In 2012, Dee founded CatalystCon, which she regards as a “melting pot of sexuality,” uniting sex educators, sexologists, sex workers, writers, activists, and anyone with a passion for creating change. To Dee, “knowledge is power, and sharing knowledge is the first spark in igniting change.”
CatalystCon is a conference created to inspire exceptional conversations about sexuality. It is about reaching out and stimulating those who attend to create those important conversations in their own communities, changing how we as a society talk and treat sexuality. It is about stimulating the activist that is within all of us and sparking transformation in the way our friends, neighbors, children and even politicians discuss one of the most important aspects of humanity.
CatalystCon East will be held on March 14-16 at the Hilton Crystal City at Reagan National Airport (2399 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, Virginia).
The conference kicks off Friday evening with an Opening Reception giving all a chance to meet and get to know each other. This is the place to see old friends and make new ones. There will be a cash bar. (There is also a pre-conference get-together for new or shy attendees.) Saturday evening we will also host entertainment. Evening entertainment is open to conference attendees only. Non-registered guests will not be admitted.
Founder/Creator Dee Dennis regards this conference as a “melting pot of sexuality” that will unite sex educators, sexologists, sex workers, writers, activists, those in the adult industry and anyone with a passion for creating change. “Knowledge is power, and sharing that knowledge is the first spark in igniting change.” This is the fundamental principle behind CatalystCon.
There will be 40 sessions over the course of Saturday and Sunday along with Opening and Closing Keynotes. The speakers are people like you who have a keen interest in the issues surrounding sexuality and the conversations we are and are not having. CatalystCon’s goal is to spark that conversation and communication among the speakers and attendees and begin to change how our society discusses and treats the issues related to sexuality.