Dominion ONYXDominion Onyx

Presenting: "The (Decidedly Unsexy) Art and Science of Kink & Fetish Leadership" and "Six Simple Rules for Planning Your Next Event"

Dominion ONYX is a Leatherman, program manager, and a Sadist. He is a past President and co-founder of ONYX Mid-Atlantic. Dominion has written about and taught classes on Sex Positivity and Diversity in the Leather Community, Spanking, Flogging, Nipple Play, Electro-Play, Torture, Humiliation, Sadism, and Assplay. Dominion spearheads ONYX’s partnership with Widener University’s PhD Human Sexuality Program, exposing future clinicians and educators to the Leather community. He flags Black, Red, Pink, Fuchsia, and Yellow, among others, all on the left side.

Dominion co-hosts The BGKH Show with Dominion & Epic every Wednesday on He authors Dominion's Opinions on, and Alex and Alonzo: A Love Story, the erotic/romantic/pornographic adventures of two men who meet one night on the train to work, available on Amazon.

Fetlife: DominionOnyx
Twitter: @domonyx
Instagram: @domonyx



Presenting: "Technology Usage in Event Production" and "Leading by Example or Behavior Modeling in Leadership"

JustRob (He/Him/His pronouns) has been involved in the public community in Jacksonville, FL since 2008. He identifies primarily as a Top and a Leatherman, but on occasion takes on the roles of Sadist, Dominant, Leader, Mentor, and Teacher. He leads the committee that runs the local group Alternative Lifestyles Enthusiasts (A.L.E.), he “organizes” the weekly Taco Tuesdays event, and is a historian for The Leather Quilt Project. He is especially passionate about and active in the local polyamory group. His areas of experience are primarily in; impact play (everything from fists and palms to whips and everything in between), electricity (specifically the violet wand) and medical play (focused on play piercing and staples), in general, he is a reaction junkie who craves blood and other bodily fluids. Overall however his passion is helping people find their way in this lifestyle and helping those who have already found it to navigate it safely and grow personally.

Fetlife: JustRob




Jenni JewellMaster Aaron & slave jennie

Presenting: "Unconscious Bias"

Master Aaron and slave jennie have been together as Master and slave for over 13 years, they have been directing the Jacksonville MAsT chapter for almost 5 years, as well as running a local monthly BDSM group/play party focused on bringing the community together as a whole. Their local community is very unique as it is home to one of the largest Military bases on the east coast. This means that it is very transient, and most people do not live in the area for more than 2-3 years. Master Aaron and slave jennie have the unique challenge of keeping their MAsT chapter and BDSM event going without the benefit of a strong permanent base due to the transient nature of where they live.

Fetlife: NCtygersgrl & NCTyger





SteeleToeSteeleToe Onyx

Presenting: "Leadership Identification and Development"

SteeleToe Onyx has almost 20 years of non-profit management experience in fundraising, board development, succession planning, organizational development and learning and development. He is a certified Leadership Development Coach who specializes in coaching Pastors of traditionally Black churches.

SteeleToe is a bootblack, and a Sir to his boy. He is a past Vice President and Membership Chair of ONYX NY/Northeast, and enjoys opportunities to support charities that support leather POC through bootblacking and volunteering.

Fetlife: SteeleToe
Twitter: @OnyxToe
Instagram: @steeletoe_the_bootblack




Sir TopSir Top and slave bonnie

Presenting: "Navigating the Demands of Leadership" and "Event Organization and Management"

Sir Top and slave bonnie have presented over 100 workshops around the country since 2003. Together they own Beyond Leather, the International Power Exchange contest, and New Beginnings TLC, a 501c3 transgender resource center which started in Feb 2012 as a surgical recovery center that had almost 1000 patients. They hold the 2007 Master/slave title, Pantheon Couple of the Year Award 2010 and both have extensive knowledge of event coordination, what works and what doesn’t.

Fetlife: SirTop and slavebonnie






Jackie HarrisInvictuzBebe & Invictuz (Zach)

Presenting: "Consent Incidents, Reporting, and Response"

‘Community Service Slut’ Badge Earned! For over 10 years, Bebe has been an overly active member of her local community, founding the StL PolyHarmonic Group for persons practicing Consensual Non-Monogamy. Bebe is currently serving her 4th year on the Board of NCSF as Coalition Partner Liason & CP Rep for StL3 (St Louis Leather & Lace). She’s served in many different positions with StL3; from Chairperson & Exec Board Member to Vendor Coordinator 7 yrs running. She’s also a mother of a TNG Kinkster, a trained Sexual Assault Survivor Advocate, an IT Professional & kinky sex business owner!

Zach is a self-proclaimed nerd, sex geek and consent junkie. He has been actively polyamorous for ten years and loves nothing more than gaining more knowledge and sharing it with others. Zach became interested in consent as a topic more than five years ago as a personal research project. He is currently working towards a Master’s of Social Work degree at the University of Houston to be of even more benefit to his community. Zach lives, works, laughs, and loves in Houston,Texas where he enjoys listening to and playing music, converting from a fat boy to a runner, all things Star Trek, reading, gaming, hockey, cooking and being owned and loved by rescue dogs including a spoiled rotten boxer named Jadzia.

Fetlife: BebeBlueEyes & Invictuz
Twitter: @BebeStL & @black_sexgeek


Plaine JanePlaineJane

Presenting: "THRIVE: Cultivating Leadership & Intersectionality in Your Community" and "ELEVATE: Building Your Brand in the Community"

PlaineJane has been active in the Atlanta BDSM community for more than ten years. She is the Director of MAsT: Marietta Women and Founder and Director of FLAIR. As an enthusiastic Event Coordinator & Educator, Jane is a strong advocate for promoting and producing educational events for and within the BDSM and Leather communities. Her area of interest and experience includes service, event coordination & management, volunteer coordination, leadership inspiration, contracts, impact play, dragon's tails, high protocol, power exchange from both sides of the slash, humiliation & degradation, chemical play, genitorture and of course Male on Male name a few.

Fetlife: PlaineJane



Presenting: "Social Media and Online Oopsies for Conventions"

Ignixia is an internationally renowned professional kink educator. While leatherwork has provided a means to live, education and outreach fuel her passion for life. When not traveling to teach at kink conventions, she volunteers 2 days per week at the Woodshed Orlando as a DM and educator. Locally she has also been a founding member and Co-Chair of NLA-Orlando, Co-Founder of WiLO (Women in Leather Orlando), Co-Creator of CFL Littles, and supporter of WinK (Women in Kink), Dominant’s Roundtable, and multiple under 35 groups. Yearly she donates products to multiple events’ charity funds and recently created the Kinky Coexist design reminding us to always work together.

Fetlife: Ignixia
Twitter: @Ignixia
Instagram: @ignixia.roberts
Patreon: Ignixia (Roberts)



Presenting: "Build Up by Passing Down" and "Making Decisions That Might Not Be Popular" 

When D first came in the scene it felt like D had found his home and family. Since then he has been passionate about helping others do the same. D enjoys growing organizations and helping people find a place within the community. He is a member of The House Of Valor and the Contributorship Director for CAPEX.

Fetlife: _D_ 








Nwachi 1Nwachi the Demon

Presenting: "Building Diversity in your Leather Community through Intentional Observation"

Dr. Nwachi Tafari (or Dr. T), a native New Yorker, has been a developmental educator for over 20 years and now is an adjunct professor of diversity, the humanities, and college success for ECPI University. He holds an Ed.D. in higher education and a Ph.D. in the human sciences with a specialization in creativity studies, with a research focus on the spiritual nature found in BDSM.
He holds a certification in life coaching and is a licensed New Life Story coach. Additionally, he is currently working on a certification in sexology and life coaching.

All of Dr. Tafari’s research and published work focuses on human adult development and using creativity and the arts in adult healing, learning, and cognition. Most of all, his greatest accomplishment is sharing the responsibility of rearing two daughters, De and Niani.

Twitter: @DrTLifeSexCoach
Instagram: @nwachitafari


JadeJade Savage (Mistress Savage)

Presenting: "So, you want to start your own group?"

Mistress Savage has been in the lifestyle for over 10 years, and her journey began in Hamburg Germany. While on vacation there, she was exposed to BDSM in a variety of ways for the first time and realized her new passion was born. After her taste in Germany, she spent the next decade in Los Angeles honing her skills as well as traveling to experience the lifestyle in different areas including Miami,, San Francisco, and New York, to name a few.

Mistress Savage enjoys many things in the lifestyle, including but not limited to, CBT, rope/any restraints, corporal punishment in any form, sensory deprivation, power exchanges, hypnosis, interrogation, pet play, edging, breath control, whips and more. She is also attracted to the mental/psychological aspects of the D/s dynamic and loves to both learn and teach many topics within the BDSM realm.

Mistress Savage moved to the Charlotte, NC area at the end of 2014 and began to explore the BDSM scene in this area. In that time, she is founding a member of DoC (Dominae of the Carolina's) and current education director for CAPEX. She is joined in her D/s life with her primary submissive, Robert, with whom she has had an FLR for the past 6 years.

Fetlife: Savage-_-





Lady KitaLady Kita

Presenting: "Kinky Hustle" and "Oh the places you’ll go: Finding your community"

Kita currently holds a seat on the board of Whippersnappers, the local Atlanta TNG. Kita’s work with Whippersnappers has been focused primarily on diversifying and strengthening the youth of the community in their journey. Where she works to help create a place where the next generation will not feel discriminated against and have a welcoming community to call their own. It is Kita’s belief that the Leather and Kink communities’ openness and nondiscriminatory ideologies are the most positive and greatest attributes of the Communities. While the Community as a whole upholds this ideology, she feels it is also the responsibility of the individuals of the community to practice and share that acceptance of all people.

Fetlife: LadyKita





Presenting: "Diversifying Your Brand" and "Walking Through the Leather "ISMS"!"

Mufasa Ali has been a dedicated member of the leather community for more than 25 years! He is the founder of the Men of ONYX, ONYX National Council Chairman, Patriarch of Mufasa's Pride, Leather History Preservation Foundation founding Board Member, Mr World Leather 2006/2007 and the ONYX Leatherman 1997. Mufasa has received many awards including the Pantheon of Leather Marcus Hernandez Life Achievement Award, the Chuck Windemuth Mentorship Award at Mr. Chicago Leather Weekend, the Vi Johnson Community Leadership Award and the BlackBeat Leadership Award. He is the founder of the People of Color Caucus at IML & BlackBeat, the Leatherman and LeatherWoman of Color titles and a nationally known leather community speaker and educator/presenter on such topics as People of Color in Leather, Impact play, Leather Family, Leather Protocol, Spirituality & BDSM, Community Leadership and Diversity. Mufasa is a Husband, Daddy, Dad, Papa, Sir, Son and Brother to his leather family and honors them as his village of support.

Fetlife: BlkLion
Twitter: @MufasaAli



KaddanJune2018HiResMaster Kaddan

Presenting: "Concept of Consent"

Starting my journey over 30 years ago, I spent seven years training from the bottom up. I hold a Professional Human Services Degree and worked in the federal facilities with clients who had mental health and drug issues. Now that I am retired from that aspect of my life, I am able to focus on the M/s community and volunteering. I am currently a president of the ONYX Pearls NY/NE and the former treasurer to MAsT Manhattan.




ZBudd 1Zach Budd

Presenting: "The Pillars Upon Which to Build a Consent Culture"

Zach is a self-proclaimed nerd, sex geek and consent junkie. He has been actively polyamorous for more than ten years. Zach became interested in consent as a topic as a personal research project. He is currently working towards a Master’s of Social Work degree at the University of Houston’s Graduate College of Social Work to be of even more benefit to his community. Zach’s personal research interests include; intimate partner violence involving male victims, consent, consent education, consent culture building, alternative relationship styles and their history, consent and pleasure based sexual education, consensual sex work and advocacy, as well as restorative and transformative justice. 

Zach has served on polyamory and kink discussion panels and consent summits, conducted workshops, and recorded podcast episodes on the subjects of polyamory, consent, diversity, self care and kink. He has been a speaker at multiple conferences and summits nationwide.  He is also the Gulf Coast Area advocate for the National Coalition for Sexual Freedom  and a member of the Board of Directors for Loving More, the oldest polyamory non-profit in the U.S. (  Zach’s website is

Zach lives, works, laughs, and loves in Houston, Texas where he enjoys listening to and playing music, converting from a fat boy to a runner, all things Star Trek, reading, audiobooks, listening to podcasts, gaming, hockey, cooking, bourbon, cigars and being owned and loved by rescue dogs including a spoiled rotten boxer named Jadzia.