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January 2013
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Announcing the Opening
and Closing Keynotes
for CatalystCon East!
Opening Keynote Reception 
CatalystCon East will kick off with a jam-packed evening! We will begin with an Opening Reception starting at 6:30pm Friday, where attendees will have a chance to meet and get to know each other while enjoying a bite to eat. (Complimentary Pasta and Salad stations from 6:30-8:15. Cash bar available.)
To help break the ice, Maria Falzone will lead the group in Social Foreplay and a hilarious performance. Then we will get serious with out Opening Remarks and Opening Keynote Plenary Address, which we hope will energize our attendees and start this amazing weekend off on a great note. Get more info here.
Opening Keynote Plenary Address:
Sparking Communication in Sexuality, Activism and Acceptance
Battles over sex education, reproductive rights, gay marriage, obscenity, pornography and other forms of adult entertainment and expression played a central role in the 2012 election season. Even now, sex continues to be a political issue. Sex can both unite and divide individuals, especially during challening economic times. The Opening Keynote panel at CatalystCon will tackle these issues head on as the speakers address the ongoing debates over sexuality at the local, national and global levels and discuss how they've created their own sparks and been catalysts for change.
Friday evening starting at 8:30pm. Panelists: Ducky Doolittle, Dr. Hernando Chaves, jessica drake, and Mireille Miller-Young. Moderated by Tristan Taormino. Get more info here.
Closing Keynote Plenary Address:
Afternoon Tea with Carol Queen and Robert Lawrence
Drs. Carol Queen and Robert Morgan Lawrence
Join them for tea and conversation as they host the CatalystCon East closing keynote and share a lifetime of sex-ed renegade fun and a special call to action for a new generation that wants to make their own life's work on the path of sex education and pleasure activism. 
Sunday afternoon starting at 2:45pm. Complimentary tea and coffee will be available for all registered attendees. Get more info here.
For more information on the full CatalystCon East schedule of events and sessions, as well as bios for all our esteemed panelists and speakers, please visit our website.
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Celebrate the New Year with a $10 Discount on Registration!
Celebrate the New Year! Use code NEWYEAR to get $10 off registration. Valid until January 10th.
Regular registration for CatalystCon is $125 for the full weekend (or $100 for Saturday and Sunday only.) Students can receive a $25 discount by entering STUDENT in the discount code field when registering. Please note that student ID will be required at check-in. 
Prices go up after February 21 (Late Registration) so secure your spot today!
CatalystCon East will be held at the Crystal City Marriott at Regan Airport in Arlington, VA. Reservations can be made at 1-800-228-9290 or online at
A group rate of $109 per night is available until February 15, 2012. (Use code ccmccma or register through this direct link.)
Happy New Year!
Thank you for reading,
Dee Dennis
Founder/Creator of CatalystCon

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