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International Asexuality Conference - online 14-15 August 2021


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Hi everyone!

 

Mark your diaries! We are delighted to announce the International Asexuality Conference, which will be held online 14-15 August 2021.

 

The conference will feature panels, informal interactive discussions and social hangouts throughout the weekend of 14-15 August. We expect most of the panels and discussions will be held on Saturday 14 August, with a few spilling over to Sunday 15 August, but we expect Sunday will be mostly social activities.

 

To register please go here:

https://forms.gle/gKz9FAiyTW8B7Fd36

 

To find out more information, go to our website or facebook page:

https://sites.google.com/view/asexuality-conference-2021/

https://www.facebook.com/IntlAceCon/

 

Please spread the word on all your social media channels! We even have a poster you can share! Thanks to Aaricia for designing this!

 

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The International Asexuality Conference is organised by volunteers from AVEN in conjunction with Asexual Association Denmark. We hope and expect it will be the largest ace conference to date!

 

AVEN traditionally has an international conference to mark the occasion of WorldPride, which happens every 2 or 3 years in a different city. This year WorldPride is (mostly!) being held in Copenhagen, Denmark during August (with the WorldPride march on 21 August). Thus we would be having this conference in Denmark, but unfortunately the COVID situation still makes it unsafe to travel. The International Asexuality Conference will also subsume the UK asexuality conference this year.

 

The good side of having the conference online is that it’s so much easier for everyone from around the world to get to! We really would like to make this conference truly international, featuring ace activists, organisers and community members from every inhabited continent! We are also really keen to have a diverse range of panelists, hosts and active participants, so if you can help us reach parts of the community that have often been under-represented, we’d really appreciate that!

 

See you in August I hope! And please don’t forget to register - here is the form again!

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Black Tourmaline

registered and planning to attend the second day.

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If I sign up but something spontaneously comes up, which prevents me from taking part in the conference, would I have to cancel somewhere or is that not necessary?

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10 minutes ago, Faleeria said:

If I sign up but something spontaneously comes up, which prevents me from taking part in the conference, would I have to cancel somewhere or is that not necessary?

It would help us know roughly how many people we expect, which helps with planning on the day, but it isn't like critical or anything so don't worry if something comes up last moment and you can't let us know :)

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24 minutes ago, Spaghetti Cat said:

It would help us know roughly how many people we expect, which helps with planning on the day, but it isn't like critical or anything so don't worry if something comes up last moment and you can't let us know :)

Actually I'd say we'd greatly appreciate being informed if you have to cancel. We do need to know how many people are coming, because some of our software options are priced by the number of people. There is always some inbuilt error, so it's not like anything terrible will happen if you fail to turn up, but we really would appreciate being told beforehand. Please email acecon2021@gmail.com if you need to cancel.

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ChangelingMx

I registered yesterday. was glad to see the need for screen readers was recognized.

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Red Sun Rises

Registered!

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Carsonspire

Hi! I just wanted to check: is this conference still happening? I registered months ago, but I haven't seen any schedule or materials posted. 

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Same here, I haven't heard anything about it and it's only about a week away. 😕

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Yep it's still happening! You should be getting an email in the next day or so. Let me know if you don't! :cake:

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Here are the timetables while we update the website :)

 

Prettified Timetable

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Accessible (Large font and high contrast) timetable:

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Text Timetable (with links!):

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SATURDAY 12:00 - 12:50 UTC/ZULU
Opening
https://youtu.be/RIsny8-LFZw
 

SATURDAY 13:00 - 13:50 UTC/ZULU
The How and Why of an Asexual Association in Denmark 
https://youtu.be/wyi3XSlAvjA
Aces of East Asian Heritage
https://youtu.be/7p0PHltGgjA
 

SATURDAY 14:00 - 14:50 UTC/ZULU
Exploring Asexual Representation in Media
https://youtu.be/6pavft6g0t4
Older Aces 
https://youtu.be/vKMR8KAseLk
Aces of South Asia
https://youtu.be/DkjzZKmVPOY
 

SATURDAY 15:20 - 16:10 UTC/ZULU
Discord: Asexuality and the Workplace
Discord: Aces & Gender
Discord: Navigating Ace Relationships 
 

SATURDAY 16:20 - 17:10 UTC/ZULU
Neurodiversity in the Ace Community
https://youtu.be/AONn4KgDGCE
Ace Spectrum
https://youtu.be/DU1ZC9GSbnA
Black Aces
https://youtu.be/loWorf8Eza8


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SUNDAY 10:00 - 10:50  UTC/ZULU
Aces of Oceania
https://youtu.be/sglAttC__Vo
 

SUNDAY 11:00 - 11:50  UTC/ZULU
Aces of Africa
https://youtu.be/43kdFUlBZd4
 

SUNDAY 12 - 12:50 UTC/ZULU
Discord: Aces & Religion
Discord: Community Building and Activism
 

SUNDAY 13:20 - 14:10 UTC/ZULU
Discord: Creating Asexual Content
Discord: Aces & Kink
Discord: Aromantic Aces
 

SUNDAY 14:20 - 15:05 & 15:20 - 16:05  UTC/ZULU (extended panels, 15 min break in-between)
Ace Research
https://youtu.be/lFjYy60IWlY
Spanish Speaking Aces // Ases Hispanoblantes (This panel is in Spanish // Panel en Español) 
https://youtu.be/u9jVyGGjI4k
Discord: Aces & Mental Health
 

SUNDAY 16:20 - 17:10 UTC/ZULU
Aces & Disability
https://youtu.be/z0Y5AiulyM4
Indigenous Aces in the America
https://youtu.be/ZxjjUiPYV9w
Discord: Asexual Parenting
 

SUNDAY 17:20 - 18:10 UTC/ZULU
Closing
https://youtu.be/M4xCf-utKQs


Other useful links!
YouTube Panel Livestreams: https://www.youtube.com/c/AVENLivestreams/videos?view=2&live_view=502
Slido: https://app.sli.do/event/ncggdinc
Discord: Check your emails for the invite link or let us know if you haven't received it (also check your junk/spam).
How to use Slido:

How to use Discord:

 

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You should now have an email unless you signed up after around 2 August (eventually I hit a limit on how many emails gmail lets you send in one day!) If you don't see it, pls check your spam folder. Let me know if it's still not there.

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On 8/6/2021 at 12:52 AM, michaeld said:

Yep it's still happening! You should be getting an email in the next day or so. Let me know if you don't! :cake:

Just confirming -- I received yesterday's e-mail. Thank you! Looking forward to a great conference!

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Wow, this is really early for those of us in the Pacific time zone.  The Sunday schedule starts at 3:00 AM.  I understand it's hard to accommodate everyone, but I figured there were enough members in California for this time zone to be considered.  Sadness. :(

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I'm presuming that these panels will remain available as a VOD for people who can't make it live? I mean, we'll miss the chat, but nothing can accommodate everyone.

 

I had an event come up Saturday, and I can't modify my sleep schedule much, but I'll gladly watch as much as I can.

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4 hours ago, coolshades said:

Wow, this is really early for those of us in the Pacific time zone.  The Sunday schedule starts at 3:00 AM.  I understand it's hard to accommodate everyone, but I figured there were enough members in California for this time zone to be considered.  Sadness. :(

The first session on Sunday is Aces in Oceania and we really have to choose a time for that that's good for .... Aces in Oceania! Even starting as early as it does, that's 8pm in Sydney and 10pm in Wellington! It's unreasonable to make it any later than that.

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Is there someplace where the start times for each of the discussion panels?  I need to know how to translate them to my time zone (Mountain Daylight Time).

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11 minutes ago, Solacer said:

Is there someplace where the start times for each of the discussion panels?  I need to know how to translate them to my time zone (Mountain Daylight Time).

Try this!

https://asexualityconference.com/program

 

Thanks to one of our developers / accessibility commitee, this should automagically appear in your local timezone!?

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17 hours ago, Zagadka said:

I'm presuming that these panels will remain available as a VOD for people who can't make it live? I mean, we'll miss the chat, but nothing can accommodate everyone.

 

I had an event come up Saturday, and I can't modify my sleep schedule much, but I'll gladly watch as much as I can.

Yes, all panels will be recorded for viewing on our YouTube channel :)

 

You can also submit panel questions ahead of the conference using Slido, so even if you can't make it, you still get a chance to have your questions answered ^^

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19 hours ago, michaeld said:

The first session on Sunday is Aces in Oceania and we really have to choose a time for that that's good for .... Aces in Oceania! Even starting as early as it does, that's 8pm in Sydney and 10pm in Wellington! It's unreasonable to make it any later than that.

Ahhhh....so I'm stuck getting up super early and the Kiwis are stuck staying up super late.  Darned time zones. :angry:

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On 8/9/2021 at 11:14 PM, Spaghetti Cat said:

Yes, all panels will be recorded for viewing on our YouTube channel

👍 thanks for the effort!

Don't think I'm one for conferences but being able to check out the videos is nice (and less time dependent)

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Unfortunately, I can't join because it's on Discord, which I strongly reject.

 

On the other hand, I probably might not have joined anyway (very camera-shy) …

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10 hours ago, Kelly said:

It has been mentioned in an above post (but not in the conference website?) that you can ask questions for the panelists. It is here:

 

International Asexuality Conference 2021 (sli.do)

Hi Kelly - that's correct. Full details on accessing the conference (including the link to SliDo and a tutorial on how to use it) can also be found on the website here :)

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