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
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
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
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
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
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.