In Person Event Schedule

Thursday, April 20

6:30 - 7:30 PM

Meet and Greet

Paul and Jewish Matchmaker

7:30 - 8:00 PM

Land Acknowledgement


8:00 - 9:30 PM

The Journey of Self Discovery

Joslyn (mojo mediator)

9:30 - 10:00 PM

Transition Break

10:00 - 11:30 PM

Relationship and Dating Panel

John, Christie, Fiona, and Brent

10:00 - 11:30 PM


Link Sexual Health Educators

11:30 - 12:00 AM

Transition Break

Friday, April 21

12:00 - 1:30 AM

Kink, Chronic Illness, and Disability

Melody Anne

Event Description

BDSM – which stands for Bondage & Discipline, Dominance & Submission, and Sadism & Masochism – is having a moment in popular culture. More and more people are curious about trying this form of erotic expression. But exploring kink can sometimes feel daunting, especially for those of us living with chronic illness or disability.

Join Melody Anne, a neurodivergent and chronically ill sex educator and veteran kinkster, for a workshop on navigating BDSM, disability, and illness. We will talk about

  • Adapting and customizing kink to our needs
  • The surprising links between BDSM and chronic pain
  • Finding support within relationships, communities, and healthcare, and
  • Combating shame and stigma around disability, kink, and sex

Whether you are BDSM-curious or an experienced kinkster, let’s explore the intersection of kink, chronic illness, and disability together!

12:00 - 2:00 AM

STI Education Session

Link Sexual Health Educators

5:00 - 5:30 PM


5:30 - 7:00 PM

The Askable Adult

Jessica Wollen

Event Description

In this workshop Jessy will lead discussions on

  • What exactly is and how it plays a role in every person's life and how folks with disabilities can be left out of this conversation.
  • How to access current and reliable information and resources to support learning about sexuality.
  • How to support comprehensive health education at home and in the school system. Strategies to handle questions about sexuality from youth and adults.
  • Support in clarifying one's feelings, emotions, and family values to know how to start the learning process.
  • Learners will leave with resources in mind, some clarity around what matters to them in the area of sexuality and how to continue learning and growing in their relationships.

Jessy Wollen will also have a booth in our resources fair, where she can answer questions one-on-one. We have also purchased items from SHIFT Education, including Sexual Health Education Flashcards, that will be available at the Cofee and Chill Area during the in-person SIXPO Festival, from Thursday April 20th to Saturday April 21st, 2023.

7:00 - 7:30 PM

Transition Break

7:30 - 9:00 PM

Gender and Sexuality

Jessica Wollen

9:00 - 10:30 PM


Robin Wilson-Beattie

10:00 - 11:30 PM

Sex Toys and Accessibility

Erica Van Kuppeveld (she/her)

Event Description

Sex toys today can thrust, rotate, pulse, stroke, heat-up, make sounds, connect to apps, dtrack data, and more - but are they accessible?

Join Erica to discuss what accessibility in the sex toy industry should look like. Erica will discuss different types of sex toys that may work well with different access needs and the gaps that still need to be addressed in the industry. This presentation can serve as a great introduction for those who want to participate in Erica's hands-on workshop: "Mould your Dream Sey Toy."

11:30 - 12:00 AM

Transition Break

Saturday, April 22

12:00 - 1:30 AM

Mould Your Dream Sex Toy (Limited Capacity)

Erica Van Kuppeveld

Event Description

*Limited capacity available. Please contact Sixpo at to book your spot!

Have you ever wished you could design the perfect sex toy for your needs and preferences? This hands-on workshop will allow you the opportunity to do so! Join Erica to chat about the different design elements of sex toys from handle length, button position, material, functions, colors, and more and then have the opportunity to create your very own model out of air dry clay. The sky's the limit with this workshop! A local sex toy manufacturer will be in attendance to gather information from your designs to inspire more accessible sex toys. Erica’s workshop, “Sex Toys and Accessibility”, can be a good introduction before participating in this workshop, but it is not required. During this workshop, Erica will discuss all the things you need to know before designing your dream sex toy(s). Please note that although Erica offers some workshops where participants can create a functional sex toy with clay, that this workshop utilizes different clay and the art you make is not safe for intimate use. The sex toys designed in this workshop are for modeling use only.

12:00 - 1:30 AM

Barriers to Intimacy

Sarah Watson

1:30 - 2:00 AM

Wrap Up

6:00 - 10:30 PM

Resource Fair

7:00 - 8:00 PM

Keynote Speech

Andrew Gurza

8:30 - 9:00 PM

Keynote Q & A

Andrew Gurza

10:30 - 11:30 PM

Transcending Gender

Tien Neo Eamas

11:30 - 12:30 AM

Overcoming Barriers

Andrew Gurza, Tien Neo Eamas, Teri, Trish

Sunday, April 23

12:00 - 12:30 AM

Transition Break

12:30 - 2:00 AM

Sexual Shame and Anxiety

Dr. Jason Winters and Dr. Carolin Klein

Event Description

Into today's society, few people feel good about their bodies. Even fewer feel good about their bodies during sex! And for many, this is even more true when dealing with a medical condition or disability that affects function; sensation; and/or mobility.

To fully accept our sexual selves and have sexual self-esteem, we need to accept truths about sex that society doesn't like to acknowledge. It's hard to fully embrace something our society has taught us to keep so private. So this is a presentation about openness, and overcoming sexual shame and anxiety. The presentation includes:

  • Some of the super interesting science on sex and our sexual desires;
  • Common sex myths that lower sexual self-esteem and pleasure;
  • Blunt and direct information about sex, including lots of true stories and case examples from our years in clinical practice;
  • Concrete recommendations for talking to doctors and caregivers about sex; and
    Resources for addressing sexual concerns.

1:30 - 2:00 AM

Wrap Up

2:30 - 5:00 AM


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