Chicago Non-Monogamy Conference
For the third year, the CNMC will be hosted at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology in downtown Chicago. The Chicago School is across the street for the Merchandise Mart Brown Line stop, and is fully accessible. The conference runs from 9am to 5pm, with registration opening at 8:30am. There will be 4 classes over the course of the day, with 3 presentation options each slot, as well as optional lunch round-tables.
The CNMC seeks to build community through inclusivity. With this in mind, our 3rd conference is focusing on class presenters who specifically speak to and represent disability in non-monogamy, gender non-conformity in the community, and polyamorous Indigenous/Black/People of Color.
Our 4 class session themes include Boundaries, Phases of Relationships, Facing Power within the Community, and Resolutions. In addition, this year, we will have 2 lunch round-table discussion options.
Class Set 1: Boundaries
1. Adaya Adler (she/her) - Sexual Abuse in the Alternative Lifestyle Community - Community Solutions to a Community Problem 2. Jason Best, LCSW (he/him) - How to Set Boundaries Without Being an Asshole
3. Jes Scheinpflug (they/them) and Xochitl Sandoval (he/him) - Healing With Each Other, Not Through Each Other
Class Set 2: Stages of Relationships
4. Tazima Parris (she/her) - Love Roller Coaster: How to Skillfully Navigate ALL The Phases of Relationship (NRE to Grief)
5. Sarah Sloane (she/her) - Changing Libidos, Evolving Orientations: Navigating Internal Transitions in Long-Term Relationships
6. Ren Grabert (they/them) - The Polyamory Starter Kit
A. Polyamory Newbie Discussion - facilitated by Oba Gathing (they/them), Anita Nayak (she/her), and Eric Levy (he/him)
B. I Fucked Up, Now What? Lunch Discussion - facilitated by Jesse Holzman (they/them), Chris Pent (he/him), and Sarah Sloane (she/her)
Class Set 3: Facing Power
7. Carrie Kaufman (she/her, facilitator) with panelists Fulani Thrasher (she/her), Zaynab Shahar (she/her), and Terri Lynne Hudson (she/her) - Panel Discussion: Non-Monogamy and Disability
8. Jae Rice (they/them) and Tori Rice (she/her) - Young, Black, Queer and Poly: Navigating in Spaces that Were Never Meant for You.
9. Cassandra Walker, LSW, CRSS (she/they) - Journeying Together (Exploring Gender Identity)
Class Set 4: Resolutions
10. Pati Gomez (she/they), Mayra Cortez (she/they), Manu Montalvo (they/them), Kaya Rial (she/they); Phade Wayze (she/her), and Daisy Zamora (she/her) - The Importance of Holding Space for People of Color Only in Liberation from Monogamous Culture/Society
11. Nikki Nigl (she/her) and Chad Goodrum (he/him) - How to End the Day on a High Note
12. Sophie Lucido Johnson (she/her) - Feeling it Out: Navigating Uncomfy Emotions
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
325 N. Wells Street, Room 412
Chicago, IL 60654
|Minimum Age: 18|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|