea de cómo fue la agenda de años anteriores.  Each year, this conference has sold out fast when registration opens.


City to be decided?
Fall 2024? 

Solo poly symbol
 
This roving conference, "for solo polyamorous people and those who love them," missed 2020 during Covid, ran online in 2021, was scheduled then cancelled for New York in 2022, and didn't happen in 2023. It seems to be gone unless someone revives it. Watch the link for news of 2024.

Past description: "Are you new to polyamory and exploring the many possible configurations, or been practicing honest non-monogamy for decades? Regardless of where you are on the experience spectrum, you’ll appreciate the support, community, camaraderie, hospitality, and awesome keynote speakers we’re assembling for your enjoyment, learning, and growth." In past years SoPoCo sold out in advance.


● RelateFest
Fall 2024? 
Miami, FL

"RelateFest is for people who love exploring relationships, questioning relationship norms, learning new skills, and connecting with others. RelateFest brings the principles of curiosity and conscious relating to a safe space for learning, connection, and play. The event will feature relationship experts holding interactive workshops, small group discussions, and immersive experiences. Produced by Esther Perel Discussion Group, Leveled Up Love, and WeDeepen" (a for-profit company).

Last I knew registration itself was $497+ per person. Hotel options ranged from pricy (onsite) to basic (offsite). This is one of many wellness/ growth/ relationship/ spiritual events put on by the Deepen company, "the most raved about Social & Transformational Experiences." 


Sept. 30  Oct. 4, 
Rittergut Lützensömmern, Germany

The German organization PolyAmores Netzwerk (PAN) e.V., at Polyamory.deruns transregional "Poly Meetings" for German-speaking polyfolks in Germany, Switzerland and Austria. The organizers say the gatherings are (translated) "a platform for networking and for the exchange of experiences and practical knowhow. Also theoretical discussions and the planning of cultural and political activities. The programme is self organized by the participants." Minimum age 18. The working language is German. In past years the meetings have sold out within days of being announced. (Also see Poly-Kalender of local and regional German-speaking events.)
 

October 2024, dates to be decided
Abrams Creek Retreat Center, Mt. Storm, WV

This is a smaller, more intimate version of New Culture Summer Camp held in July at the Abrams Creek Retreat Center in the mountains of West Virginia (see July here for description). These events draw about 70% polyfolks; the focus is on building practices of transparency, self-understanding, communication skills, and intimacy to create radically better relationships of any type. The aim to build, over several days, an enduring network of like-minded people who don't necessarily fall out of touch as happens after most events. "The point is building tribe," says co-organizer Michael Rios.

I've gone to the larger New Culture Summer Camp for many years and can't recommend Center for a New Culture events highly enough. From the website: “Here is where you can meet people at a deeper level, learn the skills needed to handle your relationships, and become a part of a supportive network of people who share your relationship values.... Spend up to 5 days in a rustic woods-and-water setting, hang out around a bonfire, enjoy a song circle, cuddle up at a snuggle party, learn to take your relationships to the next level, and build connections with others that last all year long!”

Explains Michael, "We are exploring the questions: What does it mean to be there for each other? What would it take to be solidly present in each others’ lives, responding flexibly and with love to the needs that emerge? What might we do right now to be there for each other? What role does commitment play? The deep truth is that each person is fundamentally alone. Yet at the same time, there is beauty and skillfulness in interdependence.... And beyond merely meeting needs, we can find delight in co-creation, and in the many ways we can support each other in greater joy. At this community journey, we will open these explorations in a field of love, curiosity, and compassion." Video. Also, a camper's video.


● Polyday London
Fall 2024? TBD
London, UK

Pre-Covid, Polyday was drawing a total of 200-plus people. The 2018 Polyday got a nice writeup in Vice UK. From the website: "Polyday is an annual day for ethically non-monogamous people and our allies to get together and share our knowledge and experiences -- the questions we've encountered, the lessons we've learned, and the joys and sorrows we've experienced. It is a day for responsible non-monogamous people to experience a comfortable, non-judgmental environment with their fellow poly people and their families. Children of all ages are welcome. Polyday provides an educational and community support network for people who are involved in ethically non-monogamous loving relationships, or who would like to be allies. We promote mutual, collaborative encouragement, solace, and exploration.Facebook pageIn past years Polyday has sold out in advance.

Update: Polyday 2022 was brutally cancelled by a hostile political faction, a failed competitor that had tried to use its name. After this, Polyday's future is unknown; its organizers have expressed burnout and fear. It didn't happen in 2023, and I have heard nothing about 2024.


November 23 every year

Polyamory Day began in Canada in 2017 and has spread worldwide. Here are articles with graphics and other publicity materials you can use. Google "Polyamory Day [your year]" for current doings.


2025


February 2025? Future to be decided.
Philadelphia, PA

2024 banner

This is a direct descendent of the first, original polyamory convention (PepCON 1987) and through 2024 was still put on by Loving More (once a print magazine, now a nonprofit). But Loving More director Robyn Trask, who was pretty much solely responsible for the conventions for many years, announced at the 2024 Poly Living that this would be her last. Will a replacement emerge?   

Poly Living missed two years during Covid but came back in force in February 2024, with about 160 attendees. Here was the 2024 schedule.  Here's my writeup of the first Poly Living I attended (2006). In 2012 I gave the keynote speech

Loving More, "supporting polyamory and relationship choice since 1985," is the original poly organization of the modern era and played an early central role in getting the whole movement going.


● Love Is Love (Germany)
Early 2025; dates to be decided
Germany

The German organizations PolyAmores Netzwerk (PAN) e.V. (Polyamory.de), and Bisexuelles Netzwerk e.V. (BiNe.net) created this new conference in 2022 as the region emerged from the pandemic disruptions. The working language is German.

PolyAmores Netzwerk normally runs trans-regional "Poly Meetings" for German-speaking polyfolks in Germany, Switzerland and Austria. The organizers say the gatherings are "a platform for networking and for the exchange of experiences and practical knowhow. Also theoretical discussions and the planning of cultural and political activities." (Also, see the Poly-Kalender of local and regional German-speaking events.)


● Colorado Poly Weekend Retreat – Winter
Winter 2025? To be decided.
Breckenridge, CO

This gathering is sometimes held twice a year, in January as well as in August. "Relaxing vacation time with poly friends. The Colorado Polyamory Weekend is a long weekend retreat hosted in a beautiful mountain lodge with all meals provided. The retreat is for polyamorous people and people in poly-relationships to hang out together in a poly-normative, accepting environment. The weekend goes from Thursday afternoon to Monday morning and is held in the beautiful Rocky Mountains in Colorado.  Come relax, make new friends, and enjoy the beauty of the Rockies!"



Feb. 27  March 4, 2025
Neuhof, Germany

The German organization PolyAmores Netzwerk (PAN) e.V., at Polyamory.deruns transregional "Poly Meetings" for German-speaking polyfolks in Germany, Switzerland and Austria. The organizers say the gatherings are "a platform for networking and for the exchange of experiences and practical knowhow. Also theoretical discussions and the planning of cultural and political activities. The programme is self organized by the participants." Minimum age 18. In past years the meetings have sold out within days of being announced. (Also see Poly-Kalender of local and regional German-speaking events.)


February 28 every year

Metamour Day (Valentine's Day times two) celebrates "polyamory's most distinctive relationship!" Articles with publicity materials you can use. Google to find current doings.


April 17  29, 2025
Bastrop State Park near Austin, Texas


"Poly Big Fun (PBF), the longest running polyamory event in Texas, is a community-organized retreat open to all families. Unlike most events it is 100% community run. Everyone pays the same amount and their are no paid speakers. Workshops are given by members of our community on topics that they are knowledgeable and passionate about. Board game and other geek enthusiasts abound. There will be a Polyamory 101 class and ice-breaking events, so whether you have been practicing polyamory for 2 weeks or 25 years, you will find opportunities to connect with your community HERE!

"Previous events have featured dancing, board games, crafts, hiking, bike riding and other events! Bring your passion, volunteer to teach, help make our shared experience better!" Facebook page.


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To add an event (of wide geographic interest, please) email it to me at alan7388 {at} gmail.com.



Kimchi Cuddles is based the cartoonist's real life. See her followup strip. And yes, she, "Rajeev" and "Terra" all made it to the Beyond the Love polycon in Ohio that year.





How to find your LOCAL POLY COMMUNITIES and their get-togethers!

 
For socials, potlucks, discussions, support, etc. near you, find and join your local poly group(s). You can:

● Try googling polyamory with your state and/or city. 

● Search Meetup.com with keyword polyamory and enter your zip code or city.

● Search Facebook Groups for polyamory with the name of your state and/or city, and for poly with your state and/or city. Ditto Instagram, Twitter.


● If you're on Fetlife (NSFW landing page and content; TW: BDSM), you can search its groups for polyamory with your state and/or city, and for poly with your state and/or city.

● In Canada see 
Canadian Polyamory Groups, a list put up by the Canadian Polyamory Advocacy Association ("last updated Aug. 2022").

And a caution: It's not like the old days. Most poly discussion-and-support groups are still safe, welcoming, and well behaved. But now that the word "polyamory" is a Trend, any rando with a motive -- or their own skewed definition of the word -- can announce a "poly meetup" and expect newbies to show up. Like you.

So don't be too quick to assume, as you walk in the door, that you've finally found your long-sought tribe. Watch out if a group seems to center on one strong personality and her or his acolytes. Watch out for anyone who tries to draw you into a faction; they're often guiltier of nasty crap than the opposing faction. Bad actors often try to turn you against their legitimate critics before you know any better.

If in doubt, ask around the larger community. It's a good sign if the group has been running a long time and its people are known and liked. An excellent sign to watch for is distributed leadership. That means you see various different people in charge of stuff and an easy and equal style of discussion and decision-reaching. Cults are bad news.

And when dating, of course, follow sensible safe-dating practices as always. (For instance. More.)

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Can't find a good local poly group? Maybe that's the universe saying you should start it! That's what Meetup.com is for.

Good people will and should be just a bit wary of you as described above, so make sure to spell out right on Meetup your idea of good poly, who the group is for, and at least a simple code of conduct. A standard rule in poly discussion-and-support groups, learned from experience, is no pickup attempts; the group is for friendship, support, and community. If friendships evolve to dating, that happens offline. "Socials" or "parties" may have more relaxed rules, but ask.

– Here is organizer Kitty Chambliss's Polyamory Guide to Community Building. "So perhaps you’d like to start a community from scratch in your local area. I’m going to give you a roadmap for success to do just that!"

– Here are Joreth's many thoughts on the kinds of poly community events that might work in your area. She's been an organizer for many years and has pretty much done it all.

– Simple, exact details of how to plan and run a good poly gathering for the public: How I run poly picnic discussions, by Andrea Green.

– Prefer audio? From the Polyamory Weekly podcast: Episode #365, Building Your Poly Community with Meetups, and Episode #464, Building Your Poly Community as it grows.

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4 comments:

  1. All the events are great.... your calendar is full of magic... :)

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  2. Interesting concept. I have a non geek friend who refers to my triad as "what happens when you marginalize people and leave them alone to long."
    I just laugh.

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  3. Can you publish this as a Google Calendar? It's so much easier to add the calendar and view the events in the context of the rest of my life's schedule. We have a very full Google Calendar feed in the Bay Area that hundreds subscribe to.

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  4. To find local poly communities and their get-togethers, you can start by searching online for polyamory groups or events in your area. Websites like Meetup, Facebook, and Eventbrite often have listings for local polyamory groups or events. You can also check out local LGBTQ+ centers or organizations, as they often have resources and events related to polyamory.

    If you're comfortable with it, you can also ask friends who are involved in the polyamory community if they know of any local groups or events. When attending events or joining groups, be sure to communicate openly and honestly about your interests and boundaries, and respect the boundaries and privacy of others in the community.

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