Just a quick post for now as I’m trying to get assignments done. A proper post should be forthcoming in a few days. Anyway I just learned this and wanted to share it with you guys: the dates for OpenCon 2012 have just become available, and booking is now open!
(From the website)
OpenCon is a 3-day event in the English countryside for everyone who knows that happy and honest relationships don’t have to be monogamous. It’ll combine discussions, workshops and socialising to give you a chance to meet like-minded people, to build our community and to …celebrate its diversity.
2012 will be the third OpenCon, following on the back of the last two years’ hugely successful and sold-out events. OpenCon is run as an unconference. Every attendee is considered an organiser, and if you have a cool idea, you’re very much encouraged to make it happen! The basic format of the weekend is that there’ll be a mostly-empty daytime workshop schedule, which people can fill in as they offer workshops, and there’ll be participant-run evening entertainment as well.
Last year, we had thirty-three workshops run, only five of which had been arranged in advance. Many people also chose to spend time socialising and informally chatting on the sofas or in the venue’s grounds, rather than in workshops. On the Friday evening, there was a disco in Zorba, the bar was open and most people spent time socialising. During Saturday daytime, several people discussed arranging evening entertainment, and the evening brought a community cabaret and open mic as well as a fully facilitated cuddle party (a lunchtime meeting had worked out the rules for it!)
I’ve attended both years and thoroughly enjoyed it, and intend to be there again in 2012.