WEEKEND SCHEDULE

​Updated 11/29/2018


Hospitality suite 2nd floor

Vending and Bootblacks 1st Floor (Except during opening / closing ceremonies)

FULL CLASS SCHEDULE
Printable schedule coming soon

FRIDAY                             
Registration: 11:00 am - 6:00pm

FRIDAY SESSIONS 
Pre-Conference Registration Required (seating limited)

1PM - 5PM INTENSIVES

Lady Steel and DJ  - Podcasts 101:  Have you been dying to create podcasts? Join DJ & Lady Steel for the technical and practical experiences getting started doing podcasts.

Dr. Harmony - The Psychology of Wonder Woman:  5 Important Lessons on Leadership from a Kinky Amazon Warrior. Inspired by the iconic warrior of peace, Dr. Harmony will discuss how these five basic Wonder Woman principles can be the key to successful Community Leadership.


SPECIAL FEATURE: Ms Angelique and John Luna of Living a Sex Positive Life will be hosting              "Know Your Roots" Community Interviews. 

​Living A Sex Positive Life's goal is to educate & empower the community, promote                                    communication and be an advocate in the fight for sexual freedom in an entertaining & humorous manner! 
           
6:30 - 8:00 pm    Meet the Presenters (hotel lobby bar)

8:00 pm   Opening Ceremonies & Friday Night Scholarship Auction!

SPECIAL FEATURE   “AFTER HOURS” another DON’T MISS EVENT!
Following Friday Night Opening Ceremonies & Auction benefitting the College Scholarship Fund!
(Same Room)boy remi  and panel - The Queering of Leather - Does “femininity” in a Man’s leather make him less than a man?  Does “masculinity” in a Woman’s leather make her less than a woman? Does these personas disrespect the Legacy and tradition of leather? Is androgyny accepted in the Leather community? These ideas focus on masculinities/femininities in both men and women. In discussing Leather, this panel seeks to address the complex identities that contributes to the unconventional/non-conforming expressions within the Leather community.

Hospitality Suite Cocktail Party - 2nd Floor Hospitality Suite
Sponsored by Leather History Preservation Foundation
                                               
SATURDAY
Registration: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
 
SATURDAY SESSIONS
8:30 - 9:30
DIY - Ben and Ms Noel - Bridging the Gap Sometimes, it seems like there is an un-crossable generation gap between older and younger kinksters. Many of our older leaders feel as though the younger generation has a different set of priorities than they do, and the youngsters often agree. Where are the differences, and how do they matter for the future of the community? What can our older leaders learn from the younger generation, and how can the older generation effectively mentor those younger?

SusieQ  - YOU'RE JUST AN "S-TYPE" SO WHAT…“You’re just a submissive/slave you can't do that?” YES you can. Facing the obstacles of starting a new group in a strong dominant environment can be intimidating at first but do not let that stop you. (When I started MAsT: Asheville the response I first got was just that. I sure proved to everyone otherwise.)
 
Foxglove Lady /NightShade- Following Your Leather / Leadership Path Leaders are often looked upon as the example of how to be, how to act, or how much to commit to a group. This can go from volunteer hours, actions taken, to things as deceptively simple as “walking the walk”, especially for Leather Leaders.  But if a leather leader is a new to leather, if their path is more unique than the commonly accepted views on leather or leadership, how  can the leather leader still be an example to others within their group? How can the differences of an individual leather path be a strength to others trying to find their way? How can one follow their own path while being viewed as a leader 24/7?
 
James Sheldon – Leveraging Learning Theory to Improve Instruction Teaching in the leather community is more than just about delivering content; in order to plan effective instruction, one needs to understand how people learn. This workshop offers practical suggestions for using learning theories to improve your teaching in the leather community and beyond.

SoundBytes: KJ -  Conjuring "Ted Talks" into LLC SoundBytes.  What you need to know to      
                         become part of the upcoming series with LLC SoundBytes?
 
9:30 - 10:00    BREAK, NETWORKING, VENDING, BOOTBLACK

10:00 - 11:30 SESSIONS
                                                         
DIY Dan & Dawn - As a Presenter: How To Be Educational AND Entertaining Dan and Dawn                have presented hundreds of classes and believe that it is not enough to be educational, but you                    must be able to truly capture your audience's attention as well. Drawing on not only their experience in presenting for the kink, leather and spiritual communities for over a decade as well as training and facilitating meetings in Corporate America, they combine this with both Dan’s experience with community theater and dawn’s experience with creating and facilitating rituals. They share how they bring it all together to create an experience that keeps the audience's attention so that the message the presenter is sharing can be heard.
  
Master Cecil and Darcy – So you want to open a dungeon
Master Cecil and Darcy will share their experiences in opening, managing and operating The Woodshed Orlando.  Depending on the needs and interests of those in attendance, they will discuss anything from zoning and local laws to picking the right location, dealing with law enforcement, and community issues. They'll tell you what they've tried AND if it worked! From their successes and frustrations, learn what might be in store for you if you are thinking of opening a dungeon.

Mistress Cyan - Organizing and Producing Successful Events
What does it takes to organize and produce a successful event? Topics include: types of events, organization, funding, promotion, and production. Q&A session will follow the presentation. There is more to producing a successful event than simply “presenting it”. This class may make the difference between profit and loss, and ultimately the longevity of their event.

Jo Arnonne Going, G oing, Gone.  How to run a successful charity auction. Making that happen can mean a lot to your organization. Straight from the auctioneer who has raised over $1,000,000 for community based charities!
  
Judy Guerin & Richard O. Cunningham, B.S., M.A., J.D - Panel Lead - BDSM, Consent and the Law
This panel of legal and policy experts will review the historical legal context of BDSM and consent and the current state of the Law. NCSF will review the state of its Consent Counts project to decriminalize BDMS, focusing on the NCSF’s current project with the American Law Institute, which develops model laws that most states adopt in come form.  A substantial portion of this panel will include questions and comments from the audience.
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 11:30 - 1:00  SPECIAL EVENT  &  LUNCH BREAK, NETWORKING, VENDING, BOOTBLACK                        
11:45 - 12:45   LUNCH BREAK SPECIAL FEATURE* (See below for details)                              
INTERACTIVE PRESENTATION  with Tygron     
This class is less about the common BDSM safety concerns like scene negotiation, safewords, public play, etc, and more about what to do in an emergency situation or when having to enact an emergency plan. We will look at reading body language, leading questions, red flags, listening to your gut, how to keep you and your customers safe, and we will also be teaching a number of situationally specific self defense techniques we hope you never have to use, but that will work, are easy to learn, and can save you and your customers’ lives. 

1:00 - 2:30  SESSIONS    
  
Ruby Bouie Johnson - Liberation is felt, seen, and heard. Liberation is both the undoing of the effects and the transformation of the causes of social oppression. Within the kink communities, perpetration of oppression is made possible through the conditioning of new generations into oppressed and the role of being oppressive. The institutionalization of oppression includes invalidation, denial, or the non-recognition of the humanness (the goodness, smartness, powerfulness, etc.) of individuals and groups who are the targets of that form of mistreatment. This panel examines the what, how, when, and where, within the Kink community’s system the dismantling can began.
                                                         
CC - DREAM BIG! What can you really do to support education in your community? The power of community and what can be accomplished with a dream! How to support, contribute or create educational scholarships with lasting legacies. YES, YOU CAN! I challenge you to DREAM BIG!
 
Tony the Grey – I’m not TNG. I’m not an elder. WTF am I?
I’ll tell you what you are. You are part of a small and absolutely vital group in the Leather lifestyle. You, and those like you, are the only people who speak fluently with two groups that often do not feel heard or respected by each other. It is through this social “isthmus” that traditions and culture can be passed on. Let’s talk about how to do it!

 
Foxglove Lady /NightShade - Tried and True - Selecting and scheduling events for any group can be a chore. Many groups only plan a month ahead and many scramble to get all the details together at the last minute. To avoid this stress, a group can become a self0planning machine. Tried(bringing back older ideas for an occasional second attempt), Ture ( events for at least once every single year) and Totally New (radical new approaches or classes) can help give variety, pattern and space to create ease between the intensity of each event.
 
Susie Q -  Demos and Discussion Groups Even in Small Town USA  Bringing in presenters and organizing Demos when you live in the middle of nowhere or have a small group is not impossible. With just a bit of legwork you can have a calendar filled with exciting events for your group without bankrupting your group's coffers. In this class we will discuss ways that your group can have an exciting calendar of events!

2:30 - 3:00    BREAK, NETWORKING, VENDING, BOOTBLACK
 
3:00 - 4:00  SESSIONS      
                                                      
DIY - Mufasa Ali - When The New Guard Speaks, Do We Listen! the age old debate of Old Guard v New Guard continues in the Leather Community, how do we listen, invite, stimulate new ideas, welcome new customs, expand community in the midst of friction.

Mistress Joanne - You Want Me to Give Speeches?
Public speaking before a live a
udience has three general purposes: to inform, to persuade and to                  entertain. As a leader in the leather community, you’re going to be expected to present yourself on stage and give speeches. Learn how to: connect with your audience, command a stage, hold a microphone, use laughter, and recover if you make a mistake or forget your speech!

Aaron -  Welcoming the Next Generation: Creating Relevant Programming
This class will help you create programming that is interesting to both newbies and experienced kinksters who fall within the TNG age range. It will cover how to make young and inexperienced people feel comfortable, safe and welcome in your space including:   Anti-harassment policies, Discouraging creepy behaviors, Encouraging open, mindedness, and respectful discourse, Gender presentation, identity, pronouns, privacy concerns,  Social media, Ceepers. Every group has them, but few groups want them. They scare away new member and create an atmosphere that feels less than safe. This class will help you identify them, their tactics and motivations, and give you some ideas for how to deflect and defuse their unwanted behavior

Dominion  & Legionnaire - Penetration in the Age of Social Media
Join us and discover how to maximize the use of pod casts and social media as message crafting tools to reach out to TNG leaders.

PlainJane Volunteer Coordination: Ignite the Spark in Their Hearts”
How do we get the best volunteers?  Join PlaineJane for a strategy session on Volunteer Coordination and how to get the best from Volunteer and Sport staff. This class will discuss the keys to communication your vision for successful and how to maximize and inspire your volunteers to be the best when you need them most. PlaineJane will provide tips for avoiding drama and ideas to show appreciation for the heart of your mission

4:00 - 4:30   BREAK, NETWORKING, VENDING, BOOTBLACK
 
4:30 - 6:00  SESSIONS          

DIY Onyx Panel
Intersectionality Politics -A Panel Discussion on the current state of affairs in the Leather Communities concerning Race and Race Relations. We will discuss how to navigate sensitive issues surrounding language and visibility concerning POC minorities. We will also hold space for individuals to speak to their community concerns and needs when it comes to bridge building when it comes to POC needs in terms of leadership and other community involvement.
                                      
Triskelon - Part 1- Diversity Across the Lifestyle Interactive “Presenter Discussion” (panel)Each of us entered the “Lifestyle” (Leather, Power Exchange, BDSM, Fetish, Kink, etc.) by navigating our own personal course: Our diverse paths have been intricately woven, stemming from personal reflection of those who came before us who were willing to pass along their stories and experiences. While we identify differently, our core layers provide vast spectrums of cross over, each to be respected and honored regardless of personal resonation across varied expressions.
 
Tony The Grey - So, you want to be a kink presenter
You’ve stumbled across something in your journey you want to share with the world. Outstanding! Buuuuut you pee a little thinking about being in front of a crowd. Or you couldn’t be heard over the snoring in your class. Maybe you just want some tips and tricks to up your game
 
Tygron - Safety and Security in the Lifestyle for the Club Owner, Manager, Staff, or VolunteerThis class is designed to look at Safety and Security from the point of view of the people that run the club or playspace. We will be focusing on concerns specific to facilities and playspaces including, but not limited to, active shooter scenario, predators, emergency evacuation plans, basic body language,  proper profiling, and preparedness in general. A worst case scenario as well as what people can do to support those who have suffered injury or loss. 
  
Susan Wright - Media Strategy and Tactics
Every group/event needs a trained media spokesperson who is prepared to speak to reporters, and every board member or club owner should understand basic media relations and how to deal with reporters if they come calling. You'll learn how to develop a media plan based on proven strategies and tactics, while hearing behind-the-scenes information about recent news stories involving BDSM as well as notorious incidents in the past. Interview tips and soundbites about BDSM will be provided.
  


8:00 SATURDAY EVENING ACTIVITIES & ENTERTAINMENT
 
Another DON’T MISS LLC EVENT! Following Saturday Evening Entertainment(same room)
Kick back and hear about times past at “AFTER HOURS”

“Through Our Eyes… ” with panelists Jo Arnone, Mistress Joanne, Cowboi Jen,  and Nyna, with facilitator Onyx Rod.  This after hour’s conversation revolves around the experiences of leather womenduring the height of the AIDS crisis in the 80’s and 90’s. You will hear their personal stories including struggles and inspirations that helped to not only create strong activists, but to also bring hope to those, who at the time, with left with none.
*Trigger warning*
You will hear graphic stories of what it was like to watch our friends and brothers die.
 
Hospitality Suite Cocktail Party
Sponsored by Onyx and Onyx Pearls after Saturday night entertainment - Midnight
 
SUNDAY SCHEDULE
Registration opens 8:30-11:30
 
9:00 - 10:00 SESSIONS     
                                                  
LLC SoundBytes 

LADY STEEL - BDSM and the Law - What legal dangers are inherent to what it is we do? The simple -truth is, legal issues abound when it comes to participating in BDSM. It can affect several areas in our lives, including family, criminal, civil, estate planning, healthcare, and even businesses law. How can you prepare yourself for the worst case scenario? Come find out when Lady Steele presents BDSM and the Law.

Mufasa Ali - As the age old debate of Old Guard vs New Guard continues in the Leather Community, how do we listen, invite, stimulate new ideas, welcome new customs, expand community in the midst of friction.
 
Aaron - You'll know it when you see it: Obscenity law and you.
You may be wondering just where the line is drawn between protected free speech and criminal obscenity. This class will help you better understand where and how that line is drawn.  The class will review the history of obscenity law in the US, controlling cases and statutes, and an overview of what materials are likely safe and what materials may be criminally obscene.

You may be wondering just where the line is drawn between protected free speech and criminal obscenity. This class will help you better understand where and how that line is drawn.  The class will review the history of obscenity law in the US, controlling cases and statutes, and an overview of what materials are likely safe and what materials may be criminally obscene.
 
Feyrie - TNG and Title holding Questions you should ask before you run for title & what’s the plan when you wear the sash? Is there a right and a wrong way to wear a sash? How can I do it without ransoming my first born child or going into hock?
 
Craig -  Finding the Right Organizational Structure Determining the best structure can be a challenge. With the numerous organizational structure types it can be difficult to choose. There are positives and negatives to each structure type. Examining each of them may eliminate some of the struggles that accompany leadership. Every organization's dynamic differs and developing the right structure for your organization can be the key to its success.  
 
Sir Wolf "Build Your Brand" This class will encompass taking an idea and building a concept around it. It'll touch base on selecting a proper business/domain name, establishing a website, Search Engine Optimization. Content Development, Monetization and Social Media Marketing.

10:00 - 10:30   BREAK, NETWORKING, VENDING, BOOTBLACK
 
10:30 - 11:30 SESSIONS    

LLC SoundBytes 

Susan Wright Media Strategy and Tactics Every group/event needs a trained media spokesperson who is prepared to speak to reporters, and every board member or club owner should understand basic media relations and how to deal with reporters if they come calling. You'll learn how to develop a media plan based on proven strategies and tactics, while hearing behind-the-scenes information about recent news stories involving BDSM as well as notorious incidents in the past. Interview tips and soundbites about BDSM will be provided.

Craig Developing Positive Dungeon Monitors Exactly what is a Dungeon Monitor (DM) and why do we need them? The role of a DM is as rewarding as it is demanding. DM’s can provide services beyond maintaining rules. Learning the roles, responsibilities, and how to interact with people in a highly charged power exchange environment can be challenging. Positive DM's is designed to sharpen the skills of those who fill and practice the role of DM
 
Dan and Dawn - Podcast episode 1 – 431  Dan & Dawn co-host the Erotic Awakening Podcast, which currently has over 3 million downloads, 430 episodes, and been part of their life for the past 7 years. This class will introduce the idea of creating a podcast, from ideas to publishing your first one, as well as advertising and recognition benefits. And just for fun! 
 
Graylin Thornton - RE-LIGHT THE FIRE UNDER YOUR TIRED ASS: Balancing career, family and Facebook drama can push the Alpha in all of us to pack the toy bag and run for the back room. In this session, we’ll explore the tricks and methods used by some of the scene’s most well-known presenters in avoiding the dreaded BURN-OUT! Whether top, bottom or switch – we’ll empower you with the necessary tools and mindset to keep you on the edge.  
  
Lady Steel - BDSM and the Law - What legal dangers are inherent to what it is we do? The                       simple truth is, legal issues abound when it comes to participating in BDSM. It can affect several               areas in our lives, including family, criminal, civil, estate planning, healthcare, and even businesses law. How can you prepare yourself for the worst case scenario? Come find out when Lady Steele presents BDSM and the Law.

CLOSING CEREMONIES 11:45 - 12:30
SPECIAL EVENT
                  
12:30 - 1:00   BREAK, NETWORKING, VENDING, BOOTBLACK

1:00 - 2:30     BONUS SESSIONS               
 
Mistress Joanne - TAKING CARE OF EACH OTHER: Advance Directives
Face it: the cause of death is birth. Bad things happen. Are you prepared? Have you made life easier for those you leave behind, or will they be cursing you through their tears? Masters, have you done the necessary paperwork so your slave will be taken care of if something happens to you? Slaves, are you legally entitled to have your Master care for you? Or will your genetic family step in and take over? Learn how to do the paperwork that will save those you love and leave behind. Disclaimer: I am NOT an attorney. I’m a former legal secretary; helping people prepare advance directives (Health Care Power of Attorney, Living Will, simple wills) since the mid-1980s. Let’s get this done, so we can legally take care of each other.
 
PlainJane - Events Extreme Are you ready to plan your next “X-rated” BDSM, Leather or Lifestyle event? Join PlainJane for a through crash course in planning lifestyle events within your community. Planning BDSM’lifestyle events requires more delicacy and forethought to achieve a truly integrated and fun event for all! With more than ten years experience in planning ALL types of events, PlaineJane will discuss everything from budgeting to promotions in order to help you make your event eXtreme success!
 
Triskelon Part 2- Diversity Across the Lifestyle Interactive “Attendee Discussion” Panel- Join us for a facilitated conversation that will surely demystify common misnomers as we provide a glimpse into the realms in which we evolve, gaining a deeper understanding that there is NO “One True Way”. Sparking personal journeys from distinct perspectives gleaned from our independent histories and backgrounds, Part 2 panel discussion allows the space for Part 1 attendees to share themselves as we transform panel attendees from Part 1 into panel participants

Tara - How to be a Vendor Guru  right Vendors, & a whole lot more. It takes support from the organization & everyone else involved working together to make it run well.  When taking on such a demanding role as the Coordinator, it must be taken seriously or the market will fail, which in effect, makes the event itself fail. It’s not an easy task & is definitely not a “fluff” item to pad a Leather resume. Come learn the what, where, when, how & why of coordinating a successful market - an event everyone will want to sign up for next year, before the current one is even over. And… as “Vendor Market Guru,” get yourself invited back to do it all again next year (if you’re that big of a masochist).

Dr Harmony - Growing as a Leadership Team  Using the science of John Gottman and the Love Lab, Dr. Harmony has developed a collaboration and communication framework that is designed to improve trust, influence, and collaboration among community leaders. Come learn the language of influence and improve your relationships, your public speaking, and your leadership skills.       



                            NEW THIS YEAR: LLC Sound Bytes (Kinky Ed version of TED Talks)







                                DIY Series: This year’s video recorded track (speaker only)has a
                                     special focus geared to TNG & TNG leadership interaction





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