CatalystCon News
March 2013
Our Platinum Sponsor is ANEROS!

Learn more about all of our our amazing sponsors here.
CatalystCon East will be held at the Crystal City Marriott at Regan Airport in Arlington, VA

Join in the #ccon Conversation!
Follow CatalystCon on Twitter and Facebook
Use hashtag #ccon!

Each session also has its own hashtag.
Find the list here.
CatalystCon is proud to support Scarleteen.

There will be two great Scarleteen fundraisers on site at CatalystCon East... bring cash!

Please familiarize yourself with our privacy and conduct policy. We reserve the right to remove anyone in violation.
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Attendee Information
for CatalystCon East
Ready for CatalystCon East?
Registration will take place on the Mezzanine Level of the hotel. Please print out and bring your Eventbrite confirmations. Registration for those with Full Weekend tickets opens at 5:30pm on Friday, March 15th.  Please be advised that those with Saturday/Sunday only tickets will not be able to pick up their badges until Saturday morning. (Registration opens Saturday morning at 8:30am.)
Student ID will be required for those who registered with the Student Discount. (Those without proper ID will be required to pay the $25 difference, cash only.) Please also note that the deadline for badge transfers has passed.

Book Signings at CatalystCon East

Red Emma's will be selling books at CatalystCon East, including several titles by some of our speakers. We have arranged for some of our speakers to hold book signings as a special treat for our attendees. Scheduled speakers include Dr. Tammy Nelson, Tristan Taormino, Constance Penley, Dylan Ryan, Sinnamon Love, Mireille Miller Young, jessica drake, Minister L. Renair Amin Covington, and more. Additional speakers will be added soon, so check our website for more information.

Hotel and Airport Transportation
The Crystal City Marriott at Regan National Airport is located at 1999 Jefferson Davis Highway in Arlington, VA and has on-site Metro access and complimentary airport shuttle. We've compiled a reference list of your transportation and parking options around the hotel. (Contact the hotel for further information.)

Dining and Shopping Guide
Check out Bell20 for meals and drinks during your stay! The Crystal City Marriott also has access to more than 125 Crystal City shops and restaurants via an underground walkway.
We have also provided a reference list of local restaurants and stores for your convenience. (Please be advised that information is always subject to change. We recommend that you do your own research prior to the conference and contact the hotel for further information.)
Fundraisers to Support Scarleteen
There will be two fundraisers at CatalystCon East to support, one of the pioneering sources of sex education for young people. We have donated two tickets to a future CatalystCon conference to be raffled off at the closing (although you do not need to be present to win). Tickets are $5 (or five for $20) and will be available at the registration desk all weekend. is also sponsoring a special "masquerade" art project in which participants can design a mask for a $5 donation. All the finished masks will be photographed and viewable in an exclusive gallery at (Each $5 mask donation will also include a "coupon" to purchase one raffle ticket at the discounted price of $1.)
Get more info about both fundraisers here.

Thank you to our CatalystCon Sponsors!
Don't forget to visit our sponsors in the Exhibitors Hall. CatalystCon East Sponsors include ANEROS, Sportsheets, Tantus, The PLeasure Chest, Wet, artpulp, EROS, the FC2 Female Condom, Good Vibrations, Sex Out Loud with Tristan Taormino, Sexquire and The Smitten Kitten. Find more info on our sponsors here.
Join the #ccon Conversation!
CatalystCon is a conference created to inspire exceptional conversations about sexuality. We want to make it easier for attendees (and those who are unable to be there in person) to continue those conversations by using hashtag #ccon on Twitter and following @CatalystCon for updates throughout the weekend.
We have also created individual hashtags for each session, keynote, workshop and special event to help faciliate these conversations. Our social media team will once again be rounding up all of the best tweets and using Storify to curate them and tell the story of CatalystCon. But without all of you who live tweet the conference, there would be no stories to tell here! So keep the conversation going...
Find more info about the hashtags here. (They will also be available in your conference program.)

Reminder: Privacy/Conduct Policy
Please familiarize yourself with our privacy and conduct policy. We reserve the right to remove anyone in violation.
Thank you for reading! See you soon!
Dee Dennis
Founder/Creator of CatalystCon
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