BiCon, in association with BiUK, proudly announces the first, international

26th August 2010
University of East London, London, UK

  • Bringing together international research on bisexuality
  • Showcasing UK research, activism & policy
  • Building bridges between bi community & the wider world

Following the success of the first national BiReCon event in 2008 we invite contributions for the first international BiReCon from international & national researchers & academics, charities, governmental bodies & other relevant groups, LGBTQ organisations, Bi activists & members of the bi community.

BiReCon will precede the international BiCon event in 2010, which takes place at UEL, London Docklands, UK.

Registration prices for BiReCon is £100, with a discounted student/unwaged rate of £50. This price does not include BiCon registration; affiliated BiReCon attendees will need to book BiCon registration separately. BiReCon attendees wishing to book accommodation on site should pay the organisation rate (£60) or the student rate (£30) appropriately. Please see the BiCon registration page for details.

You can register on-line for BiReCon here.

BiReCon Programme – 26th August 2010

10.00-10.30 – Registration

10.30-10.45 – Welcome: Christina Richards and Meg Barker

10.45-11.15 – Keynote talk: Steven Angelides – Hwo to bring your kids up bi

11.20-12.35 – Presentations

12.40-1.10 – Keynote talk: Robyn Ochs – Why We need to "Get Bi"

1.10-1.50 – Lunch

1.50-2.20 – Keynote talk: Serena Anderlini D'Onofrio – Gaia & the New Politics of Love: Notes for a ‘Bi' Planet

2.25-3.25 – Workshop 1

3.35-4.35 – Workshop 2

4.40-5.10 – Keynote talk: Eric Anderson – Heterosexual men, bisexual behaviour

5.10-5.45 – Panel discussion: John Sylla (American Institute of Bisexuality) and keynote speakers – The future of bisexual research and theory

5.45-evening – Conference end, socialising

Presentations please choose one room and remain in it

Room 1
Nichola Wood – "…apparently you can't be bisexual": Bisexual experiences of inequality, prejudice and discrimination in the workplace

Ruth Hunt – Bisexuals in the workplace: Applying the research

Surya Monro – Where are all the bisexuals? Bisexuality and local government equalities work in the UK

Camel Gupta & George Voss – Activism in queer and bi spaces

Room 2

Helen Bowes-Catton – Visualising bisexual spaces

Lyndsey Moon – Bisexuality & therapy

Beth Roberts – Imag(in)ing bisexuality in the cinema

Kaye McLelland – Towards a bisexual Shakespeare

Room 3

Anna Einarsdottir – young LGBs and same sex marriage

Jenny Kangasvuo – "It's Like a Wave, This Thing Called Bisexuality." Comparing the Experiences of Finnish Bisexuals in 1999 and 2009

Miguel Obradors – Deconstructing biphobia

Christian Klesse – ‘I did my way …' – Creating Bisexual Intimacies in the Face of Heteronormativity and Biphobia

Workshops feel free to move rooms between workshops

Workshop 1:

Room 1: Lindsay River – Issues for older bisexual people

Room 2: Ele Hicks – Supporting and finding the bisexuals

Room 3: Ruth Hunt and Louise Kelly – bis in the workplace

Room 4: Hartmut Friedrichs – Political strategy: bisexual or queer? – a two-eyed approach

Workshop 2:

Room 1: Rebecca Jones – ‘When I get older': Imagining your bisexual future

Room 2: Surya Monro – Bridging the Gap: The bisexual community influencing policy making

Room 3: Richard Lohman & Carola Towle – Working for bi equality – how can we use the 2010 Equality Act?

Room 4: Sue George – Bi blogging

In addition there will be a plenary during the International BiCon on 27th August to present international research for a non-academic audience: Robyn Ochs, Serena Anderlini D'Onofrio, Ron Fox, Meg Barker, Christina Richards, Eric Anderson, John Sylla.


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